Our Dad, Peter Stoneley, was in a road accident in Florence, Italy last Tuesday. He tragically passed away on Thursday 18th June, aged 50. He was the greatest Evertonian we have ever known. He could tell you the scores, goal scorers and transfer fees of every game and every player who has ever worn the Royal Blue Jersey. Any landmark moments that happened in our lives, our Dad would always reference it by saying 'that was the day Everton beat such and such...', he used to drive our Mum insane!
In any argument about football, we would always call on him as he would always be able to put anyone in their place.We were so proud to call him our Dad. He took us both to our first games and warned us that once you got involved with Everton, it would take over your life, and he was right!
We will always remember him waiting for us by the entry on the Gwladys St to give us a big hug whether we had won or lost. He always said to us that 'we win together and we lose together'. We would always make our way down to the Cavern to celebrate or to make ourselves feel better by watching his beloved Kappa bang out some Led Zep classics every Saturday after the match. We can't believe we will be going to the game without him but know he will always be watching over us and the Blue Boys.
I'm so happy we got to go to Wembley together this year and he witnessed the start of our great club on the rise once again. He's now with his hero, Alan Ball. Forever in our Hearts and in our Souls, we love you Dad. Goodnight God Bless, All our love today and forever, life may carry on but it will never be the same without you. Your heartbroken little girls, Laura and Hannah xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Funeral St Mary's Church, West Derby Village, Wednesday 1st July 12.00pm, followed by Springwood Crem 1.00pm. Wake at St. Paul's Parish Club, Town Row from 1.30pm.
Date: 1 December 2012