Spectacular Maltesers and Flake flower tributes to sweet-toothed dad-of-five

Spectacular flowers were left at the funeral of a sweet-toothed 35-year-old dad-of-five who died suddenly, with the traveller community coming out in force.

Large Maltesers and Flake packets made from flowers were among the tributes left for scrap metal dealer Steven Gilheaney.

A bottle of cola and a truck were also depicted with flowers.

Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral, which was held in Morriston in Swansea, Wales Online reports.

Mr Gilheaney died after collapsing at the end of January.

Five silver phantom Rolls Royces led the funeral procession, and doves were released as part of the service.

His sister Mary said: “Steven was a very loved person. He was a big part of the travelling community and was very happy-go-lucky”.

His mother, Mary Gilheaney, said: “A lot of people knew Steven. He was a very loving, very caring family man.”

Mourners sang traditional travellers’ songs at the graveside.

The former pupil of St Joseph’s Primary was born in Morriston, and had lived at Swansea’s permanent traveller site behind Morganite on the Enterprise Zone.

More recently he was based in Pyle.

There was also a pair of floral boxing gloves. Mr Gilheaney used to box in Bonymaen, in the same gym as former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli.

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/spectacular-maltesers-flake-flowers-among-12049998

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