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The things Dad loved in life were family, cycling, Wolves FC, Spain and cake. He really loved cake.
Dad had a long and happy marriage to Sagrario, our mum. They were together for all their adult lives, and as she put it, they “spent so many happy years together”.
He was a great dad to us – he taught us all to ride bikes, read books with us, took us on wonderful days out, and we always had fun holidays. The best of those holidays were when he would drive us to Spain, through France, to Campo de Villavidel, our Mum’s village. Later on, when we grew up Mum and Dad started spending more time in Spain, which he loved. He was still driving to Spain right to the end, and planning new adventures to go on with Mum.
Cycling was his great passion, and he was a member of Redhill Cycling Club for 43 years, having perviously been at Tooting Cycling Club. He took a turn at being the Chairman for a while, and the club were probably his other family.
As well as supporting Wolves all this life, he also watched Redhill FC -going to all their home games.
Always ready with a ‘dad’ joke, or as they’re called in our family ‘Uncle Michael’ jokes he loved a good laugh. He loved The Beatles, and ELO amongst others, and for us “Mr.Blue Sky” will forever be his song.
He worked for a time at Foxboro-Yoxall in Redhill, then later on Givaudan, and latterly during semi-retirement at Reigate Law Courts, which was probably his favourite job.
Dad caught Covid in March 2020, going into hospital in April. He spent a month in Critical Care, and passed away on 1st May 2020, at 4.22pm. We were not able to be with him at the end, because of Covid rules, but we were able to speak to him on the phone, one last time.
Kind, generous with his time, and an all round gentleman.
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Our Dad was taken before his time by Covid.
We really wanted to have something that will live on.
This tree is planted in memory of a wonderful, kind, generous and loving man.
Family and friends will always have a place to go and remember Michael in their own time and contemplate their memories of him.
A Personal Message
He will be forever missed and remembered and loved by Sagrario, his children – Lisa, Chris, Anna, Rob, and his grandchildren – Macy, Eve, Harvey and Harry. And everybody else in the family.
He had many friends, from cycling, football, people he’d worked with and grown up with, and came from a close family.
He was a loving husband to our mum, a very patient and kind father to us, a proud Grandad, and a true friend to those who knew him.
Dad – May the wind be forever at your back.