Kiveton Park crash: Friends and family of Ryan Geddes say final goodbyes at funeral
One of the young victims of the Kiveton Park crash was laid to rest today at a funeral attended by dozens of his friends and family.
A grief stricken and loving crowd of Ryan Geddes’ closest gathered at St John the Baptist Church, Wales, Rotherham, this morning for the 19-year-old’s funeral.
He was one of three close friends who were killed last month when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree near Kiveton Park.
Ryan, of Kiveton Park, Rotherham, died alongside Mason Hall, also 19, from Woodhouse, and Martin Ward, 18, from Swallownest.
Today at 10.40am, Ryan’s loved ones walked from his family home to the church, in a procession led by the hearse, for the service.
The young man was preparing to become a dad when he was killed in the crash on October 24.
In a Facebook message, Ryan’s mum Natalie said a gender reveal for the baby would be held at the wake today.
She wrote in a Facebook post: “We will be revealing the gender of Ryan and Jess baby at the wake too. There will be a book at the club for you all to write a message in so we can show the baby just how much Ryan was loved.”
It comes after a GoFundMe campaign raised over £4,400 to help Ryan’s family with funeral costs, as well as supporting his pregnant girlfriend.
The page read: “I'd like to hope we can raise enough to also help Ryan's girlfriend, Jessica give their unborn child the best start in life.
“Any amount you can spare would be very gratefully received and would help lift the financial burden that the family face at this awful time. Thank you.”
Martin’s funeral is to be held at Grenoside Crematorium, Sheffield, at 2pm on Monday, November 22.
Mason’s funeral is to be held at Rotherham Crematorium at 2pm on Monday, November 29.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is under way.
Floral tributes to all three victims left at the crash scene afterwards.