Final fond farewell for the man of the people

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DURING more than half a century of service to his beloved Jersey, former Senator Dick Shenton, the Island's most popular States Member, never failed to draw a crowd, and yesterday was no exception.

At 11 am, hundreds of Islanders gathered at St Thomas' Church to say their final farewells to a man with an unparalleled States career who was famed for speaking his mind from the bottom of his heart.

Those who filled row upon row of pews represented a diverse community coming together to remember and celebrate the life of a common hero.

• See Saturday's JEP for full report and pictures

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