Such an amazing and moving thanksgiving service for Tim Garden. The service – in Hampstead Parish Church – echoed the stature of the man. Having posted previously – suffice to say that his wife Sue gave the most wonderful tribute speech about Tim and their life together. She spoke of how, when they married, as he was only 21 he had to get his commanding officer’s permission to marry. He received a four page letter describing to him the folly of early marriage and the taking of a wife being ‘saddled with a mill stone around your neck’. Sue said he had coped magnificently with his ‘millstone’!
It was a lovely tribute – and what came over clearly from the service and all who spoke was what a loving family man Tim was as well as the respected professional in the other worlds he peopled.
Tremendously sad occasion.