Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ed Garton's Funeral

The funeral for Ed will be on Monday 6th September. There will be a committal service at Easthampstead Park Crematorium for family and close friends at 9.45am, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Ed's life at The Kerith Centre starting at 10.30am. As always if just coming to the thanksgiving please park in the town centre car parks so that we can leave the parking at the Kerith for the elderly, disabled and people coming from the crematorium.

I've spoken to so many people over the last few days who have been sharing their memories of Ed. From people who travelled with him to Uganda and Zambia to people who performed with him in various plays and dramas. Several people who said he was one of the first people to speak to them when they first came to Kerith, and that he had remembered them and would always look out for them and say hello. People who knew him closely and others who just knew him from a distance. All have spoken of his warmth, his love for Jesus, his willingness to help anybody and his authenticity.

I know many of us will have work and other commitments on Monday, if you have then don't in any way feel guilty about that, but if you can please come and join us in thanking God for a very special friend.

Simon.

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