Friday 24 April was the funeral of one of our longest members, Eric Marks, at St Mary’s Parish church in Old Basing.
A crowded church saw Eric’s son Richard give the eulogy that was a history of his life and times at Blacklands farm where in later years Eric, who by now was not permitted to drive on the roads, used an old Land Rover Discovery around the farm and occasionally had to be rescued having got the vehicle into difficulties. Eric’s other son, Stephen, gave the Bible reading from the 1st book of Corinthians that included the lines
“Death has been swallowed up in victory”
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sons, together with their families, lit candles in memory of Eric.
The Probus Club was represented by President David Tivey and past presidents Paul Flint and Tony Atchison with his wife Lesley.