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Monday, January 14, 2013

A Fond Farewell

On a bleak day to match the occasion, wet and bitterly cold, today we laid Alex to rest.

His mother had arranged a humanist ceremony, with songs to rock to - she had us bopping in the aisles, "shakin' that ass", as some of Alex's favourite songs were played, finishing up with a tear-jerking "You'll Never Walk Alone", the anthem of Alex's beloved Liverpool Football Club. Even the dog was there.

Afterwards there was a party at the hall where Alex's 18th birthday party was held in 2011.

Tears and smiles mingled as we remembered the boy who affected so many lives without ever moving from his wheelchair.

It was a privilege to be a part of his life.


Eliza said...

I've just spent 5 minutes trying to think of something to say that isn't a cliche or just downright rubbish..still couldn't think of anything

Thank You for letting us share a little of Alex, it was so lovely reading about the things you did together

Bye down on LFC..they need all the help they can get

JoJo said...

What's a humanist ceremony?

Like Eliza, I can't find the right words either but it sounds like Alex would have enjoyed the ceremony!!

Sandy said...

My condolences to you and his family.

val said...

You're right, JoJo, it was designed to be something he would have enjoyed.

A humanist ceremony is non-religious. The Humanist Society recommends and trains people, as far as I know.

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