Farewell and Fond Memories; All Welcome on the 25th August
Hi all, finally the details you have been waiting for:
Nikki’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday the 25th August
Cove Methodist Church,
- At Nikki’s request no black to be worn.
- Family Flowers Only.
- Donations to Woking Hospice, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice or a Trust we are setting up in Nikki’s name. Both hospices’ care has been exemplary at all times;
Cheques for the trust can be made payable to Cove Methodist Church, online donations can be made to the hospices at the links below;
Following the service everybody (and that genuinely does mean everybody whether you knew Nikki for 33 years or 33 minutes) is then welcome for Afternoon Tea at:
The Tithe Barn,
A rough idea of numbers would be welcome for catering, please comment below as individuals or groups to give us an indication.
We know this will be an amazing occasion; there are just so many memories to be immortalised. Along with your memories please bring a copies of a photo of yourself or family (with or without Nikki) and also of any funny or interesting pictures that we can all enjoy.
The Family would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the amazing support through your comments on these pages and trust that you will join us to celebrate Nikki’s life.
Once again all are genuinely welcome, anybody at all (from the North) who cannot make it for logistical reasons or who would prefer to travel as a group please contact email@example.com (before close of play Monday) who will arrange appropriate transport depending on numbers (don’t worry if you get and out of office Kelly is on the case).
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Take care, love Pete x x x
PS: Boring practical bit, parking space is extremely limited at the Church; alternative arrangements are being made, please watch this space for more info on this and any other details.
August 24. 2011 19:05
Thanks for the comprehensive parking arrangements, much appreciated. See you all tomorrow let us hope for a dry day! Hilary x
August 24. 2011 21:07
Have just caught up with the infinitely sad news of Nikki’s death. We are somewhat out of the loop in retirement and noticed the news on the church bulletin. We send our deepest condolences and fond love to you and all the family. Obviously, I have accessed the blog and know of the Funeral arrangements and have read Nikki’s own comments on her blog. She was so positive and sparky in facing this terrible thing and so many people must have loved and admired her. Please be assured of our loving prayers.
Alan and Mary
August 26. 2011 17:39
I dont know if this is the right moment, but I would like to comment on a faboulous service you had for Nikki yesterday, it seems wrong to say, but I feel what a brillant tribute to such a wonderful person. I know myself and others were so moved and how Nikki was so special to all of you. love sharon x
August 26. 2011 20:45
It was lovely yesterday. Nikki would have absolutely loved it. She would have been immensely proud of her family – the dignity they showed in their sadness, their generosity and their hospitality in sharing this precious moment with Nikki’s vast number of friends. The service was beautiful. the afternoon was fabulous – Nikki would have absolutely loved the cupcakes- gorgeously yum!
God Bless you all and keep you safe,
Sarah & Chris
August 26. 2011 23:47
Just like to say it was a priviledge to have known Nikki. The service was lovely,the afternoon tea was a fitting end to the day.
Love to you all
Jean, Tracey and Julia [Wilcox]
August 27. 2011 03:17
There arent enough words to describe the events of yesterday and although it was probably one
of the saddest days I ever known it was also one of the best. A beautiful service with emotive
tributes to the one of the kindest human beings i have ever known. A dignified and fitting send
off for Nikki. Im definately going to try and make the marzipan cake and Ive got my sunflower seeds
in a safe place for next year. Thankyou to Pete and Nikkis wonderful family for yesterday. Sending
you my kindest regards. Love to you all..xx
August 27. 2011 03:28
Just wanted to say how lovely the service was yesterday. Not having known Nikki for very long before she became ill it was such a delight to learn new things about her and share the joy of her life with all who loved her dearly. Although Nikki’s life was short it could be described as full and energetic. Loved the afternoon tea, would have liked to eaten more cake, but had to leave early. So to make up for it will make her special cake and be greedy!!!
Love to you all
Hon Aunty Lynn x
August 27. 2011 18:36
I would also like to add that it was a fantastic tribute, we cried, we laughed, we cried some more, we remembered, we chatted and laughed even more and then we all ate fat cake.
I’m sure the lady approved.
One line from the service sums it up for me and that is : “She was needed somewhere else”
August 18. 2011 21:40
I could not miss this for anything! Jill Chaplin and I will be coming – Nikki already primed me in Feb that I was not allowed to wear black, in fact, I have been instructed to wear pink!! So look for the huge marshmallow….
August 18. 2011 22:09
Hi Pete, have confirmed with Sittingbouure MIU Peeps that they’ll be 9 possibly 10 of us attending. Hope to see you on Monday, will be in touch to confirm and make sure you’re around.
Tracy Grover, AKA SJ x x
August 18. 2011 22:51
Pete if I can be of any help immortalising these memories then please let me know – I made a mothers day canvas for Michelle from them both this year and would be happy to help in anyway I can. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org xxxxxx
August 18. 2011 22:57
Hello Pete, there will be six of us, me, Gordon, Heather, Anita, Lucy and Florence – with not a trace of black.
Love from us all xx
August 19. 2011 00:06
Me Joseph and Lily can’t be there in person due to being on holiday but will have a drink for Nikki and think if you all.
August 19. 2011 00:43
Shelley and I will attend.
August 19. 2011 01:08
Hi Man servant Pete us 2 will be there. I have convinced Emma that she said her good bye on Nikkis mountain with balloons and bubbles and a glass of favi coke so grandparents are taking her out for a special day out. If anyone from Hull is stuck and needs a lift we to have spaces in the car x x x
August 19. 2011 01:25
Emma and I will be there.
August 19. 2011 01:26
Hi Pete, It goes without saying….Both Lee and myself will be there.xxxxxx
August 19. 2011 01:30
Hi Pete, think you know this already but just to be official, Aaron and I will be there.
Take care and see you soon,
August 19. 2011 02:41
Jon and I will be there. GW. x x x x
August 19. 2011 03:06
Pete, without question Andy and I will be there xxxx love to you xxx
August 19. 2011 03:20
Dave,Ryan,Liam and myself will be coming,wouldnt miss it,will be bringing along some cup cakes,will confirm with your mum numbers of cakes , take care
lots of love
August 19. 2011 03:34
Tash and I will be there. please let us know if there is anything we can do to help for the day, picking people up, dropping people off or anything else xx
Dan and Tash xx
August 19. 2011 05:42
Hi Pete, I spoke with your Mum this morning so she knows David and I will be there on Thursday – just to confirm. Hope the fingers and toes hold out for the counting.
Love, Ann and David (Freeman)
August 19. 2011 05:52
Hi Pete, arranged ferry travel from BB Camp on the IOW, so Chris & Judy will be coming.
Love Chris & Judy x
August 19. 2011 09:18
I will be there – please let me know if anyone needs picking up on my way.
August 19. 2011 10:17
Im coming, Im flying back over. So count me in, I think my mum might come as well.
Big hugs to all of you.
Love Joy xxxx
August 19. 2011 18:59
I’m coming with Cassy and Simon.
August 19. 2011 19:15
Just to let you know I will be coming
August 20. 2011 01:51
Hi Pete , Alan & Carol
Just to confirm Steve & I will be coming next Thursday.
love Elaine & Steve
August 20. 2011 04:34
I dont know any of you but by chance I came across the notice in the Hull daily Mail…and the wording was different including the web address…which lead me to look further…
It is clear from the moving and touching accounts that Nikki was a funny, dynamic, vibrant and special girl, with so much to live for. The family also are so special and loving and supportive…what a terrible tragedy for you all.
So from a total stranger, you have my utmost admiration and sympathies. Sally
August 21. 2011 05:06
Pete, Alan and Carol
Viv and Ellie will be attending, with Mum and Kathryn.
August 21. 2011 06:16
Pete,Alan and Carol
Tim and Christy will be joining you on Thursday.Kathryn will be travelling with them and I will be travelling with Viv.and Ellie.
Love Janet XX
August 21. 2011 06:48
There will be 5 of us coming on Thursday.
August 21. 2011 14:11
Pete, myself and Maxine will be there. Love to you all x
August 21. 2011 20:03
Jean ,Tracey and Julia will be there ..
Sending love to you all.
August 22. 2011 01:41
Hi Pete, just confirming I will be attending the funeral – it will be a pleasure to meet you. Love Tracey
August 22. 2011 03:16
Jill, Mike and Kenton will be attending the funeral and afterwards at Loseley Park. Thanks and Love.
Jill and Mike
August 22. 2011 15:02
Philippa and I would like to attend the funeral and Loseley Park and will do our utmost to be there.
Our love to you and your family.
Chris and Philippa Peters
August 22. 2011 17:43
Hope you are coping as well as it would appear – I’m sure Nikki’s instrucitons are keeping you focused.
Sarah, Pat (Sr Railton) and myself will be coming down on thursday.
Much love to you and all the family.
August 22. 2011 21:08
Confirming that I will be there.
August 23. 2011 00:27
Hi Just to let you know Martin and myself will be with you on Thursday Unfortunately Simon will be unable to come as he will be in Dublin for work.
August 23. 2011 06:57
To confirm Louise, myself and possibly Dawn will be attending on Thursday
August 23. 2011 09:15
Just to let you know that me, Matthew, Joshua and Lesley will be coming on Thursday. Unfortunately Derrick will be unable to come but he sends his love and is thinking of you all.
August 23. 2011 20:54
Sorry for the delay I had to arrange some childcare but just to say Vicky and I will be there on thursday. Thinking of you
Mike x x
August 23. 2011 22:19
I will be coming with the Batemans
August 24. 2011 07:17
Carol, Alan and Pete,
Just to confirm Kirsty and I will be there on Thursday.
Thinking of you all,
August 24. 2011 23:34
Just to confirm I will be there but only for the service.