Weʼve raised £9,728 to fund a stone memorial bench in Lerags Glen, near Oban for Paul Thomson
- Oban, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 13th May 2018
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Paul Thomson, beloved husband, father, son, brother, relative and dear friend died in an accident on New Year's Day, leaving his wife Lauren and two small children. The community of Lerags Glen, Oban, where Paul lived, wish to create a stone memorial for Paul in the ancient ruined churchyard of Kilbride.
Paul and Lauren moved to rural Scotland from London in 2015 in search of a peaceful life and close-knit community. The peace was already here, but they enriched the glen; their openness, generosity, and fun-loving natures quickly establishing them at the heart of the Lerags community. Paul was well-loved by everyone here and will be much missed.
A hand-crafted stone bench carved with Paul's name will be set at the high point of the churchyard, looking over the glen he so loved. A place where Lauren and the kids can sit with the sun, the beautiful views and the robins. A place where neighbours in the glen and his friends from Oban, London, and elsewhere can come and remember him. And those who visit Kilbride from all over the world will be able to read about him - an important part of its eight-hundred-year story.
Paul had become a trustee of the Friends of Kilbride charity, which is seeking to preserve the old church and graveyard. For photos and video of the church and its setting, see Friends of Kilbride.
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Mar 14, 2018
Sending love to you Paulboy. Until we meet again xx
Feb 27, 2018
In memory of Paul and for Lauren, Callum and Fiona xx
Feb 21, 2018
Our love and prayers continue for you.
Feb 12, 2018
Thinking of you all Lauren. I hope that you find a fine spot for Paul’s bench and it brings you many quiet moments of reflection and happy memories. Much love xxx
Feb 12, 2018
With much love Lauren from your FLC family xx
Feb 9, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
RIP Paul, I trust the Lerags Glen Community will offer support to your family over the coming months & years
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