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A Celebration of the life of Leslie Brian Yates

05/09/1939   to   06/11/2006


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Milton Keynes Crematorium

Friday 17th November 2006

at 12.00 noon



 Welcome and introduction

 Opening Prayers

 Hymn: All things Bright and Beautiful

 All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.


The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;


The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one;


The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day;


He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.


 Reading from Bible:  John 2. 1-10


Prayers and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done;

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

For ever and ever.    


Hymn: How Great thou Art

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,

Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great thou art, How great thou art.

 Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great thou art, How great thou art.


When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.

When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur,

And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.


When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.

Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,

And then proclaim; “My God, how great Thou art!”


Commendation and Farewell


Poem and Blessing

Do not hurry as you walk with grief;

It does not help the journey.

Walk slowly, pausing often;

Do not hurry as you walk with grief.

Be not disturbed by memories that come unbidden;

Swiftly forgive and let Christ speak for  you.

Unspoken words, unfinished conversations will be resolved in Him.

Be not disturbed.

Be gentle with the one who walks with grief.

If it is you, be gentle with yourself.

Swiftly forgive,

Walk slowly, pausing often.

Take time; be gentle - as you walk with grief.


We enter and leave to

 Sarah Brightman and  Andrea Bocelli

‘Time to say Goodbye’


Donations in Les’ memory

 should be made payable and given to

H W Mason & Sons

68a Wolverton Rd, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1DT

All donations will be shared between

Kidney Research and The Six Counties Kidney Patients Foundation.


Thank you all for your kind words of support over the past month, I know that the whole family appreciates this.

Mum and I are overwhelmed by the support and emails from you all, we cannot thank people enough.