A Co-op funeral for George Best

THE recent funeral of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland football star George Best was arranged by a Belfast funeral business owned by United Co-operatives. The business –...

THE recent funeral of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland football star George Best was arranged by a Belfast funeral business owned by United Co-operatives.
The business – James Brown & Son – was acquired by United five years ago, but still trades under its original name.
Tens of thousands of people plus a TV audience of millions watched the funeral procession wind its way through Belfast to the service at Stormont Castle, the province&#039s seat of government.
The undertaker on charge on the day was Beverley Brown, a daughter of the firm&#039s founder, who said she felt honoured and privileged to be able to support the Best family at such a sad time.
Said Ms Brown: "I am big football fan so it was very special for me to be involved in George&#039s funeral."

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