Book of Condolence
In Memory Of Lester Copestake
Lester Copestake, died peacefully on Saturday 25th of February 2006, aged 89 years. Since moving from Malvern two years ago he has been living with his son and their family in Ullapool in the Highlands. Knotting remained a passion and although he missed the regular IGKT meetings he enjoyed receiving Knotting Matters.
There will be a short cremation at Inverness Crematorium on Saturday 11th of March at 10:30: This is to be followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Great Malvern Priory on Friday 28th April at 11:30. There will be a buffet lunch in the Priory after the Service. All will be welcome.
It was sad to learn of Lester's death. Whether discussing the poetry of Milton or the degree of nip of a rope wrapped round a beam, he brought great enthusiasm and an unusual angle to his argument. He will be long remembered.
Europa Chang Dawson
Dear Family Copestake,
I just heard the very sad news from Willeke vd ham of the passing-away of Lester. On behalf of the Dutch branch I want to express our condolences. Many of the regular visitors of the A.G.M,s will remember him and his special work very well. May he rest in peace
All my condolences to his family, again a big Tyer that leaves us.
Dear Family Copestake, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your and our most precious Lester. We have never met, but the loss of one so dedicated to the craft still brings heartache for all of us. May he rest in peace and may you find continuing joy in all he has achieved and all find joy in his lasting treasures.
From all of us in the Pacific Americas Branch, USA
When I get to Heaven, I expect he'll have done about 1/3 of the Pearly Gates in coxcombing with star knots and turksheads of silver. If I'm permitted, I'll hold his tools for him.