Farewell, Nigel!

By Ralph Kratzer

DSC00491Many friends and acquaintances gathered today at the Lapta cemetery to pay the well-known member of our community of foreign residents in Northern Cyprus, Nigel Watson, their last respects and express condolences to his wife Pat and the members of the family.

Keith Lloyd, who led the quiet but dignified funeral ceremony, paid tribute to the person and the life work of Nigel and referred, among other things, to the achievement of the deceased in assisting other immigrants on our island with help and advice. For this purpose Nigel had founded and operated the well-known Internet forum northcyprusforum.net which will hopefully continue to exist even without his invaluable contribution.

The mourners present were visibly moved when, as a last Good Bye, his favorite song was played at Nigel’s grave. Some could not avoid to shed their tears.

DSC00506At the grave and later at the get-together in the Jessic Bar in Karsiyaka his widow Pat and the family members were awarded consolation from all sides.

A graceful and moving farewell.

Goodbye, Nigel, you will not be forgotten!

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