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Thread #70251   Message #1201428
Posted By: TommyRandell
06-Jun-04 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Pete Clarke - obit
Subject: RE: Pete Clarke - obit
Thanks to Jude for prompting this corner of reminisence for Pete and asking you all to send messages and or cards to his family; care-of The Boardroom, The Seamen's Houses, Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4AP.

His family have asked me to pass directly their grateful thanks for all the good wishes received so far. In this difficult time, knowing Pete was loved by so many is a grat comfort. The funeral arrangements are correct as Jude gave them.

The family have asked if those of you with personal memories - a small anecdote perhaps or something personal you wish to share about Pete's life and work at the many festivals and celebrations he was so much a part of over the years - to send them direct to me as soon as possible please. They will be passed to the minister taking the service at Scarborough Crematorium in the hope Pete's remarkable personality and friendships with us all, his unique place in our memories, may be reflected in any address given as part of that service and later in The Tap and The Endeavour.

I have had the bitter-sweet honour of serving Pete and his lovely sisters through these recent difficult days. As a friend of some all too few years, and as secretary to the Merchant Seamen's Hospital Houses here in Whitby, I can honestly say he was a rare man indeed. I hope to meet some of you in the future and learn more about his rarity. Let us celebrate his fun and mark his continued presence in our lives.