The death of Mr Ted Hall, with such suddenness, came as a great shock to us all. Even now it is difficult to realise that we shall no longer see his familiar figure. The attendance at the Funeral Service was a sincere tribute to the affection and esteem with which he was regarded, not only in Badsey and Wickhamford, but throughout the Vale of Evesham. His ready wit and humour cheered and helped us on countless occasions. As the Rural Dean, in his address, said, “He radiated happiness because he himself, despite frequent ill-health, knew the secret of true happiness, and he loved his fellow-men because he loved God.” Numerous people will remember with gratitude his many acts of kindness. The sick and those in trouble will not readily forget the help and comfort he extended to them. He loved our Church and was ever ready to recount its history to visitors, just as he was invariably among the first to support any special effort on its behalf, eg he was making articles for the Christmas Gift Sale on the day before he died. His passing is a grievous loss, but those of us who were privilege to enjoy his friendship will treasure our recollections of one who was in every sense “a happy warrior”.
Mrs Hall and the members of his family are assured of our deepest sympathy.
W B CHAPMAN
Published in the January 1952 Parish Magazine.