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Tributes to Majorca flood tragedy couple

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By Amanda Kennedy

A COUPLE from Moffat who died in a flash flood in Majorca last week will be sorely missed by the community.

Anthony and Delia Green, both in their 70s, were killed last Wednesday, along with their taxi driver, Juan Sillero, when the car in which they were travelling was swept away by a torrent of water near the coastal resort of S’Illot.

They were on their way to their hotel and had recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Tony, a retired headteacher, and Delia moved to Moffat 14 yearsago to be close to family and came to think of the town as home.


In a statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, their family members said: “We are deeply shocked by the sudden passing of our parents Delia and Tony Green in the tragic events in Majorca. They were travelling out to Majorca for a two week holiday when they were caught up in the flooding.

“Delia and Tony were a loving, kind and caring couple. They were at their happiest when they were with their family and friends.”

They added: “Delia and Tony got a taste for travel, with Cala Bona recently becoming a regular destination. They were looking forward to their latest adventure abroad.

“The family take some solace from the knowledge that they died together.”

Meanwhile, the family say their thoughts are with the family of the taxi driver.

And thanking everyone for their support, the statement added: “We would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to our family as we come to terms with losing our parents. We would very much appreciate privacy at this most difficult of times.”

Former Moffat Academy head teacher Jeff Brown knew the family well and taught the couple’s grandchildren.

He said: “They were wonderful, supportive parents and grandparents who will be sorely missed in lots of ways in our community.

“We hold them and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. The ties of love, the gifts of God are eternal.”


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