Michael Avery

Michael Avery

09.02.1937 - 14.08.2016

Michael passed into higher life on Sunday 14th August 2016, at Lavant Ward St Richards Hospital, Chichester after having Lung Cancer, 2 massive strokes, bleeds on the brain & haemorrhage of the brain with family in attendance.

He will be greatly missed by wife Patricia, Deborah, Beverly, Grandson Dominic, sons in law Ian & Roy & son Mark in Canada. Granddaughter Harriet, husband Richard York. God?s gift of a great granddaughter Imogen May born after his passing 19/08/16.

Michael will be missed by his brother John Avery as well as nieces & nephews & friends.

Michael was born at Croydon 09/02/1937 to William & Lilly Avery. He had an elder sister Maria who is also deceased.

He was educated at Kenley near Purley Surrey, He worked for Sainsbury?s, East Surrey water company, Bowater’s. He joined the Army & served in Malaya, Singapore & Germany. He then moved to Torquay & worked as a silver service waiter. He worked for L.E.C refrigeration at Bognor Regis for over 30 years. Working evenings & weekends at the Inglenook Hotel in the 70s, the parrot there still remembered his name when he visited.

Michael father had a coal round & Michael adored his cart horse Peter, Peter used to give him rides & tear his pockets for apples & sweets. Michael adored his mother Lilly & Sister Marie & her husband Tom Carr.

He was a wonderful husband to Patricia & her children, the late Stephen also Mark, Deborah & Beverly. Very hard working, a very good provider, would do anything, housework, cooking, shopping, caring for Patricia when poorly & using the laundrette.

He took Patricia & Beverly to Austria many times, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Malta, Venice, Madeira, and Rhodes. He loved Switzerland before he met Patricia.

Funeral at Reynolds Chapel. Bognor Regis Friday 26/08/2016 11.30 & Cremation Tuesday 30/08/16 at 8.30 AM .Please sign our on-line book of condolences.

Lorraine Carr


Uncle Mike
Happy memories of our time in Bognor Regis with you and in Minehead, Watchet and Williton.
Very happy memories of our last get together at ilfracombe at the rock pools, fresh fish and chips surrounded by dive bombing sea gulls.
thank you for helping me to understand and explaining our family history .
Love Lorraine and Family

Kevin Hickman


So sad to hear of Michael's passing. During my time of knowing Michael, I always found him to be so easy going, I had never known him to complain and he always had a cheerful personality. , I am sure he will be missed by Pat and their family.

Richard Carr


I have many fond memories of uncle Mike; I think my most favourite has to be when I drove him around his old paper round in Kenley whilst listening to the many tales he told of things he got up to on his delivery.
I will also miss our conversations on the phone about how Palace would get on during the season, so I hope he will like the picture I have posted with this message.
Thank you for the memories, you will be greatly missed.

Claire Lawrance


RIP Uncle Mike. You brought so much joy to those around you. Saddened by your passing but know you are in a better place now. Rest well. Xoxo

Aryn Langelotz


I was blessed to meet Michael during our trip to England.
I loved his gentle spirit, his smile and the loving way he talked and looked at his wife Patricia.
I'm honoured to have had the opportunity to share your life, if only for a brief moment.

Mark Kuhn


Mike was always a kind and gentle man he would often make me smile
he had a great sense of humor and enjoyed his time with his family
just a very nice man and you will be dearly missed by many

Keith Lawrance


Our sincere condolences to everyone on Michael's (Uncle Mike) passing. Whenever we were together, he was always good-natured and gentle. My favourite memories are of him laughing after he had told a funny story. Our best wishes to those who were closest to him and our hopes that the pleasant memories overtake the sad ones soon.

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