The People’s Champion: Hundreds turn out at funeral of Liam Coffey

IF THERE was ever a celebration that paid tribute to the life of a Thurrock man, then this was it.

Director of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, Liam Coffey died on April 30th. But on Monday May 18th, hundreds came to St John’s church in Dock Road, Tilbury to celebrate the life of a man who clearly lit up a lot of people’s lives.

Perhaps his colleague, Neil Woodbridge summed it up the best when he said: "Liam was described as having learning difficulties. But perhaps he was just….difficult….and engaging and smart and kind and a colleague and a friend I will miss very much".

Here is a twenty minute film of todays service and a a very touching moment as the funeral procession passed by the Chadwell St Mary base of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.

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