Mrs MarsdenMan wrote »
Here are the details of Chris's funeral.
Monday 14th July, 1pm Service at St Bartholomew's, Marsden
Close family to Huddersfield Crematorium for a private farewell
To the New Inn to raise a glass to Chris
Chris very much wanted it to be as uplifting as possible and also wanted people to dress as they know him i.e if they were meeting him for a drink in the pub, so jeans and a shirt etc. (although if anyone would feel uncomfortable being less formal then they won't be frowned upon for wearing a suit etc) - I'm hopeless with clothes, that was his job, I'm going for the "out for a nice meal" look- he mainly meant "don't wear black … unless you usually do !"
His preference was for donations rather than flowers and these will go to the places that have helped up so much both before and since he was diagnosed (Kirkwood Hospice, Marsden Health Centre, District Nurses, Macmillan Community Rehab team, Oncology Team at HRI). There will be opportunity to leave donations at the service, if you want to do a cheque please make it out to either me or Kirkwood Hospice. I think they can also be left at Pearsons Funeral Services. They will be added to some other fundraising & private donations and monies will be given to them in Chris's memory.
Mrs NBT and I will be heading over to say farewell, although I suppose we'll have a wander round Marsden between the Service & the Pub.
The black suit can go back in to wardrode: Cheeky Shirt Monday it will be, my friend