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    Weʼve raised £2,272 to give Michael Rowe a respectful burial. He has been referred for a public Health funeral & deserves so much more than an unmarked grave.

    Paignton, Devon
    Funded on Saturday, 20th April 2019

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    Michael's Service to be held at the Parish Church Paignton 10/04/2019 at 6.15pm. Burial at Conqueror Wood on 4/05/2019 at 11.30am . Please complete the attendance survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XJKJ8G2

    Michael passed away suddenly at the weekend and hasn't anyone who is financially in a position to arrange a funeral. I have been told by the coroners office that Michael has been referred to the council for a public Health Funeral and it is very unlikely we would be able to fundraise quick enough to pay for alternative funeral arrangements. I have however been informed that they will release Michael's ashes following the Public Health Funeral. We may not be able to give Michael the funeral he deserves, but we can give him a respectful burial and memorial tree. Michael loved his gardens and I feel there is nothing more fitting for him than to be in peace in Cockington surrounded by greenery. If we can raise our target of £2000 we will have enough to buy a burial plot in Cockington, with a granite Plaque and tree. We would also like to hold a gathering/ service for all those who knew Michael or anyone who wants to pay their respects.

    Michael Rowe was a Paignton Man all his life. He originally lived in the foxhole area with his mum and when she died he moved into Littlegate Road in Paignton. I know he has very fond memories of all the people he got to know whilst living in Foxhole and he was very loved by his neighbours in Littlegate Road Flats, where he displayed a wonderful garden for everyone to enjoy. I want to help Michael as he has devoted the past 20 years of his life to helping in Paignton Hospital. Michael was a big man but never complained of any aches and pains; he was always so cheerful. Many of you in Paignton will recognise Michael from the physiotherapy department. He was always so polite and friendly whilst welcoming patients; he called it his department!

    Michael became a volunteer as he just wanted to help others; he just loved people. He came in almost every day over many years to help me on reception and as time went on he took it upon himself to start up a Christmas raffle to raise funds for the department; not only did he buy all the prizes from his own pocket, he also bought many of the tickets to share with staff. This was our Michael, just so kind and generous. Michael continued with the raffle over many years to raise funds for the Hospital. Now we just want to do something for him.

    I really hope the people of Paignton will come together to help us achieve this for Michael.

    https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/tcct-what-we-do/burials-memorials/woodland-burials

    Plot for burial of ashes (including tree) - FROM £1061 (includes granite memorial tablet and tree) Weekend burials incur an additional cost of £ 125

    GRANITE MEMORIAL TABLET INFORMATION - Up to 50 letters inscription

    Additional letters £3.00 per letter

    Burial of Ashes tablet 12 x 12 ins

    ATTENDANCE FEE (to lay tablet on day of burial) £72.00

    If we raise over the amount needed for the Burial we would be looking to have a service of remembrance/Drinks & cakes after in Church

    service - price and date to be confirmed.

    We feel it would be fitting to have a Memorial for Michael in the Physiotherapy Department.

    As it is difficult to know exact costings we would look at any remaining funds to be donated to Michael's favourite charity, which is Rowcroft Hospice.

    I will update this page with the service Venue and date.

    Thank you for reading, any contribution big or small will be really appreciated

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    • Anne stanyer4 months ago
      Anne stanyer

      Anne stanyer

      4 months ago

      I have had contact from Coast and Countryside Trust and they are confirming 11.30am on Saturday 4/05/2019 for the Burial at Conqueror Wood. How to Find Conqueror Wood: The site is easy to reach and open all year for you to visit. It is situated just off the Torbay ring road, on the Marldon Road. Exit Gallows Gate roundabout at the exit for Shiphay, Torquay. Take the first right turn. There is plenty of free parking, and entry is on foot through the kissing gate. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XJKJ8G2

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    • Anne stanyer4 months ago
      Anne stanyer

      Anne stanyer

      4 months ago

      Please can I remind you to let me know if you can attend the service and burial via the following link by the end of today. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XJKJ8G2

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    • Anne stanyer4 months ago
      Anne stanyer

      Anne stanyer

      4 months ago

      We are holding the service for Michael in the Parish Church, Church Street in Paignton. We have provisionally booked 10th April in the evening to start at 6.15- 6.30pm with drinks and gathering following the service in the Church. Hopefully this fits in with people who are working. I am going to provisionally book Saturday 4th May to have the burial in Conqueror wood. Time to be confirmed. Many thanks for all who have donated to. Anne x

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    75

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 8, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 7, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 2, 2019

      A great local character lost

    • Jan miu/opd

      Jan miu/opd

      Mar 29, 2019

      Thanks for arranging this page Anne.Michael was one in a million, heart of Gold.RIP.

      £20.00

    • Alistair Downton

      Alistair Downton

      Mar 29, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 29, 2019

      Such sad news, such a gentle man, he will be truly missed, love Jess

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 29, 2019

      Thank you for all you have done and being his adopted family.

      £30.00

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