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Personal note

A personal note from the family

The family wishes to extend its deep gratitude for all the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts it has received during this sad time of bereavement. It has meant a great deal.

We will be gathering in London on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to remember our beloved Yosef.

Together we will cry, we will laugh, we will share memories and we will take comfort from each other.

In this era of Covid, we understand that many of you who loved Yosef sadly cannot attend in person and for that reason, we have requested that his funeral service be live-streamed (details of which will be displayed below). Please take note that the funeral service will start at midday BST (British Summer Time).

There is an online photographic tribute below. It is by no means comprehensive as we are limited by size. However, we will send out a more extensive photo tribute by email at some point tomorrow.

We thank you once again for the outpouring of love. It has been immensely helpful to share our sorrow at the loss of Yosef with you.







funeral details

Funeral For Yosef

The funeral will be held at East London Cemetery

Funeral starts at 12:00 Noon

on Tuesday 27th July 2021

The funeral will be led by Reverend Father Shenouda Haile

Funeral Wake Details

Following the service, you are warmly invited to a buffet lunch at the 4th Floor Studios (on the 4th floor), 255 – 259 Commercial Road, London E1 2BT


About Yosef 's Life

Yosef Ghebreyohannes (1951 – 2021) was a beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. The grieving family he leaves behind today span every corner of the globe. Born in the village of Adi Mengouti in Mendefera, a region which would one day become part of the future state of Eritrea, Yosef was a natural-born adventurer. He had a yearning to travel the world and he grabbed every opportunity to do so. In his lifetime, he would go on to live in Israel, Palermo, Monaco and Nice before finally coming to rest in London. In 1975 while working as a sailor, he met Asegedech, the woman who would become his wife and lifelong companion. From that point onwards, their lives were entwined. They married in Palermo in 1978 then moved to Monaco where their eldest son, Mickel was born. The twins, David and Salomon, joined them four years later. Yosef  found work as a driver in Monaco, gradually rising over the years to become the highly-esteemed head of a large retinue of household staff. Following the birth of his grandchild, Akira, Yosef and his wife moved to London to spend their retirement there. In 2020, Asegdech and Yosef were devastated to lose their son David in tragic circumstances. Today, Yosef is survived by his wife, Asegedech, and his two sons, Mickel and Salomon.

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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

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The funeral will be held on

On Tuesday 27th July 2021

From 12:00 Noon

to 13:30

At East London Cemetery

Led by Reverend Father Shenouda Haile