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Justin Edinburgh’s family release statement following memorial service

Credit: Leyton Orient 

A statement has been released on behalf of former Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh’s family following his memorial earlier today. 

His past teammates, fans and others from the world of football paid their respects to Justin at Chelmsford Cathedral today. 

The 49-year-old passed away after suffering a heart attack on Saturday, 8 June.

The League Members Association has released the following statement on behalf of Kerri, Charlie and Cydnie Edinburgh: 

“As a family, and on behalf of Justin, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to a number of individuals who have supported us during the most difficult few weeks of our lives.

“To all at Leyton Orient Football Club, including Nigel Travis, Kent Teague, Martin Ling, Danny Macklin, Matt Porter, Liz Freeman, Elliot Byrne, Alan Comfort and all the staff, players and fans, we thank you for the love you showed Justin during his time as manager and for everything you have done for us as a family since his passing.

“To everyone at Spurs and all of Justin’s former clubs, team-mates and the entire football family who have shown such kindness and compassion.

“To Justin’s agents, Paul and Kevin Nicholls, who have been amazing. We couldn’t have coped without them.

“To Ali Betson and the League Managers Association for their continued support to us as a family and to everyone at the Professional Footballers’ Association.

“To Dr Thomas Keeble and the entire team at Basildon Hospital for the fantastic care provided to Justin.

“To Peter Mutch for his highly valued and important guidance.

“To Vicar Rev. Dr Derek Talbot, who conducted Justin’s private family funeral in such a sensitive and caring manner.

“And to all of our family and friends who have rallied around and helped throughout an extremely sad and difficult period for us all.

“We have appreciated every gesture of goodwill, every tribute and everyone who touched Justin during his incredible life.

“We hope his legacy will live on through the fond memories of everyone who knew him and that Justin will continue to have a positive impact on people’s lives through The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation – a charitable initiative established in his memory.”

You can donate to the foundation here.


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