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John Garwell

GARWELL JOHN (of Chesham) Passed away peacefully at The Hospice of St. Francis on 19th February 2019 aged 68 years. Beloved husband of the late Sue. A dear brother to Alan, Sue & Jen. A much loved uncle and a friend to many. John was a well respected teacher and a life-long supporter of Watford F.C. Funeral service at The Chilterns Crematorium (Hampden Chapel) on Friday 15th March at 2pm. Floral tributes welcome and donations for St. Francis Hospice may be sent c/o Church View Funeral Services 161 Broad Street, Chesham. HP5 3EF or via



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  • Simon Harrissays...

    I met John on at the Brazil World Cup in 2014 - we shared rooms and spent too many hours chatting nonsense. We would head out in search of a beer (preferably one that John had not seen before, I recall he was pleased to find one from Uruguay in one small pub) and something to eat - which was not always easy as John's culinary tastes were pretty conservative. We never did find the pizza we promised ourselves and I'll always smile at us sitting perplexed over a menu and finding separately listed fried eggs and fried potatoes - so egg and chips it was. Watford John as I recall he was called was a wonderful travelling companion. Always willing to search out new 'adventure' and always doing so with a very english cynicism - a quiet smile and that 'well they would wouldn't they' approach. John had a fine intellect and could talk on just about everything - though he specialised in CAMRA politics and the quality of brewing throughout the land, as well as his special subject 'Madame Curie'. I can only be classified as a very peripheral friend but in a quiet way I'll miss him. Go well John, and thanks. Simon
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