Dear LFC Toronto Supporters,
How do I start to thank you all? It has been a tremendous shock to lose Graham, as you can imagine.
I have to tell you that your support has enveloped and helped me, and your cards and messages have given me such strength.
The flowers you sent were just lovely - thank you very much.
There were so many of you at the service on Tuesday, and afterwards at Scallywags, and many people confirmed what I had thought - Graham would have loved it!
Thank you to those who were unable to attend, but called or sent messages - greatly appreciated.
As you know, he was the life and soul of the party, and there was nothing more that he liked to do than talk about his beloved team. Everywhere I look around our home are reminders of his love of the Reds. From his cap he wore when he went to Wembley, the football he caught at the game on January 1, 1983 (Liverpool 5 - Notts 1), the Fez he wore for the Istanbul game on May 25, 2005 (his birthday!), to the Toronto LFC Supporters membership binder.
He spent hours on the memberships and would keep immaculate records from previous years. It gave him a real kick to get someone else to join, and he would usually send a ‘Junior membership card’ to a new baby!
Many an early morning he would walk down to Scallys with extra scarves (just in case!), and then come home and watch the game again, because he wanted to see each kick, pass and goal again! I have many memories of him reading the match report or listening to Kenny, and then he would phone one of you to talk about the game and worry about the stats!!
And so - thank you again, very much.