Friends and fellow students were saddened to learn of the recent death of Chris Roper.
Chris, who was 61, was a 1st Dan student at the Colchester club.
His funeral took place on Friday 9th July at the Colchester Crematorium.
The funeral was attended by family and the many friends who came to know Chris through aikido. This large turnout says much for Chris' personality and popularity.
Those who attended heard an address in which Chris' many virtues and friendships were mentioned. Those of us who knew him can confirm that he was a generous and talented artist who gave freely of his time and energy.
Our respects and condolences go to his family. Chris will be greatly missed.