Almost 600 people attended funeral of teenager from Marlow

Almost 600 people attended funeral of teenager who died abroad

Almost 600 people attended funeral of teenager who died abroad

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FAMILY and friends of a teenager from Marlow who died on his first holiday without his parents, joined together to give him the perfect send off.

James Fifield died on Saturday, July 5, after being involved in a car collision while he was in Zante, Greece, with seven school friends.

Almost 600 people attended the 18-year-olds funeral last Friday (July 18) and after the church ceremony 250 balloons with special messages attached were released into the sky.

James’ mum, Claire Fifield-Moore, has now thanked everyone for their support over the last couple of weeks.

She said: “I would just like to thank everyone for all the support they have shown us. I think it has really helped everyone through this really difficult time.

“Everyone kept saying to us we should expect lots of people to come to the funeral, but we never expected there to be that many, people had to stand at the back and some people even had to stand outside the door.

“So many people have said such nice things about James, we have received so many messages too.”

The Fifield family have also been able to keep a number of tributes to James made both at his school, former football clubs and at the funeral.

They were also sent a picture of a tribute to James, which they have put on his RIP James Fifield Facebook page.

The messages which were attached to the red balloons (in remembrance of James’ love for Liverpool Football Club) were also duplicated for the family to keep.

The pall bearers at the funeral included James’ stepdad, Brian Moore, and his seven friends who were in Zante with him.

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1:59pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

This is a sad story and I feel for the family but why is this story getting so much BFP coverage?
This is a sad story and I feel for the family but why is this story getting so much BFP coverage? robinh
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2:24pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

IF IT'S BOTHERING YOU SO MUCH DON'T READ IT!!!! DOES THIS POPULAR YOUNG BOY NOT DESERVE TO BE REMEBERED! WHAT A HORRIBLE COMMENT. LETS HOPE THAT NO ONE CLOSE TO YOU PASSES AWAY, THE STORY IS COVERED AND NASTY NEGATIVE COMMETNS ARE LEFT! SHAME ON YOU! SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE!!!!!
IF IT'S BOTHERING YOU SO MUCH DON'T READ IT!!!! DOES THIS POPULAR YOUNG BOY NOT DESERVE TO BE REMEBERED! WHAT A HORRIBLE COMMENT. LETS HOPE THAT NO ONE CLOSE TO YOU PASSES AWAY, THE STORY IS COVERED AND NASTY NEGATIVE COMMETNS ARE LEFT! SHAME ON YOU! SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE!!!!! Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -4

2:34pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

Blondeshave morefun1 wrote:
IF IT'S BOTHERING YOU SO MUCH DON'T READ IT!!!! DOES THIS POPULAR YOUNG BOY NOT DESERVE TO BE REMEBERED! WHAT A HORRIBLE COMMENT. LETS HOPE THAT NO ONE CLOSE TO YOU PASSES AWAY, THE STORY IS COVERED AND NASTY NEGATIVE COMMETNS ARE LEFT! SHAME ON YOU! SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE!!!!!
How was what I said a negative comment? As I said before, it's a sad story, I was purely wondering why the BFP have given so much coverage on this particular story when there have been other very sad stories happen since without the level of cover.

Wind your neck in.
[quote][p][bold]Blondeshave morefun1[/bold] wrote: IF IT'S BOTHERING YOU SO MUCH DON'T READ IT!!!! DOES THIS POPULAR YOUNG BOY NOT DESERVE TO BE REMEBERED! WHAT A HORRIBLE COMMENT. LETS HOPE THAT NO ONE CLOSE TO YOU PASSES AWAY, THE STORY IS COVERED AND NASTY NEGATIVE COMMETNS ARE LEFT! SHAME ON YOU! SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE!!!!![/p][/quote]How was what I said a negative comment? As I said before, it's a sad story, I was purely wondering why the BFP have given so much coverage on this particular story when there have been other very sad stories happen since without the level of cover. Wind your neck in. robinh
  • Score: 7

2:59pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

Wind my neck in!!!! Ahhhh seems you feel a little embarrassed now.
How do you thing the boy's mother felt when she read your comment???? Don't bother replying just ask yourself that!
Wind my neck in!!!! Ahhhh seems you feel a little embarrassed now. How do you thing the boy's mother felt when she read your comment???? Don't bother replying just ask yourself that! Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -8

3:15pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

Blondeshave morefun1 wrote:
Wind my neck in!!!! Ahhhh seems you feel a little embarrassed now.
How do you thing the boy's mother felt when she read your comment???? Don't bother replying just ask yourself that!
What have I got to be embarrassed about? You seem to be insinuating I have some issue against the content of the story when in actual fact all I did was wonder why the story had received so much coverage when other very similar recent events haven't. As for Mrs Fifield-Moore, I imagine she has far more important things to worry about than reading comments from two bickering parties on a website.

So yes, I will reply and once again request that you wind your neck in.
[quote][p][bold]Blondeshave morefun1[/bold] wrote: Wind my neck in!!!! Ahhhh seems you feel a little embarrassed now. How do you thing the boy's mother felt when she read your comment???? Don't bother replying just ask yourself that![/p][/quote]What have I got to be embarrassed about? You seem to be insinuating I have some issue against the content of the story when in actual fact all I did was wonder why the story had received so much coverage when other very similar recent events haven't. As for Mrs Fifield-Moore, I imagine she has far more important things to worry about than reading comments from two bickering parties on a website. So yes, I will reply and once again request that you wind your neck in. robinh
  • Score: 5

3:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!!
Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself.
Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!! Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself. Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -7

3:35pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

Blondeshave morefun1 wrote:
Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!!
Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself.
I'm not sure what angle you're looking at this from exactly, so perhaps you'd like to reconsider your comment that I've made any comments "under the belt". My original post was purely wondering why this very sad story had received coverage from the BFP more so than other recent events, which I don't really think it's appropriate to list.

You're the one that seems to be pushing the idea that I have an issues outside of this so I'm not surprised that you've been asked to stop commenting.
[quote][p][bold]Blondeshave morefun1[/bold] wrote: Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!! Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure what angle you're looking at this from exactly, so perhaps you'd like to reconsider your comment that I've made any comments "under the belt". My original post was purely wondering why this very sad story had received coverage from the BFP more so than other recent events, which I don't really think it's appropriate to list. You're the one that seems to be pushing the idea that I have an issues outside of this so I'm not surprised that you've been asked to stop commenting. robinh
  • Score: 7

3:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO STOP COMMENTING!!!! THE LADY'S WHO IS CLOSE TO FAMILY EXACT WORDS AFTER SHE READ YOUR 1ST POST WAS 'HOW COULD SOMEONE BE SO MEAN'
SO IT'S YOU THAT HAVE UPSET PEOPLE WITH YOUR COMMENT, NOT ME!!!! STOP TRYING TO WORM YOU WAY OUT OF IT...........
YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO STOP COMMENTING!!!! THE LADY'S WHO IS CLOSE TO FAMILY EXACT WORDS AFTER SHE READ YOUR 1ST POST WAS 'HOW COULD SOMEONE BE SO MEAN' SO IT'S YOU THAT HAVE UPSET PEOPLE WITH YOUR COMMENT, NOT ME!!!! STOP TRYING TO WORM YOU WAY OUT OF IT........... Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -9

3:52pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

RobinH.....I do not have my own account so I am using my colleague's but please stop this, maybe you did not explain yourself very well in your original comment but it did come across a little harsh when my colleague brought it to my attention. I'm sure you didn't mean it that way it came across as you have now explained. Its an extremely sensitive subject and I think emotions are running high. Lets just call it a day now.
And in response to your previous comment family and friends are reading the paper for support so they will be reading this so please now enough is enough.
RobinH.....I do not have my own account so I am using my colleague's but please stop this, maybe you did not explain yourself very well in your original comment but it did come across a little harsh when my colleague brought it to my attention. I'm sure you didn't mean it that way it came across as you have now explained. Its an extremely sensitive subject and I think emotions are running high. Lets just call it a day now. And in response to your previous comment family and friends are reading the paper for support so they will be reading this so please now enough is enough. Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

Blondeshave morefun1 wrote:
RobinH.....I do not have my own account so I am using my colleague's but please stop this, maybe you did not explain yourself very well in your original comment but it did come across a little harsh when my colleague brought it to my attention. I'm sure you didn't mean it that way it came across as you have now explained. Its an extremely sensitive subject and I think emotions are running high. Lets just call it a day now.
And in response to your previous comment family and friends are reading the paper for support so they will be reading this so please now enough is enough.
I appreciate that anyone directly involved with the sad events are likely to be very sensitive to any comments regardless of what is actually meant and out of respect for them then yes of course I will stop comments. If they are reading this then I'm sorry if anything has been taken the wrong way, there were no intentions to create ill feeling.

As for your colleague, could I suggest that maybe they refrain from making insinuations on a public forum, since without their initial response, none of this would have taken place.
[quote][p][bold]Blondeshave morefun1[/bold] wrote: RobinH.....I do not have my own account so I am using my colleague's but please stop this, maybe you did not explain yourself very well in your original comment but it did come across a little harsh when my colleague brought it to my attention. I'm sure you didn't mean it that way it came across as you have now explained. Its an extremely sensitive subject and I think emotions are running high. Lets just call it a day now. And in response to your previous comment family and friends are reading the paper for support so they will be reading this so please now enough is enough.[/p][/quote]I appreciate that anyone directly involved with the sad events are likely to be very sensitive to any comments regardless of what is actually meant and out of respect for them then yes of course I will stop comments. If they are reading this then I'm sorry if anything has been taken the wrong way, there were no intentions to create ill feeling. As for your colleague, could I suggest that maybe they refrain from making insinuations on a public forum, since without their initial response, none of this would have taken place. robinh
  • Score: 8

4:16pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

To be fair I think it was my reaction to your comment that drove my colleague to respond how they did as they saw how upset I was.
Your comment was taken the wrong way as sometimes things are when written rather than spoken.
No harm done I'm sure and I appreciate your honestly and all you said in your last post , lets all go away and have a nice weekend and appreciate the life we are so gifted to have.
To be fair I think it was my reaction to your comment that drove my colleague to respond how they did as they saw how upset I was. Your comment was taken the wrong way as sometimes things are when written rather than spoken. No harm done I'm sure and I appreciate your honestly and all you said in your last post , lets all go away and have a nice weekend and appreciate the life we are so gifted to have. Blondeshave morefun1
  • Score: -3

5:31pm Fri 1 Aug 14

SocialistSarah says...

I do have to wonder about one of the "contributors" on this thread.having had the misfortune to recently have to endure a week of Daytime TV, and watch some of the "guests" that appear on the Jeremy Kyle show I can only assume that this person would be better suited on stage. You know the sort......ignorant, loud, SHOUTING rather than having a rational debate, probably tattoo'd on her arm or other visible body part....double-barre
lled Surname.....

Yes folks.....just looking at the rant from this person over a seemingly innocuous question by another contributor tells me all that I need to know about 'Blondeshave morefun1', and it's not a pretty image that I have stereotyped in my mind!

Chill out Dearie.....
I do have to wonder about one of the "contributors" on this thread.having had the misfortune to recently have to endure a week of Daytime TV, and watch some of the "guests" that appear on the Jeremy Kyle show I can only assume that this person would be better suited on stage. You know the sort......ignorant, loud, SHOUTING rather than having a rational debate, probably tattoo'd on her arm or other visible body part....double-barre lled Surname..... Yes folks.....just looking at the rant from this person over a seemingly innocuous question by another contributor tells me all that I need to know about 'Blondeshave morefun1', and it's not a pretty image that I have stereotyped in my mind! Chill out Dearie..... SocialistSarah
  • Score: 5

7:12pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Ambermaymoore says...

Some rude people on here!
RIP James , miss you so much xxxxxx
Some rude people on here! RIP James , miss you so much xxxxxx Ambermaymoore
  • Score: 9

11:50am Sat 2 Aug 14

stevet123 says...

robinh wrote:
Blondeshave morefun1 wrote:
Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!!
Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself.I'm not sure what angle you're looking at this from exactly, so perhaps you'd like to reconsider your comment that I've made any comments "under the beltrobinh if it bothers you to why the bucks free press are giving to much closure to the sad events what happened to James, call the bucks free press offices and ask to speak to the editor, instead of writing on here trying to wind people up when they are still grieving, in reality people grieve for well over a year, so get a life robin h
[quote][p][bold]robinh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blondeshave morefun1[/bold] wrote: Actually I work with a close friend of the family who agrees with me that your comment was below the belt. They have requested that this stops now, so I am stopping it! They believe that they will never 'get sick' of seeing James name and face in the newspaper, unlike yourself!! Like I said I am ending this now out of respect so I suggest that you think first and keep your comments to yourself.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure what angle you're looking at this from exactly, so perhaps you'd like to reconsider your comment that I've made any comments "under the beltrobinh if it bothers you to why the bucks free press are giving to much closure to the sad events what happened to James, call the bucks free press offices and ask to speak to the editor, instead of writing on here trying to wind people up when they are still grieving, in reality people grieve for well over a year, so get a life robin h stevet123
  • Score: -6

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