Rodney "Nobby" Slater
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The procession will start from The Kings Arms pub (his son's) at 1100 am.
They have requested that no flowers to be sent but donations made to:
The BBC Devon Chestnut
This a charity being sponsored by BBC Radio Devon to build a dedicated prostrate cancer unit at Derriford Hospital Plymouth. Devon radio have a web site and full details are on it.
My dear Rodney, (Nobby)
I thought that this short note would be a better way of expressing to you just how I feel knowing that you are experiencing some acute pain with the terrible illness you suffer. Indeed, our dear friend Kath Beare has been a great go-between in all of this and I was very concerned about your being released from hospice but I sense by the time you get this letter, you will be back there.
It's somewhat difficult to know truly what to say when we find a loved one in such despair and alone. I pray that you have the care and attention of your direct family, but not forgetting the extensive family that surely are thinking and praying at this time, the ex RMB family.
With much fondness and my memories are vivid of our time we shared together at Maxie's birthday party not many years ago. Your wit, your charm and your sincerity impressed me very much. I feel that I was very privileged to meet you and then we had the happy opportunity yet again at the 2003 reunion. What a blast that was eh!
I understand that sooner or later we all must close this chapter in our
lives. I just wanted to reach out to you and say that I am praying for
you and that I'm thankful we became to know each other even though our
age gap is so significant. The web site I believe is striving to put down
those old boundaries that separated young from old. With all the magnificent
stories from all ages, we are all the richer for sharing.
bless you dear mate! I think you have had a "Good run ashore".