Susan Ford attended Michael Emery's funeral and this is what she wrote :
I thought I would write a piece about Michael Emery's funeral for the Needwood News.
About 20 Needwoodians went to the funeral of our friend Michael Emery, the place was packed with his family and friends from the Portsmouth Deaf Club. Most of them wore Portsmouth football strips, scarfs or something blue and white as he was a lifelong supporter and used to go to their matches. He was a very popular person and we all loved him. When it was over, the family and friends went outside to release some blue and white balloons which we all thought this was very moving and lovely gesture.
Here are some pictures :
The next day, Portsmouth F.C. won their match 6-2 which would have pleased Michael so a very good send off for a lovely man who will be missed very much. R.I.P X X