Mourners line funeral route amid COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Friday 1st May 2020

MOURNERS at a Penrith funeral lined the streets to pay their respects, as COVID-19 restrictions prevented most from being able to attend.

Friends and family stood along the funeral route to say their final farewell to Mark Robinson on Thursday.

His family publicised the route of the funeral car on its way to Penrith cemetery and asked those out on their daily walk to “give him a shout, wave and blow him a kiss”, so that rules were not broken and social distancing could still be adhered to.

Mark, also known as Marky G, grew up at Pennyhill Park, Penrith. He was just 35 years old.

In a statement issued to the Herald, his family said: “Parents John and Brenda, sister Gemma Lou, daughter Lilly Rose, nieces Belle and twins Erin and Evie, extended family and friends have loving memories to share when this awful time has ended. He has left a void no one can replace.”

Brenda described her son as someone with a “heart of gold” who was much loved by friends and family.

“We are overwhelmed with the love and kindness embracing us. It means so much to us,” she said.

She added that as a final send off, they had asked everyone who knew him to join in with a mass singalong to Robbie Williams’ Angels last night at 5pm, in true Marky G style.