Regrets, I have a few

By Bill Ralston In Life

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18th February, 2013
Along with a thousand or so other people, I went to Paul Holmes’s funeral. The High Anglican service in the cathedral was, I’m sure, everything he would have wanted. It was tasteful, with the right sense of ritual, beautiful music, meaningful and often funny eulogies and his stoic and brave family together in the front rows. At a function afterwards – you could call it a wake – hundreds of his former colleagues and friends shared a drink, swapped stories and settled old grievances with each other and the deceased. The only thing Paul would have regretted was that he could not have ...

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