Mourners pay their last respects to Franklyn

140414a'The funeral of Franklyn Garvey at St Laurences Church in Scalby'Picture by Neil Silk'22/01/14

140414a'The funeral of Franklyn Garvey at St Laurences Church in Scalby'Picture by Neil Silk'22/01/14

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A funeral service has taken place for respected Scarborough solicitor Franklyn Garvey, who passed away last week.

Friends and family flocked to the service at St Laurence’s Church in Scalby to pay their last respects.

The funeral was followed by a private committal at Woodlands Crematorium and a collection was made at the funeral for St Catherine’s Hospice in recognition of the care given at the end of Mr Garvey’s life.

Mr Garvey, who passed away aged 74, had represented thousands of defendants in court during a career spanning nearly 50 years.

His wife Lynda described him as a “devoted” father to Nick and the late Beth,

He was also popular among clients, with Lynda saying: “I’d always say you couldn’t walk down the street without 20 people shouting ‘hello Garv’ or ‘I’m coming to see you on Monday morning Garv’.”

Mr Garvey was well known for his mop of “wild” hair, bright shirts and even brighter ties.

He also gained a reputation for his sense of humour and way with words in the courtroom.

Lynda said: “People would buy the Scarborough Evening News just to see what he had been saying in court.”

In his free time, Mr Garvey volunteered his skills to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and also raised cash for Scarborough Round Table.

A keen sportsman from his youth, Mr Garvey was a passionate golfer and also had a love for classic vehicles.