Logan Folger's mum thanks Chesterfield community after 'perfect' funeral send-off for young hero
A Chesterfield mum has thanked the community for giving her hero son a ‘perfect’ final journey.
Stacey Bentley said the turn out for Logan Folger’s funeral procession was ‘amazing’ and her son would have ‘loved every part of it’.
Fourteen-year-old Logan tragically died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital after being rescued from Chesterfield Canal.
The opening of Logan’s inquest last month heard he was trying to save one of his friends from the water when they got into difficulty in the canal at Staveley.
"Staveley certainly stood still for our hero,” she said.
"And what a hero he is! It was so nice, all the support from everyone and the turn out was amazing.
“Logan would have loved every part of it.
"I'd like to thank everyone who was involved in Logan’s day and made it so special, family and friends, the cars and bikes and other vehicles that took part.
"Also Staveley Methodist Church, everybody involved that made it all possible.
“It was absolutely amazing from start to finish for our hero! I personally thank everyone who helped to make my boy’s final journey perfect.”
Stacey said funeral directors Harold Lilleker & Sons had planned ‘every amazing last little detail’ to make the day ‘absolutely perfect’ and described them as ‘truly amazing’.
Logan’s funeral service took place at Staveley Methodist Church on Saturday after a procession through Staveley which included a ‘Mexican wave of revving engines’.
Stacey, who writes poems, penned some beautiful words about Logan – whose sister also sadly died a few years ago.
She told the service: “We love and miss you both so dearly, if only we could make you stay – our hearts would be whole again, and all this pain would go away.
“Son, you are our hero, so caring and so kind.
“We are proud of every part of you, we just wish you didn’t have to leave us behind.
“Please always remember my precious blue eyed boy – you’re my hero, my pride and my joy."
Reverend Richard Harris described the much-loved and popular teenager as ‘a hero to his family, to his friends, to this community’.