Owen Allaway (13th July 1973 - 13th October 2010)
It was a nice service & I sat or stood listening to the memories/hymns thinking of Owen.
He studied at Oxford !! What?? Oh man !! I did not know that :(
His love for Star Wars & Doctor Who were mentioned, John Dow's blog post LINK was mentioned and had me choked up
His childhood memories from clutching a dalek toy as a page boy to playing Sorcerer's Cave
But above all he was a loving son, big brother, husband & friend to many.
Going out from the church hall you are given the chance to say your condolences to his family. Thom calling me by my name made me relieved that I was not intruding (thanks) & a big hug for Patience lifted the sadness for a brief moment.
Next to the church hall, refreshments were laid on but more importantly you got a chance to see photos of Owen growing up. A page boy clutching a dalek toy to his ZX-81 birthday cake. His time at Corpus Christi in Oxford to wedding photo's
This was the first time I had met some of the UGVM group members & the fact Owen had studied in Oxford made me sad that we did not get together before.
We then went to the local pub to have some drinks in his honour.. to Owen !!