Mr William "Bill" Zdemonstration

​Bill was born in January 1931 in his parents home in Station Road Elsenham, He was the eldest child and had a sister Janice and a younger brother David. The family moved to Stansted where Bill attended grammar school in Newport. He completed school and immediately volunteered for the RAF. He became a flight servant and joined an operational squadron in early 1943 flying Hurricanes. He was on operations for a year and a half, when he was then transferred to the central flying school and spent the rest of the war training fighter pilots.

He was demobbed in early 1946 and joined the Prudential Assurance company working at first in their Holburn head office and later in his career he transferred to their Harlow centre. He met his wife Jenny whilst commuting into London from Bishops Stortford and they bought the house they were to live in for the next 52 years in 1954.  Their son Jeremy and daughter Anita followed and  the family settled in Barrels Down Road. Bill was a keen football player for Manuden after the war  and  when he had finished playing would often be seen at West Ham United with Jeremy. He also loved Cricket and had played for Manuden for many years and after hanging up his wicket keeping gloves, Will became treasurer and committee member for many years.
He and Jenny loved to travel and after their retirement were often off on another cruise to see the world. Tragically Jenny passed away in 2004 and shortly after Bill sold the family house moving into Elmhurst Nursing home. His sudden death after a short bout of pneumonia came as a great shock.

Thank you in advance all for your thought and donations, Jeremy and Chris, Anita and Tony and families

Total collected to date: £0.00

Charity details

The St Peter And St James Charitable Trust

We support, empower and care for people towards and at the end of life.We provide expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Uckfield, Lewes and the surrounding villages. We also support their families and friends through the challenges of bereavement and grief.

Our vision
We want to make a positive difference to the experience of everybody in our community who faces death or bereavement, by offering choice and support through our expert and compassionate care, knowledge and understanding.

Our mission
We’ll support you and those important to you to live well towards the end of life by giving compassion, hope and quality care.

Registered Number 1056114

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAFs leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. They are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

Registered Number 207327

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Nhs Trust Charitable Fund, ICU unit

Registered Number 1050864

Service details

Church Service

12 October, 2017 14:00

All Saints Church

High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HS
Bills family have asked that mourners please wear bright colours in accordance with Bills wish for a colourful occasion.

Cremation Service

12 October, 2017 15:15

Surrey and Sussex Crematorium

Balcombe Road, Crawley, RH10 3NQ

Celebration of a Life

12 October, 2017 17:00

Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5LD

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