Hugo passed away unexpectedly on Monday 22 May 2023 leaving his husband David Jesty and the rest of us all in shock.
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26 May 2023, revised 17 June 2023
Hugo's funeral was held on Friday 16 June 2023 at Yeovil Crematorium.
Sending love to all you Horsfields, my second family of childhood. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for this sad loss. Nick Burge.
Sorry to hear about Hugo. He always smiled. Matthew Burge.
Our dad was so fond of yours, Nick & Matthew, & our childhoods punctuated with super fun family gatherings. I have since wondered how on earth they managed 9 children when we were all together! Antonia.
2 extremely capable Mums… Jo and Sheelah. Nick.
When I turned 18 or 21 I somewhat jokingly asked grandpa if he had any life advice for me on my milestone birthday. Without a pause he said "Love your family and keep in touch with your friends" - Lucy
Hugo wrote this limerick nearly 50 years ago:
Claudia was finding it hard
To write poems of any regard
She wrote one one day
That sounded okay
And now she thinks she’s a bard.