Book Of Remembrances

John Gatcum - Welling 41 Club

John passed away on the 26th October 2013. He was in Welling RT 503, becoming National Councillor, Area Chairman, Chairman and President before joining Welling 41 Club where he was a member for many years. John, whose stage name was John Derrick, performed with many Music Hall stars, his godfather was George Formby and at 5 years old appeared with George doing a clog dance. An accomplished violinist and comedian he appeared on television numerous times. For the past few years he suffered with Dementia and was cared for by his wife Ena until his passing in hospital aged 83.