Phil Orme has posted this on Facebook:
I Had a phone call Thursday night 28th January from the Care Home where my Identical Twin brother David and his Wife Christine have been since just before Christmas 2019, they both have memory loss and cannot look after themselves at home now.
David passed away Thursday night at 8.30 pm, he has been quite poorly for the last 4-5 months, due to catching M R S A in the Care Home that drained him and weakened him, loosing weight from 9.1/2 Stone to 6 Stone and leaving him Wheelchair bound, and very frail, and also had a Catheter that caused Urinal infections, so I did not expect him to last much longer.
He will be Cremated Thursday 11th February at a Suffolk Crematorium, I have asked for his Ashes to be spread in Woods near where they lived in Suffolk.
They had rung me 4 days before saying the Doctor said, “He was not eating or drinking for the last few days and recommended he should be taken off all medication, and is near death.”
Apparently Christine his Wife had not seen David for over 2-3 weeks, but has not asked about him, and the Staff at the Care Home have not told Christine of David’s death yet, and will only tell her if she asks about him, so as not to upset her, I suppose having memory loss for Christine is a blessing as she is unaware of the situation.
I have wonderful memories of us both before David moved to Suffolk November 1987 to Court and then Marry Christine the following Spring 1988, we first met Christine during 1982 when on a Tandem Club Rally held near Burry St Edmonds, Suffolk, she was on another Tandem riding with her Farther, and we both took a liking to her and saw them during the following years at other cycling Rallies but David obviously was more serious about her.
I have attached a Photo taken of us both with our Mercian hand built Tandem at a Cycling Rally at York June 1982, a few months before we first met Christine, David is on the right, and our hair was Ginger then.
I had my Covid Jab Sunday 31st January 17.50 at the Richard Herod Center, and will have my 2nd Jab 19th April same place same time.