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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

    John Martyn


    Join date : 2009-02-01

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    Post  PeteG Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:33 pm

    I'm going to miss this Northener....


    I know that many of you would have liked to have attended the service
    to pay your respects but feel sure that you will understand that this
    wasn't possible.

    However here is a very brief summary of the service and I sincerely
    hope that you will find this comforting.

    "A service to celebrate John's life took place at St. Mary's Church,
    Kells, County Kilkenny on 1st February 2009. The service was conducted
    by The Reverend JP Kavanagh and was attended by John's family and
    close friends.

    Pall Bearers were Arran Ahmun, Spencer Cozens, Alan Thomson, Foster
    Patterson, George MacCallum, Flavio Bellin, John Hillarby, Jimmy
    McKnight, Roy Corkill and Paul O' Byrne. Martin Winnings played Body
    and Soul on saxophone as John was brought into the church.

    Mary Moore sang the traditional song The Sally Gardens (an old
    favourite of John's) accompanied on guitar by Alec Finn as life
    symbols were brought forward by family and friends in memory of John.

    Flavio Bellin read from the Buddhist Sacred Text and Reverend JP
    Kavanagh from the Holy Gospel according to John.

    Personal tributes were made by Spencer Cozens, Teresa Walsh, George
    MacCallum, Alan Thomson, John Hillarby, Billy Carroll, Reggie Hastings
    and John's dearest old friend Danny Thompson.

    Alan Thomson, Arran Ahmun, Spencer Cozens, Foster Patterson and Martin
    Winnings read prayers. During the service music was played; My
    Creator, Over The Rainbow and Over The Hill.

    As John was carried from the church (a church with one bell) May You
    Never was sung by all."

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