Michael Alan Lapper

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Lapper, Michael Alan,”Mick” a 9 year resident of Hermosa Beach, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 in Santa Monica following a brave fight against cancer. Born in Oxford, England, Michael was 56 when he died. He was a Manager at Marina Auto Body in Marina Del Rey. Mick was loved by all employees there and will be sorely missed. Settling easy into the Californian lifestyle, Mick loved surfing at the beach and snowboarding in the mountains with his son, Callum. These were things they both enjoyed doing together as father and son. Mick’s passions were soccer and spending time at the beach with family and friends. Mick is survived by wife, Julie Lapper of Hermosa Beach, CA; son, Callum Lapper of Hermosa Beach, CA; and daughters, Emma and Hayley Doggart of Redondo Beach CA. Also in England, mother Peggy Lapper; sons Mark and Andrew Lapper and brothers Steve and Kevin Lapper. He was preceded in death by father, Tony Lapper and brother Gary Lapper. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.

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  1. Mick….Thank you for always being there for everyone you worked with, we could always depend on you to do the right thing and always doing it with a smile!

  2. Memories with Mick will always be in our hearts…he was a proud man, loving father and husband…we knew him as a magnificent friend. Love to his family…he is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him in Hermosa Beach.

  3. To Mick’s family, Mick and I worked together every day and I looked forward to it everyday!He was and always will be a true friend.I miss our daily talks but I will never forget our daily laughs! God Bless you Mick! Red & Christie

  4. Words can’t describe this feeling. You are so vivid in all our memories and so you will remain. You will be missed, may you rest in peace now. Sending all our love to Julie, Callum, Emma and Hayley. Lots of love Carol, Dave, Lol, Jem, Conor and Brayden. xxx

  5. My condolences go out to the Julie and the Lapper family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mick you will be truly missed. Love Aggie, Djovan and Armand x

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Lapper family. We will always remember Mick for his love of soccer and wonderful smile! Love, Nancy, Kelly, Graham and Faye

  7. Dear Mick, You will be truly missed. Sending all our love to Julie,Callum,Emma and Hayley.

  8. Dear Mick, You will be truly missed. Sending all our love to Julie,Callum,Emma and Hayley.

  9. You will be truly missed and never forgotten.God Bless Mick! Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie,Callum,Emma and Hayley. Love Sue,Stephen and Darren xxx

  10. Our warm, caring thoughts are sent to Julie and her family during this sad and difficult time. We pray for you all. Love to all of you.

  11. Dear Julie and Callum, Words can’t even express how sorry we are for your loss. We will always remember Mick as a kind, warm and wonderful person with a constant smile on his face. He will surely be missed. Love, Suzy, Bob, Robbie, Lily & Jack Itzinger

  12. Our thoughts are with you and the family. You will be missed. God Bless Pamela , Michael and Family

  13. Mick you will be sorely missed but never forgotten. We will miss you on the next surf trip, but you will always be in our hearts and prayers.

  14. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are feeling. Your family is so genuine, kind and sweet. Mick will be missed by many. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

  15. Julie & Callum, We can’t even begin to imagine what you are feeling. Your family is so genuine, kind and sweet. Mick will be missed by many. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Jim, Tracy, Madison McDonald & Family

  16. Julie, Callum, Hayley, and Emma, My heart goes out to you all. I will miss seeing Mick walk the dog around the neighborhood! xo

  17. My dear Mick,you have been in our thoughts constantly and our memories of you will never fade. Now there is no more pain and you can rest in peace. Julie, Callum, Emma and Hayley, we can’t comprehend the loss you must feel at this sad time. If there is anything at all that we can do to help please just ask. Love to all, Sue Barry and George Fraemohs.

  18. Dear Julie, Callum, Hayley and Emma Although we are far away and cannot begin to feel your sorrow, our thoughts are with you. Mick was such a fantastic man, and my memories of him will never fade. Rest in peace Mick, once met – never forgotten. All our love James and family

  19. Mick, 30years of friendship, which I will never forget. You had a dream about going to California, which you fullfilled, the life suited you and you suited the life. Now you can rest in Peace. Up the BLUES. Love Always Rozzie xx

  20. Mick, you will always be in our thoughts. May you rest in peace. Love Always Tim,Cath,Claire,Kenny,Olivia and Gladys xx

  21. Mick you followed your heart and lived your dream. You will always be in our thoughts and may you rest in peace. Ju, callum, Emma and hayley our love and thoughts are with you at this very sad time in your lives…Mick will never be forgotten and his memories will always live on. All our love Ju, Baz and Family xxxxx

  22. Julie, Callum and family we are very saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love, Adriana & Patrick

  23. It is with such sadness that we have to say good-by to Mick. We will certainly miss his warm smile and kind heart. Julie, Callum, Emma & Hayley our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. All our love to Julie, Callum, Emma and Hayley. We are sorry for the pain you are going through and want you to know we are always thinking of you. With Lots of Love,

  25. Dear Julie, Callum, Emma and Hayley, Mick embraced the beach and sports lifestyle and will be sorely missed by so many of us here in Hermosa. So many fond memories. Such a fine man. We are so sorry and will always be there for you. The Pedersen family

  26. We were friends for over 40 years and we nearly made that trip to Vegas. The last time I saw you Mick you were fit and well and that is how I will remember you. If there is a football pitch upstairs I am sure you will scoring a few.

  27. Just a short note to say thankyou for all the great times we shared with mick and family over the past years, a great guy who i will miss for a very long time. Love to all the family who i will see soon. Miles xxxx

  28. Julie and Callum, we are so sorry for your loss. During the fall that Lazlo and Callum were on the same soccer team, I remember seeing Mick at practically every game. He was really involved with Callum. Our sympathies, Leyla, David, Lazlo and Sylvie Paul

  29. Julie, Callum, Hailey and Emma our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Mick, thank you for a wonderful time when we visited you all last year, telling us all about your families life in LA when you were constantly smiling, although we cant be there for Julie, Callum and girls today we are thinking of you all. God bless Mick, love always xxxxxx Pete, Fi and Jay

  30. Mick It was fantastic to have known you and I am really grateful to have been able to share some really good times with you, Julie, Cal, Hays and Ems over the years! You were a good guy and you will be missed very much by all who knew you! Rest in peace mate! Ben

  31. Thanks Mick for being for being an intricate part of who I am.Growing up together was such a great fun time. I will miss you dearly. Dick

  32. Thanks for always being there for me and mark, it was really great not having a dad that was never around,ohh and for beating mum up infront of us,great man you was!

  33. hello andrew nice to hear your cowardly little voice show up you dickhead i swear to god u ever talk bad about my dad like that again ill find u and kick your ass because he was twice the man u will ever be come at me bro
    ps also if u have anything to say say it to me not my mom got it
    callum LAPPER

  34. Typical Lappers. vicious, spiteful and evil. So glad that I am not part of this awful family anymore.

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