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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family say they are planning a “suitably quiet” send-off for the beloved 100-year-old NHS activist.
The war veteran died Tuesday after testing positive for Covid-19, prompting a wave of grief and national applause led by Boris Johnson the next day.
Her daughter, Lucy Teixeira, has revealed that she and her sister Hannah are planning a farewell that would have earned them a ‘well made girls’ from her father.
She told ITV News: ‘It’s been a great week, my father passed away and it’s really sad.
Daughter Lucy, left, said that she and her sister Hannah (right) are planning a ‘quiet goodbye’ for her father, Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died Tuesday +5
Daughter Lucy, left, said she and her sister Hannah (right) are planning a ‘quiet goodbye’ for her father, Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died Tuesday.
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‘Right now, my sister Hannah and I are planning a careful send-off that is suitable for him, quite calm in a way that would tell us’ well done girls’.
‘Anything else after that, I couldn’t comment on anything that might happen.
‘I know there are things that are being talked about, but my sister and I are focusing on planning the next stage and celebrating the end of his life.
‘The general public is really sad, and I understand that. They knew him for a very short time but I know his life has been a really good life and the last year couldn’t have been more fulfilling and being knighted by the Queen and meeting all those amazing people, having a number one. single – what I do not like and understand. ‘
Doctors and nurses clap in Sir Tom’s memory on Wednesday night, along with the rest of the nation
Captain Sir Tom made over £ 32 million for NHS Charities Together during the first lockdown, as he aimed to complete 100 laps of his garden before his birthday in April.
Downing Street is understood to be considering plans to name one of Boris Johnson’s 40 new hospitals after the campaigning war veteran.
Lucy added: ‘I am very grateful for that and I know my sister is. She had a good entrance, as he would put it, and he would also say that something has to get you in the end.
At some point during the four weeks that he raised all that money, he was very busy. I had, and my sister, had been planning a 100th birthday party with him and a small number of friends, and of course that didn’t happen.
Daughter Lucy said she hoped the send-off she and sister Hannah were planning would earn them a ‘well done girls’ from their campaigning father
But instead I learned to share it with everyone, and it has been amazing how it has become now, now it is in the hearts of the entire nation, indeed the world,
But it leaves us a really strong and powerful message: tomorrow is a good day. Those words represent his whole life to me.
“He has shown endurance, courage, and I’ve seen him do that all his life.”
The Mail has led the campaign for the World War II veteran to be commemorated for his incredible charity walk that inspired the nation.
Earlier this week, his grandson Tom Teixeira said it would be “very nice” to have a permanent monument where people could pay their respects.