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Adam Christian Hurst

Adam died unexpectedly at the age of 31 in December 2018, leaving behind his pregnant wife Victoria and daughter to be Alice-Rose (born 27 February 2019).  His funeral service - held on Friday, 4 January 2019 at St Mary’s Church, Godmanchester - had the largest attendance in living memory with all the pews and spare seats taken 20 minutes before the beginning of the service.  The packed standing congregation at the rear and in the main entrance gave an indication of the popularity and respect Adam gained in such a short time.

Adam was born raised and lived in Godmanchester with parents Chris and Sarah and brothers Daniel and Mathew in Merton Walk.  His wider family are also local, therefore, there were many cousins to grow up with as well.  He attended Godmanchester Primary school followed by Hinchingbrooke.  On leaving school he joined the building trade, joining his many uncles and cousins in the various ‘HURST’ businesses.

He also became active in the community joining cousin, Mark, to successfully run Buckden Harriers youth football team - currently league leaders as well as current League Cup and County Cup winners.  He also enjoyed being part of the Godmanchester Community Association’s Family Fishing team - helping and encouraging novices by using his many years of fishing experience - as well as adjudicating at the weigh ins.  Those who became his friends on Facebook got to enjoy his outspoken daily update on his drive to work, working ethic and not forgetting Arsene Wenger’s achievements at his beloved Arsenal football club.

On the news of his death an instant reaction of shock and dismay went around his family, friends and acquaintances in Godmanchester resulting in an impromptu night vigil outside his parents’ home in Merton Walk. At the same time a fundraiser was gaining momentum to help cover the unexpected funeral costs for his family which raised £11,300.

The family have now set up a charity called ADAM’S ROSE which is dedicated to supporting spouses, husbands, parents and siblings who are experiencing grief.  Full information can be found at www.adamrose.co.uk

The Godmanchester Community Association are holding a commemorative adult fishing competition in honour of Adam to be named ‘THE ADAM ROSE FISHING TOURNAMENT’ - which is hoped to become an annual event with all the profits going to the Adam’s Rose charity.

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