Sydney Peachey, who was know to family and friends as ‘Pat’, had seen active service in World War II and was a cook and sergeant in the RAF. A resident of Feltham for many years, he was 98 when he died at the end of January.
His funeral procession was a spectacular sight, with a four-horse drawn hearse and a two-horse drawn Victorian mourning car.
Quentin Edgington, District Manager for the Feltham area, said, “In my sixteen years working for Lodge Brothers, this was the first funeral I have conducted with a Victorian ‘mourning car’. It is very unusual, but an impressive send-off for a very well regarded local Feltham resident.”