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Captain Sir Tom Moore laid to rest

OHMYGOSSIP — Captain Sir Tom Moore has been laid to rest.
The 100-year-old veteran – who raised more than £33 million for the NHS when he walked 100 laps of his garden last year – passed away earlier this month after a battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia, and on Saturday (27.02.21) his family gathered to say their goodbyes as he was laid to rest.
During the ceremony, a C-47 Dakota – which is a World War II plane – flew over Bedford Crematorium, whilst the centenarian had his coffin draped in a Union Jack, with his Second World War service cap, a wreath from the Yorkshire Regiment, his war medals and knighthood placed on top.
Captain Sir Tom’s funeral was attended by eight members of his immediate family due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
His daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira gave emotional eulogies, while his grandchildren Benji, Georgia and Tom paid tributes and read poems.
The service was also attended by his other grandson Max and two sons-in-law.
After a rendition of Captain Sir Tom’s charity single – a version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ sung with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir – his daughter Lucy told of how proud she is of her father.
She said: “Daddy, you always told us ‘best foot forward’ and true to your word that’s what you did last year, raising a fortune for the NHS and walking your way into the nation’s hearts.
“Daddy, I am so proud of you, what you achieved your whole life and especially in the last year.
“You may be gone but your message and your spirit lives on.”
Meanwhile, Captain Sir Tom’s daughter Hannah recently said the family would eat Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches after his funeral, as per his wishes.
She said: “We were really close, we talked about everything. Of course he was older, the concept of talking about his death was a real one.
“His wishes were really clear, he said he would like to be cremated, he would like his ashes to be taken up to the family grave in Yorkshire and he was also very prescriptive about the songs that he wanted to be played and that he wanted us to have Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches afterwards and he was very pleased he wouldn’t be having to make them.”

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