1. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    1,247
    Female
    Dorset
    The Banjoman died peacefully yesterday afternoon with his greatly loved brother holding his hand, I had said my farewell on Wednesday and knew he was in safe hands at his Care Home. I have recordings of their music together and YouTube posts and videos of his performances in various shows but his biggest legacy is the number of people he taught or encouraged to play a musical instrument. Sorry folks but there are quite few more Banjo players let loose in the country now!
    All I can say is:-



    And many thanks to all of you here on TP who have listened and helped over the past year.

    Carol.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,776
    Female
    Dundee
    I’m so sorry to read you news. I’m glad that Banjoman passed peacefully with his brother holding his hand. You have clearly been the best of friends to him. Wishing you strength,
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,716
    Female
    South coast
    I am so sorry @Banjomansmate , although I am glad it was peaceful
    You have obviously been the best of mates to him
    Be gentle with yourself now
    xx
     
  4. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    407
    Bedford
    Glad to hear that you had said your farewell and it was a peaceful end. Take care of yourself.
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,751
    Kent
    The Banjoman will surely leave a hole in your heart @Banjomansmate / Carol.

    My condolences to you. You have been a wonderful friend.
     
  6. Dimpsy

    Dimpsy Registered User

    Sep 2, 2019
    412
    Female
    You were a true and loyal friend to the end; peace to you both.
     
  7. Feistywoman

    Feistywoman Registered User

    Aug 11, 2018
    100
    So sorry to hear your sad news @Banjomansmate, sending you hugs x
     
  8. Sarasa

    Sarasa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2018
    585
    So sorry to hear of your loss @Banjomansmate, but glad the Banjoman is now at peace. You certainly have been the best mate he could have had.
     
  9. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,203
    Nottinghamshire
    My condolences @Banjomansmate

    He was lucky to have had a friend like you.
     
  10. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,618
    south-east London
    My sincere condolences on the loss of The Banjoman. The love and music are wonderful legacies to leave behind and I am so glad that you shared the happy times together that you did.

    Thinking of you. Sending you love and wishing you strength to see you through the difficult times ahead.
     
  11. anxious annie

    anxious annie Registered User

    Jan 2, 2019
    174
    Sorry to hear the sad news of your loss, but pleased that the end for Banjoman was peaceful and he was surrounded by love.
     
  12. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    5,277
    Female
    Chester
    Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you got to say your farewell.
     
  13. northumbrian_k

    northumbrian_k Registered User

    Mar 2, 2017
    841
    Male
    Newcastle
    I'm sorry to hear this @Banjomansmate. I have always admired your practical good sense approach and wish you well for the future.
     
  14. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,609
    Sorry to hear this @Banjomansmate but glad that you got to say your goodbye.
     
  15. Jale

    Jale Registered User

    Jul 9, 2018
    296
    Female
    So sorry for your loss
     
  16. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    1,247
    Female
    Dorset
    Many thanks for your kind words, I am airbrushing out the last few weeks and months from my mind by looking for photos and watching YouTube videos.
    My LPA legal duties are done but his executor and I (I refused that task) will make all arrangements necessary and ensure he has a good send off. I have already said I think they should expect more people to turn up than they anticipate, 50+ years of musical performance/ participation leaves a huge legacy.
     
  17. Sirena

    Sirena Registered User

    Feb 27, 2018
    1,790
    Female
    Sorry to hear your news, that was a lovely tribute to Banjoman. It's lovely you have photos and videos to remember him at his best. You've been a very good friend to him.
     
  18. rainbowcat

    rainbowcat Registered User

    Oct 14, 2015
    136
    Female
    Sorry this is late, just catching up...

    Sorry to hear your news and for your loss, what a lovely tribute you posted for him. I'm sure you have lots of wonderful memories to cherish and he will have a fabulous send-off (if he's not already been 'sent') x
     

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