1. Nos dejaste hace casi dos meses y nos parece mentira , nos cuesta creerlo aún, parece que cualquier día vendrás pará reunirnos todos y poder ir dar un paseo y disfrutar todos juntos de una buena comida Alfonso eras especial, nunca te olvidaremos, seguirás vivo en nuestro corazón,

  2. In loving memory of dearest Alfonso……a truly loving family man, wonderful neighbour and friend. May you rest in peace with Marita and Robbie
    Forever in our thoughts and prayers. Xx

  3. Estimado amigo Alfonso, fue un placer conocerte, Gracias por tu amistad de más de 30 años,
    Compartimos muchos recuerdos juntos en los Casinos Palmbeach y Sportsman.
    También te agradezco de todo corazón los consejos que me dabas sobre el trabajo, fuiste un gran profesional.
    Espero y deseo que algún día nos volvamos a reencontrar,
    Que Dios te bendiga y te tenga en Su gloria ,
    En gran abrazo estimado amigo,

  4. To all of Alfonso’s family and friends, my family and I would like to say how saddened we were to hear of his passing. I have many happy memories of Alfonso being sociable, lively, a wonderful host at numerous parties and celebrations,and good fun to spent time with. I love the photos on this site of Alfonso clearly taking great enjoyment and happiness from being in the company of people who were important to him. I raise a glass to the unforgettable and irreplaceable Alfonso Ledo. I’ll miss you Alfonso. Xxx

  5. Susanna, (Djemaa, Maria, Elena, Hana)
    How very, very sorry I was to hear of your dad, Alfonso’s passing.
    To the extended family, I offer my deepest condolences and unquestionable love to you all.
    When I looked at the memorial photograph of Alfonso today, I felt as if I saw and spoke to him yesterday even though many years have passed since we last met for a meal at your home. Alfonso was one of the kindest, gentle human beings I’ve had the opportunity to share with my family. After all the experiences I’ve been through, I feel I have lost a very dear friend. There was a lot of ‘Big Man Love’ for him.
    Until we meet again dear friend, Big Love and God Bless.

  6. Dear Alfonso,
    It will be difficult to find somebody who portrayed such a love for family and nature, who showed so much passion for food and cooking, and always had a tale, or funny story to tell…you will be sorely missed Alfonso.
    Now you have gone to join Marita, Robbie, and Hermosinda, our thoughts are with Susana, Djemma, and the girls during this difficult time.
    Hasta luego querido Alfonso. Descansa en Paz.

    Carlos y Martin Sobrino

  7. Uncle Alfonso,

    The past few months have been a bit of a blur – never in a million years could any of us have imagined the last time we saw you – would be the last time. You’ve left such a huge hole for Susana, Djemaa and your three wonderful grandchildren. It’s broken all our hearts to see Susie struggle with her grief whilst keeping everything together for her family. Paradoxically, it has been incredible to see how she’s the mirror of you in every way…. so strong, so resilient, so loving, so kind.

    When I was a child (I’m embarrassed to admit), I used to be a little jealous of Susie – not of anything she had or could do – but rather of the special bond you both shared. As a father, you always showed up – you were always so proud, so supportive and so very, very loving – you would never fail to find a way to look after and support Robbie and Susie. I remember how proud you were when Susie finished her degree and was trying to find a training contract – such a hard thing to do when you don’t know someone in the profession. Though I never saw it, I can just imagine you charmed everyone at the Sportsman, beaming whilst telling them about your wonderful daughter and her dream to be a solicitor. It’s incredible to think you managed to get her the contact who went on to give her the training contract she so wanted. You always found a way to help people you loved! If it meant leaving your beloved hometown to provide for your mum and sister at 14, staying up all night after a long day at work to feed milk to your son in ITU or sleeping in a fold-out bed to make space and a little privacy for your daughter’s family – there’s simply nothing you would not do.

    When people pass away, their loved ones always say ‘he was the best Dad’, ‘he was the best husband’, ‘he was the best friend’ and so on – but really what they mean is ‘he was MY Dad’, so he was the BEST FOR ME. Having known you most of my life and seeing how you’ve touched the lives of so many people – not just your family – is proof, you were not just the ‘best’ just because you were ours… but by any measure, as a Dad, an Abuello, an Uncle, Brother and Friend – you were EXTRAORDINARY! That’s why this loss is so very hard for us all.

    I feel so blessed for the time we spent together most recently and will cherish the memory of the wonderful meal you made as a surprise for my Mum’s birthday as we had no kitchen. Thank you for always taking care of us, for your advice and guidance and for your love.

    I remember the time when you planted sunflowers in your garden – I’d never seen sunflowers in real life before and was amazed that the flowers were so huge and that they stood taller than me! I pray that you have been reunited with your mum and sister and are standing tall with the sunflowers – wrapped in the light and warmth of God’s embrace. I pray that you’re running through the fields, swimming in the sea, climbing trees and playing football – doing everything you couldn’t here on earth with your cherished son, Robbie. But mostly, I pray, and I cherish the thought of you dancing – in your truly unique style, never to be forgotten but impossible to replicate – with Aunty Marita in heaven FOREVER!

    Until we all meet again, don’t worry, we’ll take care of Susie, Djemaa, Maria, Elena and Hana for you.
    All my love,
    Janine XxX

  8. All my thoughts to Susana and her family. My memories of Alfonso are of kindness, laughter and hospitality. The only subject that he would talk to me with all seriousness was cooking and food. He would argue passionately about Spanish food and products for example how Cava is far better than Champagne! And how could we disagree when every time we were received at the Ledo’s Alfonso would have been spending hours in the kitchen to welcome us with the most delicious food.
    A great honor to have known you dear Alfonso.

  9. A lo largo de mi vida he tenido la suerte de conocer a personas que no son personas como tal, yo las considero ángeles, que por alguna maravillosa razón les han dejado estar un tiempo cerca de nosotros y que por más años que pasen siempre nos parece que nos dejan demasiado pronto.
    Personas que por muchas piedras que les hayan puesto en su camino nunca han perdido su sonrisa, su mirada dulce y esa palabra amable con la que hacerte sentir bien en su compañía.
    Estés donde estés espero que te llegue el cariño que los que tuvimos el placer de conocerte te teníamos porque sin personas como tú en el mundo hoy todos nos sentimos un poquito más huérfanos.

  10. Our deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss.
    Alfonso was a friendly and happy individual who always had time for a chat. We will sincerely miss his huge personality and the wonderful stories of Spain and the amazing memories he had made there.
    We have no doubts that he will shine brightly from above – May you rest in eternal peace – From your neighbours at No:71 – Sunny, Manisha, Nikita & Ria

  11. Alfonso,
    Que pena que nos hayas dejado tan pronto.
    No sabes cuánto lo siento!
    Me acuerdo un montón de aquellas noches en la que nos juntábamos todos en Ponteareas cuando coincidíamos de vacaciones. También en casa de Pepita.
    Dios quiera y estoy seguro de que así será, que estés disfrutando ahora con tu familia y amigos que también nos han dejado y tengáis vuestras juergas en el cielo.
    Para tí Susana.. siento mucho todo lo que estarás sufriendo su pérdida pero El desde donde esté, tu marido y tu maravillosa familia, te ayudarán a superarlo.
    Un beso de tu amiga,
    Matilde Gándara

  12. Amigo Alfonso, gracias por ser mi amigo, compañero de trabajo,y vecino, nos as dejado sin sinpoder decirte A dios ,gracias por tu amistad Rip

  13. Alfonso
    What can I say. I have such wonderful memories of Marita when I was little. So full of life and so full of laughter. She then met you and it was like a match made in Heaven. The two of you were a wonderful couple who then became wonderful parents. You had Susana and Robbie and the love and care you gave them both was beautiful. You are reunited now either Your beloved Marita and Robbie in Heaven and our loss is their gain. We will forever miss your wonderful interesting stories of your time at the London Casinos and will miss that beaming welcoming smile and your impressive dance moves. Goodbye/Adios for now. Keep the party going in Heaven till we all meet again. All our love Tony & Alison xxx

  14. Compañero del trabajo y tambien amigo. Todos hemos perdido una gran persona y yo nunca te olvidare.
    Apreciable Alfonso Ledo.
    Descasa en paz.

  15. Our deepest condolences and you are in our prayers. A wonderful neighbour who was always smiling and welcoming. We will deeply miss you Alfonso. RIP

  16. Alphonso means “Noble and Ready”
    You were always Noble, and Always Ready, although no one can have expected any one to of had the trials of life you and Marita have endured with all that has been put to you, and you taken upon your broad shoulders, without a second thought! Always welcoming and generous to a fault with enduring undying devotion to All your family…Always!
    Gone too young, and will always be so sadly missed, by all, especially your beautiful daughter Susana who was always the apple of your eye, who you were always so proud of!
    You are now with your beautiful Marita, and so hansome, Robbie once again, but you will also, always be with everyone you have ever touched with your love and devotion. Will miss everything about you, the fun, the stories, the food and the dancing…..Really gonna miss those moves!Love ya man, and Thank-you for being in our lives.We’re all better, for having you there!

  17. I must say Alfonso Ledo has been in my view an excellent work mate, a fine friend, A hard working man and always ready to help, a very dedicated man to his family spite of difficulties. I am missing him already and surely everyone who knew him well will agree he was far better than many I met in my life. God will take care of his soul. I will never forget him.

  18. ¿Como empezar, sin que me tiemble las manos? Te tengo tantas cosas que agradecer que no soy capaz. Soy Angel hijo de Modesto, si si tu amigo Modesto el que ya está en el cielo contigo los dos juntos, seguro que os lo estáis pasando muy bien y viendo vuestros seres queridos que tenéis en esa parte.
    Siempre me hablaba desde que yo era pequeño y tenía uso de razón de un buen amigo que por cosas del destino se fue a Londres, pero siempre lo tenía muy presente, a pesar de la distancia y de la época nunca perdisteis el contacto, todavía recuerdo de los buenos momentos que pasábamos las familias en Galicia, esa tierra que por cosas del destino me ha tocado vivir y llevar en mi apellido que todo gallego que está fuera siempre la lleva en el corazón y fiel es ese reflejo que nada más que teníais oportunidad os veíais.
    Te tenemos que agradecer mucho, has estado en los mejores días de nuestras vidas y cuando pasamos una mala racha también estuviste junto a él, tú amigo el que nunca lo dejaste a pesar de la distancia, sabes que la familia VIEITEZ te lo agradecerá toda la vida, fuiste una persona ejemplar, un gran hijo, padre, esposo y no hace falta decir que fuiste el mejor amigo de sus amigos.
    Te queremos y nunca te olvidaremos LEDO, un fuerte abrazo y mil besos allá donde estes y daros un fuerte abrazo porque esa amistad yo se que es y será ,para toda la VIDA.

  19. Alfonso,

    This is probably the hardest message I will ever write as I never thought we would be here right now.

    You came into my life when I was about 6, I think. You were my brother from the beginning – you played with me, talked to me, sat me on your lap. You were different and as time went on we all embraced those differences. You introduced so many new things to my family – 2 kisses to say hello and goodbye (tiresome for a small child who had a BIG family!), long, leisurely and delicious meals where there was no rush to clear the table, so we would continue to pick at the food and talk for hours. Delicious meals that we have never even heard of, such as tortilla, pulpo, empanadas, paella and most important of all, LOTS of garlic! You were an amazing chef and we all always ate way more than we should, as everything you prepared was so delicious.

    My first holiday was in Vigo. It was so exciting – going on a plane to a different country, living with my big sister and brother for a couple of weeks, experiencing all the wonders of Vigo, Paredes and Galicia. I spoke my first Spanish words to a complete stranger back then, aged 11 – “dos barras de pan y dos bolsas de leche, por favor”, when I was sent to the shop by myself! Terrifying, but you and Marita were very pleased! You took us to all the best places and you even tried to teach me to swim on that holiday. Well, not really teach me – you carried me to the point where I could no longer stand in the water and then you threw me in! Whilst you found that incredibly funny, I really wasn’t amused! It was my first holiday and one of the most treasured.

    You were the life and soul of all our parties! First, you would make sure everyone else was OK and then we could not get you off the dance floor! Always so full of energy, I never knew how you were able to dance for so long! I am so, so happy that we were able to see your moves just last October, during Roland and my 30th Wedding Anniversary and even happier that someone captured the joy of your dancing on their phone! Parties in the future will never be the same.

    Our lives are never going to be the same. You were always so wise and you were able to understand people in a way that took most of us years to see. You were an amazing family man, who was the tower of support and strength to Marita, Robbie, Susana and Abuela every moment of every day. You were always willing to help any of us and you worked so hard both inside and outside your home. I know your life was full of challenges, but you fought through them all, always smiling, always strong. I am now hearing so many stories about you, from family and friends both here and in your beloved Spain and none of them surprise me. They all have the same resounding theme – how formidable and amazing you were.

    I loved you since I was 6 and I always will. I will miss you forever.

  20. Para eso están los amigos
    Dionne y sus amigos

    [Dionne Warwick]
    Nunca creí que me sentiría así
    y por lo que a mí respecta
    estoy contenta de tener la oportunidad de decir
    que creo que te quiero

    Y si alguna vez tengo que irme
    bien, cierra los ojos e intenta sentirte
    tal y como nos sentimos hoy
    y luego, si puedes recordarlo

    Sigue sonriendo, sigue brillando
    sabiendo que siempre puedes contar conmigo, por supuesto
    para eso están los amigos
    para los buenos y los malos tiempos
    estaré a tu lado para siempre
    para eso están los amigos

    [Stevie Wonder]
    Y tú viniste y me abriste los ojos
    y ahora veo muchas más cosas
    así que, por cierto, te lo agradezco

    [Elton John]
    Ua, y luego en los momentos en que estamos separados
    pues cierra los ojos y sabrás
    que esta palabras salen de mi corazón
    y luego, si puedes recordarlo, oh

    [Stevie Wonder]
    Sigue sonriendo, sigue brillando
    sabiendo que siempre puedes contar conmigo, por supuesto
    para eso están los amigos
    para los buenos y los malos tiempos
    estaré a tu lado para siempre
    para eso están los amigos

    [Gladys Knight]
    Sigue sonriendo, sigue brillando
    sabiendo que siempre puedes contar conmigo, por supuesto
    para eso están los amigos
    para los buenos y los malos tiempos
    estaré a tu lado para siempre
    para eso están los amigos

    [Elton John]
    Sigue sonriendo, sigue brillando
    sabiendo que siempre puedes contar conmigo, por supuesto
    porque, te digo, para eso están los amigos
    para los buenos tiempos y los malos tiempos

    [Los cuatro cantantes]
    Estaré a tu lado para siempre
    para eso están los amigos (para eso están los amigos)

    Alfonso, eras especial.
    Gran Persona,
    Mejor Amigo,
    y siempre preocupado por servir a los demás.
    Te ganaste grandes amigos por tu forma de ser.
    Tuviste grandes tropiezos en tu vida que los superaste.
    Formaste una familia ejemplar.
    Hoy tu hija, su marido y tus nietas, que te adoraban, lloran tu falta.

    Dejas un gran legado entre los que te hemos tratado y
    sólo nos resta decirte que seguimos queriéndote y
    que tu falta se hace notar.

    Te recordaremos siempre
    Descansa en paz ( De tu amiga Pepita).

    Así es!
    La canción que acabamos de escuchar “Para eso están los amigos”
    nos habla de lo que es de verdad un/a amigo/a.
    Esa persona con la que siempre puedes contar y que siempre estará ahí.

    Y ese era nuestro amigo Alfonso.

    Desde muy joven ( tengo 48 años) , me preguntaba…
    ¡Cuantos amigos tiene Alfonso!
    Y, conforme iba creciendo me daba cuenta de que
    Alfonso sembraba y cultivaba AMISTAD por donde iba.

    Cada vez que venía a Galicia, visitaba a sus amigos.
    Le encantaba hablar de comida y siempre tenía innumerables
    anecdotas que contar.
    Cuando nos invitaba a comer (la invitación era lo de menos!), quería
    que comiésemos, comiésemos y comiésemos ja,ja,ja.

    Ese era nuestro amigo Alfonso.

    Todas las veces que fui a Londres me acogieron en su casa
    con mucho cariño, El, Marita (su esposa) , Susana, Djemaa (su yerno).
    Recuerdo que una de las veces, habían hospitalizado a Robbie.
    Pues con toda la tristeza que tenía encima, se puso en contacto
    con su amigo Pérez (taxista) para que me enseñara las zonas
    más emblemáticas de la ciudad.

    Ese era nuestro amigo Alfonso.

    Ni que decir tiene lo amante que era de su familia cuidando
    de su hijo Roberto, Marita y sus nietas. Esas nietas que el
    decía: “Las quiero con locura y nunca, nunca, las abandonaré”
    (paradojas de la vida).

    Y ese, ese, era nuestro amigo Alfonso.

    Allá donde estés seguirás alegrando reuniones con tu sonrisa
    y buen humor.

    Descansa en Paz Alfonso
    ( De tu amigo Miguel)

  21. Es triste ver como un gran amigo y compañero nos dejo, nunca sabemos cuando nos llega la hora, y cuado llega nos sorprende y nos cuesta creer que ya no está con nosotros,pero siempre nos queda los buenos ratos que pasamos juntos,

  22. Muchísimas gracias a todos los vecinos de Paredes por las flores tan hermosas. Apreciamos mucho que hubo una misa por mi Padre y que os recordasteis de él. Muchos abrazos de parte mía y de toda mi familia.
    Susana Ledo Watts xxx

  23. Querido Alfonso, en tu casa en Paredes tuvimos una misa por ti, el día 4 de marzo, para que los vecinos pudieran dedicarte una memoria y decirte adiós…
    Descansa en paz querido Alfonso.

  24. Te fuiste sin despedirte,sin decir adiós te marchaste,la muerte arrebato tu vida en el momento que menos esperábamos pero nuestra esperanza es que con la ayuda de Dios algún día nos volveremos a ver.
    Donde quiera que estés queremos decirte que estarás siempre en nuestra mente y corazones para siempre .
    Alfonso Ledo
    Carmen Graña Toucedo

  25. Gracias Alfonso, por compartir tan buenos momentos juntos. Echare de menos nuestras conversaciones, risas y buenas mariscadas. Que descanses amigo.

  26. Semblante de un hombre bueno.

    Alfonso fue y será siempre un hombre inmenso, tenía presencia física pero sobre todo talla humana. Consiguió calar en el corazón de muchos, independientemente de su raza, religión o creencia.
    Alguien que supo sobrellevar golpes familiares, sin preguntar como había podido Dios mandarle semejantes retos.
    Educó hijos, que han sabido transmitir su mensaje a sus nietas a las que adoraba, a sus amigos imprescindibles en su vida, tenía tiempo para escuchar a aquel que lo necesitaba y estaba siempre presente allí dónde era preciso.
    Cuando se va alguien de esta vida no se lleva nada, pero su mérito es la huella palpable que deja en aquellas personas que le conocieron y van a recordarlo siempre, no con tristeza era una persona alegre y sonriente, van a recordar los buenos momentos vividos con él y referirán muchas anécdotas ocurridas.

    Dios seguramente lo tendrá en su gloria y allí estará hablando con unos y otros, haciendo nuevas amistades ya que seguirá siendo muy sociable.

    Gracias por haberte conocido.

    Felisa Otero (gallega de corazón).

  27. Querido amigo Alfonso, no puedo creer que nos hayas dejado así tan de repente, sin tiempo para despedirnos, para darnos el último abrazo. Tu partida nos deja más pobres, sin tu amistad y tu sonrisa, sin nuestros encuentros en Ponteareas o nuestras tapas en Redondela. Acabas de irte y ya te echo terriblemente de menos. Con quien voy a echar aquellas largas charlas telefónicas recordando nuestros tiempos jóvenes, aquellos días en la escuela primaria del “Coto”, aquella fiestas patronales en nuestras aldeas, con quien querido Alfonso? Que el Buen Dios te coja en la Palma de Su mano y te lleve a gozar de la luz de Su rostro. Intercede por nosotros para que un día podamos volver a vernos. Descansa en paz mi gran y buen amigo.

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Funeral Arrangements

We invite you to join us to celebrate the life of Alfonso Ledo Toucedo


Date: 09/03/2022
Time: 11:00
St George’s Catholic Church
Location: 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury London HA0 2QE GB

Additional Info:

In line with current CV19 guidelines mourners are requested to wear face masks and observe safe distancing policies. The church is regularly sanitised.

Alfonso's funeral will be streamed live from the church at 11.00AM on Wednesday 09th March. The stream can be accessed by clicking the invitation that will appear on this memorial site at least 48 hours ahead of the appointed time. If for any reason the stream is missed or interrupted, have no fear, the funeral will be recorded simultaneously and can accessed from the same invitation which will be available for at least 1 month.

Following the requiem mass, the committal will take place at Northwood Cemetery, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood, HA6 1HU

The Family would like you to please join them afterwards at the Parish hall for refreshments.


Date: 09/03/2022
Time: 14:00
St George’s Parish Centre (located beside the Church)
Location: 970 Harrow Rd, Sudbury London HA0 2QE GB

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