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alison Obit: alison's dad (42) RE: Obit: alison's dad 20 Nov 11


Dad's funeral went well (as funerals go) - it was more a celebration of his life than anything else which was great. the church was packed and the service relayed to people standing outside.

His coffin came in to "Star of the County Down" -played on a full size Celtic harp. Two wonderful hymns "Be thou my vision" to the gorgeous tune - Slane (which I accompanied on the organ), and "Will your anchor hold" (the Boys Brigade hymn - to remember his BB days - played by my uncle Bruce).

my sister is a teacher and her senior school choir sang "and he will raise you up on eagles wings" - accompanied by the harp - absolutely gorgeous.......

Dad's coffin left the church again to the sound of the harp - playing his favourite party piece - "the wild colonial boy".

At the graveside I played "Amazing Grace" on the whistle as he was lowered down - its not really the 'done thing' but I just knew I had to do it.

Dad would have enjoyed it.

thanks again for your support and kind thoughts and prayers.

slainte

alison


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