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Goodbye to our dear friend SALIM

Salim was a guest of Notre Dame Refugee Centre for the past six years. On Saturday, the 10th of June, he died of cancer in hospital.

He will be truly missed by all of us here as he was such a source of kindness and joy in our centre. Many people have shared their memories of him :

« Dear Salim, your noble face and kind smile will be missed at the centre. Oour deepest thoughts and prayers are with you « Aurélie

« Goodbye Salim,, We will miss your smile, your enthusiasm and your open mind. You will stay in our hearts for a long time » Christiane

« What I”ll miss most is your big generous smile, Salim! And your stories too! Rest well and you will be missed on this earth. » Stephanie

« Salim we will never forget your smile. I will pray for you my good friend Salim » Daniel

« Adieu Salim cher ami. Tu étais indien de naissance mais ton esprit d’ouverture et ta grande culture faisaient de toi un “citoyen du monde ». Au revoir cher ami et à bientôt. » Jean

« J’espère que là où tu es, tu as trouvé des partenaires dignes de toi pour jouer aux échecs. Ta dignité est un exemple, ton sourire et ta gentillesse aussi. » Delphine

« Salim was an example: a warm-hearted man always good natured and full of fun. He loved talking and joking with people and was extremely well-informed and interested in the world and in people. He will be sorely missed. « Barbara

« Salim was the most pleasant companion, so helpful and always in good humour; an example of courage in most difficult times he lived through. We shall miss him enormously. May he rest in peace. « Gill

« You were a smart kind open minded gentleman. You were my friend, you were a part of the centre. Ton rire, ta présence vont nous manquer terriblement. Merci d’avoir été mon ami. “Sophie

The funeral of SALIM KHAN(also known as Mukesh Kumar) will be held at Honor Oak Crematorium,

at 10-10:45am on Wednesday June 20th.

Address: Brockley Way, London SE4 2LJ

Nearest stations: Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park

All are very welcome.

The service is being organised by friends from All Souls, Langham Place, and we look forward to meeting friends from other churches and elsewhere.

There is a pub, the Brockley Jack, nearby, and this might be a good place to move on to if folk want to chat and share memories afterwards.

Donations towards funeral costs can be made through All Souls Local Action Network.

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