"For Fran, Sam, Tom and Uncle Ron,Sadly I cannot make Ross' Service. I wanted you to know that we are feeling for you all right now and wish we could be there tomorrow to personally offer our sympathy and say goodbye to Ross. A much loved family member xLauren Clinch, Tom Gordon, Holly & Paige"
"Ross was my friend at school all those years ago. Although we never met again after 1970 I remember Ross as a kind and generous person whose decency and humanity made boarding school bearable during those years when my own family were distant and unreachable. "