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Thread #157635 Message #3721896
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Wilson - The Wilson Family
08-Jul-15 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian Colley - RIP - July 2015
Subject: RE: Obit: Brian Colley - RIP - July 2015
We'd very much like to add our condolences to Emma & Ben and the rest of Brian's family - he was a great guy and will be sorely missed.
Notwithstanding the fact that he had recent serious health issues, we thought he'd come through it quite well so I'd also add my shock and sadness to the previous 'posts'. We'd only been chatting with him, less than 10 days ago, when he & Billy Mac were at our Club to see Dick Gaughan, and he seemed on good form.
Yes, Brian has been a regular supporter of all the Clubs that we've run over the last 40 years - indeed he was there right at the beginning of some of them - by his own admission, he wasn't the 'best singer in the world' but he always contributed a hell of a lot just by being there!
He was a gentle, kind, funny and interesting man with boundless enthusiasm and love of the music, songs & culture that bind all us 'folkies' together.
Above all, I think he loved the company of others and, though he was very much a 'blokes bloke', he also had a 'feminine' side which enabled him to converse equally comfortably with those of the fairer sex - and he could 'talk the hind leg of a donkey' if you let him!!
We liked Brian. In world full of acquaintances we are happy to have called him a friend - he was a nice guy! Tom & Meg Wilson