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month after his sister Peggy. He is buried with his wife Cathy at Chigwell Cemetery in a beautiful plot that they chose together in 1983.

Michael Hall Michael was the third son born on 20th June 1931 to Lucy and Patrick Hall. He was brought up in the Pear Tree Public House, The Cutt, Waterloo and latterly at the Lancaster Arms, Notting Hill. Michael’s father Patrick Francis Hall died on 3rd February 1946. Michael met his future wife Marlene Critchard at work at Haden Housing where he started work as a plumber’s mate and spent all of his working life, ending up as a senior manager. During his teens, Michael was a keen footballer and had a spell training with Queens Park Rangers. After the war, Michael completed his national service as a fighter plotter in the RAF and on 17th June 1956, Michael married Marlene at St Francis of Assisi Church, Notting Hill with the reception at the Lancaster Arms. On return from honeymoon in Torquay, they moved to Hassocks Road in Streatham where they set up home and had 3 children; Peter (b. 17th April 1958), Anne (b. 17th March 1960) and Martin (b. 22nd May 1965). In 1966, the family moved to Hornchurch Hill, Whyteleafe in Surrey where they all lived until after the children had grown up and left home. Michael took early retirement and he and Marlene moved to Javea in Spain in 1988. Whilst at Whyteleafe, Michael played a vital role in supporting the local Catholic Church and was also heavily involved in supporting catholic charities and helped form the local Knights of St Columba council to which he devoted much of his spare time, including adventures such as driving a donated caravan to Italy following the earthquake in 1980. Michael and Marlene lived in Spain until 2000 when they returned to UK, due partly to Michael’s deteriorating health. Upon returning to England, Michael and Marlene set up home in March, Cambridgeshire where Marlene continues to live and where Michael passed away in April 2007. Their son Peter is married to Elisabeth (née Pedder) and they live in Grove near Wantage, Oxfordshire. They have two children, Jennifer (b. 11th September 1981) and James (b. 23rd December 1983). James lives in Halifax, Yorkshire and is getting married to Jo Williamson on 8th June 2013 and Jennifer lives in Swindon, Oxfordshire and is marrying Marc Patterson on 19th September 2013. Anne is widowed and lives in Croydon, South London.

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