Mr Paul Derek Root

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Paul loved all animals and wildlife but had a special love for wild birds from a young age. He could often be found watching them, feeding them or photographing them wherever he went.

St Helena Hospice did a great job of supporting us to ensure that Paul could stay at home in his final weeks, with his family and pets.

A number of years ago they also supported Paul's dad Ted Root and on both occasions they were compassionate, caring and incredibly good at what they do.

Please consider a donation to either of these charities in Paul's memory and help two important causes that Paul felt passionate about.

Charity details

St Helena Hospice Limited

Helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers.

We also support children and adults who are facing bereavement.

We reach out to members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of North Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.

We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.

We all share a common goal: to be here every step of the way for everyone who needs us, helping life to go on in the face of dying, death and bereavement.

By visiting them in their homes, over the phone with our 24/7 advice line, through our day therapies, and at The Hospice, through all the smiles and all the tears we guide those who need us, because we believe in making every memory matter.

Our ambition: We want more people to have dignity and choice at end of life.

Our priorities: 

Reaching out based on need regardless of diagnosis or circumstances
Empowering people to plan ahead, share their choices and achieve their wishes
Providing excellent personalised care to more people in hospice beds and in the home
Helping life go on in the face of dying, death and bereavement

Registered Number 280919

Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds

Our birds and wildlife are increasingly vulnerable in a rapidly-changing world. The RSPB aims to create bigger, better, more joined-up spaces for nature to save our wildlife, and our shared home.

Registered Number 207076

Messages of condolence

Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Cherie, Kieran and Ethan. Nic and Roy Clark xxx

Mrs Nicola Clark

Donations received in Paul's memory from family and friends who attended his funeral service.

Retiring Collection .

Rest in Peace Paul, you will be greatly missed. Thoughts are with Cherie, Kieran, Ethan & Family. x

Mrs Anita Norgett

Deepest sympathy and love to Cherie, Kieran and Ethan and family Rest in Peace Paul

Mrs Carol Shilling

Heartfelt sympathy to Cherie and family, sad to have to say goodbye to one of the best x

Mr & Mrs Simon & Angie Mitchell

With fondest memories of our nephew and cousin. Thinking of you all at this sad time. All our love, Auntie Pat, Chris, Darren and families. x x x

Mrs Pat Taylor

Thinking of you all.

Mrs Nicola Nicholson

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Cherie and all the family

Ms Suzanne Bennett

In remembering a dear colleague Paul, Thoughts are with Cherie, Kieran and Ethan at this time - Joby & Mandy Humm

Mr Joby Humm

Our deepest sympathy to Cherie Kieran and Ethan. R. I . P Paul you was a truly great guy. Love from Auntie Peg Kev And Gary x

Mr Kev Yarlott

In memory of Paul, a good colleague and even better friend.

Mr Gavin Jones

In memory of Paul a brilliant colleague, thinking of Cherie, Kieron and Ethan at this difficult time.

Mr Paul Partridge

In memory of an amazing man. With deepest sympathy and love to Cherie, Ethan and family, Wendy and Siegfried

Family Wendy and Siegfried Schmitt

With love and thoughts from Dominic and Gail

Mr Dominic Collins

With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and love are with Cherie and family from Trevor & Tonie

Mr Trevor Wilson

Sadly we have lost a first-class local government officer, who made an enormous contribution to the work of Braintree District Council. Our thoughts are with Cherie and his family.

Mr Graham Butland

Rest in Peace Paul. You will be missed at BDC. We will all help Cherie. Love Max xxxx

Ms Maxine Steele

Our best wishes to Cherie and family at this sad time

Mr & Mrs Sandra and Walter Petchey

With deepest sympathy and love from Jenny and the Sandum family xxx

Mrs Jenny Sandum

Great to have known you Paul, now rest peacefully without pain. Love Juli R x

Mrs Juli Rigby

Best wishes, to Cherie and boys. Sending lots of love Helen Reeve (Planning)

Mrs Helen Reeve

Service details

Church Service

12 May, 2023 13:30

St Andrew's Parish Church

Parsonage Street, Halstead, CO9 2LD

Crematorium Chapel

12 May, 2023 14:30

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road, High Garrett, Braintree, CM7 5PB
The service at Three Counties Crematorium Chapel will be for family, close colleagues and friends only.