Brighton chauffeur killed in Shoreham airshow crash makes final journey

Posted On 09 Sep 2015 at 11:32 pm

The chauffeur killed in the Shoreham airshow crash, Maurice Abrahams, made his final journey today (Wednesday 9 September).

The funeral of Mr Abrahams, 76, of The Brow, Woodingdean, took place at a packed St Margaret’s Church, in Rottingdean.

Maurice Abrahams

Maurice Abrahams

He had driven many brides to their wedding at the church in the Daimler car in which he died on the A27 just over a fortnight ago. He was on his way to collect a bride on her wedding day.

The parish priest Father Martin Morgan said that Mr Abrahams had shown his humour, playing brides songs such as Another One Bites the Dust and I Want to Break Free.

The immaculate former policeman was an extraordinary man, Father Martin said, who gave service as a guardsman, paratrooper and policeman.

And Father Martin said that his last act of kindness in a life of service – letting someone else in on the A27 just before the crash – enabled a family to live.

Mr Abrahams ended up stopping at the traffic lights but they had gone through ahead of him – and they were grateful to him.

His funeral was followed by a private committal.

Jacob Schilt

Jacob Schilt

Earlier in the day the family of Jacob Schilt, 23, of The Close, Brighton, held a private funeral for the Worthing United footballer who died while on his way to a match.

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