Thursday 13 August 2020: Frank Noble – Village Drive Through: Many of you will have heard that Frank Noble, passed away peacefully on 22 July aged 80. Frank was an important and valued part of many facets of South Brent life. He was an enthusiastic member of Sustainable South Brent since its inception in 2006, contributing as a volunteer at the Marsh composting site and working with the children at the School Garden. He was hugely knowledgeable about folk music and Dartmoor traditions, and in addition to playing accordion in various folk settings, led the Carnival Floral Dance with Ruth for many years, and taught generations of children the ‘Dartmoor Broom Dance’. He was the South Brent Community Champion for 2018-19, and had himself served as a Parish Councillor. Not to mention his working life as a vet!
Due to the current coronavirus circumstances, not everyone who would like to, can attend his funeral in person. To keep everyone safe and comply with current guidance, the ceremony will have limited numbers with attendance by direct invitation. However, aware that Frank was very much appreciated and loved by friends, family and the community, his family, working with Heart and Soul Funerals are trying to make it possible for people to have an opportunity to say goodbye, and so the following arrangements have been made:
- Drive Through the Village of South Brent from the Old School Community Centre to South Brent Primary School, Totnes Road between 1250 and 1305: The Heart & Soul car carrying Frank will pass through the village on the way to the burial site at Bidwell Woodland, Rattery. It will arrive at the Old School Community Centre car park at 1250 and will leave from outside the Primary School on Totnes Road at 1305. The car is not a hearse, but will be marked with a green ribbon. It will stop at both points and move slowly between them. It has tinted windows, but the back door will be opened.
- Attending the Funeral via Zoom from 2pm: Click on the following link and follow the instructions https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86967470451?pwd=S0hiUVMyRlVWemI3Q0g0VTJsQlB0Zz09; or if you use the Zoom App, access via: Meeting ID: 869 6747 0451; Passcode: 493652
The link will be open from 1pm to give you time to arrive, overcome any technicalities and feel settled. If you haven’t used Zoom before it is worth going to their website https://zoom.us/ signing in (it’s free), and have a look at some of the Zoom basic help pages, such as ‘How to join a meeting’. Please let Heart and Soul know in advance by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will be joining by Zoom.
- Filming of ceremony to watch at a later date: Heart & Soul are also filming the ceremony at the Woodland Burial, so it can be watched later.
Donations: If you would like to make a donation in Frank’s memory this can be done through Heart and Soul to the Farms for City Children charity of which Frank was an enthusiastic supporter www.farmsforcitychildren.org You can make a donation by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/heart-and-soul-funerals-franknoble. This is an alternative to flowers