"Thank you for organizing a very fitting farewell to Gordon Horsley, my dear friend of 65 years. I am well aware that your role in the funeral arrangements was to facilitate a dignified and respectful service for Gordon. However, your very compassionate and caring attitude in handling and managing all aspects of the service and burial was very much appreciated by myself at a time when I was under considerable emotional stress.
All of Gordon’s friends considered that it was a nice farewell to him. Thank you for ensuring that a very much loved friend did not leave this world other than in a very fitting way. The excellent service provided by Father Brian McDermott was much appreciated and should also be acknowledged."
18 December 2015