Today I had the privilege of saying goodbye to John, a very special and unique man. I have only known John for around 2 years but in that time I have got to know and love him. He was very much a larger than life character and a character that was so obviously interested in people.
I remember my first time of seeing John. I was sat alone in the Deaf Cat, knowing very few people. John sat opposite me, told me he didn’t believe in religion and we chatted for a couple of hours. That’s the sort of guy he was …. interested in everyone or anyone.
Today a smile came to many faces as his fleet of classic cars pulled up, tears flowed as we heard some amazing singing voices and remembered moments. Amongst this, however, was a lot of laughter … unusual for a funeral …. but John would have loved it. I believe John did love it.
John will be missed by loads of friends, his family and most of all by Bet … Larger than life characters like John leave behind wonderful memories, but also big gaps … if you are the praying sort please offer a prayer for those left behind, if you are not then please hold them in your thoughts.
Today was a special day for a very special man ….