Today Ann and I went to the funeral of Bert Wright, a man in his eighties who was murdered in Hainault in February. The church was packed with a large number of his neighbours and many members of his family. Until retirement Bert worked on the Underground. During his retirement, with great devotion, he looked after his wife Pat who died last year after many years of a debilitating illness.
I’ve known Bert for 17 years, his garden backed on to the church grounds and I used to see him most days walking his dog. Bert always had a smile. He was highly regarded by his neighbours who described him as friendly helpful person. The police have caught and charged a man with his murder and he will make another appearance in Court later this year.
May he Rest in Peace.