Farewell Debra…

Debra Freeman was a feisty, gutsy lady who joined St Peter’s all too briefly, and took her last journey from St Peter’s on Thursday 30th October 2008.

She coped with multiple illnesses and disabilities, with amazing courage. Her husband Bob (a good friend of ours) has looked after her for 28 years – they came to St Peter’s in 2005 to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.

Bob served in Cyprus with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, and he and Debra founded the Cyprus Veterans’ Association to keep old comrades together. They brought a new standard to St Peter’s in 2003 for a dedication service. So it was no surprise that some of those comrades formed a guard of honour outside the church as the procession came out.

Photo: Guard of Honour for Debra's funeral

Guard of Honour for Debra’s funeral

More surprising, perhaps, was the action of the vicar, Chris Burch. Seeing the sun come out, he said, “I’d like to have a go on the horse-drawn hearse!”

Photo: The hearse leaves for Gilroes

The hearse leaves for Gilroes

This entry is dated Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 7.09pm and is filed under News.

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