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Old 05-29-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
Ric Costigan
Dojo: Stratford & Coventry Phoenix Aikido Clubs
Location: UK
Join Date: May 2003
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Tom Moss Sensei

The afternoon of Wednesday 28 May was a beautiful day, clear blue skies, and warm.

We said our last goodbyes to Tom Moss (Our) Sensei in a packed church in Coventry with at a guess over three hundred aiki associated colleagues & friends that had travelled from all over the UK and beyond, to be with him on his last journey. Among them were principals of other UK associations and officers of the British Aikido Board who held Tom in their esteem - my thanks to them for their thoughts.

Floral and verbal tributes were paid to him in glowing terms, with many of his current and previous students of 30+ years reappearing in varying states of disbelief, wondering how this man could leave us. He was only 59.

Tom enjoyed life, and stuck by his his way of showing a kind and caring attitude to all that entered his domain. We celebrated his life all that afternoon and evening, and some of us (he would have joined us if could )for a bit longer - it's now Thursday.

Cheers, Tom.

Ric Costigan

(per pro The Instructors)
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