When big time 58 year old Star Wars fan Gordon Deacon, from Llanedeyrn in Cardiff, died of pancreatic cancer last month his wife Marilyn found a way to honor him in a truly special way. She gave him a gloriosu send off with a Star Wars themed funeral procession. The processions had Stormtroopers leading a horse drawn carriag, with lots mourners showing respect by either donning Star Wars costumes or red for his love of the Liverpool Football Club.
In an interview with ITV.com, his wife said he was “mad on Star Wars” since the first movie.
“We used to go to shows and he had a signed photograph of bounty hunter Boba Fett on the wall. He had Star Wars lightsabers, figurines, cookie jars, the lot. My husband didn’t want people to wear black, his wish was to have a different funeral. People can either wear Star Wars costumes, but not Darth Vader I think he would be over the moon about the theme of his funeral.”
When his Granddaughter Georgia spoke with Wales Online:
“He was an amazing man who was a big kid at heart. He would always put a smile on your face. These are just some of the things I will miss about the man who has been my hero since I was born.”