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brian rickards
  • Date of passing: Dec 18, 2012
Let the memory of brian be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, brian rickards, . We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 21st September 2016

"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.
Liz xxxx"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 15th February 2016

"Happy anniversary Brian, another year has passed by.
Love you lots.
Liz xxxxx"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 25th December 2015

"Merry Christmas, where ever you are.
Thought about you a lot today, and missed you.xxxxxxxxx
Liz"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 18th December 2015

"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.
Liz xxxx"

This tribute was added by Anthony Molineux on 22nd September 2015

"Happy Birthday you old fart still miss you xxxx"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 21st September 2015

"rock on big man"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 21st September 2015

"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.
Liz xxxxx"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 22nd August 2015

"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"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 15th February 2015

"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.
Liz xxx
Till we meet again, which I am sure we will.xxxx"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 18th December 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 18th December 2014

"Well matey two years now and always in my mind,
Mohamed never did come to the mountain often enough"

This tribute was added by Anthony Molineux on 18th December 2014

"Time goes on but memoirs are still there.Merry Xmas Bri you old fart,All our love we will meet some day. Tony xxxx"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 21st September 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 4th September 2014

"Yea matey still missed,nice one liz"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 3rd September 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 20th April 2014

"Happy Easter Brian, you would be tucking into all those Easter eggs.
Miss you so much. Love you Xxx"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 16th February 2014

"still cant believe it.,keep expecting him to pop round
sadly missed"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 15th February 2014

"Happy anniversary Brian. Miss you so much. Would have been 39 years. My gentle big giant.!!!"

This tribute was added by elizabeth rickards on 8th January 2014

"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.
Love you
Liz xxxxx"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 18th December 2013

"still not forgot matey,and never will oh those memories"

This tribute was added by Tina Wales on 7th January 2013

"Mark said "He will really miss you Brian, you were a good friend"
Love to Liz and family
x x"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Wilkinson on 6th January 2013

"RIP Brian. My thoughts are with your family x"

This tribute was added by angie miles on 6th January 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by paul unwin on 3rd January 2013

"Very fond memories of our paramedic training together, to use Brian's own words " he was a real mans man " rest well my friend."

This tribute was added by Monica Measures on 3rd January 2013

"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 ."

This tribute was added by Pat Machin on 31st December 2012

"Brian A big man with an even bigger heart. It was a priveledge to know,work and laugh with you. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Lynne Thompson on 27th December 2012

"Brian, only worked with you a few times but we did get some looks!!! You would know why. RIP, Lynne and family x"

This tribute was added by David Wright on 27th December 2012

"" 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."

This tribute was added by Anthony Molineux on 26th December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by chris gunn on 26th December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Lesley Purser on 23rd December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Anthony Molineux on 22nd December 2012

"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,"

This tribute was added by Vicki Wood on 22nd December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Steve Gerrard on 22nd December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Jane Would on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Pat Slevin on 21st December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Roger Linnell on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Linda Watson on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Russell Smith on 21st December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by claire Radage on 21st December 2012

"u will be sadly missed -  we have fond and funny memories/stories of your earlier paramedic days. xxxx"

This tribute was added by Trevor Handley on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by nigel valentine on 21st December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by John Simons on 21st December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Claudine Valentine on 21st December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Phil Passmore on 21st December 2012

"So long Brian. A kind gentle man to work with. A sad loss."

This tribute was added by douglas knight on 21st December 2012

"Will be sadly missed.A friend and colleague from the good old days at Beechdale.Rest in peace,Brian."

This tribute was added by Lorraine Sutton on 20th December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Anita Wood on 20th December 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Steve Lees on 20th December 2012

"FROM  ALL OF THE MEMBERS                                                            
                                OF THE
               AMBULANCE   HERITAGE  SOCIETY
                              R.I.P   MATE"

This tribute was added by Steve Lees on 20th December 2012

"Brian you are in our thoughts mate .                                                                TOP MAN AND  A  LEGEND ."

This tribute was added by Hayley Radage on 20th December 2012

"Rip a top man that worked with my father, he always spoke highly of him, thoughts and love to his family xx"

This tribute was added by michael radage on 20th December 2012

"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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