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Unique farewell to Alderney gardener

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ALDERNEY’S gardeners formed an honour guard at the harbour to say a final farewell to their colleague Kevin Dawes.

Gardeners gave the late Kevin Dawes a send-off at the harbour including a tipper truck ‘salute’. (Pictures by Emma Pinch)

Shortly after moving to Alderney, Kevin started work at Longis Bay Garden Centre where he stayed for 20 years in the employ of Jack Bingham.

He died aged 62 after a battle against cancer. His funeral service was at the Methodist Church.

At Braye at around 9am as the hearse, driven by funeral director Rob Sebire, carried his coffin to the quayside, his fellow gardeners assembled their trucks in a line, and those who could raised their tippers in salute.

James Warham organised the tribute and gardeners Hugh Harrison, Dave Keily, Rob Coles and Mike O’Gorman turned out for the send-off.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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