Arrangements have been announced for the funeral of Peter Seabrook on Thursday 24th February.
Those from the horticultural trade who are attending Peter’s funeral are invited to either wear a floral tie (as Peter always did) or pick a flower from their garden that morning and wear it in their button hole as a tribute to him for all his work for our industry.
His daughter, Alison Seabrook Moore and son, Roger Seabrook have written:
We are organising a funeral for our father, Peter, at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Galleywood, CM2 8PW at 1230 hrs on Thursday 24 February and hope to accommodate as many as possible of his family, friends, colleagues and collaborators. Due to Covid, the church currently has a maximum capacity of 150 and, regrettably, we must ask you to let us know in advance if you plan to attend so we can manage numbers safely. Please do pass this message on to people for whom I have no email address.
For those unable or preferring not to travel, the service (but not the committal) can be viewed via St Michael’s Facebook page either live or recorded, but our intention is that the video will only be available for 36 hours. Here is the link to the Facebook page.
We invite you to join us for refreshments afterwards at Greenwoods Hotel, Stock Road, Stock, Ingatestone, CM4 9BE. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements or, indeed, if you will not be able to join us afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations, if wished, be made to the David Colegrave Foundation, supporting the development of students studying horticulture in the UK and Ireland, or to Alzheimer’s Society c/o T Pennack & Sons, 1-3 Maldon Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 7DW.
Equally, Peter would have been delighted for people to plant a tree (and perhaps upload a virtual plaque to www.queensgreencanopy.org) as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy jubilee celebrations.
To minimise the risk of Covid transmission, we ask you to take a lateral-flow test on the morning of the funeral and wear a face mask when inside, where possible. Please wrap up warmly so we can ensure the church and venue at Greenwoods Hotel are well ventilated. We also ask people to socially distance.
With kindest regards and sincere thanks for your thoughtful messages of condolences and wonderful memories of our father’s long and full life. They are of great comfort.