A tribute to Greg

It is with deep sadness and a very heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to a much-loved member of the James Lynch family recently.

Our Transport Manager Greg Steele, who had been a huge part of our team for the last 11 years passed away in August after bravely battling a short illness.

Greg was a kind, happy, integral part of our family who we will forever remembered for his wonderful personality, his love of all things Crewe Alex and for being so good at his job.

We were among the mourners at his funeral at Bradwell Crematorium, which more than 200 people attended wearing football kits, Hawaiian shirts and colourful clothes to pay tribute to Greg – in true Greg style.  It was a beautiful service – with some of his favourite songs played including: ‘Blue Moon,’ by the Marcels, ‘All These Things That I’ve Done,’ by the Killers and ‘Shiny, Happy People,’ by REM.

We have never seen a service so packed and would like to thank all of our customers who took the time out to attend – it was very much appreciated.

We know one person was asked by a passer-by if the service was for someone famous because they had never seen so many people there before. That was testament to our Greg.

We wanted to do something special for Greg to show that he will never be forgotten – so we’ve named one of our tractor units after him so that he will always be with us on the road. It was parked near the service so his family could see it as a mark of respect.

Greg – thank you for always making us smile. The world and the James Lynch office won’t be as bright without you in it. Our thoughts continue to be with you, your family and friends.

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