Our departed fan

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  1. Hom

    Homer Well-Known Member

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    i attended the funeral of my friend and fellow fan at Barnsley Crem today
    The turn out was really good and the service was very good
    Jeff Wroe was 66 and been a Reds fan for many years attending Home and many away matches
    He was at Wembley for all our appearances their over the years. Jeff was a Fireman over thirty years after serving in the Navy for Five years
    He retired at 55 from the service and divided his retirement between his love for the Reds, and racing pigeons with his late father and his son David. He flew in Jump flying club and was very successful over the years.
    A quiet unassuming person he loved his family very much and was a real family man
    The Barnsley FC Chaplain attended and gave a sermon for Jeff on behalf of the club which was much appreciated
    The Fire service was there with two fire engines to give their respect.
    A large collection was made for the South Yorkshire Ambulance service.
    Jeff suffered an Aorta Anuerism which made the help of the Ambulance service unsuccessful
    I know Jeff would appreciate everything they did for him and would have been chuffed at the support from all the Reds fans.
    RIP Jeff
    You will be missed but not forgotten
     
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    On yer tyke Well-Known Member

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    Everything that has gone on since is truly irrelevant.

    R.I.P Jeff, I know full well that the club and us the fans will pay our respects tomorrow. I will never forget that fixture for the rest of my days, truly devastating.

    Respects to you and all the family.
     
  3. dreamboy3000

    dreamboy3000 Well-Known Member

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    RIP to Jeff. Our last away performance was shocking, but it was a pleasure to have been there for his deserved standing ovation from all four sides of the ground in his honour.
     
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    Homer - thanks for that.
     
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    Rest in peace, Jeff.
     
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    RIP Jeff, lovely to read that
     
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    Jake The Red Well-Known Member

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    I echo the original poster’s great words.

    Goodnight, Jeff.
     
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    gosportyke Well-Known Member

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    66 is so young. RIP Jeff
     
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    Very sad. RIP Jeff. COYR
     
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    R.i.p. Jeff, nice words Homer.
     
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    Done your friend proud mate. Great words.
     
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    orsenkaht Well-Known Member

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    Lovely tribute Homer. Well said. RIP Jeff.
     
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    Rip mate puts things in perspection
     
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    RIP Jeff, fly high mate.
     
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    Simon De Montforte Well-Known Member

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    Lovely words Homer. RIP Jeff
     
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    Steve Wood Active Member

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    Well said. Jeff represents our club more than any owners, players or managers could ever do. RIP.
     
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    Winchester Tyke Active Member

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    RIP Jeff. A lovely tribute that
     
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    Nice tribute, RIP Jeff
     
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    1 min silence at Oakwell this aft.
     
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    Julian Broddle's Perm Well-Known Member

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    His minutes silence, accidentally turned into a minutes appreciation/applause.
    I think it started with the Swansea players getting the wrong end of the stick and clapping rather than bowing their heads and falling silent, at which point, the whole stadium joined in.
    Personally, I thought that was brilliant. Hope you agree.
    Very touching tribute, even if it did go rightly wrong...or wrongly right.
     

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