ERNESTO LEAL (QEPD) Trade Unionist, political exiled from Pinochet’s Dictatorship and a member of  Partido Comunista de Chile for many years, died recently in London, UK.  Please join the family of Compañero Ernesto Leal at the funeral and memorial service as we remember and celebrate his life.

His funeral will take place Tuesday 10th November 2009. at 2.00pm in:   Islington Crematorium High Road, East Finchley N2 9AD

Please note the crematorium is a mile from  East Finchley Tube Station. There is a  25 minute walk from the main entrance in the High Road. As the cemetery is huge at 190 acres, we advise that you drive there. There are pleny parking facilities available. (be punctual, funeral service of 30 minutes only)

By Car:             Adjacent to the A406 North Circular. Take the exit marked A1000 towards East Finchley. The main entrance is in the High Road N2 9AG.

Bus Routes:      263 heading towards Barnet  – get off at St Marys Church/Chandos Road
43 heading towards Friern Barnet – get off at North Circular A406

Underground :    Northern Line (Barnet Branch) to East Finchley Station in the High Road. It is about a mile from the station. Turn left out of the station and take a 25 minute walk to the main gate.

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Memorial service will take place from 4pm till 7pm at:

Praxis, Pott Street,  London E2 0EF

Buses: 8, 106, 254 and 388  –  Underground: Bethnal Green Station (Central Line)

Please do not send flowers or cards. We are asking people to either donate to Ernesto’s chosen organisation which was very close to his heart – Justice For Cleaners- or to a commemorative tree which will planted in his honour in Clissold Park. Details of planting will be sent shortly after memorial.

Justice For Cleaners donations (by cheque only – write on the back of cheque “Justice for Cleaners”) made out to ‘Unite’ and post to:-

Steve Hart, Regional Organiser, 218 Green Lanes, London N4 2HB

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Memorial tree donations (by cheque only) made out to Rossana Leal and post to:-

6 Dron House, Adelina Road, London E3

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Contact regarding funeral – Ernesto Wladimir Leal (Hijo)  :  07772 477 214

Contact regarding memorial – Carlos P. Gonzalez :  07931630167

If you would like to pay your last respects, please call The Cooperative Funeral Services, Mere Street, London, on 020 8 985 5861