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Bench in memory of beloved husband

PUBLISHED: 15:05 04 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 March 2010

THE life of a top Suffolk snooker player will be remembered in years to come with a bench donated in his memory.

In his time as a snooker player, Freddie Beeton played against celebrities Steve Davies and Alex Higgins.

THE life of a top Suffolk snooker player will be remembered in years to come with a bench donated in his memory.

In his time as a snooker player, Freddie Beeton played against celebrities Steve Davies and Alex Higgins.

Following his death earlier this year, his grieving widow Jeannie, of Rosehill Crescent decided that he should never be forgotten and has put a bench along the promenade at Felixstowe where they enjoyed so much time together.

Mr Beeton, known to many people as Josh, died in March at the age of 65 when doctors found a growth on his liver that could not be cured.

He and Jeannie, who lived in Rushmere, had been married for 20 years and she said that they spent every possible moment together.

After Mr Beeton was made redundant from his job at Britvic 13 years ago the couple decided that he should not go back to work.

Mrs Beeton, also 65 said: "We did exactly what we wanted for 13 years.

"We would go on bike rides, go walking into town and spend hours in the garden in the summer.

"There are so many happy memories."

The couple would also go to Felixstowe two or three times a week, which is why Mrs Beeton decided to put the bench at the resort.

She said: "I feel so close to him when I am sitting on that seat.

"He would have liked that as he was so happy there."

Both of them had been married before, although Jeannie said she had always liked him, even as a youngster.

She said: "I knew him from school and was sweet on him then.

"But they say second time round is always best and it was for us – we found something other people did not have.

"We went everywhere hand in hand together."


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