We are sorry to announce the death on Tuesday of Roger Tolson, who has been for many years a much loved member of St Mary's Church, a former churchwarden, a trustee of our St Mary Islington Community Partnership and a Principal Curator at the Imperial War Museum. Beyond all this, Roger was a good friend to many, many people, and most of all, a cherished husband and father.
We thank God for his life and pray his comfort and peace for all who mourn his death.
Roger's funeral will be held here at St Mary's, Upper Street, London N1 2TX on Friday 21 February at 12:30pm. We will thank God for all that we've been blessed through Roger and for the unhurriedly joyous, creative and contented way that he lived. All are welcome.
Update 15 February 2014:
Roger's family have invited those attending not to dress in black, and in lieu of flowers to make donations to Tearfund. Family and friends will be gathering on Islington Green, next to Waterstones, to walk to church at 12:15pm. After the funeral, family members will go to the Crematorium and hope that guests will join them at the church for refreshments on their return.