Nigel Lloyd

A Tribute Website

On Thursday 19th of May 2011, Nigel Lloyd passed away. Nigel was an amazing person who touched so many lives. A wonderful son, partner, brother, friend and above all father. Loved dearly by all who knew him.

We bring this page together in memory of a much loved and popular person to be able to express feelings and memories of the great person he was. We would also like to thank everyone for the tremendous amount of love and support they have shown.

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Details of the funeral

The funeral took place at:

Chevening Church
Chevening Rectory
TN14 6HF
Tel: (01732) 453555

Friday the 3rd of June 2011 at 3pm.



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40 Responses to Nigel Lloyd

  1. Keith Neville says:

    To my dearest friend, I shall miss you so much. I remember how you supported me when dear Robin passed away and how your strength and love pulled me through my two serious illnesses. I never thought it would be like this. I used to look forward to hearing your voice on the telephone everyday and seeing you would always raise my spirits.I shall always hold you dear in my memory. I really love you.

  2. Ray Russell says:

    From Holmesdale Valley Stompers to Bosville Stompers via Second Wind and from Sevenoaks Players to Garden Path Productions via Sevenoaks Entertainers, we had some great times – thanks, mate. Ever missed, never forgotten. See if you can get a tune out of Gabriel’s horn!!

  3. Maureen and Michael Harrington says:

    I will always remember Nigel – having known him all my life. He was always a charming gentleman making time for everyone he met. A real laugh in theatre productions from the Riverhead Hall to the Stag. Our thoughts are with you all – especially Marta and Joan. Maureen and Michael Harrington

  4. Martin Forward says:

    I knew Nigel for the last few years as a member of Second Wind Concert Band. He was a true gentleman and my everlasting memory of him is of how he always brought a cheery smile to rehearsals and concerts. He was so keen to play trumpet in the band and often made a mad dash from his work in London to be at concerts. I will miss him very much. Martin Forward.

  5. Jill Berry says:

    Nigel, you were always so charming, cheerful and fun to be with. It was a privilege to know you through Second Wind, Bosville Stompers and tennis. I especially enjoyed accompanying you when you sang and performed at Second Wind annual dinners – you were such a star. I’m glad we had a nice chat a few weeks ago and thanks for not laughing too much at my conducting efforts. We’ll all miss your cheery disposition -the band won’t be the same without you.

  6. Jo Othick says:

    Nigel was a lead in the very first am dram show I did and I’m glad that I got to perform in what was to be his last. He was a lovely person and the go-to guy if you needed your spirits lifting during a bad rehearsal – even if he was always reminding me about how our sad attempt at doing a polka once saw us evicted from a dance routine! I won’t be able to come to the funeral because of prior commitments but my thoughts will be with Marta and the rest of Nigel’s family. He will be sadly missed.

  7. Richard Bourlet says:

    I have just heard the news and am so very sorry to hear of Nigel’s passing. I have some fantastic memories of Nigel, and we would always have a laugh every time we saw each other whether over false notes in Second Wind, trumpet solos on the Stag stage, being told off for talking in the back row of the chorus, and failing miserably to get the choreography right in ‘Hello Dolly.’ Nigel, you will be sorely missed; you were an inspiration to many, and I am sure your legacy will remain a long time. Thank you for all those great times when your smile and good humour brought such fun to the society and made us all feel so much better. God bless.

  8. Emma Margrett says:

    Nigel, there are some people that make the world a better place by being there – you were one of those people. You were always such a gentleman, and such a lot of fun. You are the only person I’ve met who can ad lib blank verse and make it sound the way it should do!! Steve and I have gone through the Players’ archives tonight and found some photos of you in various productions – we hope people will enjoy remembering how talented and versatile you were as a performer. It was such a pleasure to perform with you – you were always so supportive, and you always made rehearsals fun! With love. x

  9. Claire Lean says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Nigel’s passing. I have only known him for 3 years or so and I will treasure the fun times I had with him on the Tennis Court at Woodfield Grove Tennis Club. Thank you Nigal for your wonderful sense humor and demon shots which were a cross between squash and tennis and almost impossible to return. You could say they were unique just like you. You have left us too early and will be greatly missed. With love and my deepest sympathy to your family.

  10. Terry Shaw says:

    It was a great shock to hear of Nigel’s death. Paul and I remember him with great affection and love. We learned of his illness, but did not realize how serious it was. We hoped that he might be able to visit us here in Gozo when he was recovered; but it was not to be. He was kind, generous and gentle – not a person whom you forgot easily. Our thoughts are with the family.

  11. Rita Bourlet says:

    Nigel was such a good friend to Alan and me, especially during Alan’s last few months. Amusing e-mails would wing their way between the two of them and cheered us up no end. His kindness and encouragement knew no bounds. My lasting memory of Nigel is at Alan’s memorial service in Rochester Cathedral – he was supposed to give a little talk on his memories of Alan, which should, the Canon Precentor said, last no more than 2 minutes. Nigel went on for 5! But it was worth it as he lifted the mood with little anecdotes which made us all laugh.
    Nigel touched so many lives in so many ways and I feel grateful for having known him. I will never forget him.
    My thoughts and prayers go to Marta, Joan and all the family. God bless you all and give you comfort.

  12. Paul Hemingway says:

    I remember my first rehearsal for Yeoman, always daunting, that first rehearsal, but you made me feel at home. From then on, I grew to love your wicked sense of humour, your slightly irreverent view of authority – or should I say “directors” – but most of all was the kind, caring humanity you showed to all those you came into contact with. you are already missed.

  13. Peter Tuppen says:

    It came as a shock when Marta telephoned to tell me the bad news. It was not many weeks ago that Nigel was visiting us in the country for his favourite “all day breakfast”.
    He was a very good friend and we had many enjoyable hours discussing the “old days” when we travelled abroad on business, mainly in the Far East. A great Guy, he will be sorely missed.

  14. Abi Brown says:

    I played tennis many times with Nigel over the last few years at Woodfield Grove on Saturday afternoons. He was always such good fun, a wonderful tennis partner and a charming man. I particularly enjoyed his karaoke rendition at the last Christmas party and singing alongside him in the carols. All my heart felt wishes go to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by me and many others I am sure.

    • Pat & Peter Smith says:

      Nigel is irreplaceable. He was a joy to all who knew him and his passing leaves an enormous gap in our lives

  15. Michael and Rae Jarrett says:

    It seems just like yesterday when we worked with Nigel in ‘Patience’ and he performed the part of the Major so well, his first lead singing role which his eminent acting ability made such a success. Through all his successes over the yers we’ve always referred to ‘the major’ and had a good giggle.
    His warm friendship and his remarkable personality will always be remembered and we count ourselves so lucky to have been among his friends.
    Our love goes out to Joan and his family.

  16. Zara Harrington says:

    I will always remember Nigel playing a wonderful Higgins in My Fair Lady. It is my favourite musical and he was brilliant. Whatever part Nigel played, he brought the character to life and was simply an incredibly talented actor. Warm and friendly, hillarious company – we shall all miss you.

  17. lawrence Hanson says:

    It was with great sadness to hear of the passing of Nigel, I have known him for many years and I, along with many others will miss his wonderful cheerfulness and talents in so many spheres, music, plays and musicals .My thoughts go to Martha and to Joan and all his family, rest in peace. Lawrence.

  18. Marek Ziemba says:

    Dear friend, I cannot express how it pains me not to be able to see you anymore, have a laugh together. I didn’t expect You would leave us so soon. I wish You could’ve stayed, even just for a little while longer.
    Will miss you greatly.

  19. Roy Thomas says:

    Nigel and I fought over the triangle at pre-school some 65 years ago – he won, but then he was always the more musical! In fact I have been playing catch-up ever since and only his recent illness gave me the chance to take over as the British Ambassador in the King & I. Bravely, Nigel came with all his enthusiasm to see it twice – but that was the man. He was one of those gentle people who enhanced the lives of all he met; always wanting to hear about you, never to talk about himself. Our paths crossed many times and each one was a joy. He will be greatly missed.

  20. Martin Clark says:

    Nigel was one of my best friends that I loved dearly. As his line manager at Albemarle, I can honestly say that he was the most fantastic person to deal with in a work capacity – always willing to go that extra mile, always willing to drop everything to cover when we were short of staff, and highly thought of by the staff and Management at The Grosvenor House Hotel where he ran the theatre desk for Albemarle. He had a great rapport with the public buying tickets from him and he loved his theatre visits. I spoke to him a few days before he passed away and he intended to come to the theatre that week even though he was clearly very unwell, but he was a true fighter and wanted to continue on. He was also determined to come back to work and I promised him that would be fine even though he seemed to be failing fast. His determination to beat his illness was incredible. When I was diagnosed with Cancer myself 2 years ago, Nigel was always so supportive to me, however, I am so proud of the way Nigel dealt with his illness and he was a lot worse than me. I honestly can not believe that I won’t see his smiling face again or his witty humour on the phone. A brave man, a kind man, a true gentleman and someone I will never, ever forget. A true star.

    • Karen lloyd says:

      I would have to agree with Martin on his comments about Nigel as a work colleague ..when he joined our”theatrical ” family he fitted into place perfectly at Albemarle ..we used to joke about being “The Lloyds” of Albemarle as we shared the same surname Nigel was a true gentleman , kind , a good listener ,he had a wonderful sense of humor and a lovely twinkle in his eye..he will be missed by us at work …My Thoughts are with his lovely Wife and Family but may they find comfort in these lovely tributes knowing he was loved , admired and appreciated by so many …….xxs Nig ….Karen Lloyd ….

  21. Laura Burdekin (Truman) says:

    I shall always remember Nigel as my fun and inspirational companion on the set of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ back in the 1987. I was Dorothy and the whole experience and working with such dedicated actors, such as Nigel, lead me into my life as a Drama student and now a Drama teacher. He was a true professional and it was with great pleasure that I caught up with him again more recently, in the bar at the Stag, following another players production. He will be greatly missed by all that had the honour of meeting and knowing him.

  22. anthony eglinton says:

    I cant believe I am writing this for Nigel! A fantastic gent who will be missed by so many. He was a truly wonderful human being and I remember all the shows we did together with such happy memories of Nigel and his open, silent laugh! He always made time for others and loved a joke and a carry on! Till we see you again Nigel X

  23. Virginia O'Reilly says:

    Dear Nigel you’ll be missed so much. I can hear your voice, amazed, when you were
    in the wheelchair, saying how you were playing tennis before Chistmas. We were the same age, but that remark summed up your lovely positive attitude to life.
    May God bless your grieving wife and family, and may you rest in peace, my friend.

  24. Daniel Ramos says:

    Nigel this took us all by surprise, but even though never forget all the love you had around you. By the things I remember about you, i remember how you were always smiling make everything much easier. The few times I talked with you, you always put a smile in my face 🙂 .

    I just remember when I went to London a long time ago and you were so worried about taking me and Emily to the park every day. Thank you for those memorable days!

    Dearly from Colombia,
    Daniel Ramos

  25. Cindy Blackwell says:

    Whenever I think of Nigel, I think of the hilarious times we had traveling around the US giving seminars for Insight International. Nigel would have everyone in hysterics with his stories and antics. He was always so upbeat and positive. My condolences to his family.

  26. Lorna Veale (nee Harrington) says:

    I have many happy memories of Sevenoaks Players and Holmesdale Players productions with Nigel. Whenever we ran into each other, he would always want to recall ‘Happy Cows’ from White Horse Inn which he had found most amusing. However, the strongest memory was from a serious play concerning spys at the old Riverhead Memorial Hall for Holmesdale. I was a minor spy having only a couple of pages and therefore doubled as prompt (i think) and general helper. One of my duties was to undo the side door to the backstage area after Nigel had a dramatic exit walking off the stage. One night I forgot to open the door and left him standing in the corner for – probably – 5-10mins! Well the director wasn’t too impressed, but Nigel took it totally in his stride and found it highly amusing saying I had left him in the corner like a ‘naughty school boy’. Nigel often laughed with me about this mishap.

    My memories are of a generous hearted, fun loving principal who totally remained one of the gang! He will be greatly missed and, like others, I can’t believe his passing. My thoughts are with Marta, Joan and all your family.

    p.s. I have to admit to being the young lady (tart!) in red in the restaurant scene image! (16 yrs ago)

  27. Omar Syed says:

    When I first met Nigel years ago when I was a young kid, immediately you noticed a man full of kindness, an extremely polite man and someone who was an absolute true gentleman. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences go to Marta and the family and may god give you strength in these difficult times.

  28. We were all devastated when Nigel turned up at band one Tuesday night in a wheelchair and forced himself to play when he was obviously in great pain, but he was determined to carry on.
    We will all really miss him. He was always cheerful, friendly and very concientious. He made a point of giving me plenty of notice whenever he couldnt get to band because of all his other activities, because he didnt want to let us down.
    He was a great trumpeter, but very modest. We only realised how good he was, when unexpectedly he was the only one there one Tuesday night and he competantly played all the solos with no prior warning.

    Band wont be the same without him.

  29. Chris and Lys Hix says:

    Dear Nigel, we will miss you greatly.

  30. BOB RUSSELL says:

    I have many happy and pleasant memories of Nigel and was instrumental in getting him into the Travel Business which he thoroughly enjoyed. We shared happy times on a trip to Thailand and on other occasions in London etc. He was an exceptional person and loved making other people feel happy and comfortable in his presence.He will be greatly missed but forever remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. My thoughts are with his Family and Joan at this sad time. God Bless You Nigel.

  31. Doreen and Patrick Pascall says:

    It was such a shock to be told you had passed away Nigel when, even a few days before, you were upbeat about everything and still joking and recalling anecdotes from the past! Your role in “Hay Fever” last November was, as usual, a triumph and you were such a fun but professional part of the team – our new members looked up to you greatly and the Sevenoaks Players have lost a truly talented, caring and loyal member.

    Reading through the tributes taking in all areas of your life and the many amusing anecdotes we all recall – and remembering “South Pacific” when you and Anna tried to crawl into the straw hut through a hole that was, unfortunately, far too small which brought the house down at the dress rehearsal and we always laughed about it – the wonderful trumpet playing at after-show parties – they are a measure of the enthusiasm you brought to everything you did.

    For us all it was far too soon to lose you; we will always remember you and we send our love and deepest sympathy to all your family.

  32. Stephen Lucas (Insight International Tours) says:

    I write from the perspective of Nigel’s career at Insight. The tributes to him are so extensive and moving and they collectively describe a unique and much cherished individual. At Insight, Nigel specalised in Sales and Marketing and he will be fondly remembered by hundreds of people from all over the English speaking world. He was a brilliant salesman, not because he was slick but because he created a genuine rapport amongst everyone with whom he came into contact.

    At Head Office, Nigel was a hard working team player, willing, flexible and above all full of enthusiasm. He was enormously popular with his colleagues because he had time for everyone and a twinkle in his eye.

    On a personal level, Nigel and I spent many hours together – at home and on promotional trips abroad. I loved his sense of fun, his energy and his power of reminiscence. As the years passed, he remained youthful in both looks and attitude and invariably upbeat. He often spoke of his pride in his family, his love of tennis and, of course, the pleasure he derived from his theatrical and musical activities.

    I think Nigel would have enjoyed reading these tributes. It is hard to find appropriate words to sum him up. He was greatly loved by so many and gifted in so many ways – yet he retained a natural sense of modesty, humour and humanity.

    We will all retain precious memories of this gracious person who was, exceptionally, a gentle man in every sense of that word. Sincere condolences to Marta and the family who must be devastated at this untimely loss.

  33. Christine says:

    I’ll never forget when you joined Insight and your desk was opposite mine – what a charming, modest and fun young man you were – popular with everybody and everyone was happy to be in your company. I always understood why you were so successful selling the tours worldwide – what an English gentleman. I am so pleased that we kept in regular contact throughout the past 30 years and that you were able to reconnect with several of your contacts worldwide during the period of your illness. I really thank you for giving me support during my recent venture into show business – if I had realized what an accomplished actor and trumpet player you were I would have
    certainly been in the audience – but once again your modesty meant that we were not all aware of your great talent as referred to in so many tributes. I will miss our chats catching up with you when I return from tours. May God bless you Nigel – I am sure you will be keeping everyone amused during your final journey. With love and thanks for being part of my life and deepest sympathy to all your family. Christine

  34. Geoff Scott says:

    I remember him from the STAG days; he would ALWAYS stop and say hello, he always had time for everyone. I remember his rogueish smile, his charm, his passion for everything and everyone. What a lovely chap. We did Katharine Howard together and he was constantly funny, re-assuring and his kindness knew no bounds. Very sad.

  35. Paul Piper says:

    It was with great sadness that I found out about the passing of Nigel last night in a wine bar in London where we had shared many good and happy times. Martha came in to tell the owners who were equally shocked! I only knew him socially through mutual friends but his passion for life, travel and the theatre shone through. He was always fun, positive and cheerful and will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family.

  36. Marissa D'Souza says:

    I was so sad to hear that Nigel had passed away I began work with Insight when I was only 17 and worked for 17 years with Insight/Trafalgar. Nigel always made me laugh and kept me going during tough times. He always had a smile on his face and I will always have fond memories of him. Rest in Peace. Sincere sympathies to your family
    Marissa and Martin

  37. Jackie Doorne says:

    I hardly know what to say – I’ve just stumbled upon this page via Facebook and it’s the first word I’ve heard about Nigel since I saw him in Hay Fever a year or so ago. I had no idea he’d been ill. If anyone wondered why I wasn’t at the funeral – I’m sorry, I didn’t know anything about it. We were good friends for about 3 years when I first joined the Sevenoaks Players in about the year 2000. I played the clumsy Anne of Cleves to his exasperated Henry VIII in the excellent play ‘Katharine Howard’, which showed all of his fine range of acting abilities – starting with dry wit, through romantic lead, majestic ruler, ending as despotic tyrant and tragic cuckold beheading his own wife (brilliantly played by Claire Harrington). In ‘When We Are Married’ with the Stag, Nigel was the drunken photographer and I was the tarty barmaid Lottie – a peach of a part – twice! As an actor with immense experience and intelligence, he was surprisingly modest. He was very kind to me as a beginner, and always made a point of having a word with everyone at every rehearsal, especially anyone looking a bit lost. He was the epitome of kindness and good manners, and hardly a day goes by that I don’t remember some positive comment or other that he was so kind to make, not just to me but to anyone who doubted themselves. He was an unparalleled role-model and I have always tried to put into practise the lessons I learnt from him about politeness and kindness, putting other people at their ease. I can’t believe he won’t be there at the next production. We could have had a lovely race in our wheelchairs! This really hasn’t sunk in. I don’t know whether anyone will be reading this now – I’m so late at adding my tribute. I’m so sorry Martha, Emily, Joan and Fran – I’m sorry I didn’t know. Bye Nigs.
    Love from Jax x

  38. Martin says:

    I can’t believe it’s one year since we lost you Nigel. You are in my thoughts many a day, your cheeky laugh, your lovely smile, and the nicest person I could ever meet. You were more than a work colleague, you were a true and loyal friend. Life just isin’t the same without you. I miss you Nigel……………Martin xxx

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