1,000 turn out for Newton funeral
Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:17 PM
Team-mates of the former Leeds, Wigan, Bradford and Wakefield hooker, who took his own life 12 days ago at the age of 31, were among the 1,000-plus mourners who attended Newton's funeral at Wigan Parish Church.
The coffin bearers included England Captain Adrian Morley, Gareth Hock, Barry McDermott and Terry O'Connor whilst Brian Carney spoke at the Service on behalf of the family .
Glad that he was goven a good send off.
Just saw on NW Tonight all the stars of RL past and present were there. Carney gave an emotional speech.Even the likes of Andy Greg and Jason Robinson turned up.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:59 PM
Still desperately tragic though.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:45 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:46 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:14 PM
Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:27 AM
I've always thought that show business has the right idea when there's likely to be a large number of people wanting to pay their respects - a private funeral for family and closest friends followed by a memorial service later.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:39 AM
It was a brave decision by the family to move the service to the Parish church and give Terry a very public funeral and I am sure it will be a decision they will never regret.
Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007
Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"
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