Here are the details of bassist Hugh Hopper's funeral, to take place in Teynham, Kent, in the UK. Thanks to Hugh's wife Christine, and to drummer and close friend John Marshall for passing this information along:
Hugh's funeral will be on Thursday 25th June at 10am at Deerton Natural Burial Ground, which is situated close to the village of Teynham, in Kent (postcode: ME9 9LL).
It will be a Tibetan Buddhist Ceremony to respect Hugh's wishes and there will be opportunity for a few musicians to play by the graveside to say goodbye. Afterwards there will be lunch at a local pub and then a gentle walk. From 5pm we will gather at the Oyster Building, which is on the seafront in Whitstable, where musicians are welcome to play.
No flowers please; however, donations offered will be shared between the Brabourne Ward at Canterbury Hospital and the Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation.
Do not cry because I die
Do not cry as I am
Drifting alone on the
Seashore of light
Rejoice in the light of love, my love
Into the pure light above
The Rainbow light where
I am free of suffering
From me to Hugh and all his great friends and family.
Donation checks should be made out to Christine Hopper and sent to:
29 Castle Road
Kent CT5 2DZ