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Kevin Stanley Taaffe

16th Oct 1952 — 27th Aug 2023
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Passed away peacefully on Sunday 27th August 2023.

Much loved husband of Jean, proud dad to Emily and Amy, wonderful grandad to Olivia, Arabelle, Charlie & Thomas, as well as a great friend to many and a well loved Stoke Old Boy. 

Kevin’s Funeral Service will take place at The South Leicestershire Crematorium, Countesthorpe on Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 2pm.

At the polite request of Kevin’s family, mourning wear is not essential, please be smart and respectful, but please feel free to wear something that reminds you of Kevin if you wish. 

Family Flowers only please.

Before Kevin died he shared that he would like his coffin to be covered in memories from his friends. This could be a photo, you could write down a memory, an anecdote or perhaps a drawing. Whatever you would like to share for Kevin. Please bring with you to the funeral if you feel able

Any donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Kevin payable to LOROS c/o G. Seller ‘Independent Funeral Directors’, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH. Tel: 01455 637457

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Funeral Service

Wednesday 27th September 2023

South Leicestershire Crematorium
Foston Rd,

Messages Of Condolence

Well, what can I add to all the above?
What a truly remarkable man.
Husband, father, grandfather and wonderful friend to so many.
A much loved brother in law to me.
Rest in peace now Kevin.
Free of pain, so bravely borne.
Missed, and always remembered.
Pam Smith
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Sleep tight Kev,
Always in our hearts.
We both count ourselves fortunate to have known you Kevin for many years. Your personality never changed, it was always fun and a pleasure to be in your company. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed. Farewell Kev.
Emmet and Barbara
Not good at this , but all the other tributes say it all far better than I could.... Farewell Kev free of pain at last
Phil and Georgie Gaffney
It's difficult to find words when you loose your best mate, a mate whose friendship was of immense value to me.
I'll always cherish the good times we shared together, be it down the local having a few beers, sharing my pie and chips whilst walking home or wallowing in the mud at Glastonbury.
Above all I'll remember a man who always had a positive outlook on life and someone who showed me nothing but kindness.
A true friend who will be sadly missed.
Kevin, I will always remember your kindness the first time I met you, it was at Frank's 40th birthday do and I was so nervous meeting all his friends, but you calmed my nerves with your kind words of welcome, rest in peace it has been an honour to have known you .
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Kevin, I can’t believe you’re gone. What an amazing man you were, always so kind. I will never forget your smiling face and jolly voice. I’ll always remember you with love. 🤍
What can you say about Kevin that hasn't been said before, loving husband, father, grandfather, team mate, funny man and, to me, a GREAT mate that I'll miss. His legacy will be talked about for a long time.
Farewell Kev X
I am fortunate to be part of a great group of friends, who with Kevin, formed a nearly 60 year friendship from the same class a Stoke school.
A man of great character,fun and generosity. He will be sadly missed by everyone and will never be forgotten.
Goodbye my friend.
Frank Morris
Rest in peace Kev
Todd Towers
I will love and miss you for ever Kevin. When I met you was the luckiest day of my life. I was only 16 and you 17. You were the best husband and father anybody could wish for. We were blessed with two beautiful daughters who adored you as I did and four precious grandchildren who all loved you dearly and will always remember the love you showed and the precious time you spent with them. I love you so much. Your loving wife
Jean. xxx
Jean Taaffe
My good memorys of kev reach back to the age of 17 starting out in the gym in burbage ,showing me how to lift weights .also giving me good advice to life as a man growing up that stay with me now ,was like a dad figure to me.Top man best ever .love you mate .x
Bray hall
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