Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore

04.01.1963 - 27.01.2023

Rachel nee Maginnis passed away peacefully on 27th January 2023, aged 60 years. Beloved wife of David, much loved mum of Sophie and Patrick, loving grandma of Teddy, adored daughter of Jo and the late John, and loving sister of Sean and Tim. Sadly missed by all her family and friends.



Still thinking of you every day, gone too soon Rachel, God bless you xx

Clare & Gary


Dearest Rachel, you will be sorely missed but forever in our hearts. We will miss your smile and cheeky sense of humor. Not to mention the mischief and adventures we had together. Sleep tight until we meet again for more fun. Much love xxxxx

Judith Hooper


Rach was Vice House Captain of St Patricks at the HFC and I was House Captain. Anybody could tell it should have been the other way round! It was a reward for long service not merit! It was in that final year of Upper VI that Rach and I formed a long and enduring friendship that lasted for the next 42 years.

I went onto Chichester College and Rach to work, and Rach stunningly dressed in her denim mini and driving her Mini Cooper was a regular fixture at the Halls of Residence, she could not see the affect she had on the boys at Chi College and of course she had her sights set elsewhere! Rach regularly rescued me from various misadventures and staying with Rach, Jo and John, the boys and Sammy the poodle was always a treat. We met Dave and Pat at about the same time and I remember vividly Dave and Rach visiting us in Cardiff, where we were at Uni, on the way back from their honeymoon. A few years later Rach was my chief bridesmaid when Pat and I tied the knot. She was very good about wearing a huge bow in her hair, very 80’s!

The sense of fun and adventure that Rach brought to our many family holidays, Christmas’s and New Year’s spent together over the years of the children growing up was second to none. She was always up for the next adventure and from our first so called “ holiday of a lifetime” in 2007 we decided that we had to have at least one of those a year. From road trips winding across as many states of the USA as we could fit in, family holidays in France and Italy to the four of us in Oman, Sri Lanka, South and North India, and Moscow to gentler weeks in the Lake District, Peak District and many visits to the Isle of Bute in Scotland. On one memorable snowed in New Year in the Lake District we managed to get through 20 episodes of Dickensian and the largest box of rose and violet creams we had ever seen in one sitting.... mine and Rach’s idea of bliss! We even managed two trips in between covid lockdowns by pretending to be sisters and one big bubbled family (we were as good as, so it didn’t feel like lying!). Rach always wanted to have the next trip planned before we had returned home!

Losing Rach so early and so cruelly feels more than unjust but the comfort we have from a life lived to the full and the love, serenity, wisdom and beautiful memories that she has left behind with us and in Sophie , Paddy and Dave will sustain and carry us forward. Our family will miss her more than words can ever say. Thank you for being the most wonderful friend and the kindest human being I have ever known. Jude xxx

David [and Christine] Watson


In loving memory of Rachel. An inspirational friend of many years, now at peace after your brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Heaven will be all the brighter for your radiant smile. R.I.P.

Lynn Batchelor-Browning


Our Dear Sweet Rachel.
Such a special soul who will be missed so much by us all.
I feel lucky and proud to have known her and had her as part of my life.
Sleep tight xx



You will always be in our thoughts and so missed x

Linda and Kevin Wilson


Rest in peace Rachel, you will always be remembered with such affection

Barry and Larraine.


Dear Rachel,
From the moment we met you, we realised you were such a special Lady, from your lovely smile, twinkly eyes, your kindness and mostly how very welcoming you were. Your thoughts were for everyone, even cards for all occasions. We will always remember the times we spent with you and your wonderful family.
And for your gorgeous Grandson Teddy, who loves to look up to the lights, he will always look up.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star………….



I have very fond memories of Rachel and will never forget her kind and generous nature, taking in all of us 'ECS girls' into her home. Sending David, Soph and Pat all the love and strength at this time. Kat x

Pam & Paul


You will always be in our thoughts Rachel. Love Pam & Paul

Chris & Maggie Hull


Pancreatic Cancer is such a cruel disease, so we send this small donation with love in the hope that a cure will be found.
We send our sincere condolences to all the family.

Keith & Louise Lewis


In memory of a wonderful Lady

Lucy & Family


Thank you, Rachel, for your warmth, generosity and never-ending kindness. From my first (very vague) memory of being in the peach bathroom of the Royal Norfolk hotel on your wedding day, to my last, you always made me feel like the sun was shining on me. Your genuine kindness and positivity was truly inspiring. Your spirit will live on in the legacy you have left in all who loved you. We are so incredibly sad you are gone, the heavens shine all the brighter now. Rest easy beautiful Rachel xxx

Charlie Maginnis


To my Auntie Rachel.
You have been the most amazing Auntie to me, I have so many great memories, holidays and family get togethers, I miss you every day, I love you so much love Charlie xx

Steve & Andrea Goodheart


We only had one amazing adventure with you in Amsterdam & you helped make it wonderful. Somehow we always thought we’d spend more time together. Thank you for the precious memories xxx

Norberto, Dafne, Rodrigo and Julian San Martín


We met Rachel for the first time at the Bognor Regis train station.
From that very happy first moment on, her warmth made us feel as a true family.
Later, when we returned home, that first impression was engraved in our hearts.

We will forever be grateful for the way Rachel, (and Dave, of course) took our daughter (sister) under her wing and gave her an extended family when we all needed it the most, so we will never forget the way she touched our lives.

Although we wish we had more time to get to know her better, we are grateful for the memories we have of her.
She truly made our world a better place, and, despite how little time we spent with her, we are all better for having known her.

We will always carry you in our hearts, and we promise to keep your memory alive.

To Dave, Pat, and Sophie, we offer our deepest condolences. Rachel was a remarkable woman, and we know that she will live on in the love and memories she left behind.
We are here for you, now and always, and we share in your grief and loss.

Rachel, we will miss you.

Rest in peace.

Becky, Matthew & Orson


Dear Rachel you was one of the most kind hearted person I have ever known even through all your treatment thinking of others. Your smile would light up the room and your heart fill it with love. May you rest in peace. Sending all our love to your loving family at this very sad time ❤️

Christine Faggetter


Dearest Rachel
For those few years that we were in each others lives I will always remember what a truly kind and beautiful person you were. I remember the day you moved into your home and we spent hours together cleaning and scrubbing the house to make it a home for you, Dave, Patrick and Sophie, a family who had a bond like no other. I remember you borrowing my dresses for special dinners with Dave, but most of all I remember your smile, your warmth, and just a truly lovely person, sleep well Rachel.

Love Christine x

Clara Martin


I'm so terribly sorry to find myself writing this message of sympathy to you David, Sophie, and Patrick as you try to come to terms with the passing of Rachel after such a cruel illness which nobody and especially not Rachel, deserved.
It is thoroughly heart-breaking to see such a vibrant and beautiful person (inside and out) being struck down so early in life. She was just gorgeous.

I met Rachel for the first time on the occasion of my 50th birthday in Dublin. My two cousins Adrienne and Geralyn were taking me out for dinner and told me excitedly that there would be a surprise for me. It my first cousin once removed David and his radiant wife Rachel who greeted me with a hug and a kiss. She was a beacon of light. Sophie and Pat were there too (or was that on a subsequent visit?). It was so wonderful to meet you all. We had a fantastic evening and I was so struck by how warm she was to me instantly despite the fact that this was our first meeting. Her eyes were full of the divilment and fun that springing a happy surprise on a person can bring and we filled the night with great chat and giggles.
Rachel then began writing to us her Irish cousins (only cousins-in -law but that made no difference to Rachel, God bless her). What a fabulous newsy letter- writer she was! It was wonderful to hear all about the various family events and escapades. I never ever dreamed that those letters would come to an end so soon. We were so amazed to have received one this year, given how ill Rachel was. How she managed to do that I don't know. She truly was incredible.
So now I am utterly heartbroken for you all. I am so delighted that we managed to get over to Bognor for the big birthday and anniversary party several years ago, I never thought it would be the last time we would see Rachel.
Please know that we are with you in Spirit from Ireland as you say "Goodbye for now"
to her.
Old Irish saying "Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann". (The likes of her will never be seen again.) She was unique.
Thank you Rachel for the joy and blessing of knowing you. You'll be forever in our saddened hearts till we meet again. So glad you are now beyond all suffering.
Love, Clara xxx

Louise en Bert van Dinther


Our thoughts are with you.
Rachel was the most sweet and loving person. She will be sorely missed.
We will also miss her friendship very much!

Lots of love from the Netherlands.
Bert Louise Bart and Michel van Dinther



Dear Rachel

I feel very lucky to have had been in your presence over all these years, singing songs, giggling and spending time at family get togethers.

You always showed me and everyone around you so much love and warmth. Your kindness was radiant and everyone felt it . You will be missed so much and the love you shared and sweet nature, never forgotten.

I have and will always think of you when I do home sweet home- and the thousands of old keys you gave me over the years for people to take home with them as a memento of their time together building little cardboard houses and communities for the exhibition . We soon came to realise that these keys were the most prized procession and a gift that people held onto. In a strange way - I feel that even in the keys people felt your generosity of spirit , and that makes me smile- to know that you were the provider of so many smiles without knowing how far your generosity reached.

My thoughts and condolences are with David , Sophie and Pat and all of Rachel’s close friends and family .

Thank you for your time with us lovely, Rachel.

Love, Abigail xxx

Steve and Sandra


We spent the most wonderful long weekend with you and Dave in Amsterdam in March 2019. Whilst it was probably 20 years since we’d last seen you, you made it seem like yesterday. The welcome you showed us was exceptionally warm and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for you. Dancing and partying on the roof terrace is a memory that will stay with us forever.
Rest in Peace
Steve and Sandra

Penny & Ferry


Dear Rachel, it was a privilege to have known you. We are so sorry that you lost the hardest battle of your life, but we know you remain with all of your loved ones, watching over them from afar. Your pride and love for and in your talented, driven, and loving family was always so clear. Thinking of you especially as we join in celebrating your life, rest in peace, love Penny and Ferry

Karen Tasker


Dearest Rachel
You are a beautiful, kind and caring friend and I am so grateful I got to know you when you first met Dave such a long time ago now. What amazing times we had together, the four of us, and then along came the children and many many wonderful memories of family holidays exploring Aberbach and bathing Sophie and Charlotte in the basin :)
Euro camping memories with you, Dave , Sophie and Patrick were such fun! Do you remember when we were canoeing through the rapids on the Ardeche and we managed to stay upright! We were laughing so much! And the swimming, the bbq's and racing to catch the ferry on fumes!!!! All of these wonderful times spent with you Rachel will always be treasured and never forgotten love Karen xxxxx

Jane Maginnis


It has been an absolute honour and privilege to have had you Rachel as my beloved sister-in-law for 35 years. You were not only my sister-in-law but also my best friend. You were loyal, reliable, kind, considerate and truly one of a kind, “unique” is the only way I can describe this wonderful lovely lady who I will miss every single day. I can honestly say we never had a bad or cross word over the whole of the 35 years which is saying something. I will remember our lovely holidays to Wales and our lovely get togethers which will be remembered with such joy and happiness. Taken too soon but now resting in peace, God bless you Rachel to the best sister-in-law ever, I love you and will miss you always your loving sister-in-law Jane ❤️x❤️

Gary and Sarah


Dear Rachel, such a beautiful, gentle soul. Your caring warmth and kindness will remain with us always as well as wonderful memories of times shared.
Our hearts go out to Dave, Sophie, Patrick and family with love from Gary and Sarah xxx

Sean Maginnis


My Darling Sister Rachel, I can’t believe you won’t be with us sharing your usual love and tender spirit, a wonderful Sister to me, you taught me so much over our lifetime together, a rock that made my life so special. The thought of you not being around has shocked our family and friends to a degree that words can not describe but the memories we all have are so special. Every day I will think of you and your beautiful smile and all those memories will keep me smiling too.
RIP my loving Rachel “Love you Kiddio”❤️❤️

Lily Maginnis


To my dear beautiful Auntie Rachel
The best auntie I could ever have, an incredible woman that spread lots of joy, happiness and kindness to everyone. We all truly miss you everyday, I love you more than anything, we have amazing memories that everyone will treasure forever. I love you forever, forever, love Lily May



In loving memory I write this message to Rachel, David and her family.
She will always carry a special please in my heart.

Rachel was a woman who brought joy and spirit to everyone around her. You could feel the energy lifting whenever she was at home in Amsterdam.
She was loved and will always be loved by me and everyone around her.

I will forever miss the contingency of seeing her in the elevator or in the hallway of our beloved home. Rachel you will be missed.

Lots of love,

Barry Woodward


Always a pleasure to see Rachel. Invariably smiling she was a little ray of sunshine and will be sorely missed. Love and sympathy to Dave and the family.
Barry & Angie. xxx

Marguerita & Bill


Dearest Rachel. A truly beautiful, gentle, compassionate Soul that shone out to all who knew you. With a gorgeous giggle & a sparkle of mischief in your eyes. Sleep in perfect peace you lovely lovely lady.

Paulina Malais and Janet Danso


Our condolences for the loss of your dear wife.
We know nothing can compared with your great loss.
We mourn together and chain the pain you go through as we have lost a very special person in our life’s
Her deeds will always speak of her nobility and her memories will remain unchanged and unfaded.
May her humble and beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

Mark Poffley


Rachel was the kindest, sweetest and most gentle soul you could ever hope to meet, a true English rose.
My heart goes out to David, my oldest friend, and all of the family to find the strength to get through the times to come.
Mark & Minna Poffley x

Eileen and Anthony Lyons


Fond memories of Rachel such a lovely, serene and friendly lady x



Beautiful Rachel you will sadly missed. It was a pleasure to have known you. Sending my condolences and love to all your family xx❤️



Dear David and family,

Our heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort.
Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Our condolences.

Best regards, the Danso family ( the Netherlands)

Pat Conway


God called you and now 'there will be another angel around His throne tonight'.
It was always a delight to be in your company, and you will never be forgotten by me and all who knew you.
My love goes out to David, Patrick, Sophie and Jo, as well as all her family and friends at this saddest of times.
Love Pat xxx

Rainer Glaubitz


Farewell to a most beautiful soul.
Much love,
Rainer, Liezel & Lilli xxx

Hilary and Joe Egan


Dearest Rachel, you came into our lives as the 19 year old girlfriend of our beloved nephew David. We loved you immediately and fondly recall your flowing, mass of curly hair and sweet smile over dinner in Bedford Avenue. Our family has been blessed by your enduring, loving presence, alongside David, at milestones for over 40 years. We will miss you in every way, lovely, loving and so very beautiful, Rachel. Forever in our hearts and prayers. Uncle Joe, Auntie Hilary, Elizabeth and Lucy x

Louise moore


Dearest Rachel a constant in this( my!) turbulent world. Always thoughtful , dignified and kind .
So many memories …
Your gentle guidance is strongly felt by those you’ve left behind , a true comfort.
You will forever be carried in our hearts.
Until we meet again
Love you Sis❤️

Bridget Croucher


Dearest Rachel ♡
Your everyday with us was sprinkled with your every kind of wonderful.
Your humble generous soul and beautiful spirit gave love, grace, and happiness unconditionally to everyone you met. The grateful hearts that will treasure this is beyond measure...
I was blessed to have you as my friend and the special ways you touched my life. Your beautiful smile, contagious laugh, twinkling eyes, and love of life to name just a few, will be with me always.
Thank you unconditionally today and all the tomorrows for being the beautiful, wonderful you...
Until we meet again, rest in peace with the love of your precious family, and friends ♡
My love always, Bridget x♡x

Martha Hearl


Rachel, the beautiful, sweetest, kindest friend. Thank you for organising our HFC lunches. It was always such a joy to see you.
Your grace and dignity with this wretched illness was inspirational.
Much love to Dave, Sophie and Pat and all the family.

Joe and Hilary Egan


Dearest Rachel, you came into our lives as the 19 year old girlfriend of our beloved nephew David. We loved you immediately and fondly recall your flowing mass of curly hair and sweet smile over dinner in Bedford Avenue. Our family has been blessed by your enduring and loving presence, alongside David, at milestones for over 40 years. We will miss you in every way, lovely, loving and so very beautiful, Rachel. Forever in our hearts and prayers. Uncle Joe, Auntie Hilary, Lucy and Elizabeth x

Rita and Sophia


Our thoughts and love to all of Rachel's family.
She was such a lovely, kind and caring lady.
Rita, Sophia, Chris, Harvey and Laura xxxx

Kate Cocks


There are no words to express such loss or how grateful we are to have had Rachel in ourr lives. Rachel's warmth, love, fun and kindness will remain with us as, will our lovely memories of time shared. A truely wonderful cousin and auntie. Thank you Rachel for all that you have given to us and for all of the lovely people you have brought into our lives. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of Rachel's family and friends, with love from Adi, Kate, Greg, George, Alice and Lydia.



Rachel ‘sweet’ Rachel
It is difficult to image the world without you, the beautiful consistent strength of being that you are.
“I felt so special and grown up although the youngest of the bridesmaids aged 7. We waited at the Royal Norfolk to get ready, and Rachel took time to thank us and present us with gifts. I remember feeling so pretty in my dress and important, wearing the necklace that Rachel gave us all before the ceremony.”
Rachel Married David, my cousin, when I was 7 years old. Since then, Rachel never forgot a birthday or a Christmas card or gift for me growing up. As I grew into an adult and muddled through inevitably sometimes sending cards but mostly not. I so admired Rachels organisation, dedication and kindness which insured she never forgot. It was always so reassuring and comforting to know Rachel thought and cared enough, was consistent and would deliver without fail. When I had my son, this thoughtfulness continued, a birthday card and gift every year without fail delivered with her kindness and generosity of spirit imbued. These will be sadly missed but always remembered!
My heart is pouring out love to David, Sophie, and Pat and all of Rachel’s family and close friends as the loss is great with such a beautiful soul taken early.
However, I will hold on to being blessed to have known Rachel and to have been touched by her generosity and kindness, to have heard her giggle at something silly and to have joined her singing to songs with rosy cheeks.
Rest in Peace dear Rachel, your kind and generous nature will never be forgotten, I will miss you but forever love and cherish you in my memory.

Jo Maginnis


A tribute to our beautiful Rachel.

To see my beloved daughter passing away before me, it is something no mother or parent should have to see happen. It is not the order of life. Rachel was the most perfect human being – kind, loving, happy, loyal, with great integrity, and not a bad bone in her being. The loss is so hard to bear for us all, family and friends.

She is now at peace after facing her illness with courage, and is reunited with her father, my dearest John. Rest in peace.

From your loving mother, Jo xxx

John Bell


So many happy memories, thank you for them all. We miss you so much. Always in our hearts Rachel.

Céline & Thierry


Dear Rachel,
We met for the first time on a roof top during a beautiful Indian summer evening in Amsterdam. We'll never forget your smile, your voice, your laughter, your dance moves, and your love for the young man celebrating his birthday that night! We have been lucky to know you and will keep you in our heart. Rest in peace chère Rachel. With all our affection,

Daren and Kate Terry


Forever in our thoughts Rachel xx

Wil and Eddy


In loving memory of one great woman.
Rachel, thank you for knowing you.
You will never be forgotten.

Elizabeth Conway


"Rachel in the sky with Diamonds".
Your natural goodness shone through in your wonderful smile, bestowed on everyone you met.
Your love radiated through your selflessness, you're sensitivity towards others, your thoughtfulness, generosity of spirit, your kindness and inclusion of everyone, without judgement.
Too humble to realise how you set an example to all who knew you, on how to spread love around.
Thank you sweet Rachel!
We will miss your laughter during our next silly, sing-song evening, and remember you with deep love.
We are heartsore for your darling David, and all your dear family as they grieve.
Pete and Liz xxx

Evan Christophides


Rachel, you are gone, but never to be forgotten by all who met you, knew you, and all who had the privilege of having you in their lives. Ours was a brief season in your life, but one that I will always cherish, your openness, kindness, huge smile, your laughter, your humour, especially when you would "pop your head in" on the many times David and I would "meet" to solve all of the world's problems, and just laugh at us. I will keep the promise I made to you not to allow David to buy any more shoes. Until we meet again Rachel, probably at a SPAR event in the sky, rest in peace, in God's loving arms.
With Love and sadness

Paul, Dee, Nikki, Sam and Babs


‘Loss leaves a heart-ache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal’
Much love from us all,
Paul, Dee, Nikki, Sam and Babs

Gillian, Chris & Liam


From the first moment we met Rachel we knew we'd met someone incredibly special. We will always remember the way she welcomed us with such warmth, a huge friendly smile, a fun twinkle in her eye, and excitement when we moved in next door. Rachel even came round on moving in day to give us a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a welcome to our new home gift, such was her hugest of hearts and amazing kindness to others. Rachel always took time and interest in our lives supporting us, and sharing some lovely fun treasured moments, as well as some very unique and creative ones that we shared through the strange pandemic years when we could only chat to each other through a window or wave over the fence! Rachel was also always amazing with our son Liam too, always taking time to speak to him at his level and being amused by his adventures! We have been blessed to have you as a friend over the last five years, we thought the world of you, and you were such a beautiful soul whose gentleness and kindness shone so very brightly. We will miss you painfully and will never forget you & will hold you in our heart and memories forever. All our love Gillian, Chris & Liam xxx

Wahe Davtyan


Dear Rachel,

Remembering a life well lead and all the joy it brought to so many. In memory of a truly amazing person You will be missed dearly.

Clare Bell


Darling Rachel,
I have so many precious memories of a lifetime's friendship with you. Here are just a few. You were the little green eyed girl who sat beside me every day at school. The best friend who played with me in the tree house at Rose Cottage with Sean & Tim, on the beach at the family beach hut with family & cousins & in the playground with schoolfriends. The slim, vibrant teenager who had ABBA posters on her bedroom wall, danced at discos & parties with me until dawn & who worked so very hard at her studies. The beautiful young woman who first visited Aberbach with me, over 40 years ago, who loved the ocean, Strumble Head Lighthouse at night, watching for seals & looking at the stars. The wonderful wife & mother that you became. Loving, capable, gentle & always with time for others. In the last year I saw a core of strength shine through the gentle lady you became. You faced everything with such grace & dignity & thought of others to the last. I am so glad that you were my best friend, so blessed to have shared so much of my life with you.
Sleep well dearest Rachel. I'll see you on the beach.

Jeltsje Feenstra


Dear Rachel, our elegant queen at the Amstel. Your friendship was and is still heartwarming. When we saw each other it was always "gezellig", cozy, a relaxed atmosphere that you created through your warmth and love together with David. Your sincere and warm friendship, i felt in every conversation. I keep on remembering your wise words of support and your strength. Also our visits to the countryside were always so much fun, boating on the lakes, swimming in the night and cycling through the small villages. Enjoying the nature and little things of life.
Darling Rachel, I miss you. You are deep in my heart and i will forever remember your strength, your love, and your smile. x Jeltsje

Claude Silavant


My dear Rachel, what have you done to us all!
You were there throughout so many people's lives.
Your own loving big family have welcomed so many over so many years.
You kept the post office in profit way too long with xmas/birthday cards!
Your positive, kind & thoughtful ways were endless together with your beautiful soul.
Your spirit continues with each & everyone of us who were so blessed in life to have known you. We all had hope but none of us wanted you to suffer any more, you were so brave throughout.
My daily walks with the dogs in the forest continually remind me of how good our lives were shared with the right people. You are forever part of that walk Rachel.
Love always
Claude xx xx
Ps Racton ruin!! So much fear & fun, especially after the pub...

Karen Maginnis


Lovely Rach ♥️
You will be missed beyond measure, but will be in our hearts and minds always.
Softly and gently spoken, cheeky sense of humour with a sweet little giggle, unfailingly kind and enormously brave.
Tim and I along with Maddie and Dexter miss you so much. Rest in peace, until we all meet again ♥️

Shoshanna Thomas


My Aunty Rachel,
I have so many lovely memories of you. I’ve lived with you & uncle david, Sophie and pat. Been on holidays together and random night time drives to racton ruins… always a delicious dinner cooked for us all and so much love and kindness.
You were one of the kindest ladies I knew… you will be missed and loved forever by everyone who knew you.
RIP Aunty Rachel xxxx love you always xxxx

Pauline Bond


Words cannot express the sadness, such a beautiful soul taken from us far to early! I have many fond memories of you Rachel, with David many years ago on holiday in Spain, we had such fun!
Although our paths took us in different directions, through social media we kept in contact, and it is heartwarming to see how much you touched everyone’s hearts and how much you were loved X
My thoughts are with all your family and friends , you will be so sadly missed.
Rest in Peace dear Rachel. X

Jack Moore


Dearest Aunty Rachel,

You are one of a kind, a pure angel on earth with the purest and beautiful of souls.

You always put others ahead of yourself; even during your valiant battle. I will take your strength and courage you have shown, with me in my life and you will always be remembered and never forgotten.

I will forever be grateful the love and kindness you gave me, always checking up on me and thinking of me. During hard times, always there with a sparkle in your eyes and your warm welcoming voice.

I am grateful to call you my Aunty, and I will cherish moments we spent together. I will miss you greatly but I take comfort in knowing you are always with us.

Rest peacefully


Jack xx

Jayne and Tom Rose


Dearest Rachel, I will never forget your kindness, generosity, sense of fun and the warm welcome you gave to myself and Tom on joining the ‘SPAR family’. The fun, the laughter and always selfless support of others. A beautiful soul, inside and out.

You will be very much missed but always remembered in the hearts of those you touched.

Our love to David, Sophie, Patrick and your wider family who we hope can be comforted by the cherished memories they have at this time.

Jayne and Tom xxx ❤️

Tara Munt


Dearest Aunty Rachel
You were the kindest soul anyone could ever meet.
Smiling always with a warmth and sparkle in your eyes.
Always thinking of us all at any celebration, even in your tougher days you would still be thinking of others.
Entirely selfless and beautifully kind.
I will forever be grateful for the love you showed my daughters and I.
You were one of a kind, one of life’s precious treasures, an earth Angel.
Our family will never be the same without you.
You will forever be spoken about and thought of, We will love and miss you always x

Anna Cowan .Barbara Theresa Jacqueline


So sad about Rachel's death she was a kind n Beautiful lady n all she went through to fight that awfull Illness I will miss her lovely letter n Card each Christmas's I was so happy to get her letter in Dec always full of news n events but this year was about how she got through Chemo how hard she fough .n hopefull for the Future . To spend time with her loved ones .her little grandchild I will miss Rachel n want to send love to David n Family .you were a great Couple n a very caring Family ♥️

Kim Bailey


Oh lovely Rachel, a true beauty inside and out.
You will live such a big hole in all your lovely families lives.
Everybody loved you, you were so special.
Beautiful angel
Love from Kim Xxx ❤️ xxX

Michael Tasker


Quietly magnificent, Rachel was without doubt the most extraordinary lady, generous, caring, thoughtful and kind. Rachel was never influence buy ego, but motivated by humility and respect for all, you could not know Rachel without being inspired by her presence and kindness.
Rachel died as she lived with dignity, without a shred of doubt the world has lost an amazing soul, however without doubt the legacy of Rachel’s kindness and love will live on in our harts forever.
Goodbye Rachel,
All of my love,
Mike XX

joseph van appia


The wife, the mother, sister, grandma and widely known in Amsterdam as the QUEEN will always be remembered and forever engraved in our memories. Your untimely departing has left a vacuum behind which cannot be filled. A woman of kindness, dignity and above all the love and the intrest she had for everyone was indescribable. We shared numerous moments together and l miss you already , my one and the only THE QUEEN. Farewell till we meet again.

Michael Stenning


Dearest Rachel. Aways a smile and happy hallo for everyone, thoughtful caring and loving. Thank you for the lovely memories of forty years of knowing you ,Aberbach amongst my most treasured. May you rest in peace

Rachael Saunders


Dearest David, and Sophie and Patrick, may the memories of your beautiful Rachel bless you with hope in your sadness and bring you the knowledge that joy will again return to your hearts. Sending love to you all.

Miriam Stenning


Rachel was the best 'daughter in law' ...always made me cup of tea in China cup and saucer..helped me hang my curtains..always help with 'computer' difficulties...always loving to me and all my family..will always be missed so much, at peace now...watching us from afar.

Russell Hastings


Our wonderful Rachel.
Just seems impossible that you physically aren’t here. Words cannot describe what a wonderful human being you were on this earth and how much love and respect everyone has for you! I can hear you in my mind when I think of you and it’s always a calm gentle loving voice which of coarse is you. You were an inspiration to me when times were tough all those years ago and you certainly were one of the people that stood by me and had faith in me. It gives me great comfort know you have gone on to put the lights on and prepare the place for us to arrive whenever that is. With much love and absolute respect!
Always in our hearts ❤️
Russ Kim Charlie and Bobby

Peter Goulding


Beautiful Rachel, really says it all. There aren't enough words to describe this kind, gentle, forgiving woman other than, Beautiful inside and out.
Loved by everyone whoever knew her and met her. We never saw her as often as we would have liked, due to our location.
We will miss her and always remember her.
Peter & Sharon xxxxx

Richard Hendrick


Really difficult to put into words just what a lovely lady Rachel was. I was lucky to have known Rachel for a long time and even had the pleasure of working with her briefly. Rachel just had a beautiful aura about her, captivating smile and a wicked sense of humour and fun. Rachel was so caring and compassionate and truly one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.
The world has lost a star taken far too early, but I will always remember Rach with a massive smile on my face.
I feel blessed to have known her, and the world is a much sadder place without her.
Love you Rach
Rest in peace
Richard Hendrick

Elaine Daniels


Dear Rachel, you were without a doubt the kindest and most compassionate person I have ever had the privilege to meet. Your gentle caring when I lost my Mum was something I have never forgotten - a voice of loving understanding when my world felt so lost. So many lives are all the better for having been touched by yours, and the hole your loss leaves in the world is immense. You will always inspire, and you will never ever be forgotten.
Sending love xxxxx



Dear Rachel,
You were the perfect mum, embracing all of us friends along the way. You have always had a bed for me and made me feel like part of your family when mine was so far away. You always took the time to listen to my out there career adventures and I’ll never forget the home cooked roast dinner, Sophie delivered to chichester when I was on my third baked beans on toast that week.
You will forever be cherished in my heart and to my family for the beauty and kindness you gave me. We’ll stand beside your special family proud to have made moments and memories with you.
All my love always,
Thea x x

Paul Smith


In loving memory of Rachel. A kind, caring, loving Mother, Grandmother and wife.
It is hard to put into words my feelings. I would just like to say that although I only met Rachel on three occasions, I can truly say that her kindness and warmth shone through. We miss you Rachel. Rest in peace.



Dear Rachel,
It was an honour to have known you and called you a friend. The world has lost one of its truly beautiful people. You enriched everyone’s lives who knew you with your kindness, warmth, generosity and unwavering love!! Rest in peace Rachel, you will forever be sorely missed.

All our love,
Rob, Ulla & family

Angela Schulewitz


Rachel was the most gentle, selfless, giving and thoughtful person I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with.
She was never judgemental. She scooped up everyone with her joie de vivre.
She will be sadly missed.
Much love to Dave, Sophie and Pat xxx

Mark Cox


May God rest your soul in love and peace Rachel, and your family forever feel the warmth of your memory

Sophie Harper


My beautiful Mum, I still can’t believe you are gone.
My heart will be forever broken, I have lost my mum and my best friend, but I was the luckiest daughter to have you for 33 years and you taught me so much.
You had the kindest, warmest heart, you were utterly selfless and devoted to your family and friends. You showed love and generosity to all and you created a home that made everyone feel welcome.
You will never be forgotten and Teddy will always know about his wonderful Granny xx



Darling Rachel
What a beautiful soul you have. Always smiling, always giving. I think there will be a new colour in the rainbow now.
Am blessed to have known you and call you my friend.
Big hugs xxxx

Richard Fairhurst


Dear Rachel,
It seems such a long time ago but the memory of your beautiful smile and wonderfully kind heart will stay with me forever.
You restored my faith in humanity. Thank you.
Rest in peace.
Richard, Melissa, Izzie and Imogen. Xxxx

Marina Ustyuzhanina


Dear Rachel,

All the time we had been acquainted you were always kind, positive and sincerely supportive . So lucky was to have a chance to know you - kind heart , wise and very modest .

Rest in peace , dear Rachel
Marina .

Laurie and Guy Fletcher


Sending our thoughts and love to you and the family Dave.

Tim Maginnis


My sister Rachel was simply the best. Always had time for me as a kid, talking football 24/7… she’d listen intently, hanging on my every word. Patient, kind, loving and encouraging in all I intended to do.
This didn’t change as we grew older.
Everything seems unreal still, and the thought of not having Rachel around is just desperate and what it means to my family, our family, many families & friends.
My thanks and heartfelt love to Dave, Sophie & Pat who have been absolutely incredible in the face of the darkest of days.
Rachel was and is, the absolute best.
I love you so much.
At peace but always in my heart ……
Tim xxxxxx

Carrie saxby


Dearest auntie Rachel
The most kindest soul on the earth

A woman of such Love and dedication.
Never without a smile.

Forever a woman putting everyone first
Feeding everyone lasagne and trifle

We will all always have a part of Rachel in us no matter what it is.

She is and will always be loved world wide

See you soon

Love Carrie & James x

David Moore


Dear Rachel,
40 blissful and happy years together, I miss you, a force for good, an ambassador of kindness, spreading love, compassion and generosity to all who knew you. Graceful, elegant, gentle, influential, a family woman, the centre of our family and our circle of lifelong friends, unique and beautiful. I love you, I am lost, but you are with me always.
No more suffering, Rest in Gods Eternal Peace. All my Love, now and always.

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