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Celebration of Neil Smith’s life – 'May the Force Be With You!'

A day to celebrate Neil’s life and his many contributions to the local community has been organised between Neil’s family, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Harrow Rethink Support Group, The Rethink Bridge Centre and Mind in Harrow.

The commemorations will take place on Thursday, 4 May between 10am-2pm in Harrow. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the commemorations, there is no need to RSVP. Dress code is smart casual.

Programme of events

10.00am-10.45am Memorial Mass at the St Joseph's Catholic Church

Address: 191 High Road, Harrow Weald, HA3 5EE
Parking: Restricted parking in surrounding streets or Waitrose Harrow Weald car park for up to 2 hours

Bus routes: 340, 182, 258
11.15am Interment of the ashes afterwards in Neil’s parents' grave at Pinner New Cemetery [plot G294].

Address: Pinner Road, Pinner HA5 5RH

Approx 10 minutes by car from St Joseph’s Catholic Church. (near the Fire Station and Nower Hill School)
Parking: In the cemetery car park

Bus route: 183
12noon-2.00pm Celebration of Neil’s life at the Rethink Bridge Centre in the common room

Address: Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, Harrow, HA3 5BD (near the Harrow Leisure Centre)

  • Music on theme of Star Wars and Mozart
  • More Than Just a Choir singing
  • Buffet lunch refreshments (including vegetarian and gluten-free options)
  • Photographs of Neil on a projector
  • Sharing memories of Neil
  • Sing-a-long ending with Harrow Community Choir
Neil's favourite Diet Coke and Fanta for drinks!
Parking: Leisure Centre is free for 3 hours but must display a ticket from the machine.

Bus routes: H9 (direct) and 340, 182, 258, 186 (with walk from Wealdstone)