Most people make their final journey in a hearse, some choose a horse drawn carriage and a few even opt for a Harley Davidson.Advertisement
But for Preston biker Shane I’Anson, it was a more down-to-earth mode of transport as he left his home in Fishwick Parade for the final time.
Shane, 71, made his way to his memorial service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Ribbleton Avenue, on the back of a pick-up truck, in accordance with his final wishes.
A plaque on the side of the coffin, reading “Who invited this guy?”, was another nod to Shane’s well loved sense of humour.
Shane’s wife Carol said: “He was a gentle giant.”
Floral tributes adorned the pick up, spelling out ‘Dad’ and ‘Shane’ and a model motorbike taken from his quirky garden also travelled with him.
As the coffin left Fishwick Parade, a motorcycle procession followed as Shane made his way to his funeral.
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