I went to Pete's funeral on Monday. It was a humanist service which celebrated his life. The crematorium was packed - must have been at least 30 people who had to stand at the back. There were a lot of scrabble players there - past and present.
We were greeted by Dance of the Knights by Prokofiev - apparently that is what is played at the Stadium of Light when Pete's team, Sunderland, take to the field. This was followed by a radio commentary of Sunderland scoring two goals. We later joked about how far back in the archives they had to go to find it.
I think Pete would have liked the service. It was uplifting in celebrating his life, loves and passions. It was also very touching when they played a couple of songs written and performed by Pete, giving us all time to remember him and say goodbye.
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