I received a desperately sad call this evening from DickThomas to tell me that Mike had passed away. He had been ill for some time but I gather that the cancer had accelerated dramatically of late and that the end was sudden. So sad. We have lost another 24 carat die hard supporter- the RWA is growing on high far too quickly. RIP Mike - we will miss you.
I have just heard that Mike’s funeral will take place on 29th March at Harbour View crematorium at 1.00pm.
The funeral directors Tappers will be streaming the funeral apparently so any supporter wishing to access that facility should log on to Tapper’s website and there should be a link- at least that is as I understand the process.
We have had the below message sent to us for posting on behalf of Mike’s family:
“ Hilary Davidge would like to thank all Mike's football friends for the lovely cards and messages she has received since Mike passed away. In non-Covid days it would have been lovely to welcome you all to the funeral at Harbour View, but sadly Government regulations restrict us to family mourners only. As previously posted, a live link to the funeral will be posted on the Tappers Funeral Directors website so anyone who would like to join us via Zoom will be able to do so. In the summer , when hopefully restrictions have eased we intend to hold a garden party in Mike's memory . We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to this event to share a few memories and perhaps raise a glass in Mike's honour. Thank you again for all the kind words, it is wonderful to learn that Mike had so many friends at Poole Town. “