MORE than 200 people turned out to say goodbye to a popular lollipop man who was killed in a road tragedy.
People fought back tears at Portchester Crematorium today as they gave thanks for the life of Ray Elsmore, who tragically died last month.
The 82-year-old, of Florentine Way, Waterlooville, was hit by a car as he carried out his afternoon shift in Tempest Avenue.
The service heard Ray, pictured, was the proud dad of three children, grandfather of seven, and great-grandfather of three.
Alan Ashworth, a retired Baptist minister, who is the father-in-law of Ray’s son Nigel, said the pensioner adored being a lollipop man.
He said: ‘He loved doing that job. He loved the children, he loved the parents. He turned out in all weathers.’