A long-time blogging friend to many of us, Australian Brian Smith aka LordBeariofBow aka ElBoB, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24. His daughter posted the following on his blog last night:
Hello DOD’s dear friends. It’s with great sadness that I am letting you all know that Lord Beari is now at peace. Dad passed last Tuesday (the 24th of September).
Please know that we read every one of your emails and messages to him which brought him much happiness and put a smile on his face through some very difficult times.
As you’d all know dad had hoped to make his final journey a trip to Wollongong however that wasn’t possible in the end – he wasn’t nearly fat enough to be accepted. Dad will be cremated and we are having a family memorial in the coming weeks. I will share a slide show we are putting together with you all soon.
In the meantime, if you fancy taking some time to remember dad I know he would love you to listen to Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. He’d be thrilled to think that was being played around the world for him. He also loved Beethoven s Ninth Symphony or Mozart’s Coronation March. If classical music is not your thing – he loved ol blues eyes – Frank Sinatra!
Thank you all for your emails sending love and support over the past couple of months.
Sending love and hugs back to you all
xxx oo xxx
Rest in peace, Brian. I’ll never forget you.
(Cue Beethoven …)
Note, Nov. 9, 2019: Brian’s family has compiled a beautiful slideshow tribute that is available on YouTube.