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Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)

GUEST,The Wilson Family 15 Nov 09 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Emma B 15 Nov 09 - 10:32 AM
SylviaN 15 Nov 09 - 01:20 PM
The Sandman 15 Nov 09 - 01:45 PM
nutty 15 Nov 09 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,old git 15 Nov 09 - 06:22 PM
GUEST 16 Nov 09 - 06:01 AM
Carol 16 Nov 09 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,Tom Wilson 16 Nov 09 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Tom Wilson 16 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,padgett on lap top 16 Nov 09 - 02:41 PM
GUEST,Jon 16 Nov 09 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,old git 17 Nov 09 - 06:21 AM
MoorleyMan 17 Nov 09 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Tom & Meg 18 Nov 09 - 03:48 AM
JHW 18 Nov 09 - 02:10 PM
Joe Nicholson 19 Nov 09 - 10:52 AM
Joe Nicholson 19 Nov 09 - 10:55 AM
GUEST 21 Nov 09 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 22 Nov 09 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,Ken Wilson 23 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt 24 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM
nutty 24 Nov 09 - 03:52 PM
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Subject: Jim Lee - R.I.P
From: GUEST,The Wilson Family
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 08:25 AM

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the sad news that Jim Lee died, after a long illnes, on Friday 13th November. To many Jim was not that well known by his surname but, was widely known as one half of 'Jim & Jean from Leeds'.
He was a stallwart of the grass routes Folk Scene for well over thirty years and a good friend of ours for all of that time. Until relatively recently, along with Jean, he regularly travelled extensively to both clubs & festivals and made many, many friends along the way. He came to singing late but had a lovely voice and a great repertoire of songs but, most of all, he was just a lovely man and will be greatly missed.
We'll post details of arrangements etc. on this thread as soon as we get to know


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009
From: GUEST,Emma B
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 10:32 AM

Sorry to hear the news, I knew Jim from many festivals; my condolences to Jean and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: SylviaN
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 01:20 PM

Been sat here for a while thinking what to write - another really lovely, warm person lost to us. Please give Jean and her family my most heartfelt condolences.
Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 01:45 PM

yes sad news,I remember them both well.
I remember Jim coming up to me at Sutton Bonington,and praising my singing of a song, what he actually said was that I went up a gear,so he was kind of telling me,I should work a bit harder too,typical Jim. they were both of them lovely friendly people.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: nutty
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 01:58 PM

Jim never really recovered from losing Jean - they were such a close couple and their only son lives in America. They both took to the folk scene relatively late but it became their family and their main occupation.

Both, in their younger days, had been involved in the theatre in Leeds - where they met . Jean being on stage as a dancer and Jim being her make-up man and dresser.

We've lost too many stalwarts and friends of the folk scene this year -- it's just so sad.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 06:22 PM

Sorry to hear this news. Jean and Jim were stalwarts of the singarounds at Cleethorpes and Saddleworth...and I also used to meet up with them at various other festivals. He had a wicked sense of humour and a few great lines for puting down the pompous. As Hazel said,I don't think he really got over the loss of Jean...they complemented each other so well.
RIP mate.

geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:01 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: Carol
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:40 AM

So sorry to hear about Jim's death. Jim and Jean were a lovely couple. I wondered why I hadn't seen Jim 'around' this year. A gentleman who will be sadly missed.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Tom Wilson
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 11:02 AM

On behalf of Jim's family, thanks to everyone for your comments so far. I'd like to ask Hazel (and others) if you could do me the favour of letting other friends know by e-mail or whatever 'cause you're so much better at this 'techno' stuff than I am. We are hoping to find out more details this evening when Jim's son gets over from the U.S. and I'll post it here when I get to know. - Thanks, Tom


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Tom Wilson
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM

As promised earlier the details of Jim's funeral arrangements are as follows;
Date; Thursday 26th November
Place; Lawnswood Cremetorium, Leeds
Time; 13-00 hrs

Needless to say, any of his friends who may wish to attend will be more than welcome


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,padgett on lap top
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 02:41 PM

The Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman, our Jim Lee

Jean and Jim were stalwarts, loved all the Wilson Family and the festivals as Old Git, Geoff Turner says were devoured!!

The Band in the Park, from Alan Bell also a favourite of Jim's

That place in the sky is getting full and the rafters must be ringing already

It was good know you Jim (and Jean)

God bless you

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 03:15 PM

What a lovely man Jim was, this is very sad news. We remember Jim with his wife Jean, along with their close friends Des and Barbara at the early Redditch Festivals many years ago.
Our thoughts are with the family, R.I.P. Jim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 06:21 AM

Unfortunately I'll be up in Edinburgh carless on 26 Nov,but I'll be there in spirit. No doubt the band in the park will play an old fashioned waltz for this fine old Yorkshire gentleman.

I've passed the news on to as many people as I can.

geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 10:34 AM

Sad news. Jim was a "fine old Yorkshire gentleman" indeed, and he and Jean were always a real delight to encounter at festivals everywhere.
Unfortunately I'll not be able to make the funeral, but he'll be in my thoughts. Rest in peace, Jim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Tom & Meg
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 03:48 AM

We've read that one or two friends have noted that they won't be able to attend Jim's funeral and unfortunately, nor will Meg & I as we'll be on holiday. Our Chris & Anne will also not be there 'cause of his hip-op but hopefully , most of the rest of the family will be going.
It would be helpfull if anyone who is intending to go could put a post here so that we can inform Jim's family - Thanks T & M


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: JHW
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 02:10 PM

A fine genuine singer and another so sad loss


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:52 AM

We are getting fewer ther used to be eight Dez and Barbara Nicholson, George and Joan Gallimore, Jim and Jean Lee, Maureen and I. We would get together at Festivals like Redcar, Cleethorpes,Fleetwood usually on Saturday for tea. We would invade a cafe and move the furniture so we could all sit together and be generally disruptive in a friendly way. I think the last time we were together was at our tent at Warwick. Now sadly Dez, George, Jean and Jim are gone but the rest of us as Churchill would say will keep buggering-on. I think after Jim lost Jean he must have thought his work was done. (no one one to tell him off when he wasn't all tucked in and tidy). Jean, Jim, Maureen and I used to stay at the Whickham at Cleckheaton and we would share a table for meals. They were great to have in a singaround as well as the songs mentioned in previous posts Jim did very good versions of Brave Wolve and Life of a Man. But i still think his best song was Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman.
Farewell Old friend go find your Jean, A Fine Old Lady and a Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:55 AM

Forgot to say Maureen and I will both be at Jims Funeral.

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 02:33 PM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 12:01 PM

really Bad News...................
spent many a singing session in his company.
his version of willy Oil Lad , was great.
I once asked him to record some of his song for me.He did and put on the label of the Cassette.
Jim Lee........ A Yorkshire Gentleman.
He will be sorely missed.........Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Ken Wilson
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM

Refresh.

Jim and Jean were very dear friends of the Family and will both now be sadly missed by all of us!

Ken & Chris.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM

Unfortunately we are unlikely to be able to make the funeral, but our thoughts will be with you, Jim.
You'll be missed at many's the gathering. Rest in Peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: nutty
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 03:52 PM

Sadly I'm not able to make it either but I'll be thinking of you all and remembering the good times.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 10:42 AM

Very sad news, R.I.P. Jim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: GUEST,Ken Wilson
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 10:43 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Lee - R.I.P (13 November 2009)
From: nutty
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 09:26 AM

RIP Jim


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