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Funeral Service and Reception to Commemorate the Life of Christopher John Underwood.

The Funeral Service and Committal will take place at Randall’s Park Crematorium at 11.45am on Monday 17th September.

In keeping with Chris’s wishes, the service will be conducted by a Humanist Celebrant. As we want the reception afterwards to be a celebration of Chris’s life, we are keen that people take this opportunity to share their memories of their time with him.

The Reception will be held at Woodlands Park Hotel, which is a three minute drive from the Crematorium. Further details about how to get to the Crematorium and hotel are shown below:

Leatherhead Crematorium: the address of the Crematorium is Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 OAG

Parking: There are 93 parking spaces available (3 disabled) at the Crematorium, so it would be really helpful if you could share your car with someone.

Directions from M25 Motorway: Leave the M25 at Junction 9 and follow the A245 on to Randalls Road.

Directions from Leatherhead Train Station: the train station is approximately 0.8 miles from the Crematorium. Exit the station and head south on to Station Approach. Station Approach leads directly on to Randalls Road. Head west on to Randalls Road in the direction of the Crematorium.

Woodlands Park Hotel:

The hotel is approximately 1.3 miles from the Crematorium. Follow the road out of the Crematorium and turn left on to Randalls Road (A245). Follow Randalls Road north. The road bears left on to Woodlands Lane and the hotel is on the left hand side.

Flowers and Donations:

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research c/o F W Chitty & Co., New Zealand Avenue, Walton on Thames, KT12 1QD


We want you to wear whatever you consider is appropriate to the occasion, but please don’t feel obliged to wear black. We wish the occasion to be as informed as possible, so would want you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.


For catering purposes it would be really helpful if you could RSVP to either Mark or Mary at the following email addresses: