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  Ray wrote

Our thoughts have been often with Barrie and Ellen over recent months as those good people bore Barrie's illness with remarkable fortitude. We sympathise with Ellen and the family for their loss but we rejoice that they will be able to take much comfort from the knowledge that Barrie was widely admired and appreciated as an honest, dedicated and straightforward man of goodwill who gave his time and skills freely to many, especially the young. Barrie's enthusiasm for the sport of rowing made him many friends and acquaintances of various nationalities who will remember him also for his open countenance and South Northumbrian dialect. North-Eastern riverbanks will not be the same without Barrie whenever boats are racing.It was my good fortune before the Millennium to be befriended by Barrie when he invited me to share a little of his heavy coaching commitments, so that I enjoyed the luxury of overseeing youngsters whom he had already brought to high levels of performance.So Long Old FriendRay (and Sylvia) Brown

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Funeral details

FUNERAL SERVICE

Location:
St. Andrew's Church, Cambois
NE24 1QU

Date:
Tue 21st May 2019

Time:
11:15am


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CREMATION SERVICE

Location:
Blyth Crematorium
NE24 5SZ

Date:
Tue 21st May 2019

Time:
12:15pm


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FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Peter Grenfell Funeral Directors
The Old Smithy
10 Vulcan Place
Bedlington
NE22 5DN

Tel:
01670 821 819

Email:
bedlington@petergrenfell.co.uk

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