Reading stuff like this really does reinforce the notion ( Like Man City do ) to have a one minutes applause at the Xmas home game for all the Stoke fans who have sadly passed away that year.
They all deserve it
Yes Werrington, I've said this a number of times and as you say this really brings it home how as Stokies we could honour those we've loved or stood shoulder to shoulder with for many years. I'd love it to happen and soon as I lost my Mum this May, who was a regular at the Victoria ground before my Dad died.
My thoughts are with you Bunny. That's one hell of a brave and heartfelt post to make at this time of sadness for you and your family.
at 5.59pm today, on the D-road on his way back from the match. A great man.
He was with my uncle, Terry, his best mate and it was sudden. No pain. He was with his great pal, after watching his Stoke City win. Dead on arrival at the North Staffs.
A bigger Stokie you will not find than Peter William Bunn. He took me and my brother everywhere. He died aged 72. 72 - what a number, eh? It was written in the Potteries stars that if he went, the number 72 had to be involved, and just as Praise and Grumble concluded.
Thanks for the greatest gift ever dad, for taking me and Phil by the hand and to the Victoria Ground, to truly belong.
Please don't anyone post how football isn't important at times like this - it was to Dad. Family and Stoke City were everything to him. He was everything to his family.
Unwell for the last two years, he shuffled like a penguin from Fenton Bowling Club to the ground after a pint or two, to watch the team who meant everything to him.
Can't believe that I won't be seeing him with his manager's coat on again. But the script was written by the footballng gods - 3pm Saturday kick off, Stoke win, and he's with his best mate.
I tried my best to be the son you deserved dad. To be half the man you were is my wish. I'll be there, in your seat hopefully in block 23 on wednesday night. I'll be there in the bowling club with a pint beforehand too. I wish I wasn't.
Strange how Gerry Sargeant also passed away recently - they spent many an hour together on away trips and at the Vic.
We won 1-0 dad, and three generations of the Bunn's were there to see it. It's what you would have wanted dad. You saw us win our one meaningful trophy dad, and you struggled down to the Cup Fnal too. We are due on MOTD soon, too. Remember how you would lie on the living room floor whenever we lost and MOTD was on?
You were unforgetable Dad. Rest in Peace.
R.I.P Mr Bunn. My Dad was never into football so I spent my SCFC journey with mates. I sometimes wish I had shared it with my Dad so that I could have the same memories that you have. Hold them dear mate and you will never lose them. My best wishes and condolences to you all.
Post by torquaypotter on Nov 25, 2012 16:39:55 GMT
What a tribute from a son to his father time will heal your wounds but you will always have thoses great memorys of you and you dad at the brit once again wonderful brought tears to my eyes god bless your father and yourself .Do him the honour of taking your children to the vic .Which i have done with my son [silkiestokie] and carry on the mighty potters tradition from father to son
Post by WhitehillStoke on Nov 25, 2012 17:20:10 GMT
RIP to your Dad Bunny, a great write up that. I am sure he was immensely proud of you and the reason I say this is like now I had a lump in my throat the night you told your story at the students award evening at MHS. An inspiration to many students and most probably parents as well.
Beautiful tribute too Bunny. What an amazing family you have, three generations of Stokie's all together for his last game. I hope his legacy continues and one day you'll be sitting there with your three generations too.
Wishing you and your family all the best during this time. Let his funeral not be the mourning of his passing, but a celebration of his life.