funeral of Mrs. Jacqui Danter was held at St. Mary's Parish
Church on Tuesday 24th May at 2 pm to which she was carried
in a flower laden, horse-drawn bier. Family, close friends
and staff waited outside the already packed church until
eight family pall bearers carried Jacqui into the building.
These were her son Richard Danter, her brother, Harry
Dilley, Brother-in-law James Whittingham, nephews Jason
Whittingham, Henry James Dilley, Lee and Craig Danter
and her cousin Bobby Foster. Over six hundred people attended
the service, which was led by the Reverend John Hunnisett.
the service a tribute was made by Jacqui's sister-in-law
Katie Stanwell, who told of Jacqui's life growing up with
the travelling fair. A eulogy was later given by close
family friend and Ross Town Mayor Gordon Lucas in which
he also comforted staff by reminding them that Jacqui
had regarded them all as her family.
burial service was held at St. Dubricious Church at Whitchurch
where, as Jacqui was being taken out of the bier., two
air force jets flew by, almost as if to order as a mark
of respect for this remarkable lady.
the service, a wake was held in the ballroom at the Chase
hotel. In the room was a large display board filled with
photographs of Jacqui through all stages of her life.
Pictures of her as a little girl through to being draped
in tinsel at Christmas to entertain her grandchildren
Tara and Henry.
of happy memories of Jacqui were shared by those who attended
and she will be sadly missed.