>> Monday, May 23, 2016 – Ged Horton
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.