Wednesday, 28 November 2012

George's Celebration Day.

 Richard from the National Asbestos Helpline and his friend picked me up at 10 this morning. We were on our way to say farewell to George, The Colonel, our lovely warrior from our local support group.
The chapel was standing room only, no surprises there, George touched a lot of hearts.
We all entered the chapel to the sounds of "I'm forever blowing bubbles" A tribute to George as he was a great West Ham fan.
The pastor said a few words, we sang Morning has broken, such a beautiful song. We had a moments silence to remember this wonderful warrior, then the lords prayer. Such a lovely service. It finished with  Always look on the bright side of life by Eric Idle. This one affected me the most as I have great memories of my dad and how much he loved Monty Python. Great advice to everyone who was listening and my dad would be saying exactly the same thing.
We all went onto Argyle, George's wake was being help in Club house.
What a lovely wake, very relaxed, Ann told Richard Le and I all about George and his adventures in London. She was so very proud of him and loved him very much. Such a sad loss for all the family but great memories of a wonderful man.
Well done George, you gave us a beautiful sunny day and smiles today, watch over your family today and every day x x x

 I got back from George's wake, Thank you Richard and Le for the lift. There was a van parked outside my garage. I said I wanted to get my car out, it took them about 5 minutes to move. i was due at Derriford for some media work at 1:30pm and it is 1:10pm.
Eventually they moved on, I got to the hospital in time to see Ann, Bill, Jamie, Angela, Marilyn and Kate. Hello to Marilyn's husband, Phil, who was having his chemo today, we hope all goes well.
 The calendar is produced by iPlymouth camera club. All the shots are by local people. It is £8 with all proceeds going to the South West Mesothelioma Support Group. I am not sure when the article will be published in the paper. I will do a follow up when I know more.

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