We said Goodbye to Bill Today

05 May

Hundreds and hundreds of people came today to say goodbye to a much loved man. There was music and laughter, there were stories and tears, there were memories and tributes and there was an abundance of love. People met in the park, marched to a Cornish band up to the house where Bill was collected in his jewel like coffin and carried to the Church in the lee of Carn Brea, all accompanied by the band and a very lovely choir.  The WildWake was in a marquee by the beach in a howling gale where the musicians continued to play and the laughter and tears continued to flow and a marvellous shared supper was enjoyed.  I have been encouraged by Sue to show you the beautiful coffin, covered in paintings done by Bill’s friends, by Sue and one of Bill’s own pieces and to share the amazing procession with you.


Our memories of our lovely neighbour –


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11 responses to “We said Goodbye to Bill Today

  1. snoakes7001

    May 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Sally-next-door,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. It was a deeply moving day.
    All the best,

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Wasn’t it? A fitting goodbye to a beautiful man. Thank you Sarah-from-the-allotment for calling in and for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  2. maureenjenner

    May 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Lovely to be remembered by so many in such a wonderful way.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      It was a very special send-off. Thank you for calling in. 🙂

  3. Patty B

    May 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    He touched many lives – thank you for sharing him with us.

  4. Susan L.

    May 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

    That is the most beautiful coffin I’ve ever seen. Further indication of how special a man he was.

  5. utesmile

    May 6, 2017 at 7:49 am

    That is how it should be, a celebration of his life.

  6. arlene

    May 6, 2017 at 1:21 am

    What a lovely tribute to a friend!

  7. Seyi sandra

    May 5, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    That’s so emotional!

  8. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

    May 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    A great tribute to someone who clearly made his mark and left a great legacy!

  9. john zande

    May 5, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    That is how we should send people off.


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