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Obit: Bill Tooley

nutty 26 Apr 04 - 02:22 PM
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Subject: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: nutty
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:22 PM

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of my good friend Bill Tooley.

Many will miss his presence at Folk Festivals and will remember him for his involvement over the years, with his wife Theresa, as a member of the Shellback Chorus , as part of Johnny Collin's catering establishment and as general prop-up man at the bar.

Bill was also the back-room boy and roadie for our folk group (Firm Friends) and his involvement was invaluable.

Earlier this year Bill was diagnosed with bladder cancer. We all hoped that an operation would suffice but unfortunately the cancer was too aggressive.

No funeral arrangements have been made at this point but if anyone would like to send a message to Theresa , please PM me and I will let you have her home/email address.

Hazel Bolton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for this Hazel

He will certainly be missed.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Allan C.
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:33 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and with him, the loss of your good friend. Please extend my condolences to Theresa.


Allan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:34 PM

Oh dear,not another one....

I will PM you, Hazel.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:41 PM

Condolences to Theresa , Nutty . I remember the group from Cleckheaton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 02:52 PM

Bill will be sorely missed by me as a great down to earth bloke who I could have a good chat at the bar with when we both had enough folking at festivals! My sympathy goes to all who held him dear, especialy Theresa. I will pass the word at Swinton tonight and see if we can come up with a fitting tribute.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 03:00 PM

Oh no... this is far too soon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Tig
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 03:44 PM

Lots of hugs coming your way Teresa. Thinking about you {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Tig and The Badger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Morticia
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 04:29 PM

I am so sorry Theresa, holding you in my thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 05:12 PM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Am saddened by this news - a fine man has gone before. Love and positive thoughts to Theresa and all family and friends.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 05:22 PM

Thinking about you Theresa. He will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Col K
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 05:32 PM

Words cannot truly express the sorrow felt at Bill's passing. I can only add my thoughts to those of many other of your friends. How glad I am to think of the good times we all had at many festivals and glad that I was able to see him last week.
You know where I am Theresa if you need anything,
Much Love
Colin


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 06:04 PM

Very saddened by this news, have fond memories of a lovely man. Love to Theresa,
Richard


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Ned Ludd
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 06:12 PM

Sad news and a shock to us. Our thoughts are with you also Teresa.

Dave and Anne.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Edain
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 06:17 PM

A truely remarkable man, he shall be sorely missed. A true character. I know theres not much I can do Teresa, but if there is anything then just let me know

Nicky


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: vectis
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 06:33 PM

Oh! What a terrible blow to Theresa. My thoughts and prayers are with Theresa and her son.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 06:50 PM

One of the best. Love and hugs to Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: 8_Pints
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 07:57 PM

It was a privilege to know him.

Love,

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: karen k
Date: 26 Apr 04 - 10:29 PM

Theresa,
My thoughts and my heart are with you. It was wonderful to see you at Lancaster. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill but I'm sure I would be a better person had I known him. I look forward to seeing you again. Please take care of yourself.

Much love,
karen k


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Micca
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 03:11 AM

Deepest Sympathy, Theresa, our thoughts are with you
Micca


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Partridge
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 05:03 AM

Bill was a lovely man and gave some of the best hugs I've ever had. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I have spent countless whitby's sharing a house with Bill and Theresa, I couldn't have had better company.

love

pat xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Zorg
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 05:37 AM

Deepest sympathy, Theresa,in your time of grief,he will be sadly missed


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Schantieman
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 05:50 AM

Very sorry to hear this, Theresa. Sincere condolences and hugs {{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}

Steve


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: alanww
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 06:29 AM

I shall treasure my memories of him, Teresa. Loads of hugs!!
"Haul away your anchor ..."
Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Les from Hull
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 07:15 AM

We'll really miss Bill. Our thoughts are with you Theresa.

Les and Maggie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 07:35 AM

It is with great sadness that I learn of Bill's death, please convey condolences from Ray Padgett, Johnny Booker, Nigel Deakin and all his friends in Yorkshire and Barnsley

John and me spent many hours in Bill's company at many fetsivals such as Barnsley, Cleckheaton, Fylde, Redcar/Saltburn, Holmfirth etc
he was a true character who had his own way of seeing things, many times showing great insight.

He was clearly devoted and completely supportive of Theresa in her singing, I too have always had the greatest regard for Theresa's enthusiasm in finding and singing songs.

Our collective condolences are extended to Theresa for her loss

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: MC Fat
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 07:45 AM

I'm really saddened by this news I shall miss Bill's wonderfull thick Lancashire brogue and all round good bloke my thoughts are with Theresa chin up chuck we'll have a pint for him at Whitby next weekend.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 11:19 AM

Just gone away for 24 hours, and what a shock to come back to this sad, sad news. I was only one of so many who came to know Bill over time at the festivals, and would endorse all that's been said - he was a great bloke, a genuine character and so much of a support for Theresa. Many knew him better than I of course, but even so, personally I'll miss Bill one hell of a lot, festivals just won't be the same wi'out his distinctive presence.
I can only add my condolencies, but words just ain't sufficient are they?
Deepest sympathies - and the biggest ever hugs that I can send over the ether - to you Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 11:36 AM

We're thinking of you, Theresa. Bill will be missed by many.
Jane and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 12:05 PM

Mrs Burl and I send our condolences Theresa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: s&r
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 12:09 PM

Love from stuandrusty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: skipy
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 12:54 PM

Our thoughts are with you Theresa, Bill was one of people I could always find time to natter with even in the hectic days of SIVFF, he seemed to be able to calm me down, he will be sadly missed by many.
Look after yourself, there are plenty of people out here thinking of you. Look fwd. to seeing you in September.

Regards Skipy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Emma B
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 01:44 PM

......But best o'all mi bonny lad
      It's theer for all to see
      T'thing as Lankyshur does best
      Is makes the likes o'thee

from "Made in Lankyshur" by Joe Wildman of Leigh

you are in my thoughts and my heart Theresa, Bill will always be in my memories


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Hovering Bob
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 03:25 PM

Bill was a wonderful man, a great friend and a good mate. We shared many 'happy' hours sweating in the cauldron that was the 'Singing Chef' kitchen, he was a tireless if well lubricated worker when it was needed.   He had a talent for coming up with some truly memorable, if sadly unrepeatable, 'Thoughts of The Day' which were all part of the 'Singing Chef' culture.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Piddlin Pete
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 04:18 PM

Who will I stand at the bar and talk rubbish with now ?
A huge unfillable hole will be present at all festivals that I was priviledged to share with Bill. My thoughts are with Theresa on this sad occasion and I know that the support of the "folk family" will ease her sorrow.
Rest in peace Bill you were a true friend.
In sorrow, Piddlin Pete.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 05:07 PM

There will be a huge void at Fylde Marine hall bar this year and at many other festivals were we have often had a drink and chat. He will be sorely missed by us. We will raise a glass in his memory at Fylde and look forward to seeing him again on the outside track.

Our thoughts are with Theresa at this time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Crane Driver
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 05:37 PM

So sorry to hear this, Theresa - my thoughts with you tonight

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: RWJ
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 06:43 PM

I will miss Bill always good for a chat at all of the festivals and clubs i have bumpt into him at . There will be a big gap now . My thoughts are with you Theresa .

    Ron


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,Jan & Geoff Pickles
Date: 27 Apr 04 - 07:02 PM

Thinking of you Theresa. Bill will be sadly missed by all of us at Cleckheaton and many other festivals and clubs as well. Hope love and hugs can help because you are being sent them by the bucket full.         Love Geoff and Jan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Cllr
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 03:24 AM

Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cllr and Carol


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: nutty
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 01:31 PM

I have spoken to Theresa today and have posted details of Funeral arrangements on a new thread ....

Funeral Thread ....click here
I had a long talk with Theresa today and she would like to invite all who wish to attend to one or all of the following events on Wednesday 5th May.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
1.45 - 2.30pm at St Georges Church, Tyldesley .... friends please meet at the Church (directions later)


approx 3pm   Interment at ....
New Manchester Woodland Cemetary, City Road, Ellenbrook, Worsley

followed by Funeral "tea" at THE LABOUR CLUB, ABBEY STREET,LEIGH         

Theresa asks that there be no flowers or mourning clothes and that if people would like to make a donation that it be made to CANCER RESEARCH UK.

It would also help Theresa, with catering, if those people intending to attend the funeral could let her know (using this thread [click] would suffice)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,The Admiral & Mrs
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 01:39 PM

Dear Teresa
Have only just heard the sad news about Bill.
Our thought's are with you - will never forget the laughs and long chat's we had with Bill over the years.
Take heart he will be in great company
Love
Tony & Pearl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Raggytash
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 01:50 PM

Teresa

We have only just seen this sad news, Bill will live long, with much fondness, in our memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time

Nick & Christine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Amos
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 03:08 PM

Ach, my condolences to all those who knew and loved him.


A


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,Phil Seddon
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 03:10 PM

Theresa
I am so sorry to hear about Bill so quick after we met up Tyldesley. I will never forget his wicked black sense of humour which sometimes ruffled the feathers of some people(usually the ones that deserved it). Although we seldom met except at festivals these days you know I remember the great times I had with him in the old days propping up the bar in the Half Moon. He also made the strongest home brew I have ever drunk and had the filthiest jokes I ever heard, but more than this he was one of the kindest most good-natured people I ever met, qualities sadly lacking in our world of cynicism and greed. I will miss him but will remember with great affection his love for Folk Music and for people. Hope I can make it on Wed evening to pay my respects. Janet and I are thinking about you and sending you and all your family our strength.

Phil Seddon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: Tinker
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 04:33 PM

Theresa, blessings and light for you and yours across the seas. After having you all here giggling plans for filling this house with transient Mudcatters after my kids grow and go... I somehow pictured Bill with you definately amongst the first. I've always had a soft spot for men who encourage fiesty women. Know that prayers and what strength I can offer is yours.

Blessings

Kathy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 05:17 PM

Bill was at the top of my "to meet" list as well. My plan was to squirrel Theresa away in my suitcase at the Getaway and force him to come claim her.

Theresa, you and your son are in my prayers. Stay strong. And if you need anything, just say so.
Love,
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,moor & coast
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 07:36 PM

The M & C tent will miss Bill. There's a gap that will never be filled.Our thoughts will be with you this weekend. Cheers Bill.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 08:12 PM

there will be a space at the bar at the moor and coast fest and at saddleworth and countless other festivals,,,..........good luck to you Bill where-ever you are...condolences to you theresa...but I'm sure the memories will give you stength
love geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 04 - 07:30 PM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: John Routledge
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 10:08 AM

Bill's sad passing will leave many gaps in many peoples lives.

Condolences to Theresa and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: nutty
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:20 AM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:36 PM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It's only in the last few years that I met him he'll be sorely missed. My condonlences to Theresa.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: nutty
Date: 02 May 04 - 04:41 PM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Tooley
From: treaties1
Date: 02 May 04 - 08:22 PM

The love and hugs are so, so welcome. It was a fear for the future, but so sudden in the coming. I couldn't wish for a finer life partner and I am so grateful that his peaceful end was a blessing in diguise and saved him for what would have been ahead.I have had no regrets since we first met and there are none now for his going without pain. Your posts have been a great comfort and strength, thankyou all
Theresa


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