It is with very great regret that I have to tell you that Alex Moon, dear husband of Ingrid, and father of Harriet (aged 9) and Imogen (5), passed away last weekend after a long fight against Motor Neurone Disease. He was just 39 years of age.
I spoke with Ingrid earlier today, and she told me that the funeral will be at the Southend crematorium, West Chapel, on Thursday, 18th March at 2.40 pm. with an invitation to everybody to go on to Thorpe Bay YC afterwards. Alex loved his sailing from a very early age, and Ingrid wishes that as many of his friends as possible attend the funeral to give him a good send off. Please would you let everyone else know that they would be most welcome. Ingrid would also very much like to see Alex transported in a “sea of flowers”, which can be arranged by contacting Stephen at Scent on the London Road at Leigh, tel: 01702 471818. This would be in preference to any donations, since Ingrid and her family, have already recently raised some £20,000 for the charity.
Furthermore, if you have any snippets or special memories relating to Alex, and in particular his sailing activities, please would you convey them to Ingrid, preferably, but not necessarily, before the funeral. Ingrid would much appreciate this, so please do your best.
Ingrid can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01702 558587. Her address is 6, Braemar Crescent, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 3RL
Alex and Ingrid sailed at The Halfway Yacht Club for many years, first in their Albacore ‘Bilberry’ 6417 and then in ‘Castor and Pollux’ 6683. They latterly joined Thorpe Bay Yacht Club along with many other HYC members, when HYC closed down. Alex managed only a few years sailing at TBYC, but continued to watch the racing intently from their beach hut. Alex and Ingrid were also members of the National Albacore Association and attended the ‘Nationals’ on several occasions. Ingrid would like it to be known that the family has absolutely no intention of selling ‘Castor and Pollux’, because Harriot and Imogen, who are already sailing, want to sail her in years to come.
If you have any questions, etc, please give me a ring on 01268 770188
Regards Jim Percy