Seymour lost one of its most well-known and equally well-loved identities last week.
Bernie Gray passed away peacefully at home on July 2, aged 79, and his funeral on Saturday was testament to the profound impact he had in the local area, with more than 400 mourners packing St Mary’s parish to say their goodbyes.
Since his arrival in town in 1974, Bernie volunteered his time for just about everything. From St Mary’s Tennis Club to the debutante balls to the historical society — or what Bernie affectionately dubbed the ‘‘hysterical’’ society — there weren’t many groups in town that didn’t benefit from his involvement.
For the full story of Bernie’s remarkable life here in Seymour, see next week’s Telegraph.