Darren Church (26), who was killed in a road accident on Christmas Day, was a ‘thoroughly miserable bastard’ according to friends and relatives who gathered yesterday to pay a roadside tribute.
‘He always looked down in the dumps, even when he was happy. This was the best thing ever to have happened to him and it might have raised a smile on his horrible mush, the miserable bastard, but I doubt it,’ said a friend since childhood.
The dead man’s mother said she would miss his melancholic features and unrelenting scowl. ‘Didn’t matter what it was – birthday or Christmas – to Darren they were all funerals. Oh, he was a proper misery guts. Some say he inherited it from me, but I had a bit of a chuckle at my mother’s funeral only ten years ago.’