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Town centre car convoy was Declan’s ‘final ride’

Created on 10/06/2022 @ 08:45


Welshpool town centre came to a standstill earlier this week to pay respects to a 28-year-old ‘petrol head’ who was taking his final ride after sadly losing his fight against terminal illness last month.

Declan Lock, a Welshpool resident of 14 years, had been suffering from a terminal illness for five years, but he was joined on his last journey by fellow car enthusiasts from across the country.

The convoy moved the town emotionally with his wife Stacey, and children Tyler (10), Harvey (9) and Abel (2) leading the procession from Coed-y-dinas for a lap of the town centre to a packed St. Mary’s Church.

Declan’s beloved Nissan Skyline followed the hearse as the long convoy snaked through town followed by cars of all makes and models providing a fitting and colourful tribute.

“We were all right behind Declan on his final ride, till the very end,” said Stacey. 

“He was a member of the car club ‘the AutoJunkies’ and most of the cars came down from Cardiff and Gloucester area, as well as many locals rallying to the occasion to pay respects. He was a big car enthusiast and petrol head.

“The town centre was so busy and a lot of people who knew about it all stood outside the shops to watch and pay respects. It was lovely and the send-off that he really deserved.”


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