‘Tim touched everyone with his cheery smile’

MY family and I would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy following the untimely passing of our son Tim whose funeral was last Friday.

The Observer covered the discovery of his body on the beach with dignity and good taste which was important to us as a family. We have received dozens and dozens of cards, ‘phone calls and emails, too many to individually respond to, all showing how Tim touched everyone with his cheery smile and readiness to chat and readiness to lend a hand.

Funerals are always difficult and we would like to especially thank Colin Miller of Towners for bringing it together, Steve Dine for finding a PCV driver (Paul Green) to drive Happy Harold and head the cortege, the local branch of ‘Blood Runners’ (SERV Sussex) who provided the motorcycle escort and guard of honour and Alan Dyas and Section 5 for drumming us into the cemetery. Jonanthan Mendenhall conducted the cremation ceremony with great empathy, it was a celebration of Tim’s short but action-packed life.

We were touched by the huge number of family and friends, some of whom came great distances, for turning up to see Tim off, and thanks too to Graham George and the Clifton brothers for recording the event.

ION CASTRO

Braybrooke Road