June Rifkin : Cabin Crew Trainer
Sadly we have learnt that June passed away on 25th June 2021, aged 81. My sincere condolences go out to her family, friends and former colleagues.

June worked as a Stewardess, joining BUA and rising to Check Hostess then she became a Cabin Crew Trainer. In all some 22 years service. 

June's married name was Spear
June Remembered

From John R Potter
: Condolences to June’s family at this sad time. RIP and fly high June

From Jonathan Lovett
My sincerest condolences go out to June’s family and friends on hearing this sad news. June trained me when I joined British Caledonian in September 1984. She was such a lovely lady and will be forever fondly remembered, by so many of us.

From Roger Warren: RIP June

From Beryl Mason
When I joined my brother had been taken very ill, June was so kind to me, such a lovely lady. So sorry to hear of her passing, rest in peace dear June.

From Brenda Painter: June was a genuine, lovely person. So sad

From Freddie Gorman: Remember June from working together in Cabin Crew Training. R I P

From Pat Gough: Condolences to her family. RIP June. I remember her well.

From Jacqui Huxford
I remember her, she was a really nice check hostess so kind and a lovely person. Had a few trips with her if my memory serves me right when she wore tartan it was a red one. RIP June.

From Jacqui Byrne
Very sad to hear that June has passed away - one of life’s beautiful people. June and another hostess interviewed me (they were on the preliminary panel) little did they know when they put me through to the main board what they were letting BUA in for! RIP you beautiful sweet lady

From Linda Boyle
: June was a really lovely person. My condolences to family and friends

From Fee Flee: I am so very sorry for your sad loss Fly Free xx

From Coreen Wilcox
I remember June as a Check Hostess. A lovely lady; rest in peace. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

From George Banks
I was new to British Caledonian in 1973 but June was already a highly regarded check hostess and cabin trainer when I joined. I did a few flights on the 707 when she was on board and she was not only a lovely person but extremely professional. She operated on the 707 Caracas inaugural and was highly regarded by Training. My late colleagues Betty Shelton (catering operations Manager) and Mrs. Katie Wilde (head of catering) always spoke highly of her, and June kindly attended Betty's Funeral with me and my colleagues. In 1973/4  BCAL had a close knit catering  team and June was always very highly thought of and I learnt a lot from her as she always set such high standards. RIP June

From Shirley Bell
Such great memories of working alongside June as part of the check/training department, and all the laughs we had together over the many funny incidents that cropped up during all the many courses we held over the years.  Lovely lady.

From Carol Anderson (Webb)
My sincere condolences to June’s family on her passing. She was always such a warm and generous member of the crew, as well as being thoroughly professional in her training capacity. Everyone loved to fly with her, and she is sure to hold a special place in the memories of all those who worked alongside her over the years.

From Sally Simmonds: Very sad to hear this. Too young.

From Ma Dolors Vila Casellas: May you RIP ROSE!! So very sad, my sincere condolences to her family and friends.

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com

Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Judith Groves, Helena Burgoyne, Julie Day, Tina Harvey, Liz Rogers, Lindsay Smith, Riaz Butt, Shaunagh Perity, Julie Hourigan, Mark Whiting, John R Potter, Karen Rayner, Tricia Riley, Kris Massie, Janet Willis, Sylvia Murphy, Christine Jegu, Alan Reeves, Julie Nuttall, Julie Lawler, Gary Keast,

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Service details

June's service was held on 27th July 2021 in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Any donations in June's memory can be made via this link to the funeral directors here

And please enter June Spear in the search box and it will bring up June's page.

Here we have June's Order of Service
British Caledonian - A Tribute