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Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am
by Pioneer
It is with sad and deep regret that we learn of the passing of Bernie Coot.
Bernie was a unique character, a stalwart and an untiringly faithful worker of the London Branch. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Our sincere condolences go to his family at this very sad time.
Details of funeral arrangements to follow.

Re: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 pm
by Pioneer
The funeral service for Bernie Coot will be at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd July at 11.00 hours (family flowers only).
It will be followed by a private service at the Crematorium (family only).
Guests are then invited to lunch at the Anchor Tap. 28 Horselydown Lane, Bermondsey, London SE1 2LN.
'Lest we Forget'

Re: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:15 am
by Pioneer
Bernie’s Funeral Procession 3rd July 1018
The procession from Bernie’s home will leave Ayers Street at 10.15 to Southwark Cathedral. The coffin will be in a horse-drawn hearse, the family following in cars. The Cathedral is close to London Bridge Rail and underground stations and clearly signed.
The route will be along Southwark Street and then turn on to Bedale Street which leads through the Borough Market to Southwark Cathedral, arriving there at 11.00 am. It will be a lovely sight and good weather- so the forecast says. You are all welcome to join us in Ayers Street or along the way or at the Cathedral.
Everyone is welcome to the cathedral- the place is big enough- singing voices at the ready. It would be amazing to fill the space with all of his dear friends - I have members of HMS Belfast coming and they have said they will lower their flag during the funeral as a mark of respect.
The poppy wreath will go to the Belfast chapel.

The weather is meant to be very warm so please take care. The hearse and family group will leave around 12.30 to get to the crematorium with the horses.

Other guests are welcome at the Anchor Tap, which will be open to everyone from 12.30. It is a lovely walk from the Cathedral to the pub along the river front past the Belfast (much nicer than Tooley Street).

There will be food from around 2.45 pm at the pub for all and there we will raise a glass to Bernie.
'Lest We Forget'

Re: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm
by Pioneer
Dear Bernie certainly had a splendid send off, with many showing deep respect for the passing of a WWII veteran.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
R.I.P. Bernie.
'Lest we Forget'
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Re: Leading Stoker Bertram 'Bernie' Coot

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:12 pm
by Pioneer
'Bernie' Coot's funeral was reported by the local 'Southwark News'.