Ray Shakeshaft – with kind permission of his family
Ray’s funeral took place on 22nd October 2015. He was, among other things, a musician. Over the years, Ray was responsible for encouraging many people to take up playing the ukulele. As you can see, a lot of those people came to his funeral. Ray’s family asked anybody with an instrument to bring it to the crematorium, and handed out music sheets so that they could play along to a recording of “I’ll See You In My Dreams”. After the funeral, a wake was held at a nearby hotel, where the music continued with more ukulele playing, and members of Ray’s samba band performing for the guests.