LONDON, Feb 22 (.) – The funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who raised millions of pounds for the British health service during the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place on Saturday, his daughters said. .
Moore, who was 100, died on February 2 after contracting COVID-19 after raising a campaign that led him to raise 38.9 million pounds (53 million dollars). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his efforts.
His family said they would hold a small family funeral, as required by COVID-19 restrictions. He added that he created an online condolence book to honor him and that people could also donate to the Captain Tom Foundation, plant a tree, or make a donation to another charity.
Moore’s daughters, Lucy Teixeira and Hannah Ingram-Moore, said that they had decided to publish the last chapter of a book that Moore had been writing before his death called “Captain Tom’s Life Lessons” (“Captain Tom’s Life Lessons”) .
“My advice is don’t assume that you’ll live as long as I do and don’t put off anything really important because tomorrow could be your last,” he wrote.
“Forgiveness is a good starting point because it is not healthy to continue to carry bitterness in your heart,” he added.
Captain Tom said he wanted Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” to sound at his funeral because he had always done things his way.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle, edited in Spanish by Lucila Sigal)