Deric Longden Message Board
Yvonne Welsh posts on 7/5/2013 5:13:44 PM
Thank you Annie and Jocelyn for your updates. I have just donated to Yorks Cat Rescue and messaged them to let them know why. I'm glad the funeral went well and hope the family is doing ok in this hard time. x x x
Annie Q posts on 7/5/2013 3:46:07 PM
Yes, it's Tigger in the photo i sent to the Telegraph. The caption should be "hands off,he's mine!" She lived until she was 18, spoilt rotten and gorgeous. The obit was lovely and yesterday's service a happy/sad occasion. His Emmy was on the coffin and we played his CD with him telling the Brussell sprout/sprite story. Nice to have him join in and hear his voice. Forget me nots and sunflowers and Yorks cat rescue or Cancer Research UK for donations.
Thank you all for your kind words and Susan A for the card you sent Mum on behalf of you all. Much appreciated. Annie xx
Diana posts on 7/5/2013 3:34:24 PM
Thank you Jocelyn for your kind words and description of Deric's funeral. Thank you too, Jan for your kind words. Deric will certainly be missed by many people, but it's his family who will miss him most. My prayerful thoughts with them. Love to all, Diana, Southampton
Sheila posts on 7/5/2013 1:01:50 PM
The address for Yorkshire Cat Rescue is
yorkshirecatrescue dot org. They list various ways to dontate including Paypal.
Mollie Brown posts on 7/5/2013 11:04:05 AM
would it be possible for some kind person to print and name/address of Yorkshire Cat Rescue so we can send a donation. Many thanks
Liz from Buxton posts on 7/5/2013 5:24:22 AM
Thank you Jocelyn and Sheila. Deric's family and friends - including all of us here - are included in my poor prayers. God bless. X
Sheila posts on 7/4/2013 11:38:02 PM
I noticed the following obituaries. One is telegraph dot uk dot co, thisisderbyshire dot co dot uk and the last is entertainment-focus dot com. One of them has a picture of him with a tortoise cat but I't doesn't say if it's Tigger.
heather dunn posts on 7/4/2013 2:48:57 PM
thank you for that, Jocelyn. Good to know it all went well. Sending best wishes to Aileen and the family.
Jan Tenzer posts on 7/4/2013 2:12:02 PM
Jocelyn, words beautifully written...as also were the sentiments of all of my FRIENDS on this board. Through my life I've found that this has become a terrible world, but yet there was this amazing man in Huddersfield, UK named Deric Longden, who had a heart as big as the world itself. All of us loved the good in him, which always gave me hope that this planet could still be a good place. He brought us all together. May his legacy always be hope and laughter. Tonight here in the states when I watch the fireworks, they will be kisses to our Deric across the sky. God bless Aileen and family, and love to all of you on this site. Jan
Jocelyn Wilby posts on 7/4/2013 10:51:21 AM
Dear everyone. I have just returned from Deric's funeral. I only live down the road so I couldn't have missed it. It was a none religious ceremony, with lots of lovely speeches from friends and family. Aileen made the first speech and it was lovely, but so difficult for her as she was visibly terribly upset.
A nice touch was a colour poscard to take home of the cover illustration from The Cat Who Came In From The Cold. Please send healing vibes out to Aileen and the family. It is so hard for those left behind. God bless you Deric, you will always live on in your wonderful books.
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