Last Wednesday we made an epic twelve hour coach trip back home to deepest darkest west-est Cornwall to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Eugene Jones followed by his wake back at Lynwood House where he lived with his wife Annie.
Paul Church was absolutely packed for the Thanksgiving service. Barry Raymond read ‘Death is Nothing at All‘ by Canon Henry Scott-Holland and also the lyrics to Ed Sheeran’s ‘The Parting Glass‘. Eugene’s friend Chris Osborne delivered an amusing and moving Tribute to the life of his friend. Along with music from The Dubliners, Fisherman’s Friends and The Choirboys it was ensured that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Afterwards, with characteristic generosity, the entire congregation was invited back to Lynwood for the wake. The wine and beer flowed and the craic was truly might!
You can tell from the photographs that Eugene wanted a colourful send off and he certainly got it.
He was buried the next day, in a private ceremony, in his own garden, with a view over the ocean. Our hearts go out to Annie, Finbar and Fergus.