Bikers organized a huge parade as a tribute for Mersea popular biker’s funeral

A popular Mersea Island man was honoured by motorcyclists on the day of his funeral as they all drove down the town’s High Street.

Gavin Smith died in April at the age of 52 after a long battle with a disease called Empyema, which took Gavin’s life.

He lived on Mersea Island, Essex, for much of his life, and was popular in the motorcycle community.

To honour Gavin, a huge parade of motorcyclists road across Mersea Island this morning (Thursday, May 21) on the day of his funeral.

Daughter Megan said that her dad will be “very, very missed by many.”

She said: “We were all very, very shocked and devastated.

“We only lost our Gran a month before, and our mum two years before that.

“But he was obviously needed somewhere else.”

Gavin Smith
Gavin Smith

“He lived on Mersea Island for most of his life until he was about 48, and then he moved to Colchester.

“But he was a Mersea boy born and bred.”

The video – taken by Megan – shows the incredible moment the motorcyclists made their trip across the island to Gavin’s funeral, which reportedly took place at the Feldy View Woodland Cemetery.

When posting the video online, Megan thanked all of the bikers who took part.

Gavin Smith, pictured here with his family, was beloved in the motorcycle community
Gavin Smith, pictured here with his family, was beloved in the motorcycle community

She said: “I would like to personally thank all of the bikers and people who came to support dad to his resting place, what an absolutely fantastic turn out it was!

“Dad would have been so chuffed and we are all so thankful.

“Rest In Peace my wonderful Daddy, I hope you enjoyed your last journey.”

He leaves behind his three daughters Megan, Chloe and Lauren.

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Source: Essex Live