01/09/1957 – 26/12/2020
Dad was a born and raised an Essex Boy; Colchester, Essex. Moving to Basildon when he started work for Essex Police and spent the last almost 5 years living in Burnham on Crouch.
Dad was a fun-loving, kind and gentle man. He lived for his family and would have done everything for them. Not one person has had a bad word to say about him.
He and my mum were married for almost 40 years, he was absolutely devoted to her. They had 3 children Sarah their eldest daughter, (myself) Danielle their middle child and a son Michael.
He has two grandchildren who he absolutely adored, Abigal and Sebastian. There was nothing he liked more than his whole family being together on a Sunday and watching his grandchildren play. Of an evening he loved to play a computer game to do with Tanks, and his grandson would often sit on his lap and play it along with him.
He worked as a police officer for 35 years achieving the rank of inspector, once retired he worked as a civilian for a few years, then for Essex County Council as an ASBO manager. For the last 8 years, he has been a senior health and safety fire risk assessor for RMG.
My dad had many hobbies and interests, cars, reading, gardening, but the thing he enjoyed most in his free time was the holidays and days out with my mum, even if it was just the two of them heading to a garden centre to buy plants. He would make a point of making sure he took my mum to lunch on those days.
He always bought he the most amazing gifts, even while in hospital on a CPAP Oxygen Mask, he got online and ordered her a gift for Christmas from Tiffany’s.
My dad had the most amazing sense of humour (even his consultant said he was cracking jokes to him, while bedridden on the covid ward) he also loved to hear himself talk, much to the dismay of my sister and myself at our respective weddings during his speeches. He embarrassed us with tales of our childhoods but also said how extremely proud of all of his children he was. We are extremely proud of the man he was.
My dad hated injustices and always tried to right the wrong of others, he took my best friend in as if she were his own daughter and taught her what it was like to have a father that cared. He later did the same with my husband Paul.
My dad was the biggest family man and that extended out to all his family from us, to his parents and to his sister Cheryl. Losing my nan (his mum was the worst shock to him) we take comfort in the fact that she was probably the first person at heavens gates to greet him, along with three of our family dogs, Bobby, Brad and Harry.
Dad, you are loved and missed so much, you were everything in the world to us, never will a day go by that you aren’t thought about, remembered and honoured. We love you with all of our hearts.
Your ever-loving wife Jan, sister Cheryl, Dad Ron. Daughter Sarah, Daughter Danielle, Son Michael, Son in Laws Alan and Paul and your grandchildren Abigail and Sebastian.