John Trevorrow Harry
Wednesday 8th March, 2017 - 4:30pm
It was with much sadness that we announced the death of John Harry who passed away peacefully at The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on 15th February. John was the Choir's accompanist for twenty-two years until his retirement in 2006. Since then, and up to his death, John happily assisted the Choir whenever required and had played the organ at all the Choir's concerts held in Paul church including the popular Christmas concerts. He was sadly missing at the last Christmas concert having been taken into hospital at very short notice.
His funeral took place on Tuesday 6th March with sixty members of the choir joining over 300 mourners at St Pol de Leon Church in Paul for the funeral. The majority of his life was spent with music, and for his services to music he was made a Cornish Bard with the name ‘ Kessenyans’ which means Harmony. Therefore it was fitting for the choir to sing ‘As Long As I Have Music’ during the funeral. This sad occasion was a celebration of his life both in music and word. One of his poems, 'The Tale of St Piran’ was read out by the Rev’d Julyan Drew, the Choir's President, the poem was so fitting being so close to St Piran’s day itself. The church echoed with both music and laughter which was so befitting such a wonderful man.
He will be fondly remembered in many ways, but especially for his wonderful Cornish poems which gave so much pleasure and amusement to audiences all around the county.
Rest in Peace John.