Today we said our final goodbye to John Gill who died this week. It was very hard for the friends who knew him to get closer to John after his recent hospital visit and try to offer help. Because of this he died alone and I (Daphne) do not wish this for anyone. People on this island get buried quickly because the body cannot stay long without being in a refrigerator/freezer. On Skopelos we don’t have one and it is impossible to postpone the funeral. Maybe this is something that can be arranged for the future so relatives and friends from abroad can be present at a funeral. I think we did the best we could under the very difficult circumstances and Peter, John and Georgia were there from the first moment to help and we received much appreciated help from the police, Vangelis Patseas, Kostas Skouras and Vangelis Drossos.
John is buried very close to his partner Graham. Hopefully he has found him up there.