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The obituary notice of Matthew John (Joe) MERCER

Grimsby | Published in: Grimsby Telegraph. Notable areas: Oxford, Leicester

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Matthew JohnMERCERIt is with great sadness the family of Matthew (Joe) announce his passing on the 2nd of May 2024, aged 80 years, whilst in the devoted care of Langdale House Care Home, Leicester. Much loved Brother of Bill, beloved Uncle to Jacqui, Helen and Gavin, a great friend and teacher to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A service will be held on Wednesday the 29th of May 2024, at 3:45pm at Grimsby Crematorium.

If so desired donations can be made in Joe's memory to Dementia UK or given on the day of the service.
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Kettle Funeralcare,
135 Granville Street,
Grimsby, DN35 9PB
(01472)355395
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Published: 15/05/2024
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Joe was my House Tutor and History Teacher at Havelock between 1967 and 1974. A lovely gentle giant of a man, we never saw him lose his temper and we had some great times on field trips and down the local enjoying a pint or two. Sincere condolences to his family and friends on their loss, I was pleased to attend his funeral and enjoy his selection of music. RIP Joe, you won't be forgotten 🙏
Stephen White
01/06/2024
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God bless you, Joe. Remembering the Sixth Form trip through the Netherlands and Germany, to Munich. We pretended that we were the British Olympic swimming team. A laugh from start to finish. Lots of love x
Karen Frosdick
29/05/2024
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My brother, my friend, we have so many happy memories of our rambling days together. It's time to hang up those walking boots and rest in peace xxx
Bill Mercer
29/05/2024
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Bill Mercer
29/05/2024
You were my friend and my brother. We have so many happy memories of our rambling days, hang up those walking boots and rest in Peace xxx
Donation left by Bill and Dot Mercer
29/05/2024
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Thinking of all the family and friends of Joe during this difficult time x
Donation left by Megan Webster
29/05/2024
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My Godfather was ever a kind and gentle man, and always fun to be with. All you want really as a child and in a friend. My best wishes to his family xx
Donation left by Jonathan Chan
28/05/2024
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In loving memory of our dear friend of sixty two years, first met when we were all students at Hull University.
A kind and thoughtful friend, with whom we went fell walking in Malhamdale and the Cairngorms, visited castles, abbeys, Lincoln Cathedral, Grimsby Fishing Museum, jazz clubs, Cambridge Folk Festival, Thetford Forest, his local pubs in Leicester and more recently at Sapcote. We shared so many jokes abd happy moments over the years.
Rest in Peace, dear John. You will be sadly missed.
Our son, Jonathan, remembers you fondly, too.
Sending our condolences to your brother, Bill, Dot and family,
Judy and Howard,
Donation left by Judy and Howard Chan
27/05/2024
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I had the pleasure of working with Joe at Leicester University. Lovely guy and a true gent. Condolences to the family. RIP Joe
John Houlihan
19/05/2024
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Sue Gardiner
19/05/2024