Wansteadium is sad to report the death of local businessman John Hayes, aged 55. He died on 8 November after battling cancer for 15-months.
Educated in Wanstead, for the past 10 years JohnÂ co-owned the Schools Marketing Company, based on Wanstead High Street. His sister Veronica Over says: “He probably ate in more Wanstead Restaurants andÂ shopped in more Wanstead shops than most people have done in their lifetime!Â Many will know him from his frequent – and always happy – Â visits to Provender, Robins Pie & Mash,Â Gioberti, Ottos, Loon Yee, The Cuckfield and The Duke, and shopping in Londis and Dennis ButchersÂ et al! Â HeÂ loved chatting about food, wine and sport (he was a lifelong Spurs fan and an excellentÂ cricketer himself) and he loved people â€“ always seeing the best in them.”
John’s funeral will be on Friday 27 November at 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,Â 51 Cambridge Park, London E11 2PR.Â The committal is taking place at: City of London Cemetery at 1.00 pm, Aldersbrook Road, ManorÂ Park, London E12 5DQ.