Brian Hartley "The Brush" Turnbull
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 14, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Jul 28, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Hull, United Kingdom
Gone to see my dad, but watching over my family and friends...
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Brian Turnbull, 65, born on December 14, 1950 and passed away on July 28, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patricia Whittaker on 8th August 2016

"RIP Brian, you are now at rest and out of pain.  Remembering the good times we all had in "The Bell" have a drink up there with my lovely Fred, tell him how much I miss him, he will still be telling his awful jokes. Your  Barbara will be looked after by family and friends, and I know you will be there for her, always in her heart xxx"

This tribute was added by sharon thomas flowers on 6th August 2016

"Brian.  You are my soul brother and I will always love you dearly.  You looked after me like a little sister when we did the IDH'S.  You took care of me and made sure I ate a decent meal if I had a bad show. We laughed and joked and we were the champions when we worked Gretna Green in the snow and put anti freeze in the bucket when we worked the slicer @ Christmas Time. Remember blasting our song out by "Queen on the way home. "We are the champions".  You will always be my champion and a best friend.  Now you can heal and rest after your terrible illness and when you feel better again, continue to help everyone have a great time with you around them in heaven.  
R.I.P. Brian Turnbull
Sharon Thomas Flowers and family XXXXX"

This tribute was added by Chris Tuck on 6th August 2016

Dearly loved husband of Barbara, passed away peacefully at the age of 65 after a long illness. Reunited with father Derrick. Sweet is the sleep that ends all pain, I wouldn't wake you to suffer again. 'Til we meet again - your Babs xxx

(by Barbara Turnbull)"

This tribute was added by Julez Read on 31st July 2016

"Hey Brian, I know you said 'no flowers' but I think you would be disappointed in me if I did as I was told.  I got up to ULL as quick as I could for our final banter and was happy I got to spend your last few hours with you.  I am relieved that your pain has now all gone but that won't stop me from missing you.  Have an extra large drink with your dad and I will be there to raise a glass to you on 16th.  R.I.P. Love you xx"

This tribute was added by Chris Tuck on 30th July 2016

"Brian's funeral will take place on Tuesday 16th August @ 1.30pm. His wishes were for no flowers please. He would love it if you could either wear a football shirt or a brightly coloured shirt rather than black, as he wants lots of happiness rather than tears.

The address for the Crematorium is:
Chanterlands Crematorium
Chanterlands Avenue

Please meet at the Crematorium the service will take place in the Large Chapel.
Parking is available on site. A collection will be made after the service in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who provided a lot of fantastic help for both Brian and Barbara during the last couple of years.

If you would like to follow and raise a glass or three to Brian, a wake will be held following the service at:
The Abbey Hotel
141 Coronation Road North

Please try to let us know if you will attend the wake to allow us a rough idea of numbers."

This tribute was added by Angela White on 30th July 2016

"Well Brian what can I say. You'll be up there with your Dad and no doubt having a whiskey with Bobby Robson. You always had my back looking after a fellow Geordie. Your wit was great you always had a sense of humour. I know you're no longer in pain and that's a comfort to me. Keep looking down on Babs and bless us grafters as we take to the box. See you on the other side. All my love Angie ❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by paul ellis on 30th July 2016

"First met Brian on the on the gaffs  watched him working his dem learnt so much from Him as I was not a demmer at the time  always had time for me and spoke a lovely man and genuine bloke will be missed by many rip brian"

This tribute was added by Chris Tuck on 30th July 2016

"Now at peace and no longer suffering - reunited with your dad, and looking down on us all. You will always be there in all our hearts. Sleep well Brian - lots of love from Chris, Caroline, Jess and Isabelle xxx"

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