Ged Horton - Words Are Not Enough

Words are not enough to say what we are all feeling at the moment as we mourn the passing of Ged Horton, Wendy's much-loved partner and life's companion who died in an ICU in Crete on Friday afternoon.

Generous to a fault, Ged loved cooking for friends and also gave generously of his time, cooking meals for refugees on Symi during the recent refugee crisis in the border islands. If he thought you would enjoy a particular book or film, he wouldn't just lend you his copy - he'd buy you one of your own and we all benefited from his largesse. After his retirement he devoted a lot of time to the enjoyment and making of music of all kinds and was also an ardent support of Symi's cultural life.  He may have been Wendy's partner but he was also an active member of the community in his own right and will be sorely missed.

The funeral will be taking place in the morning of Wednesday 25 May. Ged will be arriving on the Dodecanese Seaways catamaran at 9.20 and will be accompanied around the harbour to the bus stop where those who don't have their own transport will take the 10 a.m. bus to Pedi.  The funeral will take place at St Timothy's, the little church that is part of the cemetery in Pedi.  After the service and interment there will be a celebration of his life at Bulmas cafeneion on the square in Chorio.  If you are on Symi at the time, you are welcome to join us.


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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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