This may be quite overdue but I would really like to say thank you to Trish and the directors on behalf of the family. You gave a brilliant send off for a much loved member of our family.

Thanks for reading out all of our tributes, a lot of thought went into every one. I’m really grateful for you reading out my poem; I like how you read it with a glint in your eye which Grandad would have appreciated. The poem I quoted felt very fitting, as Grandad really did “rage, rage against the dying of the light”.

Before the funeral, I was worried about how everyone would be, but it turned out to be a happy occasion. A lovely day with family.

We decided as a family to alter the norms and traditions. I enjoyed seeing the cardboard coffin with our photos and drawings.

You gave him a special goodbye from all of us.