Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

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Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by comrade powell on Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:36 am

Those of you who travel on the supporters coach will know Chris, the driver. I'm sorry to pass on the very sad news that Chris passed away very suddenly on Friday evening.

He had driven our coaches for several years, being a regular during our time in Conference Premier. Although he had driven the team coach as a rule for the past two seasons, he still occasionally drove us, the last time I believe to Farnborough. He also drove the independently organised coach to Cheddar recently. As the organiser of the coaches, I always appreciated his friendly manner and how he would go out of his way to meet our various requests. One example was to Dorchester last season, when he offered to drop us at the top of the town (not ideal for a large coach) so that some of us could visit the nearby pubs. And whichever coach he drove, we would always see him behind the goal during the match supporting the team.

The SC have passed on their condolences to Berkeleys and I will post any funeral details when they are known.


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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by Ashley on Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:53 am

A real shock. Good driver and a good bloke. RIP Chris.

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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by marquess of weston on Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Very sad and shocking news. Thoroughly nice bloke who enjoyed his footie.

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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by the demon headmaster on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Always very friendly, and a 'fixture' at away matches. It's very sad news indeed.

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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by Midsomer-steve on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:36 pm

I concur with everything said about Chris on here. It was very sad news which was felt with deep sorrow amongst many at TP on Saturday as the news spread. Heartfelt condolences to his family, and to his close friends like Robbie at Berkeleys, who have lost such a nice man.
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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by Midsomer-chris on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:20 pm

I was very shocked to hear this sad news. He was well known to fans who travelled to away matches on Berkeleys coaches. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Re: Chris, the Berkeleys coach driver

Post by comrade powell on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:39 pm

Chris's funeral will be held at midday on Thursday at Shepton Mallet Crematorium.
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