Chris Skinner was a youth with dreams. And a binge drinking problem. He died of acute alcohol poisoning while at a house party. It was a sad story, that ended the life of this young man where the adults in the house were ineffectual in putting any stop to the underage drinking that went on, or in getting help for Chris when it appeared he was most in need of it. This past winter an inquest was held, with many recommendations made, though few preventative measures were suggested. Chris was buried in a suit, because he 'liked to dress up' and a few years previously, in an essay on funerals he wrote that he thought mourners should wear bright colours "as a symbol of the happiness the deceased had impressed upon them".
for a Taphophile Tragics at Waterdown Union Cemetery