Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kathy Crossan RIP

Last Wednesday 20 August, long-time Wilshaw House resident Kathy Crossan died rather unexpectedly in hospital. One of her oldest friends Colin Bodiam (Bo), has sent us these details of Kath's funeral.

An announcement for friends of Kathy Crossan:

"Kathy's funeral will take place at Hither Green Crematorium at 12:45pm on September 3rd. The car will leave at 12:15 at the bottom of St. John's Vale if anyone would like to follow. Everyone is invited to The Wickham Arms up the road from Deptford from 2pm onwards to celebrate her life. Family flowers only but you are invited to make a donation to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust because Kathy loved cats."

A brief tribute from Crosswhatfields: In her younger years, Kathy worked for The Combination at The Albany Empire, where she was Publicity Officer until 1986. We've dug out a favourite photo of Kath walking through the door into her office on a Monday morning after a Hip-Hop weekender. The glass in the door had been smashed in after a bit of a rush on the box office!

Kathy will be remembered for her cheerfulness and kindness, and the encouragement and support she gave to both young and older artists and fellow workers at the Albany during its highly successful and exciting years in both the old building on Creek Road and the new one on Douglas Way. After a period of running a business in Greece, Kath returned to London to work as a secretary and live quietly with her partner, Nicholas.

1 comment:

  1. A microphone and a small amp are being provided in the pub should anyone want to say a few words about Kathy, read a poem or sing a song.