Strongmen Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Registered Number 1184242
Edward Michael Terry Wilkinson
11/06/1968 – 13/05/2022
In memory of Ed and in lieu of flowers, please can we ask you to donate to the charity which we know he would have wanted to benefit - strongmen.org.uk. This small UK charity aims to support men following bereavement.
We have a personal family connection to one of the founders and Ed would have been delighted he could help them through donations in his name.
Above is Ed proudly wearing his StrongMen t-shirt.
Please note that we are expecting more people to attend than there are seats for in the crematorium. Family and close friends will have been informed that they will enter the chapel first and remaining seats then filled.
There is a standing area in the foyer of the crematorium with a view into the chapel and TV screens also provided in this area, for those unable to be seated.
If you would rather watch on live stream please contact Julie, who will forward you the email with the log in details.
Please wear what you feel most comfortable in, but to reflect Ed’s sunny nature, feel free to wear a splash of colour!
LIVE LINK FOR FUNERAL: https://watch.obitus.com
The wake will be held at the family home – 15 Petersfield Lane, Gosfield, CO9 1PU.
We would be delighted if everyone could join us after the service for a toast and some light refreshments from around 5.30pm until around 6.30/7pm.
Family and close friends will be remaining at the house for supper and will have been informed of this ahead of the day. Please can we ask that you respect the family’s wishes on this.
We live in a narrow country lane, so parking is not easy, however the Petersfield Antiques Village almost opposite our home have offered us their parking areas – there is a main car park at the front and an overspill area at the rear. Please do not block access to the additional parking to left of the large barn as it is also the farmer’s vehicle access route
Ed was a true gentleman! An incredible person and will be missed massively, though always remembered! Sending all our love, Tom, Natalie and Marnie xxx
Mr Thomas Everest
I'VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID. PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER EVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL. MAYA ANGELOU, AMERICAN POET. YOU MADE EVERYONE FEEL SO GOOD IN YOUR COMPANY ED, AT WORK OR PLAY. WHAT A LEGACY. YNWA ALL YOUR SAUSAGE MATES, WHO SHARED SO MANY GOOD TIMES WITH YOU.
In memory of Ed, he will never be forgotten. Our sincere condolences to Jules, Luke and the Family.
Mr & Mrs Trevor Reeve
A truly dear friend who was one in a million! Ed - you will be missed but you will always be part of our lives. There are so many things that you have taught us - a way of being that emphasises what is really important in life and I will try my very best to live my life with your values as a guide. I’m very honoured to have known and spent time with someone as exceptional as you. Jules, Luke and Yasmin - My thoughts, prayers and love are with you always. As you were blessed with Ed, Ed was blessed with the incredible people that you are, the happiness that you gave him and the love that you all share. Ed is a legend and that in part is down to you. X
Miss Sandra Fernando
An explosive introduction that lasted one afternoon, but I felt I lived a lifetime with such an inspiration that made up a wonderful experience that will leave an example of how we should embrace Life . A lesson learned, helping us to understand a true meaning of an opportunity we sometimes never experience.. I feel blessed x
Mr Robin Oxford
With love from Tom, Lisa, Thomas and Alex. Ed’s beautiful smile and infectious personality will live with us forever. A truly special man x
Mr & Mrs Tom and Lisa Hockley
Ed, you were taken far too soon but you’ll never be forgotten. Rest easy ‘big man’ love always. Jake & Charley xx
Mr & Mrs Jake Gibson
Remembering Ed and what a lovely guy he was. Sending lots of love to you Jules & Luke xx Sam & Steve xx
Mr & Mrs Steve & Sam Pumfleet
In loving memory of Edward Michael Terry Wilkinson "Ed"
Retiring Collection .
I’m a little lost for words. My Christmas Uncle Ed is not at the end of the phone with a lovely message anymore. No more hopes of a last minute cuppa when you’re passing. The likes of you are so rare. The only consolation is what a wonderful wife you had and that you were so happy. I wish you had more time together. I’ll miss you Ed. I didn’t see you often but you were always in my heart and always will be. I plan to bring a little more love to everyone in this world, you did it with such ease and I will make sure that legacy lives on. Love you. Tash, Mike and the rest of the Welchies xxx
Mrs Natasha Keegan
Edward you are gone far too soon and will be very much missed. Sian, Richard, Freddy and Lucy x
Mrs Sian Bowden
In memory of a really lovely & kind gentleman whom I was lucky to have met, rest in peace Ed xxx
Ms Sara Askew
Dear Julie and Luke There aren’t enough words to express the heartbreak we all feel. Ed was truly the most wonderful guy we all knew ! Always smiling. He will always have a very special place in our hearts and if he’s taught us anything it’ll be to live life to its fullest and be the kind and caring person he was. Shine bright up there Ed . It takes the very best ! Our love and hugs Nicky and Mark Xxx
Mr Mark Everest
A gentleman with a big smile! Thank you Ed for being part of our family, and for loving Jules & Luke with all your heart. With Love, Susan & Terry xx
Mrs Susan Nunn
Dear Juls We have no words to truly reflect how shocked and heartbroken we feel for both you & Luke. Much love Gavin & Julie
Mr & Mrs Julie Payne
We miss you so much at school Ed, you were the heart and soul of St Mags. Thank you for the laughs and chats, you were a dear friend to us. We will never forget you, sending much love to your family. Love, Dawn, Dom, Amber & Tia xxx
Ms Dawn Turner
Lovely Lovely Ed You'll be sorely missed. I think I'll still look for you on the 12th hole. Sending all my love to all your friends and family especially Jules and Luke xxxxx Alison
Mrs Alison Fisk
Dearest Ed, We hope you will keep an eye on us all from up on high. Maybe you’ll see us playing golf still, struggling as ever but missing your friendship and shared fun with every game. Lots of love Terry & Lorraine xxx
Mr & Mrs Terry Gordon
The news of what has happened has still not fully registered. Always here for you luke and Jules. X
Mr Nicholas Pitcher
All our love Scott, Zoe, Margot and Reuben xxx
Mr Scott Roberts
Thinking of you all, Love Tracey and Shaun x
Mr & Mrs Shaun and tracey Roberts
So shocked Ed. Always thought we’d manage a catch up at some point. Can’t believe we met 40 years ago! Love to all your family xxx
Mrs Nikki Mattey
We will miss Ed so much at school, his friendly smile and chat greeted me each morning and that I will remember forever. Thoughts are with you all at this truly difficult time
Mr & Mrs Britta Mercer
Ed - continue the party in heaven … much love thanks for the great memories xx
Ms Joan Jones
Our family’s hearts are with you and your family.
Mr & Mrs Claudia & Daniel Beecham
Jules, I can’t imagine how you are feeling loosing Edward, he was such a ray of sunshine, positive and caring. A true gentleman. I am truly grateful that our paths crossed. You are an amazing woman, I don’t know you…I hope I will get to know you. I thank you for getting in contact, our conversation, as well as being immensely sad, warmed my heart…you are brave, kind and selfless, treasure your memories with Edward forever, he will always be in your heart. Love Katie x
Mrs Katie Stammers
Dear Jules and Luke, we are so sorry for the loss of your amazing Ed. We are thinking of you and sending you prayers of strength. Love Rochelle, Danny, Joshua and Hannah xx
Mrs Rochelle Morris
You have left a huge hole in our lives. May you rest in peace our friend. All our love Kay & Paul xxxxxxxxx
Mr & Mrs Kay Crispin
We barely knew you Ed, such a short encounter, lots of fun and lovely memories. As in the lyrics of Adrienne Grayce : "I hope you're dancing in the sky and I hope you're singing in the angel's choir and I hope the angels know what they have, I bet it's so nice up in heaven since you arrived" Carolyn x
Mrs Carolyn Hussey
You leave us with the best memories of your amazing presence and personality I will always think of you with a smile x fly high Mr Ed
Miss Sophie Harrington
We, like everyone whose life was touched by Ed, are devastated by his loss. The world is a sadder place without his happy smile, crazy antics and fun personality. He was a great thoughtful friend who will be missed beyond words.
Mr & Mrs Andy Teskey
My thoughts are with Ed’s family. He always brightened up our golf trips, and I can honestly say that I never saw him anything other than happy. Gavin
Mr Gavin Davies
As a St. Mag’s family, we will miss Ed enormously. Always chatty and happy to help, he was the friendly face that we would see on the school gate every day. He will always be remember by us and the children, a big character that won’t be forgotten.
Mrs Elaine Crisp
Ed was one of a kind that always had a smile on his face and lit up the room when he walked in. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mr & Mrs Russell Couch
To the best friend I could ever have wished for!! My life will never be the same again without you in it, you was ALWAYS there for me wherever & whenever. Love you always pal. Stuart & Kerry XXXXX
Mr Stuart Jones
Julie on the loss of your husband "ED", there are no words that can truly ease the pain of such a sad loss. Our thoughts are with you, Love Jinty and Ian xxx.
Mr & Mrs IAN and Jinty HAY
You’re in our thoughts Julie and Luke. And Edward’s joy, spirit and kindness is in our hearts always. With love, the Keizers
Sally Jimmy Sallyann Keizer
Words can not sum up the loss we feel, you were one awesome human being Edward Wilkinson, a great friend. John and Clare xxx
Mr John Dolder
Words cannot express our sadness at Ed's passing. We have lots of happy memories of wonderful holidays together. We will miss you Ed. Our love and thoughts are with Jules and Luke xx Tom & Sheila.
Mr & Mrs Tom & Sheila Robertson
To Jules and Luke, the pain of your loss will ease over time but the memories of Ed will remain forever larger than life. Wherever he is, we can be sure he'll be getting the party started. Ed, you're a hard act to follow buddy. With love Eugene and Rose.
Mr Eugene Ong
Dearest Julie, We've known Ed for all 25 of the years he was with you, giving you support and love to Luke when he was a toddler and of course being an absolute rock by your side before and after marriage. We shall try to give you our support, albeit from a distance, in the years ahead, keeping an image of a very cheerful Ed always in our hearts. Much love, Selina and Guy xx
Dr Guy Denuault
The best friend and neighbour you could have. You've left a huge Ed sized hole in the lives of the people you have touched over the years. Rest in Peace my friend
Mr Donal Falvey
Sending light and love to you and your family Jules 💕
Mrs Inshi Ali
Ed , I have no meaningful words. You were our friend, I will cherish those memories for ever. Heaven is a brighter , happier place. Make sure you & Bob share a glass or two. Fantastic cause. Love as always Gaye xxx
Mrs Gaye Hampshire
Heaven has received one awesome guy who will be sadly missed by those that had the privilege to know and love him. xx
Mrs Sharon Wood
Missed beyond measure 😢😢😢 Our world is a little darker without you Ed 💔
Mr & Mrs Sarah Karby Best
Heavens gained an absolute star. Ed you are desperately missed! Enjoy the karaoke & dancing up there! Xxx
Mrs Laura Maylin
A privilege to have shared a friendship over many years...Ed, I will miss your smile, sense of humour and kindness x
Mrs Louise Leishman
Simply a wonderful human being who we are devastated to lose so soon. Our hearts go out to you all. Paul , Jo, Joe and Maisie xxx
Mr & Mrs Paul Hewitt
A true gent, a lovely friend, a great laugh. Ed, you will be missed beyond measure 💔
Ms Marian Ripper