Bikers join funeral procession as final wish for popular motorcyclist Donna ‘Pixie’ Turner (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Bikers join funeral procession as final wish for popular motorcyclist Donna ‘Pixie’ Turner
AROUND 100 bikers met on Poole Quay to pay tribute to a popular member of their community who died last month.
Donna ‘Pixie’ Turner passed away aged just 54, on February 27, 2014, following a battle with cancer, which is believed to have affected her lungs, neck and brain.
It was said that her final wish was to be joined by a procession of bikers for her funeral, which was fulfilled by the huge number of motorcycle riders who met on the Quay on Thursday.
Bystanders lined the streets to watch as the bikers followed Donna’s coffin, carried in a motorcycle hearse, to Poole Crematorium, on Gravel Hill, attended by friends and family, including her two daughters, Lisa and Kelly.
Lisa said: “Mum was a very special person.
“She was very well known among the biker community and she would help anyone that she could.”
She added: “We would just like to say thank you for all the support and love that we and our mum have received over the last few months.”
Tony ‘TC’ Corbs, one of the bikers said: “It was important for us to be there.
“We followed the hearse and it was again a chance for her to have one last ride with us.
He added: “A lot of the bikers there on Thursday may not have even known her, but it is just something we wanted to do, to show our support for her last wish.”
Tapper Funeral Service, who organised the funeral service, are accepting donations on behalf of Donna and her family, to the Defenders of Wildlife and The UK Wolf Conservation Trust.
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