SB of Gainsborough wrote:

Dear Gordon

Thank you for the way you dealt with Uncle T’s funeral, and more importantly, for the level of support and help you provided for Auntie and cousin during what was a most difficult period of time for them.

We were very impressed with the whole proceedings, and it was great to see you joining us all back at the house afterwards – nice touch!

On the day I was approached by a number of people on site who wanted to convey their feelings about the way in which Uncle T was laid to rest. Some were amazed that it could happen that way; some just wanted to express how “lovely”, if that word could be used of a funeral, they thought the whole idea was. My Auntie (uncles sister) commented that she had been to some funerals in her time, and T’s funeral was the only one she had come away from without feeling traumatised! It was definitely a first for her.

I also think that for a family like ours, whose roots are firmly in the countryside, there can be no better or more fitting end for us than to be laid to rest in a field.