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Thread #167861 Message #4052817
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
16-May-20 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: 2020 Obit: Alan Whitbread
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Alan Whitbread
I was aware of his illness, and subsequent passing, which was widely acknowledged on Facebook: many tributes there. I knew him through the Sidmouth Middle Bar Singers, and the Doom, Gloom and Despondency competition which I entered most years (and won a few times, as did Kitty). Also bumped into him at Whitby, mainly in "Middle Earth".
It was sad that his funeral could be attended by so few, being after lockdown, but it was good to be able to watch it online. I know many people had planned to be there, before the lockdown restrictions were imposed.
Many thanks to his son, Simon, and partner, Julie, for keeping us informed of arrangements. I do hope that we shall be free to travel and celebrate his life appropriately next year.