Emotional outpourings have never normally been my style but the last couple of weeks has been far from normal so forgive me if this comes across at all mawkish or sentimental.
The drawing is my illustrated version of a photograph my brother and I have known all our lives which has, of a couple of weeks ago, assumed a far deeper poignancy. As tributes go it feels woefully inadequate but it genuinely comes from the heart.
Peter Alexander Parkin, 4th August 1930 – 22nd February 1990
Avril Parkin (née Rowley), 27th February 1932 – 6th December 2014
With love, respect and un-repayable gratitude.