Dad ‘murdered in pub fight’ buried in Foster’s can coffin

Pub-goer Perry Cardy’s family raised the bar sent the dad off in style when they asked for his coffin to be made to look like his favourite drink.

Relatives forked out £700 to give Perry an epic send-off, following his tragic death in April.

They even put a can of lemonade on Perry’s coffin – a nod to his favourite drink, a Foster’s top.

His sister Mandy Hunter said: “We wanted it upbeat, just as Perry would have liked.

I think he would have been blown away and I think he would have thought it was really funny.”

Following the funeral, she added: “I spoke to the funeral directors and asked if we could have the coffin wrapped like you can do with cars.

“He said it was possible and gave us a quote. While a traditional coffin would be around £400, we paid £700 to have the Fosters can printed on it.”

The builder was laid to rest on May 31.

Perry, 52, died after he was assaulted outside his local The Bittern, in Southampton.

A 27-year-old man was later charged with his murder.

Hampshire Constabulary said at the time: “Perry Cardy was assaulted in the Bittern pub in Southampton, at around 9.50pm, Friday, April 19.

“The 52-year-old from Thornhill Park Road, the same road where the pub is located, was taken to Southampton General Hospital suffering from serious head injuries and sadly died this morning.”