This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sureshchandra Ghodgaonkar, 80 years old, born on the 4th July 1938 and passed away on 30th March 2019. 

We will commemorate his passing on Thursday 11th April 2019. Please see below for details:

Viewing: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Time: 10am-1pm 
Location: Garners Funeral Service - Worcester Park
96 Central Road, Worcester Park KT4 8HU
Tel. 020 8330 2323

2 hour free parking is available here:

Funeral Service: Thursday 11th April 2019
Time: 12:40pm - 1:25pm
Location: North East Surrey Crematorium
Cemetery Lodge, Lower Morden Lane, Morden SM4 4NU
Tel. 020 8337 4835

Following the funeral service please join us for food and refreshments.
Time: 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Location: St. Saviours Church Hall
Grand Drive, Raynes Park, London SW20 9DL
Tel. 020 85409406

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the British Heart Foundation:

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His Life

A life well-lived.

Born in Kampala, Uganda in 1938, the youngest in the family and brother to three sisters, Shalini, Sarojini and Leela. 

Suresh studied at Old Kampala School until his Cambridge Senior Year and at the age of 17 he moved to England in 1955 to study for his A-Levels at Woolwich College. Shortly after he joined the Royal Air Force stationed at Benson as an aircraft engineer.

He married Vimala from Seremban, Malaysia in 1972 and settled in Morden, Surrey where they raised two sons, Kiran and Viresh.

After leaving the Royal Air Force he joined British Airways in 1967 and remained for 33 years before retiring early in 2000.

Since his retirement, Suresh enjoyed the simple things - his daily newspaper, his immaculate garden, walking with Vimala and a beer before dinner.

He will be remembered as a true gentleman who had the ability to engage with people of all ages with his honesty, sense of humor and willingness to lend a helping hand when needed. He will be missed.  

Suresh is survived by his wife Vimala, sons Kiran and Viresh, daughter-in-law Deepa, grand-daughters Anika and Ahila and sisters Shalini, Sarojini and Leela. 

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A Gentleman

April 9, 2019

Dear Vimala Kiran and Family

Our thoughts and Prayers with you all at this difficult time. Our memories of him although few will be everlasting.His soul will Rest In Peace. 

Raju and Purnima

Perfect description for a perfect Gentelman

April 8, 2019

Just GG....

Genuine Gentleman. He has left long lasting memories very few people leave. Although we met very infrequently, Sureshbhai and Vimla are names we always include in invite for any of our occasions since we got married and got to know the wonderful couple. They always attended and he had that special personality, very few people had. 

RIP, Aum Shanti and long live memories....

April 7, 2019
  • We are saddened to bid our final farewell to Suresh. We treasure the pleasant memories we have had together in particular the long drive to Wales sending Mal to college and the drive to Oxford sending Shal to college and our sessions in the pub opposite the house and many conversations we had on politics  sports and general topics. We are also very happy to have hosted Suresh and Vimala on your recent trip to Malaysia. Santha  I and my family treasure the pleasant memories we spent together. We pray his  soul rests in peace. We pray too that Vimala, Kiran, Deepa the grand daughters and Viresh have the strength to accept the loss.  He was a genuine and sincere person. Love &, hugs from all of us. 

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