Wolf Blomfield 31st January 1929 – 19th April 2017

When he died just over a week ago, Wolf Blomfield had been my close and loyal friend for almost half a century. Jackie and I attended his funeral today at Golders Green Crematorium. Ian, accompanied by Becky, made the journey as easy as possible by driving us there and back.

Louisa, friend, and Wolf


Here he is helping Louisa with her presents on her fourth birthday in 1986;

with me, taken at their home by Luci in 2009;

and in 2014


  1. What a long friendship, that is a real gift! Your photos show not only the aging of your friend, but also the depth of your affection – it’s a beautiful tribute Derrick.

  2. I am sorry for the loss of such a special person in your life, Derrick. The photos are lovely Derrick. So many happy memories to comfort your heart ❤️

  3. A loyal, lifelong friend is a true treasure. I’m so sorry for your loss, but you should celebrate that you shared a special place in his life for so long, Derrick.

  4. What a wonderful name–Wolf Blomfield. And from your photos, he appeared to be a man who appreciated humor, friendship, and love. A friend like that is a rare and lovely thing.

  5. Those photos are amazing–such character and kindness evident in his face! I’m sorry he’s no longer with you . . . but he is, really, isn’t he?

  6. I am sure there are many, many beautiful memories in that half century, Derrick. What are pangs of sorrow will grow larger, sadly as days go by and events come and go without your dear friend, Wolf. My heart goes out to you, Jackie and all those lives touched by your friend.

  7. Oh, Derrick, I am so sorry. Such a friendship is a precious gift, and I know you are hurting. The lovely pictures and caring words tell a beautiful story. Hugs to you.

  8. Hello Derrick, I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your good friend. I pray that in the days to come you and Jackie, your family and his, can find comfort in the good memories you shared and more.

  9. So sorry for your loss and heartfelt condolences to his family. I always believe that the dead live on energetically through the memories we keep of them

  10. Hi Derrick, I was on the Croydon course 88/89. It changed me and my life. I’ve only just come across this and didn’t know that Wolf had died. His legacy lives on in many ways and it was an honour to have been taught by him.

    1. Thank you very much, Nick. I see that post has become a casualty of the transfer of my site management. I will get the missing pictures back in tomorrow.

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