Friends Pay Respects to Rob Jefferies at Funeral

Eamonn Deane writes … More than 300 mourners packed into the chapel at Poole Crematorium to pay their last respects to Rob Jeffries, who was killed in a road traffic accident two weeks ago.

Members of Poole Wheelers rode slowly behind the hearse as it carried Rob’s body the final few hundred yards to the crematorium. The coffin was draped in jerseys from all of Rob’s previous clubs and lapel pins were handed out, made from one of Rob’s old chains, by stepson George.

Daughter Eve spoke bravely of her father, failing to hold back the tears. Robs older brother, Will also shared his tears with the congregation. In a very moving eulogy, Will recalled insignificant phone calls with Rob, that now mean so much “as the phone does not ring anymore”. The humanist ceremony drew to a close with the words” To the Freedom of wind and sunshine, we let you go”

A fund has been set up in Rob’s memory to encourage young riders. Donations can be made to

Poole WHS/ Robs Velo Youth Fund

C/O James Smith FD
60a Kings Road
BH 19 1HR

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