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A personal note from the family

Our family want to thank you for your kindness during this difficult time, it’s meant so much to us all.

Mum was adored, not only by us, her daughters, but her five grandchildren, who couldn’t have loved their Nanny more. She always found time for us all, an inspiring woman and mother who will live on in our hearts and be ever present in our future through all that she imparted to us. Loved forever and always.






funeral details

Funeral For Chris

The funeral will be held at Bluebell Cemetery: Old London Rd, Halstead, Sevenoaks TN14 7AE

Funeral starts at 10am

on 27th April 2022

Information for Attendees

Our Mum wouldn’t have wanted a somber send off. She asked us to keep things simple and we want to take this time to celebrate her life, with those that were dearest to her.

Please don’t feel the need to wear black or dress very formally. Her favourite colour was blue, so we invite you to give a nod to that if you wish to.

She asked that if people wanted to give flowers it is just a single rose stem. We’ve also included on the page a button to donate to the MND Association, a charity focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.

Please note, the service is at Bluebell Cemetery/Crematorium near Sevenoaks, not Bluebell Hill Crematorium, which is a different location.

Funeral Wake Details

Please join us for some food and drinks after the service. The venue is just under 15 minute’s drive from Bluebell Cemetery.

Time: 11.30-1.30


The Pheasant Plucker, Bessels Green Road, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, TN14 6BU

Directions: Google map route

Parking: Ample parking on site

Local taxis:

Oak Taxis – 01732 741122 / pre-book online

Sevenoaks Cars – 01732 454544 / pre-book online



About Chris's Life

Christine Gladys Le – she’d be mad we wrote her name in full – Chris or Chrissie to some, passed away on Tuesday 5th April 2022. She’d had a tough battle with Motor Neurone Disease the past year and a bit, and was recently admitted to hospital with pneumonia caused by the disease. Her future prognosis was not good and she made the decision that it was her time, on her terms, with the strength and courage with which she lived her life. We, her daughters, were all with her in the last moments and she was happy to finally find peace.

Mum was born on 23rd August 1951 to Adam and Peggy Szaper. A sister to Stan, Jo and Henry.

She grew up in Tooting but quickly caught the travel bug throughout her younger years, living on a Kibbutz in Israel for a spell, an experience she talked about often and counted amongst her best. Travel is something she continued for most of her life, loving trips with friends over the years and long weekends in various European destinations with family.

Mum to three daughters, Amanda, Jenny and Karen, as well as their partners David, Phil and Dan, Nanny to five grandchildren, Melia, Alba, Larna, Oscar and just a month ago Maeva, she was and remains the centre of the family to which she gave everything.

The first on the dance floor, passionate about music, a lover of food, wine and of course vodka – her tipple of choice, always cracking terrible jokes, loving deeply and leaving everyone she met with so much, she will be missed more than imaginable.

It was always going to be too soon to say goodbye but a life, lived well, is long enough and she lived hers to the fullest.

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Send Flowers For The Funeral

Please contact the team on the number below to order flowers for the funeral. We can discuss what you are looking for and will hand write a message for the card. You will then be able to pay with your card once all completed.

  • Hearts


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  • Sheaves


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  • Sympathy Bouquets


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  • Posies


    A selection of floral posies. Approximate sizes are:

    • Original Height: 20cm, Width: 30cm
    • Deluxe Height: 25cm, Width: 35cm
    • Grand Height: 25cm, Width: 40cm

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  • Baskets


    A beautiful range of sympathy baskets. Approximate sizes include:

    • Original Width: 20cm, Length: 30cm
    • Deluxe Width: 35cm, Length: 20cm
    • Grand Width: 20cm, Length: 45cm

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Planning For The Future

In Memory Of Life is a local independent funeral directors and we can help you to plan for the future by setting up a bespoke funeral plan


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The funeral will be held on

On 27th April 2022

From 10am

to 11am

At Bluebell Cemetery: Old London Rd, Halstead, Sevenoaks TN14 7AE

The family welcome you to make a donation to their chosen charity, MND Association.