Mr Paul Andrew Read

Paul's favourite colour was purple.  Therefore we would like to encourage you to wear something bright and colourful.  

Charity details

Guy's And St Thomas' Foundation

Vascular Research Fund

Guy’s and St Thomas’ vascular unit is a national tertiary referral centre providing diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood vessels. We have a large team of specialist surgeons, radiologists, doctors and nurses to look after you.

The department is the hub of the South East Thames Network. We provide emergency and elective vascular services to people living in south east London and west Kent. Our ‘network’ hospitals are:

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust (Kings College Hospital and Princess Royal University Hospital)
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich)
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup)
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Tunbridge Wells Hospital).

We are a national tertiary referral centre for complex aortic disease specialising in endovascular and open surgery for aneurysms and aortic dissection.

We are a leading unit in the management of diabetic patients with vascular disease and have a large multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, radiologists, physicians and podiatrists who provide a multidisciplinary care for these patients. We are committed to supporting our network hospitals diabetes services through the diabetic foot network.

We have a specialist interest in the management of deep venous disease with a multidisciplinary team specialising in this field.


Registered Number 1160316

RNLI (The Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on some inland waterways

Registered Number 209603

Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Registered Number 293787

Messages of condolence

Although I had known Paul as a neighbour for a relatively short time I appreciated his willingness to offer help in any way he could. My thoughts are with his wife Jonie and daughter Issy at their great loss now and in the future. Bryan

Mr Bryan Whitesmith

My thoughts and prays are with you all.

Mrs Catherine Morrow

Simon and I are lost for words. So very sorry that Paul is no longer with us. His determination to pack so much into what sadly turned out to be such a short life is an inspiration to us all.

Ms Nicola Rossi

Paul will be truly missed, he was a wonderful person, neighbour and friend.

Mrs Susan McInerney

We will greatly miss our nephew Paul, who is irreplaceable. We will also have treasured fond memories. Phil & Mary Etherington xx

Mr & Mrs Philip Etherington

Paul was a kind, generous and thoughtful friend. Full of aspiration and fun. It was an honour to read at his and Jonie's wedding, and their first dance was truly unforgettable! Just like Paul. Carol and Alan x

Ms Carol Linforth

Paul has been a dear friend and we will never forget his many kindnesses.

Mr & Mrs Anne and Mike Turvey

Paul was genuine guy who liked to share his passion for diving with others. He taught me so much about diving I will always think of him whenever I dive. RIP Paul

Mr Terry Thurley

To Jonie, Izzy & Family Our sincere condolences on the sad loss of a wonderful husband, father & a truly great colleague to so many at Greater Anglia. Paul was a remarkable man and will be a huge loss to our railways. The great work that Paul achieved throughout his career with us, will be remembered for many, many years to come - not just by his work colleagues, but also by the many thousands of customers that use our network. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time From Simone Bailey, Richard Turner & all of Paul's Greater Anglia Family

Abellio East Anglia Ltd

Paul taught me so much when I first joined Greater Anglia & he made me laugh (a lot). We shared an interest of Pink Floyd – many a conversation was had about them, even up until recently when he was very indignant that their last album wasn’t Division Bell (apparently a far better one to have ended on). Paul even liked to play their music on his Uke – he told me that he could play ‘Fat Old Sun’ from the reverse side of Atom Heart Mother, a sound I would have loved to hear. God bless you Paul, I feel truly honoured & blessed that I met you & may 'You Shine on You Crazy Diamond' x

Mrs Lee Andrews

Paul was taken from his loving family and friends far too young . I guess the Lord needed a good Dive Buddy . My thoughts are with you all at such a sad time . X

Mr Steven Read

Made in memory of my friend Paul, we shared some marvellous times in a number of places both in the UK and around the world, he will be missed. I hope that the money does some good.

Mr Gerald Smith

Rest in Peace to one of the most upbeat, positive, friendly, helpful people I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with. A man so very proud of his family, who spoke of his wife and daughter with obvious love and pride. Taken from this world far too soon, a huge loss to everyone who knows him. God Bless you Paul. Hazel Burgess x

Mrs Hazel Burgess

Service details

Celebration of a Life

20 August, 2021 15:30

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road, Braintree, CM7 5PB
Three Counties Crematorium has a capacity of 82 seats. For those of you who either can't take a seat inside the chapel or can't attend on the day, the family have booked a web cast so you can watch the service remotely. Please see below the log in details and password Watching webcast live and watch-again Website Username logi6801 Password 430061