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A woman whose two biggest joys in life were her family and her horse was joined by both when she was laid to rest today.
Janette Whybrow was 57 when she lost her long-term battle with cancer in January, having got the all clear just a few months before.
Placed in a carriage pulled by two large grey horses, the mother and grandmother was taken to Woodlands Road Cemetery, Gillingham, with a procession of mourners following.
After the service, the crowd was joined by Kerry the horse Jan - as she was better known - had owned from a foal.
With a dark rug embroidered with "Miss you Mummy" the grey horse neighed his last to Jan as her family threw yellow roses on her coffin.
At the service, which was designed to be a celebration of her life, her sister Lynda Murphy began by reading the poem Feel Not Guilt in Laughter.
The first song Jan and husband bought together, My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, was played along with Always On My Mind by Elvis and James Blunt's Bonfire Heart.
For more tributes to much-loved Janette Whybrow, pick up a copy of this Friday's Medway Messenger.
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