THEY are a remarkable family, mourning an inspirational man.
No-one but the family of Gurmail Singh can begin to imagine what it must have been like yesterday for them to reopen the shop in Cowcliffe where almost five months ago this much loved and respected man died.
Mr Singh died from head injuries after being attacked by robbers as he closed his convenience store for the night.
His death devastated his family and shook a whole community. Everyone agreed that here was a man who lived for his family and the community, a man who had been taken away from them in one tragic night.
In the wake of the events of that dreadful February night, tribute after tribute was paid to a man who was renowned for his friendly, helpful nature.
His family, doubtless heartened by the support that they were shown by the community that Mr Singh had worked so tirelessly to serve, took a brave step yesterday. They reopened the family shop and vowed to carry on doing what he did: serve the community.
It is just one step, but an important one, in acknowledging that the rapport Mr Singh had with all who knew him continues to bind this community together.