Russell John Anderson Alton's Memorial

Russell John Anderson Alton
(1924 - 2008)


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Name: Mr Russell John Anderson Alton
Nick Name: Pops, Papa Smurf
Maiden Name: Alton
Gender: Male
Age: 83 years old
Lived: Wednesday, 12 November 1924 - Saturday, 12 April 2008

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For the memory that is my father, Russell Alton.

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Russell lived in Surrey for most of his life. He was born in New Malden, Surrey on 12 November 1924.

He served in the army and fought in Word War II. He served some of his time in India. When he left the army he resumed work as a motor mechanic. He also worked as a Salesman and a General Manager in a hardware store.

He married (circa. 1952) Cynthia and had a daughter with her, Lynda. They separated and after an unknown time, he met and had a relationship with Pamela. They had three children together, Michèle in 1963, Nikola in 1965 and Wayne in 1967.

He had a friend in Kenneth, whose wife was Betty. When Ken died, Russell was asked to look after Betty and they were to become companions for the rest of their lives.

During the 1970’s, Russell ran a café in New Malden and later had a dry cleaning business in Sutton. Betty operated the press. He retired from work in 1985 and moved to a flat in Carshalton. He would spend his mornings driving Betty to a part-time cleaning job, occasionally helping her when he could.

On 24 December 2001, Betty died following a fall at home. Russell took on the three Yorkshire Terriers of Betty’s; Charlie, Emma and Abigail and he had one of his own, Ele. In 2006, the eldest dog, Charlie, died and then Emma and Abigail died the following year.

On 12 April 2008, Russell passed away at 9.20pm at St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton.

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SAD WITHOUT DAD He was the force that dried my tears He was the comfort of all my fears When I think of all I ha...
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Fathers Name: John Fred Alton
Mothers Name: Francis Isabell Gatton
Spouse's Name: Betty Sheila Gray
Children's Names: Michèle, Nikola, Wayne
Siblings Names: Gwen
Country of Birth: United Kingdom
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
City of Residence: Surrey, South East London
Occupation: Trades & Services
Marital Status: Divorced
Religion: Not Religious


Favourite Music Genre: Classical


Place of Passing: St. Helier Hospital, Carshaton, Surrey
Date of Passing: 12 April 2008
Cause of Passing: Pneumonia
Type of Funeral: Cremation
Place of Burial: Kingston Crematorium
Funeral Director: Stoneman Funeral Services, Tadworth, Surrey
Funeral Location: North East Surrey Crematorim, Lower Morden, Surrey
Funeral Date: 24 April 2008

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