Hertfordshire’s COVID-19 Book of Remembrance

Along with the rest of the United Kingdom, Hertfordshire has been severely affected by the Covid-19 disease. Everyone has been the subject of the difficult rules about the lockdown,  social distancing, and other Covid-19 related restrictions. Many have seen their livelihoods suffer and their businesses badly damaged. A significant number have died, both because of the disease and for other reasons, leaving loved ones mourning their loss.  Because of the characteristics of the disease, those who have lost members of their families, or their friends, have not been able to be with them when they died or been able to hold a proper funeral or memorial event, leaving jagged edges of grief which will be difficult to heal. As the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, and Her Majesty’s personal representative in the County, you have my deepest sympathies, and I will do all I can to help honour the memories of those who have died.

In due course, when the dangers associated with the pandemic have been overcome and the restrictions have been lifted, I will lead remembrance services and memorial events in Hertfordshire to honour the memories of those who died while the restrictions were in place. Until then however I think many might find it helpful publicly to record and acknowledge the loss of loved ones during the restrictions, and I have set up a virtual Book of Remembrance to enable people to do this. If you would like to make an entry in this Book of Remembrance, please complete and submit the form which is to be found below.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales supports honouring the memories of those who have died in this way, and a message of support from him follows.

You may be interested in Remember Me, the St Paul’s Cathedral online book of remembrance for those of all faiths, beliefs or none, in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  www.rememberme2020.uk

 

Robert Voss CBE CStJ
Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire


 

 


Following the sad loss of loved ones during Covid-19 lockdown, a book of remembrance has been opened for Hertfordshire residents to add the name of the deceased and a personal message to the book:

 

Write a new entry of remembrance

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Name: Name of deceased
City: City of residence for deceased
E-mail: Your E-mail address - won't be published.

The entry will only be visible in the remembrance book following admin review, and we reserve the right to remove unsuitable entries.
24 entries.
Anthony Atherton from Hitchin
A beloved Husband, Father, Grandad, and Great-Gramps. Lost his brave battle with cancer on 13th March. It wasn't the send-off we wanted for you or that you deserved but we think fondly of you every day and miss you every minute. May you rest in peace. Love from your Grand-Daughters Laura and Stephanie. 💕
A beloved Husband, Father, Grandad, and Great-Gramps. Lost his brave battle with cancer on 13th March. It wasn't the send-off we wanted for you or that you deserved but we think fondly of you every day and miss you every minute. May you rest in peace. Love from your Grand-Daughters Laura and Stephanie. 💕
Margaret Hastie from Hatfield
Margaret Hastie from Borehamwood/Hatfield ...... The most amazing mum who fought so many battles but lost the war to COVID - so unfair. A mum and granny. You are so loved and missed everyday. Life will never be the same without you. Make use of those angel wings mum, reunited with Dad and Mark. Love you to the moon and back. Nicola xx
Margaret Hastie from Borehamwood/Hatfield ...... The most amazing mum who fought so many battles but lost the war to COVID - so unfair. A mum and granny. You are so loved and missed everyday. Life will never be the same without you. Make use of those angel wings mum, reunited with Dad and Mark. Love you to the moon and back. Nicola xx
Hertsmere Residents from Hertsmere
At these challenging times, let us offer our prayers for those who sadly lost their lives during the pandemic virus and for their families. May they find the strength and courage to find comfort and solace in their time of anguish. We think of those who are still being treated and pray they be granted a full and speedy recovery. We pray that life will return for all, speedily to a healthy and happy future. We thank all the NHS, carers, volunteers, refuse collectors, those who deliver our post, together with people who have allowed us to continue with our... Read more
At these challenging times, let us offer our prayers for those who sadly lost their lives during the pandemic virus and for their families. May they find the strength and courage to find comfort and solace in their time of anguish. We think of those who are still being treated and pray they be granted a full and speedy recovery. We pray that life will return for all, speedily to a healthy and happy future. We thank all the NHS, carers, volunteers, refuse collectors, those who deliver our post, together with people who have allowed us to continue with our life. We pray as a council we will lead the community towards a safer and healthy future for all our residents. Cllr Alan Plancey Mayor of Hertsmere
Ernest Charles Thake from Ware
In memory of a much loved amd cherished Father who died of covid-19 before he could return home after surviving a stroke chest infection pneumonia and sepsis. You will never be forgotten by all your family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever.
In memory of a much loved amd cherished Father who died of covid-19 before he could return home after surviving a stroke chest infection pneumonia and sepsis. You will never be forgotten by all your family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever.
Terence Saunders from Hoddesdon
Terry was a wonderful husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. We think of him every day and miss him with all our hearts. We know he is always with us, we will never be apart. Much loved and cherished by all his family and friends and will be very sadly missed, taken from us too soon.
Terry was a wonderful husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. We think of him every day and miss him with all our hearts. We know he is always with us, we will never be apart. Much loved and cherished by all his family and friends and will be very sadly missed, taken from us too soon.
James miller from Hemel Hempstead
To my lovely, sweet, funny big brother Jim, You were always such a wonderful big brother to me growing up, I’ll miss my weekly visits to you and our chats reminiscing over years gone by. Didn’t get a chance to say which broke my heart 😢Reunited with mum and dad. Till I see you again. Miss u Jimock. Xxxx
To my lovely, sweet, funny big brother Jim, You were always such a wonderful big brother to me growing up, I’ll miss my weekly visits to you and our chats reminiscing over years gone by. Didn’t get a chance to say which broke my heart 😢Reunited with mum and dad. Till I see you again. Miss u Jimock. Xxxx
Margaret Helen Holland from Hemel Hempstead & Staffordshire
In loving memory of Margaret Helen Holland, Mum,Wife,Nan & Sister. This was not the way it was meant to be but our hearts,memories,love & laughter will carry us through. Always in our thoughts, rest in piece Mum until we meet again.
In loving memory of Margaret Helen Holland, Mum,Wife,Nan & Sister. This was not the way it was meant to be but our hearts,memories,love & laughter will carry us through. Always in our thoughts, rest in piece Mum until we meet again.
Sara Dee Trollope from Bedfordshire
Sara Dee Trollope was a beautiful Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Nanny and Elderly State Mental Health Nursing Matron. She was a compassionate, kind and very good at her job. Her loss from Covid 19 which she caught whilst nursing her patients at Oak Tree Ward at Woodlands Unit Hillingdon. Has left a Big hole in all our hearts but her wonderful smile is something we will always remember her by. Sleep tight our Princess.
Sara Dee Trollope was a beautiful Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Nanny and Elderly State Mental Health Nursing Matron. She was a compassionate, kind and very good at her job. Her loss from Covid 19 which she caught whilst nursing her patients at Oak Tree Ward at Woodlands Unit Hillingdon. Has left a Big hole in all our hearts but her wonderful smile is something we will always remember her by. Sleep tight our Princess.
Ronald Marshall from Croxley Green
A wonderful, caring husband, dad, grandad, father in law, brother, uncle, godfather and dear friend to so many. A Watford FC fan for over 50 years. You were taken from us by Covid19 on the 22nd April. Our hearts broke that day 💔💔 💔💔 We have so many memories, that we will treasure forever. Rest in peace, 💛❤️🖤xx xx xx xx
A wonderful, caring husband, dad, grandad, father in law, brother, uncle, godfather and dear friend to so many. A Watford FC fan for over 50 years. You were taken from us by Covid19 on the 22nd April. Our hearts broke that day 💔💔 💔💔 We have so many memories, that we will treasure forever. Rest in peace, 💛❤️🖤xx xx xx xx
Cristina Blake from St Albans
To my beautiful mother, Harry's nonna, we miss you so much. You were an amazing mother and much loved grandmother. The road ahead without you is long until we can hug you again. You were taken from this world by Covid-19 on 22 April but you stay in our hearts and we will always remember the happy times. Rest in peace. Love Bianca and Harry xx❤
To my beautiful mother, Harry's nonna, we miss you so much. You were an amazing mother and much loved grandmother. The road ahead without you is long until we can hug you again. You were taken from this world by Covid-19 on 22 April but you stay in our hearts and we will always remember the happy times. Rest in peace. Love Bianca and Harry xx❤
David Betts from Watford
To the most amazing dad I think of you every day, we all miss you so very much x
To the most amazing dad I think of you every day, we all miss you so very much x
Jackie Murphy from Watford
Dear friend/ colleague Jackie Murphy XxX We Go back many years .You are an inspiration ,with so much love & fun you always lit up a room with your warmth xx you Will be greatly missed by all that knew you XX much love & may you rest in peace .God Bless X Paul Twigg.....April 2020.
Dear friend/ colleague Jackie Murphy XxX We Go back many years .You are an inspiration ,with so much love & fun you always lit up a room with your warmth xx you Will be greatly missed by all that knew you XX much love & may you rest in peace .God Bless X Paul Twigg.....April 2020.
Jackie Murphy from Watford
Dearest Jackie Murphy, My best friend , you will be missed by all who knew you , such a character and you spread laughter & joy to all around you. I will miss you everyday and may you now shine the brightest in heaven. Love always your best friend Michelle xxxx Taken by Covid/19 -29th April 2019 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
Dearest Jackie Murphy, My best friend , you will be missed by all who knew you , such a character and you spread laughter & joy to all around you. I will miss you everyday and may you now shine the brightest in heaven. Love always your best friend Michelle xxxx Taken by Covid/19 -29th April 2019 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
David De Bell from St Albans
Much loved husband of Chris, father of Nikki, David and Sarah and proud Grandfather (Pa) of Joshua and Gracie. He had such a big heart and always put others first. We all have wonderful memories, however a big part of our lives is no longer with us. He will always be lovingly remembered.
Much loved husband of Chris, father of Nikki, David and Sarah and proud Grandfather (Pa) of Joshua and Gracie. He had such a big heart and always put others first. We all have wonderful memories, however a big part of our lives is no longer with us. He will always be lovingly remembered.
Edna May March from Watford
In loving memory of Edna, a Mum, a Nana and a very recent Great-Nana to Bram who sadly she never met. Taken from us only days before her 90th birthday and so sad we didn’t get the chance to say goodbye.  You will always be remembered.  Rest in peace mum. X 🌈
In loving memory of Edna, a Mum, a Nana and a very recent Great-Nana to Bram who sadly she never met. Taken from us only days before her 90th birthday and so sad we didn’t get the chance to say goodbye.  You will always be remembered.  Rest in peace mum. X 🌈
Colin Conrich from Borehamwood
Colin Conrich - much loved husband of Valerie, father to Sharon, Simon and Sheldon and grandfather to six grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone including artists, Rock choir members, musicians and many friends here and abroad, and especially by Val his wife for 50 years.
Colin Conrich - much loved husband of Valerie, father to Sharon, Simon and Sheldon and grandfather to six grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone including artists, Rock choir members, musicians and many friends here and abroad, and especially by Val his wife for 50 years.
Loga from Hatfield
To our Local shop owner Loga, we are so terribly sad and you were taken too soon. Love and prayers to your family.
To our Local shop owner Loga, we are so terribly sad and you were taken too soon. Love and prayers to your family.
Joseph Butterworth from Bushey
Dearest Joe, once met, never forgotten.
Dearest Joe, once met, never forgotten.
David Maughan from Borehamwood
Dave was a much loved, Husband, father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be dearly missed and will forever live in our hearts. Rest in Peace with Our Lord and Saviour. Love your family
Dave was a much loved, Husband, father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be dearly missed and will forever live in our hearts. Rest in Peace with Our Lord and Saviour. Love your family
Patricia smith from Kings Langley
My mum was the most amazing lady, she was loved by all that knew her, heaven has gained an angel,we all miss you so much,rest in peace mum.xx
My mum was the most amazing lady, she was loved by all that knew her, heaven has gained an angel,we all miss you so much,rest in peace mum.xx
Diane Deighton from St Albans
My amazing mum - taken too soon six weeks ago. I couldn't get to you to say goodbye and I am heart broken. I take comfort from the fact that you do not have to suffer the indignity of the Alzheimer's any more. Love you to the moon and back. I will see you again one day over the rainbow 🌈 With lots of love from your daughter who misses you so much xxx
My amazing mum - taken too soon six weeks ago. I couldn't get to you to say goodbye and I am heart broken. I take comfort from the fact that you do not have to suffer the indignity of the Alzheimer's any more. Love you to the moon and back. I will see you again one day over the rainbow 🌈 With lots of love from your daughter who misses you so much xxx
To all from Watford
To all who have sadly lost their lives during this time you are all in our thoughts, rest in peace and sending all our love to your families & friends x from Melinda, Megan, Jack & Dean x
To all who have sadly lost their lives during this time you are all in our thoughts, rest in peace and sending all our love to your families & friends x from Melinda, Megan, Jack & Dean x
Lynda Hatchett from Hemel Hempstead
Lynda Hatchett was the most loving of mothers and left her two Sons Stephen and Tony’s families with huge heartbreak may she Rest in peace xx
Lynda Hatchett was the most loving of mothers and left her two Sons Stephen and Tony’s families with huge heartbreak may she Rest in peace xx
Khalid Jamil from St. Albans
He was a phenomenal father who will be missed dearly and will stay in our prayers and his memories will be cherished forever.
He was a phenomenal father who will be missed dearly and will stay in our prayers and his memories will be cherished forever.