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The obituary notice of Joan Betty (Nan) POPLE (Locke)

Tolworth, Published in: Surrey area, Surrey Advertiser. Notable areas: Ockham, Ripley, Wisley, Send Marsh

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Joan Betty (Nan)POPLE (Locke)Our remarkable best friend, Mum and Nan, Joan, passed peacefully on the 3rd of March at her home, with her family aged 104, listening to Matt Monro. Joan was born in 1920 in Hove, the family moved to Tolworth when her father joined the Metropolitan police after a notable career during WW1. Joan trained as a stenographer and was called up to serve the war effort working as a teleprint operator for the American War office in Devises. Joan married Norman Pople in 1941, after surviving Dunkirk and the campaigns of the 8th Army, Norman and Joan built their first home in Tolworth, where they welcomed two children Keith and Lynda. The family moved to Pyford for a happy family life full of many holidays and parties. Mr Pople became a draughtsman for British Aerospace while Joan sat her civil service exams going on to work at HMP Send. Joan and Norman retired to Send Marsh Green where Joan became an active member of the local community joining the WI and over sixties. Norman and Joan proudly celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1991 before Norman passed away. Joan was a devoted wife, mum and Nan who was well known for her epic Sunday dinners and love of music, particularly fond of Radio 2 which was on everyday in her home on the green. Joan, Lynda and family went on many happy family holidays in Europe and attended events at G Live up until Joan was 101. Joan turned 100 in 2020 and received her much hoped for 'telegram' from the queen who she adored and respected. The day was one of her happiest with a celebration family meal at the Onslow arms. Joan remained independent and at home with the grateful support of her care team and her much respected G.P Dr Sharma. While mobility became an issue, she always had a kind word for all her team and was known for being happy to see everyone. Joan will be remembered for her zest for life, passion for travelling, Radio 2, Queen Elizabeth, gardens, coffee, and her sunny character. Deeply missed by all those who had the pleasure of meeting her. Joan, an inspiration, forever smiling in our hearts. Celebration of life service to be held at St Mary's church in Send 2nd April 13:45. No black, informal flowers only celebration to follow at The Onslow Arms.
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Rachelle, Alina:The Truely Lovely Joan - For the very short time we spent tog...01/04/2024
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Tony:Joan was an amazing lady who I shared a great pass...01/04/2024
Caitlin Stott (Alina):Joan, you were one special lady who managed to put a smile on every...21/03/2024
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Lynda:Dear mum and nan, you always said "Goodnight, ...19/03/2024
Elizabeth :Dearest Joan, I have wonderful memories through the year...19/03/2024
Nicole:dear nan miss you forever in our hearts you will nev...17/03/2024
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The Truely Lovely Joan - For the very short time we spent together, you was the highlight of my day! I love how chirpy you were and how we could laugh at almost anything. You are a national treasure and a blessing. I can still hear our duet "When you wish upon Star" like it was only yesterday... Shine bright as we continue to wish Joan. Always in our hearts and rest peacefully our newest Angel.

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Joan was an amazing lady who I shared a great passion in music especially music of the 1930's. She was the kindest of souls and dearly remembered by all who knew her... RIP Joan... T
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01/04/2024
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Joan, you were one special lady who managed to put a smile on everyone’s faces even on the darkest of days! You were a ray of sunshine, our ray of sunshine and you will forever be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to meet you ❤️ may you rest in eternal peace 🪽
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Dear mum and nan, you always said "Goodnight, God bless, love you with all my heart." And we will always say that to you. You were an amazing mum and nan.
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19/03/2024
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Dearest Joan, I have wonderful memories through the years, from a young teenager aged 15 till a few weeks ago of a lovely, kind, generous and beautiful soul inside and out. RIP and sadly missed Elizabeth xx
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19/03/2024
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dear nan miss you forever in our hearts you will never be forgotten. I am greatful for everything you have done for me. you are one of a kind!Will always miss you ,love you and be proud of you! you live on in our hearts forever ♥️
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