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January 2, 2010

O.K. Here's the rule. No jokes allowed about this. (wink)

Funeral for campaigning churchman

The funeral for a 70-year-old retired priest and green campaigner who died after cycling through the snow to the World Climate Change Summit has been held.

Canon Hereward Cooke, Norwich diocese environmental officer, died in his sleep on 15 December in Copenhagen.

About 500 people attended his funeral at St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, where his life and work were praised.

A separate service was held at St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich for those unable to travel through the snow to Blakeney.

The Venerable Jan McFarlane, director of communications for the Diocese of Norwich, said the two services on Wednesday were a "celebration of his life".

Canon Cooke arrived in Norwich in 1989 and quickly became a popular figure.

He was later elected to Norwich City Council as a Liberal Democrat and spoke on many social and environment issues.

He later became Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral, assistant priest of St Peter Mancroft Church, priest-in-charge of St Stephen's and leader of his party on the city council.

On the carbon-cutting cycle ride to Copenhagen, Canon Cooke hoped to raise thousands of pounds for Christian Aid's Global Warming campaign.

48 comments:

JPT said...
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JPT said...

Words fail me...

Christopher said...

Ironic

Anonymous said...

Another victim of global warming.

Wetzy said...

This is a dope slap from mother nature.

Anonymous said...

Well, JPT. They've certainly failed him.

Anonymous said...

Chris... Almost iconic.

Anonymous said...

Anon... There will be many more including Freedom and Employment.

LSP said...

What a goof.

A friend once described Norwich to me as, "Hell with the lid off." Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

Wetz... A Dope Slap and a two-fingered Moe Howard Poke in the Eyes. Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk

Anonymous said...

Parson, I've lived there. Also known as Drizzle-on-the-Fens.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh dear!

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Fuzzy.

Rhod said...

I've cycled in the snoww, the last time in a blizzard in 1994. I learned that only an idiot cycles in the snow.

Fredd said...

If you ask me, looks like 'the system works.'

The Born Again American said...

Do you have any idea how much C02 is expelled while doing such physical nonsense... It's probably instant karma...

Catalina Lemus Fett said...

In one part of the Chileans are unable to see the truth. As you know, the world is everything.
One disappointment is the case with many suckers who fell estadounidences an illusion to believe that today is affecting you. What happens later? I hope nothing terrible error because it creates a domino effect.

Greetings and thanks for your comment.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Are you kidding? No jokes? Then all I can say is "R.I.P."

Catalina Lemus Fett said...

On this release, the man loved life and always supported the environmental cause.

It's a shame.

cbullitt said...

Bwuhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
That's even better than Jim Fixx, the jogging guru who croaked from a heart attack while out for a run.

Coffeypot said...

That's God's way of telling him he was full of shit about GW.

cbullitt said...

Just too good not to steal, Nickie. I linked it.

Arby said...

He certainly reduced his carbon footprint....

Amusing Bunni said...

Poetic Justice? Still, I wish the old guy no ill will. He just should have been smarter! The people who should have done this, albore and obummer...now THAT would have been real Justice.

Happy New Year, Nickie.

sig94 said...

Sooooo, we can now say that this environmentalist is finally experiencing gobal "cooling?"

Snarky Basterd said...

One less warmer allows me to emit more CO2. I welcome the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Rhod, sometimes clarity of vision is in short supply.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Fredd... Like a well-oiled machine.

Anonymous said...

BAA... Instant and really permanent.

Anonymous said...

Ralphie... These people are driving the bus. Get off at the next stop.

Anonymous said...

Catalina. you are obviously a sweet kid.

Anonymous said...

cbull... steal away. Others must learn from this man's blind ideology.

Anonymous said...

Coffey... that is a cynical observation. I'm a true believer. I predict that, only six months or so from now, the US will experience a temperature jump of almost 30 degrees. Polar bears will die. Run and hide.

(L) said...

Hey Nickie,

Crying Shame!

Looks like he actually lost a few pounds for the Christian Aid's Global Wrming campaign! Will they be able to gone on with out him?

Anonymous said...

Arby, the guy did his part.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Bunni. Sorry about the Bugs news. Be strong.

Anonymous said...

Where was Al Gore when he was really needed?

Anonymous said...

Sig... Cooling and composting.

Anonymous said...

Snarky... I'm walking around today breathing deeply. Just 'cause I can.

Anonymous said...

(L)... They'll have to muddle on without his inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore was in the arctic poisoning polar bears, you Old Geezer.

Catalina Lemus Fett said...

I realized that the translator is bad. I will give the 2 texts (Spanish and English)

Teresa said...

I think the weather or climate paid him back big time for being a green weenie and breathing too much CO2.

Anonymous said...

"green weenie"??? Is this Teresa or Bob Prince?

Teresa said...

Nickie,
My pain meds went straight to my brain and did wonders for me.

Anonymous said...

lol

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Twit.

Better yet: STUPID twit.

BZ

Anonymous said...

Zep, you're being generous.