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Hundreds attend funeral of popular Blackburn chorister
3:35pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
HUNDREDS gathered in Blackburn Cathedral yesterday for the funeral of long-standing chorister Gordon Shaw.
The 77-year-old was a tenor in the choir for more than 30 years.
He was a former chairman of the Old Choristers’ Association, and served on the Cathedral Chapter.
The funeral service was conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, and the address was given by Canon Andrew Hindley.
Family friend, Robert Mitchell, paid tribute to Mr Shaw’s service to the cathedral.
Blackburn-born Mr Shaw, of Whinney Lane, Mellor, attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and spent his 40-year working life at Mullard’s, one of the town’s biggest employers rising to manufacturing manager.
He joined the choir singing tenor in 1978 and continued until retiring in 2011.
He was also a member of the Renaissance Singers, a chamber choir connected to the cathedral.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, a daughter, two sons and six granddaughters.
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