I too was at the service, sitting at the front in one of the last seats that was available. I wish I could have come to the wake afterwards but I had left my partner in the middle of Preston going around the shops in an unfamiliar city – something that leaves her feeling very anxious. She didn’t feel it appropriate to come with me to the service.
I’ve never attended a service such as this one, a celebration of his life. I imagine Peter would have been laughing with us all at the anecdotes being told.
I knew Peter from his work as TAS, by the time I had joined them in 2006 he had taken up his position at Go North East, but strangely this didn’t seem to stop him popping into the office quite frequently. Peter was a very big reason why I ended up working in Preston and I feel proud to have worked for the company he founded. Like a couple of others in my career he gave me the start I needed and I shall always be grateful to him for that.
It is very hard to add anymore but I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you all at this time.