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A personal note from the family

The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to all, for the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts during this time of bereavement.


MONDAY 10 JUNE 2024 Noon to 4pm

The Parliament Chamber

The Honourable Society of the INNER TEMPLE, LONDON EC4Y 7HL

(by invitation only) DRESS CODE: No black.

Celebrating Mark’s life with a Champagne and Pimm’s reception afterwards.

Card bar available.

Please join the family to celebrate Mark’s life on the date of what would have been Chelvan and Mark’s 18th Wedding Anniversary, at the Inner Temple.,-0.1119703,17z?entry=ttu

Please note a photographer will be in attendance,  Attendance is deemed consent for photographs to be taken.



 Please make a donation to African Rainbow Family, a charity for LGBTQ+ Refugees founded by Aderonke Apata, a former client of Chelvan’s, a great friend of both Mark and Chelvan.




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Kings Cross, Islington, London


funeral details

Funeral For Mark

The funeral will be held at Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Ln, London NW11 7NL

Funeral starts at 14:30

on 2nd April 2024

The funeral will be led by Mark Steadman

Information for Attendees

Please arrive for 2:20pm.  PLEASE DO NOT WEAR BLACK – and instead choose as your outfit, or part of your outfit, something in a colour from the Peacock Feather.


The Ceremony is being live-streamed and recorded.  Guests attending the ceremony will be deemed to provide their explicit consent to the live-streaming/recording.  If this is an issue, please contact Chelvan asap, prior to 4pm on Monday 1 April 2024.  Thank you.

Funeral Wake Details

The Reception is being held at:

The Rotunda Restaurant and Bar, Kings Place, Kings Cross, N1 9AG.

From 3:45pm to 6:30pm (cash bar)


About Mark's Life

Alison, Mark’s Mum:

Mark, he was a lovely little boy, always willing to help and very chatty.  When it comes to childrens’ parties I could be organising games for Mark, and he just seemed to enjoy getting everyone involved, making life very easy for me.  He could be relied upon to get cards and presents for Birthdays, Christmas and Anniversaries.  He was an extremely loving and understanding boy, young man, and as a mature man he leaves a huge hole in all our lives.  We miss him so much.

Chelvan, Mark’s husband:

“We Two Are Now One”

This was the last line in Mark’s vows to me at both our civil partnership in 2006 and subsequent marriage in 2015.  We met on Mark’s birthday, 6 October 2001, and shared nearly 23 years together.   We were starting the next chapter of our lives together.

Mark is/was my Beautiful, Beloved Soulmate and will continue to be so – this is not going to change.  I have a life-long commitment to Mark’s spirit and legacy.  He continues to be my rock and will guide me on this journey to fulfil our shared dreams and goals.  Our Love Is Invincible.  I love you so much.

Sue, Mark’s sister and Ian, Sue’s partner.

As children growing up together, Mark always managed to make a simple game more fun using his imagination to keep us entertained.  He went from that boy to a man, with that genuine smile, making friends with ease as he journeyed through life.  He made Ian feel so welcomed into the family, not just a gentleman but a gentle man, too.

To my brother Mark … not in a million of years would I have thought you would leave us so suddenly.  You were a wonderful brother, husband and son.  The Ying to Dr. C’s Yang – soulmates from the beginning.  You still had so much to give, that I can’t believe you are no longer here .. love you, safe journey Mark.


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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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.

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    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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    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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The funeral will be held on

On 2nd April 2024

From 14:30

to 15:15

At Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Ln, London NW11 7NL

Led by Mark Steadman

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

The family welcome you to make a donation to their chosen charity, AFRICAN RAINBOW FAMILY.