An update from Clair, shared with her consent:
"This is an email being sent to anyone who responded to my previous email advising of the sad passing of my father, John V. Sanders last Tuesday morning. We have been totally overwhelmed by responses and apologise most sincerely that it is not possible, at this time, to respond to each of you individually. Please know that we really appreciate you taking time to give your own tributes to Dad. Myself, my brother Richard and our beloved Stepmother Eileen are very appreciative of the kind words and many offers of help and support at this difficult time.
The main purpose of this email is to advise you of details for the funeral, which is to be held on Wednesday 25th January 2012. A service will be held at 11.30am at St James's Church, Wollaston, Stourbridge, DY8 3PY, followed by a private interment in Stourbridge Cemetery. Light refreshments will be available afterwards at Stourbridge Rugby Football Club, Bridgnorth Road, Stourton, Stourbridge, DY8 6QZ.
Family flowers only please with donations, if desired, for Help for Heroes. A memorial page has been set up at the following link, where donations can be made online:http://www.bmycharity.com/JohnVSanders
For those of you who are that way inclined you will find a Facebook Page, set up in Dad's memory ('Face Ache' as he called it), at the following link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-V-Sanders-RiP/275658402495998
Please feel free to circulate this email to anyone you feel would like to know these funeral arrangements.
Again, many thanks for all your tributes and kind words.
Clair de Groot