(July 2008) Eric Payne

A dog looking at the cameraTo write a eulogy to my father probably is unnecessary, as many of you will have known more about him and his accomplishments than I will ever know. He loved his village, its history and especially its people. ‘Home is where the heart is’ and this was definitely how Eric felt. He never wanted to be anywhere else! Now Eric has returned home to be laid to rest with his beloved wife Mabel, near to where there lives both began some 90 years ago.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for his or her companionship, care support and affection to Eric, something he cherished, and for your kind words of sympathy at his passing. He will be greatly missed.

Ruby Lawrence