A CAVALCADE of bikers yesterday honoured French crash tragedy couple Malcolm and Beverley Hagan.
The “devoted” pair died suddenly after a fatal collision while travelling home from holiday, on a motorway between Nancy and Dijon, on September 3.
Mr Hagan, 56, originally from East Boldon, suffered a heart attack while riding their motorcycle.
Biker couple killed on holiday in France
Scores of bikes accompanied two hearses carrying the couple’s coffins to Sunderland Crematorium for the joint funeral yesterday.
The tribute was welcomed by the family of Mr Hagan and his wife, 53, who said “a heartfelt thank you for the love and support”.
Friends, family and army personnel, from Mr Hagan’s days as a soldier, packed out the crematorium to listen to the service, led by humanist minister Ian Hunter.
Mr Hunter said the occasion was a chance to celebrate the lives of a “unique” couple from South Hylton, Sunderland, who were together for 37 years.
Their only daughter, Gemma Hagan-McGrandle, 32, also of South Hylton, paid tribute to her parents, which received applause.
She said: “Some people can’t help making a difference in our lives.”
The family are collecting for Help for Heroes at www.justgiving.com/malandbev.