I’ve just spoken to Jon’s dad. The funeral is arranged for 12pm on Saturday 13th June at Offwell Church, Nr. Honiton, Devon.
He tells me that the undertaker will be very happy for a cavalcade of bikes to escort the hearse from the chapel of rest in Honiton to Offwell. If anyone is planning on attending and/or riding can they please let me know asap so that I can make the arrangements. You can get hold of me on 07816371857. Jon was an incredibly popular guy and it would be great to think that we could give him a proper send off.
Obviously It was my intention to attend Jon’s funeral but it can’t be unfortunatly.
I’ll still be on the Island on the holiday that I would have shared with Jon.
Last year year on the final day of our TT trip I spent the day with Jon, we watched the practice for the lightweight bikes on the Billown circuit and then had a last couple of beers at the Glue Pot in Castletown, I think I do the same this year and toast Jon at midday remembering the laughs we had together.
I only wish I could have been at the funeral to tell Jon’s folks what a great lad I thought he was.
Jon’s funeral will be taking place at 12 noon on Saturday, 13th June. Here are the finalised details:
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The plan is to meet in Honiton High Street, outside Lloyds Bank, no later than 11.15 am. From there I will lead you all round to the undertakers premises.
For those of you coming from the direction of Dorset along the A35 you can meet up at Kilmington Cross Services just outside Axminster.
Please note that Saturday is market day in Honiton and the traffic is both heavy and slow so please adjust your travelling times accordingly.
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The service is 12 noon at Offwell Church, Nr. Honiton, Devon.
Jon’s family have asked that you make a charitable donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust rather than sending flowers.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who attended Jon’s funeral on Saturday. The weathermen got it wrong and the sun shone on a dozen bikes as we escorted Jon’s hearse on its’ journey to the church. Standing room only was the order of the day as befits the regard that Jon was held in by all who knew him. Having spoken to Jon’s parents, I know that the cavalcade was very much appreciated as were the banner and tributes displayed at the wake.
Once again, thanks for helping to give a top bloke a brilliant send off.