Funeral of John Cator

John Cator
John Cator 4 July 1936 – 23 April 2015

The funeral service for John Cator was held at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in St Michael’s Road, South Ham, Basingstoke on Wednesday 13 May 2015 officiated by Fr Benjamin Theobald. This was followed by a celebration of John’s life at Basingstoke Crematorium where his son in law gave the eulogy telling of John’s life initially in Thetford, Norfolk, National Service in the Suffolk Regiment only 12 miles away at Bury St Edmunds and his escape to Norwich working for Post Office Telephones. His career stayed with the Post Office advancing to be the manager of the London Foreign Section and latterly as Head of Operations City District (Square Mile). John took early retirement in 1992 and lived at Reigate in Surrey.
For 13 years John was a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Engineers of the Territorial Army rising to the rank of Major. He also worked for 4 years as a volunteer at his local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Having been a widower since 1984 John moved to Basingstoke in April 2012 to be near his eldest daughter, joining the Probus Club soon after. The club was represented at the funeral by President David Tivey and Hon. Secretary Paul Flint.