The widow of Pimlico registrar William 'Bill' Brucass has paid tribute to 'a great man'.
William 'Bill' Brucass, of Chippendale House on the Churchill Gardens Estate, in Churchill Gardens Road, died from prostate cancer at the age of 84.
He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Daphne, their children David, 52, and Annette, 54, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr Brucass worked as a registrar, recording births, deaths and marriages at Caxton Hall, in Caxton Street, Victoria, the same place where he met his wife.
Mrs Brucass said: "We both went to a dance at the hall with different sets of friends but we just started talking and the rest is history.
"He was a great man, and looked after me more than I looked after him.
"He'd tell me to sit down and put my feet up while he did the washing up, ironing, cleaning or making the beds. I miss him so much."
They married at the church of St Stephen with St John, in Rochester Row, Pimlico, in 1950.
Until Mr Brucass died, the couple enjoyed dancing at the Churchill Gardens Estate Community Hall, with favourites including waltzes and ballroom dancing.
His wife added: "We met most of our friends through the dancing club on a Monday morning.
"Everyone on the estate is so friendly, and lots of his friends turned out for the funeral."