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The obituary notice of Richard Charles WASSELL

Coseley | Published in: Kent & Sussex Courier Incl. East Grinstead Courier, Sevenoaks Chronicle.

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Richard CharlesWASSELLpassed away on 21st January 2021 at his home in Sevenoaks, Kent. A funeral service will be held where he grew up in Coseley, West Midlands, at 1pm on Friday, 30th April in the Gornal Wood Crematorium Chapel. Owing to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. The funeral will be streamed. No flowers please, but donations to the 'British Heart Foundation' may be sent, with reference to Richard, to Birds Family Funeral Directors, 16, Fisher Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2SW
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Having just heard of Richard's passing, I would like to record my good memories of him: Interesting and enjoyable meetings with him at the Royal Over-Seas League in London, where we were both members. Also working with him when he was Treasurer and I was Secretary of the Central London Europe Group, the central London Branch of the European Movement UK. We shared a dedication to the European ideal and European culture and I think Richard would be pleased that I continue to be an active member of the European Movement.
Timothy Jackson
12/06/2024
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12/06/2024
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Jayne Wilson
22/05/2021
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Jayne Wilson
22/05/2021
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Richard was our mum’s cousin and, although we didn’t see him often over the years, he always kept in touch. His family was very important to him, and he was very knowledgable about his family history. He enjoyed Wassell get-togethers. He was an intelligent and kind man who will be missed.
Julie and Andy
Julie Scott
01/05/2021
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The Monte Cassino Foundation for Remembrance and Reconciliation owes a great debt to Richard for his energy and vision, his work at maintaining contacts, establishing the Facebook page - which he managed for several years - and working towards establishing a solid base for the foundation. We met through this work, but I will always think of him first and foremost as a friend. Delightfully old-fashioned, always the perfect gentleman, zealous in all that he sought to achieve.
Rest in Peace, Richard, you left us too soon but you will be remembered always.
Kay de Lautour -Chairman MCFRR
01/05/2021
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Our cousin Richard will be greatly missed. He was such an interesting character with a fascinating life story.
Richard was always keen to organise family reunions and get togethers. It was important to him to keep us all in touch and he took a great interest in the family tree and keeping people connected.
Rest in peace cousin Richard.
Margaret, Jeremy and Helen
26/04/2021
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Richard and I met in our first year studying French at King's College London. We started debating and arguing then, and the debate lasted for decades. One thing we agreed on, though, was being pro-EU. There were holidays, meals out, parties and barbecues. Richard was there at our wedding, our Silver wedding, and at my ordination. No more arguing now!
Trudy Payne
25 April
Trudy Payne
25/04/2021
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My cousin Richard was a very friendly, caring, generous man. He believed a great deal in the importance of family, organising family reunions and finding out more about the family history.
He was a kind man who will be missed by many people, and I do miss him.
Remembering my cousin always,
Sonya
Sonya Hallsworth
25/04/2021
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Having spent so long since Richard died sorting through the details of his life, I've realised more and more how much I miss my cousin. He was such a unique character - always there in the background. We were definitely due a visit and there’s so much more in his life experience that I wish I'd asked him about.

He was always very kind and generous in his words and messages, and was always so interested in all our family events and achievements. He was wonderfully old fashioned in his approach to our get togethers. Of course he’d want to tap his glass and make a speech when invited home for a birthday meal.

I think he knew how important he was to all of us. I hope so and I do feel honoured that he trusted me to make arrangements by leaving my name as his next of kin. I hope I’ve done him proud with the service arrangements. He left us all far sooner than he should have done.

To my dear cousin,
'Zealously' yours

Jayne Wilson
Jayne Wilson
25/04/2021
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