Sheffield Wednesday planning fond farewell for their dearly departed

The Star has been told that Sheffield Wednesday are planning a fond farewell for all of the fans, former players and Hillsborough heroes after what has been an awful 12 months.

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 7:00 am

So many people have dealt with the loss of loved ones since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, and the Owls are no exception with several members of the Wednesday family having passed away in recent memory.

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Under normal circumstances they would be remembered by the club and the fans on matchday, but with games still behind closed doors it is thought that another plan is being worked on.

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The club has said goodbye to legendary former players such as Peter Swan, Gerry Young and Albert Quixall, as well as directors like Geoff Hulley and Ernest Barron and a former assistant managers, Maurice Setters and Richie Barker.

There have also sadly been a number of supporters who have passed on in the period since games behind doors began, as well as hugely popular members of staff such as Sharon Biggin and Gary Wilkinson – who racked up over 60 years of service to the club between them.

Wednesday plan on celebrating the lives of those that have been lost on the final game of the season, and while the hope is that fans could be present to help them do so, it will go ahead regardless of if Hillsborough is empty or not.

Meanwhile, Millwall have decided that they will be wearing black armbands this weekend to commemorate their fallen supporters, a gesture that the Owls will support at The Den alongside them.

Sheffield Wednesday have lost many members of the Wednesday family over the last 12 months. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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