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Ed Jackson
1989 -2007
Much loved and so sadly missed
Just some of the many tributes to Ed written in the book of condolences:

The sight of Ed biking to school used to cheer me up when I was late xxx

I’ll always remember those days in A-level French with Mrs Baker. Thank you for keeping me company.

It was a pleasure to work with Ed, he always cheered up my Saturday mornings and made me laugh.

Ed, you brought such fun into our school years and one day I will get that pink BMX! xxxx

I remember the days you were the best footie player at Debenham Primary! & that ramp you built in your garden was pretty impressive!
I’m going to miss you. Lots of love xxx.

Sadly missed but not forgotten.

Remembered with fondness and happy memories.

No words, just happy memories.

I will always remember the good times at high school. Rest in peace xxx.

Will remember and miss you and your friendship.

Love you. Always remember you.

I will always remember you as the fun, loving person you were. Love you.

Hope you are at peace now Ed, will never forget your laugh.

Such precious memories of moments shared with you.

With happy childhood memories.

We hold so many happy memories close to our hearts - these will never be forgotten. With lots of love.

With fondest memories of happy holidays in Henley.

We will all miss you very very much. We loved having you round Ed. We have very fond memories of you. xxxxxx

Memories of you will always be with us, especially at the lake and wood! With love.

Goodbye mate. Many good memories.

We had so many fun times together and you were a very very good friend.
Jayne read the following poem:


Have faith in love and do not fear the sadness
that comes when someone has gone away.
for love is deeper than the deepest sorrow,
it's light can reach beyond the darkest day.

Have faith in love, for love is sure and constant;
A tie too strong for time and loss to sever.
And for those who love, there are no final partings,
Where love has been, there love will be for ever.
Closing Music - ‘Vincent’ by Don MacLean
(The words say everything)

Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills, in colours on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how, perhaps they'll listen now

Starry starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colours changing hue, morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

For they could not love you, but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night, portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the stranger that you've met, the ragged man in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose, lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will.
Ed’s funeral, 24th January 2008

The service was conducted by The Revd. Cathy Austin who had known Ed since his early years in Henley.

An area of woodland has been dedicated in memory of Ed through many generous donations to The Woodland Trust.