Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother/Free - My Brother Jake

R.I.P CLIFF
MY BROTHER CLIFF



FUCKING CANCER TOOK MY BROTHER!



MY BROTHER CLIFF



My Brother Cliff was 11 years older than me

But although we grew up at a distance

He was always there

I thought Cliff would be there for ever

Although we did not see too much of each other

And lived apart sometimes at great distances

He was always there 

Always there and it was a kind of comfort

Just to know that



Although we were different

We still shared a sense of humour

We shared our heritage

I knew Cliff would always be there

In any time of my need



I remember Cliff taking me to see

Aberdeen V Rangers in the Cup

Before he married Mary in the sixties

And she gave me 2/6

Trying to impress me I thought

You think of Cliff and you immediately think of Mary

They say behind any Great Man is a Great Woman

Mary is that woman



Cliff worked hard and was successful

In no matter whatever he did

He was one of the last to do National Service

(Bring back National Service, I say)

And even there he became a Corporal

He seemed to get promotion

Throughout his life

And I was proud of Cliff for that



I always thought he could become

The Prime Minister

But as I got older I realized

He was too honest for that job

There was not a dishonest bone in his body



You know the saying ‘salt of the Earth’

Well that kind of sums him up

My brother Cliff



In his last few years he suffered tragedy

That no Dad or Mum should suffer

And they both handled it with Dignity

Cliff & Mary you did not deserve that



You will be a big loss Cliff

To all who knew you?

To all whom you have touched

Especially to your loving family



Your laughter would light up any room



I have always loved you Cliff

I always will     

Your  little Brother Brian

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C
21 February 2015 at 12:09

I'm so sorry to hear that, Old Pa. A touching tribute. He sounds like a great man and wonderful brother to you. Too honest to be Prime Minister - I love that! Sending thoughts and best wishes to you and the family.

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21 February 2015 at 12:41

C - Many thanks C and excuse my silence for a while

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21 February 2015 at 12:46

I normally say no one can put the feeling of loss into words but you have, and so beautifully. Keep those precious memories alive and never let us take for granted our health or family. RIP Uncle Cliff xxx

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21 February 2015 at 12:55

I'm very sorry to hear this sad news Old Pa and so pleased that you had the opportunity to visit your brother while you were in the UK not so long ago.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

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21 February 2015 at 13:00

TS - many thanks! yes I am so glad I went up at Xmas to see him, so very glad! as I said please excuse my silence!

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21 February 2015 at 13:02

SH - thanks K and very wise words too...it makes your comming event just that little bit more imporant

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21 February 2015 at 18:35

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news about your brother, Old Pa. Take care.

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sfw
21 February 2015 at 20:15

So very sorry old pa. Touching post - take care

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