RH said:

Dear Gordon, 

Apologies for taking so long to get in touch with you and Alison since my dads burial. 

Thank you for your help with everything – it certainly was something different. 

I don’t think any of us expected so many visitors. 

Thanks again – it was all a bit surreal and no sooner was it done as we all had to return home and get back to work!

The actual loss is still hard to rationalise. 

I think we gave him a good send off.