Most of you will now be aware of the sad passing of Steve “Taff” Carne, far too soon at the age of just 49. Steve had a long, successful military career serving more than 25 years in the British Army and, like the true soldier he was, lost his final battle on Remembrance Day.
Steve and his beloved wife Cindy moved to Murcia on leaving the forces for life in the sun. Despite his own health issues, Steve was instrumental in establishing the Murcia branch of the Royal British Legion. He also suffered from PTSD and found tremendous comfort from working at the local donkey sanctuary. He collected hundreds of friends in civilian street, the military, and through another of his passions, scootering.
Steve fought lung disease and PTSD for many years but it was his final battle with cancer that was to prove too much. During it all, his widow Cindy was the person who kept him going, standing firmly and proudly by his side throughout everything.
All of Steve and Cindy’s family and friends are deeply shocked and saddened by his death. We are aware that many of Steve’s friends have asked how they can donate money to support Cindy. Any donation is welcome and all money will go directly to Cindy. We are sure that, over the years, many of you will have enjoyed sharing a drink and a few stories with Steve and that you would like to take the opportunity to say goodbye and show your support.
Steve’s funeral will be funded by the RLC, his final regiment, and will take place on Monday, November 16 2020 at 2pm UK time. Cindy has asked that his friends and family raise a glass (or three) to him, saying “he will remain in our hearts until we are reunited once again”.
- Neil Cufley
- Valerie Teale
- Mike Martin
- Ken Ritchie
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