ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tommy Lee, B.E.M., 75 years old, born on February 28, 1936, and passed away on February 5, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Posted by joan lee on May 13, 2021
It isn’t a special day or Anniversary Tom but just thinking about you, which I do often, it’s been a weird time of late with the Pandemic and being on lock downs. I haven’t been able to stroll about like I used to.....I just get my
shopping in, but no pleasure in it.....by the time I get home I’m gasping for breath because of the mask. On Monday it will be a bit different but still wearing masks til some time in June. We’ve been lucky and we are all safe and healthy. I miss you being around and about. I saw your pal James today he’s had a rough time with his health but appears to be ok now.....he was saying he missed you and your conversations. Well that’s all for now. I’ll be seeing you....Love You.....thanks for Loving Me......’Till’. ‘Yours’
Posted by joan lee on March 30, 2021
Well I’m here again Tommy - would have been 64th Wedding Anniversary today. We made it to 55 - we were lucky - had some great and not so great times but ‘through it all We Did It Our Way’..... ‘Till’ ‘Yours’........I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places......
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2021
Happy 85th Birthday Tom......9 years have gone by so quickly. It’s been a strange year for us - lock-ins.....which we have all enjoyed in our pub/club days but this has been a lot different - no get-togethers - family or otherwise. Hope your Pub In The Sky is doing OK and keeping you busy. “Spirits Are Us” must have some great nights with Talli Halliday, Dougie James and Johnny Leeze joining you....I can just hear you now ‘Last Orders Please’ ......’Haven’t You Got Homes To Go To’......... ‘Till’....’Yours’.....’I’ll Be Seeing You’.........
Posted by joan lee on February 12, 2021
Dianne’s birthday today Tom.....two gone by ....another one to go....Taryn 4th March. It’s a good job we stopped Tom. Tracy in January...Dianne in February...Taryn in March....we could have ended up with 12 kids.......I know for certain I wouldn’t have survived that.
February is quite a month of special dates...especially for you. You were born 28th February 1936.....blown up in gas explosion 8th February 1960....12th February 1964 Dianne born. My mother’s birthday 14th February 1914.
You left us on the 5th February 2012 and changed our lives forever. “Till” “Yours”.... I’ll Be Seeing You In All The Old Familiar Places......
Posted by joan lee on February 5, 2021

9 years have passed since you left us on this day. We’ve just come through a strange year and we’ve got a long way to go until we are back to some kind of normal. We are all doing OK the little ones are growing up fast. I’m doing my best to keep fit but it is difficult because I can’t trot down the Avenue as many times as I used too.....it’s not much fun at the moment anyway. “Till” “yours”....I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places.....
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on February 5, 2021
9 years have gone Dad miss you more everyday, mum is doing ok I know you watch over her and all of us too, Tracy has written two amazing books in the last year,Taryn is still working so hard and believe it or not I have a degree Dad would you believe it little old me, I hope Dougie and Tali are there with you, love and miss you Pop love daughter number 2 one of the 3 richest kids in town xxxx
Posted by Francine Orr on February 2, 2021
We never met but I know if we did we would of got on like a house on fire. liv speaks very fondly of you. Just to let you know your family are doing you proud and I count myself lucky Ethan met Olivia and bought us all together. Thanks to your family for welcoming me into their lives.
Much love Francine xxx
Posted by joan lee on February 1, 2021

On the 30th January 2021 our eldest daughter Tracy Francine reached the grand age of 60. You were in our thoughts all the time Tom. Time is flying past and we are still living through this pandemic and all trying to keep each other safe. Soon be 5th February...the day you left us in 2012......”I’ll Be Seeing You....”.   “Till”.  “Yours”.....
Posted by joan lee on December 26, 2020
Well another Christmas without you Tom......it’s been a strange year COVID-19 hit us and changed our way of life but thankfully we are all still here. I was at Taryn and Andy’s yesterday....no big family gatherings this Christmas. You’ve had quite a few friends joining you this year......Talli Halliday.......Dougie James....Johnny Leeze..... Well onwards I go into 2021 and hope it will be a good year for all of us. I’ll Be Seeing You.....’Till’. ‘Yours’
Posted by joan lee on November 30, 2020

Tommy I thought I would let you know your great pal Dougie James has died...hope you two can meet up.....he’s been in touch with me over the past few weeks by phone and messenger...just the same old Dougie what a character....he’ll be much missed.....you know about losing Talli in February.....and Johnny Leeze only a couple of weeks ago....not many left of your great acts .....musicians and friends from The Sands left with us .......Great Memories.....Our 3 girls and families are all fine.....and I’m Still Here...but I’ll Be Looking At The Moon And I’ll Be Seeing You......’Till’ .....’Yours’....
Posted by joan lee on September 27, 2020
Just to let you know they have pulled down the Submarine...where we began our journey into the pubs and clubs.....together with our 3 girls. What a nightmare at first until we gained our feet. The experience we all gained together. You already had your eyes on the building which would become The Sands Club and lots of Happy Memories. I’m sure you are keeping your eye on things and you know Cleethorpes is improving day by day.....I’ll Be Seeing You....
Posted by joan lee on March 31, 2020
63 years since we were married on 30th March 1957. We are confined to barracks at the moment because of Coronavirus....we think about you all the time and talk of you often.  I’ll Be Seeing You......’Till’.....’Yours’
Posted by joan lee on February 29, 2020
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday Tommy......very busy few days and feeling tired. Hope you had a good birthday and Talli was there. I’ve been to Emmerdale with Taryn and Liz and had a lovely look around the sets with Paddy, Dominic Brunt, Taryn bid for it at a dinner. Out with Tracy to meetings with different people. Met Debbie Cook of YMCA who was interested in how we met at the YMCA in 1951 when I was 15 and you had just turned 16. Going to Healing Manor today with Tracy and all the family to celebrate her book launch. I’ll be seeing you......’Till’.....
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on February 28, 2020
Happy birthday dad, what a day it’s been Tracy had her book launch today at Waterstones I know you will be proud up there watching I’m just waiting for my next client at my placement thinking about you and wishing you was here with us all, I know you are with us in spirit but wish I could hear your voice again hope your looking after Talli give her a hug from me, miss your hugs Dad and miss you too. Love Daughter number 2 one of the 3 richest kids in town xxxx
Posted by joan lee on February 5, 2020
8 years have passed Tom since you left....the girls are all doing great and their families. We all miss you very much...... I miss your whistles when I’m shopping down the Avenue.....surprise me one day and give me a whistle for Old Time’s Sake. I’m sure you are doing OK wherever you are....being the life and soul of the party.....have you met my dad yet? From what I was told about him he was something like yourself.....out mixing with folk....when we went into the licensed trade I saw more of you and watched how you had a wonderful way with everyone.....I’ll Be Seeing You......
Posted by joan lee on December 25, 2019
Thinking about you Tom on another Christmas Time without you....All Is Well Here.....❤️❤️❤️
Posted by joan lee on November 17, 2019
I would think you know now Tom that your sister Dorothy died Sunday 10th November....you have probably already got together......hope you are OK .....
Lots of Love.....”TILL”
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on November 15, 2019
Miss you pop ❤️
Posted by Tracy Baines on February 28, 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad. Always thinking of you. When I'm writing I think of you and Mum all the time. I play Mantovani and think of all those lovely old films that you and mum used to watch. All the make up artists :) I want this book to be full of love for you and mum, the highs and the lows, the love and laughter - but mostly the love. It's got to have heart, hasn't it. I hope it does. I hope it's a fitting tribute to all the love and happiness you and mum shared. Jessie and Harry are really Tom and Joan, two little kids who fell in love and had a happy ending.
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2019
Hello Tom...another Birthday.....your 83rd.....we all still miss and love you....lots of Memories.....I’ll Be Seeing You. ‘Till’....’Yours’
Posted by joan lee on February 9, 2019
Hello Tom 7 years now since you left 5th February 2012...soon be your 83rd Birthday On 28th February 2019......think about you every day.....lots of Memories.....
Posted by joan lee on April 2, 2018
Sorry I didn’t make it on the day Tom....it would have been our 61st Anniversary 30th March, but I was thinking about you and listening to some of our favourite music....I’ll Be Seeing You......
Posted by taryn lee on February 28, 2018
Happy birthday Dad. Love and miss you everyday ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2018
Happy Birthday Tom.....hope you can see how we are all doing....missing you and think of you all the time.....I think we did OK as a team.....the girls are doing great and the grandkids are wonderful you would be proud of them all.  Love You..... “Till”..... “Yours”
Posted by joan lee on February 5, 2018
6 years ago today Tom you left us and we had to learn to live without you.....as I sit in my chair your photo is in front of me and I sense that you are still there.....lying on the floor in front of the fire as usual...I’ve got A lovely new fluffy rug, although I think it might have aggravated your asthma....thank you for all our wonderful memories and our three fantastic daughters.....”Till”
Posted by Tracy Baines on February 5, 2018
Why can I never find the words to write, Dad when you mean so much? It absolutely baffles me when the words spill out at other times. I think it's because it makes me too sad to remember what we have lost.

A father is such an important man in a girl's life. He is the man all others are judged by. I know you weren't perfect but you were my dad and you put your family first and protected us all. You showed us how to be tender and kind-hearted and that it was perfectly natural to cry when you were happy and cry when you were sad.

It's good to be able to remember all the happy times now instead of always grieving for what can never be again. Night, Dad. Love you xxxx
Posted by taryn lee on February 5, 2018
I can’t believe 6 years have gone by Dad, I would give anything for you to be here with us all right now. There are no words just that I love and miss you everyday. Sleep tight dad. Number 3, one of the richest kids in the world xxxx
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on February 4, 2018
Hi pop can't believe you've been gone for 6 years (tomorrow) time is passing so quickly I'm at university Dad who would of thought I would be there lol, wish you could be here with us all but I know you are around us all keeping us safe I feel you with us especially when we really need you, mum is so strong dad and I know how proud you are of her so are all us girls. Sending you a kiss and a big hug love you Pop from daughter number 2 one of the 3 richest kids in town xxxx
Posted by joan lee on August 30, 2017
Well here I am in Turkey. not a place I ever thought about for a holiday but we are having a wonderful time, in fact A Turkish Delight, the weather non stop sunshine, the staff at the hotel are terrific and very welcoming....you would have looked like a native in no time Tom .... beautiful brown head etc. , swimming in the Med....knowing all the Staff by name and making friends....just your cup of tea.....I'm sure you are here anyway....'Till'.... 'Yours'...
Posted by joan lee on May 31, 2017
Tomorrow 1st June 2017 Andrew and Taryn are attending a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, that is 6 years to the day 1st June 2011 when I awoke at approx. 3 am and something terrible happened, I can only describe it as a violent fit of some sorts and both of your hips were broken, you soldered on until 5th February 2012 so we had more time with you. The reason for this message is now we have a happy reason to remember the 1st of June. "Till". "Yours"
Posted by Tracy Baines on May 31, 2017
Well Dad, what a day to be proud of. Your chest would be bursting out of your shirt! I can see your smile, the tears in your eyes, the grip of your lovely firm hands as you hugged us and held us close. Never a minute goes by that I don't think of you and especially what a wonderful gift you and mum have given us. I hope and pray that I am passing the love, kindness and humanity you both have on to my children. Mum is having to get accustomed to do the bragging for you and she's doing a grand job. You gave us so much, you and mum together. We are truly the richest kids in town!
Posted by joan lee on April 1, 2017
Well Tom the 30th March 2017 has come and gone...it would have been our 60th Wedding Anniversary on that day....we were all thinking about you ...... also 30th March 2012 was the day we celebrated Taryn QC taking Silk....You missed being there in person by a matter of weeks but you knew about it and we felt you all around us that day...you were and still are a powerful influence in my life....whilst I am writing this I am listening to Ernesto Cortazar and his wonderful music that we both loved and it brings you close....
Posted by taryn lee on February 28, 2017
Happy birthday Dad. Five years without you and we miss you every single day. Love you dad ❤❤❤
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2017
Happy Birthday Tom...you would have been 81 today. Missing your whistles down the Avenue and bumping into you in the Market Place..me shopping and you coming home from your lunchtime pint in the Club... loving you still....
Posted by taryn lee on February 5, 2017
It's hard to believe you left us five years ago Dad. I think about you and miss you everyday. I know you're still with us in everything we do but I miss your wise words, your healing hands and your unconditional love. Love you dad. Love from no.3 xxxx
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on February 5, 2017
Hi Dad, can't believe it's been 5 years since you've been gone think about you ever day and I know you would be so proud of mum and how strong she is, I count my blessings that you were my Dad my Hero till we meet again pops love you, from daughter number 2 one of the 3 richest kids in town xxxxx
Posted by joan lee on February 5, 2017
Another year gone by Tom.....five now today since you left....we are all doing OK but miss you and will until we meet again..."I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places".....
Posted by joan lee on January 2, 2017
Well another Christmas and New Years Eve has gone by without you...you have been talked about and remembered all through the year not just on special days...love and miss you
Posted by joan lee on July 20, 2016
Had a wonderful Birthday Party on Saturday 16th July 2016 to celebrate my 80th Birthday 15th July 2016. Lots of family members and friends we've accumulated over the years.....sang a song to remember you Tom....you are not forgotten. You would be proud of your 3 lovely daughters and their families. They have done us proud.....think about you lots and getting plenty of messages from you....but I am not moving..I am quite happy where I am.
Posted by Tracy Baines on July 20, 2016
You would have been so proud of us all on Saturday dad. We gave mum a fabulous party but it wasn't the same without you. I know you are watching over us all and enjoying it anyway but it's not the same as seeing see you puff your chest out with pride at what you and mum have built over the years. She's a real star isn't she but then you knew that when you first saw her and said you would marry her - and you did! All the grandkids and great grandkids did you proud too. They are kind, caring and loving and I just know they are going to go out there and make the world a happier, kinder place. Miss you Dad xxx
Posted by taryn lee on February 28, 2016
Happy 80th birthday Dad. It's the 4th year without you. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Love and miss you so much. Hope you're having a party with all our loved ones up there. Love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by marie smith on February 28, 2016
Happy birthday xxx
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2016
Tom
Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished.....Thinking of you today, on what would have been your 80th Birthday, and everyday. What a party we would have had if you had still been here with us. I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places......"Till"...."Yours"...
Posted by joan lee on February 5, 2016
Tommy Lee, you left us on 5th February 2012. Four long years have passed and I still think I'll hear you whistle me down the Avenue like you used to do or that you have just popped out for a pint. That just show's how strong your presence is to us. You were always a force to be reckoned with and you still are.

"Many people enter our lives for just a little while. Others pause and plant flowers in our hearts that continue to bloom forever."

You would have been celebrating your 80th Birthday this year on the 28th February. We will lift a glass of Southern Comfort and Dry to you. I hope wherever you are they have Southern Comfort behind the bar but knowing you, you'll probably be running the establishment "Spirits Are Us" .
I'll Be Seeing You....."Till"...."Yours"......
Posted by DIANNE LEE-SMITH on February 5, 2016
Can't believe that it's been 4 years since we last saw you, or heard your voice,I miss you everyday it doesn't get easier dad, wish you were still here with us I know we are so lucky to have had all the years we did have some never get that but I wish you were still here with us, love and miss you always X number 2, one of the 3 richest kids in town xxxx
Posted by joan lee on January 2, 2016
Hello Tom, well here we are at some of your favourite places in DisneyWorld. We came for the wedding of Roxanne and Steven. We had to be dressed in Disney Costumes for her. I can't begin to imagine what you would have dressed in, with you being so shy and retiring. We are staying on The Boardwalk which you so admired when you were here. You would have loved it, but then again you have probably been here dividing your time between Bournemouth and Disney. Love you lots "Till" "Yours"
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2015
It would have been your 79th birthday Birthday today Tom. Think about you always and love you forever. Hope you have lots of love around you wherever you are, you have left me surrounded by love here. Thankyou. "Till", "Yours".
Posted by Mark Silvester on February 28, 2015
Tommy was a great guy...kind and supportive. I came of age through the "Sands" club...it was like a family...these places do not exist anymore - that is what is wrong with the world. Thanks Tommy - and not forgetting Joan and all the others that made a great team - unique!
Posted by taryn lee on February 28, 2015
Happy birthday Dad. We love and miss you everyday. I know you're with us everyday and taking care of mum. Love you dad. Love from No. 3 xxxx
Posted by Tracy Baines on February 28, 2015
Miss you Dad xxx
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Posted by joan lee on May 13, 2021
It isn’t a special day or Anniversary Tom but just thinking about you, which I do often, it’s been a weird time of late with the Pandemic and being on lock downs. I haven’t been able to stroll about like I used to.....I just get my
shopping in, but no pleasure in it.....by the time I get home I’m gasping for breath because of the mask. On Monday it will be a bit different but still wearing masks til some time in June. We’ve been lucky and we are all safe and healthy. I miss you being around and about. I saw your pal James today he’s had a rough time with his health but appears to be ok now.....he was saying he missed you and your conversations. Well that’s all for now. I’ll be seeing you....Love You.....thanks for Loving Me......’Till’. ‘Yours’
Posted by joan lee on March 30, 2021
Well I’m here again Tommy - would have been 64th Wedding Anniversary today. We made it to 55 - we were lucky - had some great and not so great times but ‘through it all We Did It Our Way’..... ‘Till’ ‘Yours’........I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places......
Posted by joan lee on February 28, 2021
Happy 85th Birthday Tom......9 years have gone by so quickly. It’s been a strange year for us - lock-ins.....which we have all enjoyed in our pub/club days but this has been a lot different - no get-togethers - family or otherwise. Hope your Pub In The Sky is doing OK and keeping you busy. “Spirits Are Us” must have some great nights with Talli Halliday, Dougie James and Johnny Leeze joining you....I can just hear you now ‘Last Orders Please’ ......’Haven’t You Got Homes To Go To’......... ‘Till’....’Yours’.....’I’ll Be Seeing You’.........
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Shared by joan lee on February 28, 2021
You would have been 85 todayTom.

Big Party tonight at ‘Spirits Are Us’

Starring -

Dougie James             Talli Halliday 

Compered by Johnny Leeze

Many Surprise Guests

Christmas 2018

Shared by joan lee on December 21, 2018

Another Christmas without you Tom....we are all missing you ......all we have left are memories but wonderful memories.....’Till’.....’Yours

Buckingham Palace

Shared by joan lee on February 7, 2018

1st June 2017...Taryn and Andy at Buckingham Palace. Proud moment Tom ...another bursting with pride moment for you. Also a happier time for 1st June. It was 1st June 2011 when you were taken ill .....two broken hips etc., we had another nine months together until you left us on 5th February 2012.