01:08AM, Tuesday 01 November 2011
Family, friends and customers of a much-loved mechanic who was well-known in and around Burnham have rallied round to create a permanent memorial at one of his favourite walking spots.
Steve Williams, of Wethered Drive, died on August 3 having suffered from bowel cancer for about a year.
The 47-year-old who traded as Spanner Mobile Autos often visited Dorney Lake with his wife Carole as they walked their chocolate-coloured Labrador.
Rather than offering flowers, Steve's generous customers, friends and relatives raised more than £1,600 in total, part of which his family put towards a new bench at the Court Lane venue and the rest they donated to Thames Valley Hospice and Cancer Research UK.
The bench, located near the main entrance car park, was put in place a fortnight ago and has the words 'live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words' engraved.
Carole said: "We have so many great memories of being over at Dorney Lake so I approached them and asked if we could put it there.
"It's a beautiful bench and I just want to thank everyone for their support and for remembering him."
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