Peter Sharples – Honour Guard at Funeral

Peter Sharples

Peter Sharples 1938–2012 “Gone Home”

Peter Sharples devoted 45 years of his life to Scouting and as a District we will be participating in his funeral by agreement with Sheila, his widow and family by forming a Guard of Honour together with the District Colours. Speaking to local District Commissioner, Graeme Watt, Sheila said of Peter:

He always made a point of wearing his uniform to a fellow Scout’s funeral, even when the weather was freezing and the uniform not always the warmest!

If members of the District, County or further afield are able to attend, please do so, in Uniform if possible. Scouting and other awards and medals may be worn. As a District we would like to give Peter not only the best farewell but to display our thanks for his many years of service to Scouting not just around Bedford but across the country. He was a member of the British Rail Scout Fellowship and also involved with the Bethlehem Peace Light.


Peter’s funeral is at 2.15pm. on Thursday 29 November 2012 at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford.


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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