Sunday 15 July 2018

This guy really didn’t want any fuss for his funeral

HIs death notice included a message directed at potential mourners.

Candles (Lewis Whyld/PA)
Candles (Lewis Whyld/PA)

By Nicola Irwin

A death notice has attracted a mass of attention online because of a single line instruction for possible mourners.

The obituary for Colonel Jasper Miles Browell directs friends and family to his funeral on November 7 at Larkhill Garrison Church, outside Salisbury.

But only if they’ve not already made plans.

The final line reads: “It is Jasper’s wish that no-one should miss a day’s shooting or hunting to attend.”

A picture of the notice was shared on Twitter by MP Stewart McDonald, the SNP spokesman for defence.

Browell died on October 9 aged 89. The death notice was published in several newspapers including the Daily Telegraph and The Times.

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