This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Henry Richard Lukes who was born on September 3, 1910 and passed away on July 21, 2010. A much loved Father, Grandad and Great Grandad,  We will remember him forever.

Posted by Jay Musgrave on July 21, 2017
7years on and still missing you. Wish you were still around to meet my two add on's to the family. Sure you're looking down.
Lots of love
Jay, Jo, Mitchell and Maya xx
Posted by Jay Musgrave on September 3, 2012
Happy Birthday Grandad, You're missed everyday. Lots of love, xxxx
Posted by Lisa Muagrave on July 28, 2010
ThankYou for being my great grandad,Karas great great.Im so greatful you came to live in Crawley,Greatful to get to know you Propa! Stories, huggs and Grumps x Nothing lasts but nothing xLEGENDX LisaX
Posted by Jay Musgrave on July 27, 2010
Grandad u will never be forgotten, u will always be missed and I will never forget ur stories. Im glad ur with ur friends and family in a better place, have fun and look over all of us.Love Jay & Jo x
Posted by Hayley Saunders on July 25, 2010
Grandad and nanna, you have always been in our lives. You will forever be missed and never forgotten. Love you both always.
Hayley, Glenn, Jay, Jo, Brooke and Aden.  X X X X X X.
Posted by Nicola Brettle on July 23, 2010
my thoughts are with you all.my grandad was born the same year but sadly he left us too,i'm sure if they meet up they'll have a hoot & will look down on us all & say "don't be sad,we're having fun" xx
Posted by Tracy Elstob on July 23, 2010
Grandad, You're finally out of pain and now to rest. We're all missing you so so much. I hope you realise how much you've meant to us all. You'll be forever missed, Much Love, Tracy Kai & Kami xxx
Posted by Elaine Hume on July 22, 2010
Love you always and miss you so much already. I deeply regret not seeing you before you left us but believe me you were and always will be in our thoughts...forever and always. Elaine,Stephen&Lilia xx
Posted by Sarah Smith on July 22, 2010
Happy memories of you will keep us going at this sad sad time. We know you will be happy with your Emma (Duck). You will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love you always, David & Iris xxx

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Posted by Jay Musgrave on July 21, 2017
7years on and still missing you. Wish you were still around to meet my two add on's to the family. Sure you're looking down.
Lots of love
Jay, Jo, Mitchell and Maya xx
Posted by Jay Musgrave on September 3, 2012
Happy Birthday Grandad, You're missed everyday. Lots of love, xxxx
Posted by Lisa Muagrave on July 28, 2010
ThankYou for being my great grandad,Karas great great.Im so greatful you came to live in Crawley,Greatful to get to know you Propa! Stories, huggs and Grumps x Nothing lasts but nothing xLEGENDX LisaX
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My Dad

Shared by Priscilla Smith on July 27, 2010

How can i say goodbye to my Dad? A man only we kids knew. All of we kids knew a different man. So intelligent, so not. Taught me so many things, how to love words,to spell them,to read everything I got my hands on. Don't know him? I do.

  Went  to war-but didn't want to; he was leaving everyone he loved-his family.Do you know him? I do. Bred canaries in a huge aviary in our garden. Brought a sandwich from his night shift (in print  when working at Stanhope Press) We always said it was fine but it tasted of ink! Taught Beryl "Mary had a little lamb" That lamb had a sooty foot! Do you know him? We do,Beryl and I

Well then -how can I say goodbye to my Dad? I don't know but I'll try. So will Dai.

Shared by Tracy Elstob on July 22, 2010

My Grandad

We weren't really close until I think I was about 27 yrs old and became married and you were a star on my wedding day.  Then when things went awry when I was 28, you became my friend.  I was in Newcastle airport & you were there right by ny side yet 300 miles away...

This was the point when I realised you weren't an old Man but someone who understood me and who was there to hold my hand.  Not many people know about this.  But for me, this is the most precious point of our relationship.  It will stay in my heart forever and one of the most special memories I will have at the front of my heart.

I've listened to your stories as a printer, your gripes about family and your trysts with other people.  These life stories have held my attenton every step of the way.  I remember me & Tuc taking you in the car places, and you telling us your life stories and which were to me, very interesting. 

Remember especially when you burnt your hand, me & Tuc weren't bessie mates and we went to vist you with Beryl & Terry - seeing you strive on brought me & Tuc closer together..but I kept experiencing dizzy spells the whole time to later discover I was pregnant with Kai !!!

I hope to God I livetil y our age, do you realise you've lived til your hundredth year????!!!!

Seeing you in hospital recently was had at first but the last day I seen you, you were brutally hones and frank but very lovely to me.  You told me you just wanted empathy, not pity and didn't like being told that you should eat this or that and all you wanted was for people to come and ask you how you were, not why they were entering the room.  Ater running around the hospital to get you some toast and chees, that you'd especially requested, you ate it like I'd given you the most gormet meal on the finest platter..

You told me I had wisdom and after asking my age, even tho You initially thought I was a nurse on duty (in my bonny coloured halter neck dress) told me I'd made more sense than anyone had!!!  I will hang onto that phrase til the day I die Grandad.  Sorry family !

My final memory is you telling me you love me & Me, You...

You smiling and waving me out of the door - I can't get better than that Grandad - and that memory will stay in my heart forever <3

I hope I have shown you the love and care that you deserve as a special GrandParent  or actually, my only Grandparent, deserves.  I wish I could have shown or given more.  But I think our relationship from my 27yrs til your final days, has been a beautiful one.

I'm thankful and proud to have a Grandad as feisty as you - even if you have caused a few ripples along the way.. you are my heritage and it feels good that you've been part of my life.

So this song, by Frank Sinatra, MY WAY.... is officially Grandad Lukes song and every single time I'll listen to this I will either laugh or cry, and be thinking of only you.

I really hope you're in peace now, I mean really in peace!  And no more suffering.  I wanted you to live forever but realise that was never gonna happen!  I miss you already and bet you're missing me ;-)

Love you Grandad, and please please watch over me - I hope you will be at complete peace xxx Lots and lots of love and special hugs, Tracy xxx

 

 

Shared by Sarah Smith on July 22, 2010

To an amazing Grandad who never failed to make me smile with all your stories and little tricks (pulling your thumb off and making 50p's appear from behind my ear) I will never forget you and how special you were and always will be to me. I will keep Harry safe in my bed as I always have since you gave him to me. I miss you so much already and i'm so sorry I didnt come and see you one last time, I just wanted to remember your happy face. I love you always, thank you for being so amazing. Sarah xxxx