A date for when the funeral of a much-loved High Wycombe man has officially been confirmed.

Edward ‘Edd/Eddie’ McDonald, died suddenly on Sunday, May 5 at the Old Tea Warehouse along Amersham Hill.

The 57-year-old, who was homeless and would regularly sit outside Iceland along the High Street, was alleged to have ‘not feeling well’ just ‘hours’ before his passing at the start of the month.

His death has caused a huge shock amongst Wycombe, with many commenting on how h ‘never asked for money, but for a chat’, and that he was an ‘old school gentleman’.

And members of the public who knew Mr McDonald will be able to pay their respects at his funeral, which will take place on Tuesday, June 4 at Amersham Crematorium.

It will start at 2pm.

In addition, a formal memorial due to take place at the Three Tuns pub along the town’s High Street on May 26 has been moved to the same day as the funeral.

That will start at 4pm, and finish two hours later.

Since Mr McDonald’s passing, thousands of tributes have been left online and in person.

By his old sitting spot along the High Street in High Wycombe, flowers, comments, football shirts of his favourite football team, Chelsea, along with many photos, have been left.

In addition to this, £585 has been raised via a GoFundMe page to cover costs for his funeral, with the money also being used for a plaque/bench in his memory.

His former partner, Allison Rondel, said: “He knew everyone by name, he knew their kids’ name and he always had a story to say.

“He didn’t ask for anything and he was an old school gentleman.

“He was one of the best and he’ll be massively missed by everyone.”

“We met eight or nine years ago and the first thing he did for me was cook dinner.

“He was loved, and he didn’t know it.

“He didn’t know how much he was appreciated in the town.”

Thames Valley Police has confirmed they are treating Mr McDonald’s death as ‘non-suspicious’ but ‘unexplained’, whilst an inquest date is yet to be confirmed.