Around eighty people, a mix of Turks and British people, attended the Turkish ceremony, which included the opportunity for friends to present their memories of Tony.

Many readers will have known Tony who moved from the UK to Ovacık in 2006 to enjoy an early retirement with his wife Linda.

Sadly Tony died in the UK on 3rd December and his funeral was arranged for the 16th.

But what of all his friends out here? An ingenious solution was found. At the same time as Tony’s actual funeral took place at a crematorium in the Midlands, the identical service was conducted by David Groom in the Kumsal Restaurant in Ölüdeniz near Fethiye south west Turkey.

Around eighty people, a mix of Turks and British people, attended the Turkish ceremony, which included the opportunity for friends to present their memories of Tony. Even his dog, JD, was present and behaved impeccably.

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  1. Very shocked and saddened to suddenly google tony and be presented with this news. I knew Tony since he was a pro con and lost contact in 2008. A great bloke and an honour to have known. God bless. RIP. Ken ( oompah band). Ex WMSC. JERSEY CI

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