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Everton legend Howard Kendall laid to rest in Liverpool


 

Former players and fans alike to mourn the passing of Everton legend Howard Kendall as he was laid to rest at Liverpool Cathedral.

Kendall died at the age of 69 on October 17th, and his funeral procession passed by Goodison Park on it's way to the service, where readings from three of his former players were heard.

Canon Myles Davies, the Vice Dean and Canon Precentor of Liverpool Cathedral led the service, in which the first hymn was Do Not Be Afraid.

Fellow Everton legend Joe Royle, who played alongside Kendall and managed the club in the 1990s, delivered a eulogy for "Howard the footballer".

He described how Kendall was a "a friend to everyone" and how he "loved to chuckle", saying the former Toffees boss was a "man of the people" who never changed from "player to manager".

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright also spoke at the service, ending his tribute with "More than anything, he was a Blue. Thank you 'H' for everything."

The current Everton squad were in attendance, as well as former players including Peter Reid, Andy Gray and Wayne Rooney.

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