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raised of £1,850 target by 85 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,850 to assist with funeral expenses for John Christopher Calvert

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John passed away on 4th August 2020 at home aged 75 years.

He has no one to arrange his funeral and this is now being done by the Nottingham City Council at public expense.

John was a quiet courteous gentleman and was a member of the Nottingham Unitarian Church. He was a member of the Liberal Democrat party and stood in every local election from 1987 to 2019. In addition he was a director at the New Mechanics in the City Centre. He played chess and attended the Hastings Congress every year. He assisted the Nottingham Athletic Club and acted as a marshal at events at Harvey Haddon Stadium.

We hope that anyone who knew John might help with this appeal.

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  • Neil Graham4 days ago
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    4 days ago
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  • Neil Graham19 days ago
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    Neil Graham

    19 days ago

    John's funeral is at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Thursday 19th November at 4.00pm. There is a limit under the COVID regulations of 30 mourners. Could anyone who wishes to attend please let me know - my e-mail address is Could I again thank everyone who has donated.

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  • Neil Graham1 month ago
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    Neil Graham

    1 month ago

    I have now after consultation with Nottingham City Council raised the target amount to £1,850. This will enable John to have a funeral properly arranged by the Co-operative Funeral Services under a contract with the Council. A Public Health Funeral by the City Council costs £1,400-£1,500 but the conditions & timings are very limited. Could I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed and for their comments. I am in touch with the Nottingham Unitarian Church who will receive the contributions to pay for the funeral.

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Page last updated on: 11/20/2020 15.51



  • Viv Apple

    Viv Apple

    Nov 13, 2020

    John was a valued member of Nottingham Mechanics. As a Council Member he was well informed and always supportive. His contribution will be missed.


  • Koby Kalavannan

    Koby Kalavannan

    Nov 10, 2020


  • Howard Hague

    Howard Hague

    Nov 9, 2020

    John was a regular attender at meetings of the East MIdlands District of Unitarian congregations. We will miss him at future meetings when they resume.


  • Rev Dr David Steers

    Rev Dr David Steers

    Nov 8, 2020

    John Calvert was a member of the Unitarian Historical Society and a regular attender at its annual meetings. As the editor of the Transactions of the UHiS I remember him with affection.


  • Pam Thomas

    Pam Thomas

    Nov 4, 2020

    In memory of a kind man.


  • David Levens

    David Levens

    Nov 3, 2020


  • Kathleen Price

    Kathleen Price

    Nov 1, 2020

    John was a kind and loyal member of Nottingham Mechanics. He regularly greeted new members and took the trouble to make them feel welcome in his quiet way. Life won't be the same without him.


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