The funeral of Noel John Chambers (known to us all as John) will take place at 11am on Friday 30th June. This will be at Gravesend Crematorium and Cemetery, Gravesend Road, Shorne, Gravesend, DA12 3JH.
Arrangements are being handled by the T. Allen Funeral Service of 126B Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1 3DT. The family request donations in his memory to the Medway Queen Preservation Society.
We would appreciate it if anyone planning to go to the funeral could let Mark Bathurst know at firstname.lastname@example.org as he is coordinating this aspect of the day.
John met his wife Noreen in Islington library where they both worked. They married in 1961, living in Croydon where they had 4 children. They later moved to Gillingham where the family was raised. John retired from work at age 58 and later took on a role in the library at Chatham Historic Dockyard. John had a wide range of interests including model boats, walking and cooking. He and Noreen often visited Southern Ireland and later a number of Mediterranean countries. They were both able to be present when Medway Queen’s new hull was rededicated in the Albion Dock, Bristol, in July 2013. John is survived by 4 children, Martin, Ben, Selina and Claire plus 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren