Remembering John Waugh

Remembering John Waugh
Our Dad, John Waugh, had a heart attack in 1981. Dr Bethell invited him to join the Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre and Dad would visit every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At this time, it was a new concept to exercise after having a heart attack.
Dad's fitness and health improved from Dr Bethell's help, so much so, Dad ran with Hugh in The Sunday Times Fun Run, where they raised funds for St John's Ambulance.
Dad went on to have a long and fulfilled life, living to the age of 87, with his wife of 52 years, two children, one foster child and eight grandchildren. He was a football coach and manager both here and in America and also taught science in a local school for many years. His passions in life were his family, spending time with them whether it was on holidays, out for dinner or supporting the Grandchildren in all their activities.
His hobbies were watching Hampshire Cricket Club at the Ageas Bowl, supporting Saints and playing golf, all of which he did long after retirement.
We owe this to the hard work and dedication of Dr Bethell and his team. Therefore, it is an honour for us to select the Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre as his charity. We will be celebrating John's life on the 6th November 2023 9:30 at Wessex Vale Crematorium, West End and then at the Robin Smith Suite at the Ageas Bowl, West End.

Target: £500

Raised: £410

82%

Big Heart

Thank you

Heart £50.00

Sarah Waugh

Dad. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being an amazing Dad, Father in Law and Grandad.

So many wonderful memories. Love you forever.

Sarah, Ro, Ellie & Thomas xx

08/11/2023

Heart £55.00

Money Received at Johns Celebration of Life

We would like to thank all those that came to celebrate John’s life and donated to a cause so close to our hearts.

Thank you xx

08/11/2023

Heart £50.00

The Waugh Family

The Alton Cardiac Centre helped our family have 40 more years with John. Memories that we will treasure forever. We hope the little money we raise in Johns honour will go towards another family being able to make memories with their loved ones. Thank you x

08/11/2023

Heart £10.00

Ellie

Once Grandad bought a pigs heart from the butchers so I could take it into junior school to look at the chambers and parachute valves as we were learning about it in class. Looking back I doubt the teachers were pleased about having to keep it in the staff room fridge!

07/11/2023

Heart £15.00

Joe and Ellie

07/11/2023

Heart £25.00

Dave Harvey

I was privileged to know John \"Reasonable\" Waugh. It was very fitting to toast his life in the Robin Smith Suite today. The same venue as my wedding reception in 2007... chosen on his recommendation. He was a very wise man and a good friend.

06/11/2023

Heart £20.00

Zane & Allison

Only knew you for a short time through cricket but always enjoyed our conversations and your enthusiasm for the game.
Will be missed.

06/11/2023

Heart £10.00

JILL TERRY

RIP John - you will be sadly missed by everyone- family, friends and others that new you but you\'ve made wonderful memories with them and these will never be forgotten ❤

06/11/2023

Heart £20.00

Pauline

I didn’t know John very well but I know Shirley. So I know John loved his family. They are all going to miss him, but he has left them with so many happy memories that I hope will bring them comfort.

05/11/2023

Heart £50.00

Hugh Bethell

What runners we were! Hugh

05/11/2023

Heart £50.00

Megan Waugh

My lovely grandad, this money can\'t bring you back but I hope it helps another grandad out there have years longer with their grandchildren. I\'m so very grateful for all the years I had with you. We miss you already. xxx

29/10/2023

Heart £35.00

Chris Teesdale

John was an inspiration to many people and I have many great memories of him especially teaching together in Southampton. I’m glad he lived to a good age. All who knew him will miss him. RIP John Cx

26/10/2023

Heart £20.00

Anonymous

John you were a true gentleman. You will be missed. Xx

26/10/2023

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