I was sad to report a couple of days ago the passing of Brownhills resident, angler and former Edward Rose welder Bob Brookes who passed away on Monday afternoon aged 94.
I asked for memories and any information folk had about Bob, as Angela Kingston-Nash was looking for details. Following her request on Friday, she said this:
Bob was engaged to my aunt since 1969 but they never married but the two of them were like grandparents to me.
He was a lovely lovely guy. He had no family left of his own but when my aunt died we kept caring for him and he remained a member of our family.
I have a date for the funeral: It will take place at St. James Church, Brownhills, starting at 12 noon on Wednesday, 20th December 2017 followed by a service in streetly crematorium at 1pm.
Old friends and acquaintances welcome.
Thanks to everyone for the warm memories and love they have shown for this great old Brownhills character: once again the warmth and kindness readers have shown has made me honoured and proud to curate this blog.
My condolences to all who knew and loved Bob. May he rest in peace.
My Father was John Young, who passed away only 2 months ago. He was a passionate angler and on a Wednesday night would pick me up for a drink. We used to go and meet your Uncle Bob and Jim in The Waterside up Brownhills West if I remember rightly and they would talk for hours about fishing. He was a true gentleman. As my Father is no longer here but in God’s Kingdom, I would like to come to the funeral and pay our respects on behalf of myself and my late Father.
Thanks for your memories. You will be most welcome.