Another funeral this morning and the church was full. We had to get out more chairs as all the pews were full and there were still people standing. He had lived within 6 miles of his birthplace all his 61 years and he has been buried, in the churchyard,200 yards from the house he was born in.

He was born with a hole in his heart and was not expected to survive childhood, but, after an operation, was able to live a cautiously normal life. As he could not join in the sports he loved, he helped. He drove the minibus, he helped on the sidelines, he raised money and served on committees. And his wife and family loved him.

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