Book Of Remembrances

Peter Hope - Ewell & Worcester Park 41 Club

PETER HOPE - 23rd December 1942 – 15th March 2020

Sadly, Peter died suddenly on the 15th March 2020, aged 77, leaving behind his devoted wife Linda, their four children, Ben, Jo, Matt, Jessie and their six grandchildren. He was born in December 1942 in wartime Britain, with ration books, air raid sirens and time down the underground shelter built in their garden. One of four children, he attended a boarding school in 1951 before moving to the New Malden area and was educated at Rutlish School in Merton Park, where his Science teacher said that Peter would never pass his Biology at ‘A’ level, but Peter proved him wrong. He studied at The University of Liverpool and qualified as a vet in 1965. He initially looked after small animals in Derbyshire before setting up his own practice in New Malden and where he became well known to the local community as a wonderful vet, dedicated to his profession and much admired and respected by all of his customers. During this time he joined the local Round Table group, Ewell & Worcester Park No.210, when he became fully involved in all the local activities before joining Ewell and Worcester Park 41 Club in 1983/4 and acting as Chairman in the years 1988/89, 2001/2002 and 2008/2009. He was also twice President of New Malden Rotary Club and a Trustee of the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston. With his love of animals he was the main organiser of the annual New Malden dog show.

Peter had many interests which he attacked with tremendous enthusiasm and commitment whether it was a charity function or his love of painting and art or his enjoyment of cricket and golf. He was very much a family man devoted to his family and loved organising events for his children and grandchildren with family holidays, fun and games for all to enjoy.

Peter and Linda celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in 2019 with a party with friends, a wonderful family holiday in Dartmouth and a weekend together in the Scilly Isles.

Peter had many outstanding qualities and was always prepared to listen and enjoy every moment of his life with his family and friends and we will all have happy memories of the time spent together.