Funeral service details for Monro Walters, The Voice of Parc y Scarlets, Stradey Park and Stebonheath
The funeral of the man who was recognised as ‘The Voice’ of Parc y Scarlets, Stradey Park and Stebonheath will be held on Friday (April 17).
Tributes to Monro Walters have been pouring in since his sudden death on Saturday, March 28.
“His family have been very moved by the loving tributes that have been paid to Monro,” said his friend Robert Lloyd.
“They would like to express their gratitude to everyone. The tributes to Monro have given them strength to get through this very difficult period.”
Mr Walters was 69. He lived in Pwll. He is survived by his wife Maxine and children Gethin, Rhys and Rhiannon.
The funeral on Friday April 17, takes the form of a public service at Greenfield Chapel, 11am, followed by private burial at Holy Trinity Church, Pwll at 12.30pm.
“We are expecting a large crowd of mourners at the funeral as we say our farewells to Monro, a man universally acknowledged in Llanelli as a gentleman and all-round ‘good guy’,” said Mr Lloyd.
The funeral service at Greenfield will be conducted by the Rev David Jones, assisted by the Rev Eldon Phillips.
Representatives of the Scarlets, Llanelli RFC, Llanelli Reds and Llanelli Rotary Club will be in attendance.
Two choirs will sing at the service.
Cor Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir will sing Gwahoddiad and Cor Curiad will sing Anfonaf Angel.
The service will also feature the hymns Cwm Rhondda and Pantyfedwen.
Mr Walters was
- Past chairman of Llanelli Choral Society.
- Former baritone singer with Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir, choir vice-president.
- Member of the newsreading team at the Llanelli Talking Newspaper for the Blind, Vice chairman and a trustee of the Talking Newspaper Association.
- Member of Holy Trinity Church, Pwll.
- Stadium announcer for Llanelli Scarlets rugby region at Parc y Scarlets and Llanelli Reds football team at Stebonheath.
- Member of Llanelli Rotary Club and speaker's secretary for the club.
- A minute’s silence at Parc y Scarlets.
- A minute’s applause at Stebonheath.
- A minute’s silence at Cor Meibion Llanelli’s rehearsals.
- A minute’s silence at Llanelli Rotary Club’s weekly meeting.
- Tribute was also paid to Mr Walters on the latest recording of the Llanelli Talking Newspaper for the Blind.