- Date of passing: Dec 18, 2012
|Let the memory of brian be with us forever|
"Well Brian, little Thomas Anthony Rickards was born this morning at 4.21 am. Weighing 8lb 12oz. He is the image of simon when he was born. Brought a lot of memories back, a bitter sweet time. Miss you loads. Xxxx"
"4 years now Brian, and it doesn't seem to get any easier. If anything it seems harder.
Been a very hard day, full of mixed emotions.
Love you always. Liz xxx"
"Never forgotten brian always in my memories
I am sure your telling them how to do it up there
You certainly told them down here"
"Fond memories of working with my dad.❤❤❤"
"Happy birthday Brian. Just had our traditional curry with Sarah/ Jason and kids this evening.
Miss you so much.
Life is not the same without out, the sun has gone out of my life.
"Happy anniversary Brian, another year has passed by.
Love you lots.
"Merry Christmas, where ever you are.
Thought about you a lot today, and missed you.xxxxxxxxx
"Another year has passed, and you are missed so much, unfortunately haven't been well lately. You should be here to look after me.!!!!!
I feel very lonely without you
Very sadly missed.
"Happy Birthday you old fart still miss you xxxx"
"rock on big man"
"Another birthday, and you are still singing happy birthday to me.!!!
Miss you so much.
Happy birthday my love.
Love you so much, and always in my mind.
"Well Brian, one of your long term wishes came true yesterday, Simon got married, and is now settled with his little family( Chloe ).
Esmai and Savannah were bridesmaid and all your family attended.
A Very emotional emotional time, as I missed you so much.
Greatly missed!!!!! Xxxxxx"
"Happy Ruby Anniversary Brian. The day has been reliving past memories. I never thought that I would be on my own.
Life is very empty without you, it has no purpose to it anymore. You don't realise how bag a gap you have left.
Love and miss you.
Till we meet again, which I am sure we will.xxxx"
"Doesn't seem like two years since you left me. Life if so empty without you.
Esmai still talks about you. You were a big influence in all of our lives.
Love you always. Liz xxxxx"
"Well matey two years now and always in my mind,
Mohamed never did come to the mountain often enough"
"Time goes on but memoirs are still there.Merry Xmas Bri you old fart,All our love we will meet some day. Tony xxxx"
"Another birthday. I can hear you singing happy birthday to me, like you did every year.
Miss you so much, you always said I would!!!!
Love you always. Xxxxx"
"Yea matey still missed,nice one liz"
"Well Brian, Simon had a little girl today called Chloe, you would have been so pleased to have another granddaughter. Miss you so much, especially on days like today. Xxxxxx"
"Happy Easter Brian, you would be tucking into all those Easter eggs.
Miss you so much. Love you Xxx"
"still cant believe it.,keep expecting him to pop round
"Happy anniversary Brian. Miss you so much. Would have been 39 years. My gentle big giant.!!!"
"Just to let you know that I love you and miss you. . I can not believe that you have left me all alone. I know it wasn't your fault. Just wait patiently for me.
"still not forgot matey,and never will oh those memories"
"Mark said "He will really miss you Brian, you were a good friend"
Love to Liz and family
"RIP Brian. My thoughts are with your family x"
"I worked on the reception desk in A and E QMC 1988-2000. Brian was one of the old team, a lovely man to work with, always polite, kind, friendly professional and a smile that could melt your heart. It was a privilege to have worked with you, Brian, a true gentleman. My condolenses go out to your family at this very sad time."
"Very fond memories of our paramedic training together, to use Brian's own words " he was a real mans man " rest well my friend."
"Only met you a few times but your such a big personallity we will never forget you .Our hearts go out to your wife and family .from George an Monica .R I P Brian ."
"Brian A big man with an even bigger heart. It was a priveledge to know,work and laugh with you. You will be missed."
"Brian, only worked with you a few times but we did get some looks!!! You would know why. RIP, Lynne and family x"
"" Brian Family man, union man, and a person that stood for what he believed in, often upseting people for that but I respected him for that as you knew where you stood with Brian, allways there for help and advice as a fellow "union" steward Brian helped me get through the national dispute.One of a kind you will be sadly missed, condolences to your family."
"Our prayers are with Liz, Simon, Sarah Jason, and Brian’s beautiful granddaughters.
Our thoughts are also with Brian’s Father and Siblings at this very sad time God bless you all, Brian was our Beautiful friend with a big heart we will miss him deeply. Sylvia & Tony. xxxx"
"Brian can't believe this, only having a laugh with you the week before at the barns. I cant get the image of you out of my head when you turned up at Bob and Margarets party wearing nothing but a nappie and a big dummy. We had some good laugh's. you went through a hell of atime in the last year and doing so well, no justice mate, thoughts and love to Liz and family."
"RIP Brian, knew you from my days in planning at Beechdale and later at the City Liaison. Always a gentleman and professional. My thoughts and condolences to all of your family. x"
"For the past 40 years Bri as been my best friend starting at Henrietta Street till now. Fantastic memories, Blue lights all the way take care you old fartttttttttt,"
"Thank you, for being like a father to my son. He loved you dearly from his heart, he will be a good father, husband and son in law. He will look after them all. This is from his mother and he will NOT let you down!!xxxx I promise you this. Lizxxxx"
"Brian, I was so stunned to hear you had left us so suddenly, You were such a kind man, who always spoke and had time for anyone. You will be greatly missed, Mine and my family's thoughts are with Liz, SImon and Sarah.
Rest In Peace BIg Bri"
"Our thoughts are with your family at this terrible time, sad loss of a big man with a big heart and large character. Phil Green & Jane Would xxxx"
"My deepest sympathies go to Brian's family on their sad loss. I remember Brian well, especially when we were engaged, on opposite sides of the table, in resolving staff issues. Brian was always energetic and determined in presenting his case, but in our several encounters, I cannot recall one occasion when he was unpleasant or aggressive. Always the gentleman."
"I had the pleasure of working and living near Brian for many years. He was a true gentleman. I remember his kind words and support to new staff who he would take under his wing. We shared many laughs and a few beers. Brian you will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with you and your wonderful family. RIP buddy love Roger, Dionne and Cameron x"
"Not seen you for many years Brian but remember you fondly from my days as an A&E nurse at QMC. You had great stories to tell, a lovely sense of humour and were so very kind and helpful. Never did get to the caravan site in Woolacombe you told me about! RIP x"
"i changed the song .i thought the song was very appropiate
the big man always did it is way and some of those ways should have been in the book"
"Another great colleague from the good days on the service gone, but never forgotten. My thoughts are with his family at this very difficult and sad time. Rest in peace Brian."
"u will be sadly missed - we have fond and funny memories/stories of your earlier paramedic days. xxxx"
"Brian, our thoughts are with you and your dear family at this very sad time it has been my pleasure knowing and working with you I know you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. R.I.P. My friend"
"Brian, I had the pleasure to work with you for a couple of years. You were one of the kindest most generous people I have known and you will be sadly missed. Sleep well my friend."
"What you say at a time like this, my condolences to Brian's family on your sad loss. As for Brian, he always spoke his mind, as I found out on many occasions, but in the end he was an excellent ambulanceman/paramedic and well liked by both patients and friends alike. Rest in Peace."
"Brian, so shocked and saddened to hear of your sudden passing. You were a fantastic character from the Good 'Ole' days at Beechdale, a traditional Ambulance man if ever there was one! ;-D I have many fond and funny memories of you.. Sleep tight old friend.. xxx"
"So long Brian. A kind gentle man to work with. A sad loss."
"Will be sadly missed.A friend and colleague from the good old days at Beechdale.Rest in peace,Brian."
"Rest in peace Brian....you were part of the good old days at Beechdale, a much respected colleague, the good times that can never be replaced......always a gentleman through & through....u had the best times with all the genuine guys......you will be sadly missed.....another great guy gone to the sky.....Wayne will be waiting for you :( x"
"I will always remember your kindness and acceptance when I was new x I will always smile at the stories people told of you as you always raised a smile, x a big personality x thank you Brian x you made me feel confident to carry out my duties and that speaks volumes x night x"
"FROM ALL OF THE MEMBERS
AMBULANCE HERITAGE SOCIETY
"Brian you are in our thoughts mate . TOP MAN AND A LEGEND ."
"Rip a top man that worked with my father, he always spoke highly of him, thoughts and love to his family xx"
"Brian and i worked together on the nottingham ambulance service
in the 80s
and we had some wonderful moments, we also had some great commendations we truly was a good team
i will sadly miss him"
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