The family of Simon Carrington have sent a message of gratitude to Albion fans and the wider football world for their support following the passing of the Club’s Director and Secretary.
Simon’s brave battle against a cancer diagnosed in September last year came to an end in the early hours of Friday morning, triggering a wave of sympathy among fellow clubs, fans and friends alike.
Simon, who also served as General Counsel for Albion, lost his life at the age of just 34 and the Baggies faithful who travelled to Brentford on Saturday were joined by home supporters at Griffin Park as they delivered a moving salute.
They reserved the 34th minute for a minute’s ovation to honour Simon before the travelling fans then gave a heartfelt and fitting rendition of the Club anthem, 'The Lord’s My Shepherd'.
Simon’s parents John and Maggie and his sister Michelle were able to watch the scenes through a special stream the Club helped to provide and, on behalf of the Carrington family, sent this message today.
“We are so grateful to everyone who has taken the trouble to offer their sympathy and support,” said John.
“The messages across the Club’s social media and that wonderful tribute by the fans on Saturday provide some comfort and warmth at a sad time for us all.
“I know Simon would have enjoyed most of all that winning goal! But we really cannot thank you all enough for your kind words and thoughts.
“Simon always felt he was working for a special club and these are the kind of things which prove he was right about that. Thanks to you all.”