Derek Fowler

Leah Fowler
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Fri 23 Jul, 10:39

Service for Derek is a Celebration so not black (unless that is your colour!!)   All seats in church are now reserved , but plenty of room in Churchyard!  

Leah Fowler
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Thu 22 Jul, 12:48

Celebration Service for Derek's life, seats in church are now  all reserved  but there will be a loud speaker outside and chairs 

Pray for a nice day! 

Leah Fowler
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Wed 21 Jul, 16:43 (last edited on Thu 22 Jul, 06:59)

Six seats left in church  for Derek's Celebration Service 

Loud speaker in Churchyard., weather forecast keeps changing!  

Leah Fowler
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Tue 20 Jul, 21:37 (last edited on Wed 21 Jul, 16:41)

The car park at the Cricket Club will be available 

Leah Fowler
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Tue 20 Jul, 07:44 (last edited on Tue 20 Jul, 09:58)

Service for Derek ,the number in St Mary's (inside) will be limited to 100 please let me know if you would like to reserve a seat. 

leahfowler@btinternet.com 

Leah Fowler
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Mon 19 Jul, 10:27 (last edited on Mon 19 Jul, 10:31)

A Celebration in Music of Derek's Life will be on the 26th July 2pm St Mary's church followed by interment of ashes, this will be followed by a glass of bubbly. 

Face masks and Social Distancing in church,  there will be a loud speaker outside in case of insufficient room in church and for those who would prefer to remain outside 

Leah Fowler
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Tue 30 Mar, 05:49 (last edited on Tue 30 Mar, 05:50)

Thank you so much for all the wonderful tributes on the Forum,  for all the cards letters and emails and those who have spoken to me in the town.

His immediate family said farewell to Derek  yesterday.  There will be a Thanksgiving service (Boris permitting) on the 26th July,  time to be confirmed 

Deborah Longshaw
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Fri 19 Mar, 22:05

Leah, I am so so sorry. You & Derek are part of the fabric that makes Charlbury so special. As is patently obvious from all the comments on your thread, he was so well loved & will be so missed. 

Suzanne Flynn
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Thu 18 Mar, 16:33

Both Roy and I were so sad to hear that Derek had died so suddenly.

He played such a big part in Charlbury life,as did you both.Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time

Rosemary Bennett
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Thu 18 Mar, 14:51

I am so sorry, Leah. 

Jeff West
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Thu 18 Mar, 12:33

So sorry to hear this, Leah.  We shall all miss him.

Love and prayers

Jeff and Juliet

Jon Carpenter
(site admin)
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Thu 18 Mar, 09:28

So sorry Leah. I'll miss that twinkle! As I'm sure will you.

Nicola Morgan
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Wed 17 Mar, 18:59

He certainly was a lovely man.  When I was in the church choir he loved the music and was always very complimentary.  Hope you have support in these difficult times Leah.

sarah routley
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Mon 15 Mar, 16:22

That's such sad news Leah. Derek was the verger at our wedding and such a lovely man. We are thinking of you and sending love at this time. 

Philippa Phelan
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Mon 15 Mar, 11:01

We are all so dreadfully sad to hear your news about Derek. He was a wonderful and kind man and always such a pleasure to talk to. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Leah Fowler
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Sun 14 Mar, 18:30

Thank you to everyone who has put such lovely tributes to Derek,  he was truly as so many have said a lovely man 

Marion Franklin
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Sun 14 Mar, 12:34

So sorry to hear Leah, thinking of you. 

Marion Franklin

Gabriella Morris
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Sun 14 Mar, 10:14

I was very sorry to hear about Derek’s sudden death. He was such a gentle and smiling man with many talents. My deep condolences, Leah.

Geoff Holmberg
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Sun 14 Mar, 10:08 (last edited on Sun 14 Mar, 10:10)

Derek was also the first person to welcome us to Charlbury. Before we actually moved here. Soon after we moved to Oxfordshire, we worked in the same department at OCC in 1975 and he heard we were  buying a house in in Charlbury and he extolled its many virtues.  A lovely kind man

Michael Flanagan
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Sun 14 Mar, 09:37

Leah, I'm so sorry you've lost someone who never put himself ahead of others.

We'll all miss him

Geneviève Hug
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Sun 14 Mar, 09:24

Oh Leah, I had no idea this had happened when I gave you a cheery wave yesterday morning. You were the first person to welcome us in Charlbury, and Derek's grin lighted up many of our walks through town. We think of you and your family.

Christina Dittmers
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Sat 13 Mar, 20:44

So sorry, Leah. I will never forget your kindness and understanding and hope you can go on . Bless you and Derek.

Peter Kenrick
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Sat 13 Mar, 20:44

So sad to hear your news Leah.  It's hard to imagine Charlbury without Derek!  Our thoughts are with you.  Peter & Eileen Kenrick

John Kearsey
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Sat 13 Mar, 19:54

My condolences Leah. I still remember Derek's performances for CADS. I particularly remember him as the barrister in Caucasian Chalk Circle and his wonderful rendition of The Vicar of Bray.

Gareth Miller
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Sat 13 Mar, 18:33

Deeply saddened to hear this, Leah.  What a lovely man.  Fondest memories. Derek always had time for a chat and had a huge fund of interesting and amusing anecdotes. And his ability to maintain a good tenor line well into advanced years was hugely impressive!  Rest in peace dear friend. 

Suzy M-H
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Sat 13 Mar, 17:18

We're all really sad to hear about Derek (or "Jackdaw" as he was referred to by my now grown up girls). Can't believe we won't see him walking around Charlbury with you again. What a kind and lovely person. Thinking of you, Leah ❤️
Elaine Giles
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Sat 13 Mar, 16:47

So sorry to hear your sad news Leah, we remember the kind words that Derek spoke at Gwen and Cecil`s memorial, also our conversations at the Towersey Folk Festival thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Elaine and Kevin.

Maureen Nash
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Sat 13 Mar, 16:14

We are saddened to hear your sad news Leah and are thinking of you. Derek was a kind man and lived such a good and full life. May the memories of sixty one years of marriage be a comfort to you. Maureen and Ed Nash

Liz Hutchings
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Sat 13 Mar, 15:25 (last edited on Sat 13 Mar, 15:41)

Leah, we are so sorry to hear about Derek, we have always enjoyed our chats with you both.  You were both so welcoming when we moved to Charlbury. He will be missed, our love and prayers to you and the family. Liz and Graham Hutchings

Susie Finch
(site admin)
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Sat 13 Mar, 13:27

Leah I am so sorry to hear this sad news.  Derek was such a lovely man - he will be sorely missed.  Our sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.  ❤️

Phil Morgan
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Sat 13 Mar, 12:36

Derek was a gentleman in every sense of that word. He will be greatly missed.

You have your faith and, as the supreme pragmatist you are, you will have comfort in the fact that it sudden, it was at home and that you were there. That's something we might all wish for. 

John Dora
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Sat 13 Mar, 12:15

Leah, so sorry to hear that, we'll all miss seeing him on walks around town.

Geoff Belcher
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Sat 13 Mar, 12:04

I am so sorry Leah

Sue Normand
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Sat 13 Mar, 11:46

Oh Lea - We are so sorry to hear..   Derek was a lovely man and did so much for Charlbury, as you do too.  

PAUL R JACKSON
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Sat 13 Mar, 11:35

Condolences from the Jackson family myself Robert and Carol.

nigel rosser
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Sat 13 Mar, 11:27

We are really sorry. Lovely man, lovely couple. 

Sandy Fairhurst
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Sat 13 Mar, 11:25

Sad to hear this Leah. Derek (and you) always brightened my day when I met you walking together round the town.

Gareth Epps
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Sat 13 Mar, 10:43

So sorry to hear this Leah.  I remember Derek’s tremendous support for Charlbury Cricket Club and coaching.  Charlbury will miss him.  Sympathy to you and the family.

Lynn Gorton
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Sat 13 Mar, 10:43

I'm so sad to hear this Leah.  Derek will be fondly remembered.  My sympathies go to you and your family.

Michelle Gillespie
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Sat 13 Mar, 10:23 (last edited on Sat 13 Mar, 10:24)

I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news, Leah.  Charlbury has lost a wonderful member of our community, Derek will be sorely missed.

Simon Walker
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:48

Our thoughts are with you, Leah. 

Tony H Merry
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:47

So sorry to hear that Leah.  He was such a wonderful and kind man who will be missed by us all.  Such wonderful memories of ringing the bells with him.

stephen cavell
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:36

So sorry Leah - Derek (with You) introduced Trish and myself to the true spirit Charlbury. May he rest in peace.

Liz Leffman
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:34

Leah, I am so sorry. He will be very much missed, by so many people. 

Andrew Lawson
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:31

Briony and I are so very sad to hear this news, Leah, and send deepest sympathy.  We used to meet you both so often every day walking down the hill to open the church.  

Tim at Cotswold Frames
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:31

So sorry to hear this Leah, I'm sure Charlbury and it's residents will miss Derek and all that he ( and you ) have done for the town.

Rachel Cooper
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:26

Oh Leah I’m so sorry, such a lovely lovely man. Will remember him fondly going though all the books and PAYE with me. Please let me know if I can do anything for you x

Kate Smith
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:13

Oh Leah, so sad to hear that and sorry for your loss- he was such a gentle and lovely person and will be much missed

Pat Court
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Sat 13 Mar, 09:13

So sorry Leah, Derek was a lovely man and chatting to you both on your walks round town was always interesting and fun. Our sympathy to you and the family 

Emily Algar
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Sat 13 Mar, 08:57

I am very sorry to hear this Leah. I remember Derek being very much involved in Rainbows with you when I was very small and always being very happy. 

Jeanne McCann
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Sat 13 Mar, 08:47

Oh Leah, so sorry to hear that. Derek’s lovely smiling presence around Charlbury will be missed by so many people.

Kathryn Fairhurst
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Sat 13 Mar, 08:05

I’m so sorry Leah.

Robin Taylor
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Sat 13 Mar, 07:52

Oh Leah, I’m so sorry to hear that.

John Partington
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Sat 13 Mar, 07:31

Bless you, Leah. Such a lovely man.

Father Clive Dytor
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Sat 13 Mar, 07:00

Leah I am so sorry.

Richard Fairhurst
(site admin)
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Sat 13 Mar, 06:37

Oh Leah, I’m so sorry. Charlbury won’t be the same without Derek.

Leah Fowler
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Sat 13 Mar, 04:10

Derek died on Friday 12th March 2021 our 61wedding anniversary 

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