Cake, chats and community were the order of the day as local people came together to remember Tommy Casewell, who was a familiar sight to many in Pant, Llynclys and Oswestry.
Originally from South Wales, Tommy was well known and liked, often seen walking his dog from Llynclys where he lived.
At a remembrance event held in Pant Memorial Hall over 50 people joined in a brief and friendly service followed by chatting, hot drinks and cake.
Said Rev Kathy Trimble: “It’s great that so many people from the community came together to remember our friend Tommy.”
According to Kathy, Tommy was a regular at Morton Church and was especially keen on cake, so the memorial service was a fitting tribute to him.
A number of locals spoke about Tommy and retold stories including one about an event in Llangollen where Carol Decker of the pop group T’Pau thanked Tommy for helping change a flat tyre.
Tommy was also often quoted in the local papers urging the highways authorities to improve the roads at Llynclys Crossroads.
A collection held by locals has raised money to pay for a new tree in Morton churchyard.