Cavy Corner co-founder will get a stylish send-off in a guinea pig coffin

The funeral procession for Doncaster hero, Winston Stuart Tate, who sadly passed away suddenly and tragically, will take place on Monday, April 12, guinea pig style!

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:00 pm

Co-founder of Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary and thoroughly decent gentleman, Winston, who passed away last month aged 61, had a heart of gold and an irrepressible sense of humour.

Alison Byford, editor of The Guinea Pig Magazine, described Winston as: “Caring, compassionate and brave. A unique, special and extremely clever man who made a difference to animals and people alike.”

The funeral will leave from 311 Bentley Road, Doncaster at 10.30 on April 12, going to Rose Hill.

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Winston will go in style in a bespoke coffin

The hearse will be outside between 10.15am and 10.30am.Winston, who will go in style in a bespoke coffin adorned with pictures of his favourite animals, will have a guinea pig Guard of Honour as he leaves.

Set up in 2008 by Winston and his wife Sue, Cavy Corner rescues abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted guinea pigs.

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Winston with one of his beloved guinea pigs