Brian Gorrell (27 Oct 1951 - 29 Mar 2021)

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Location
North Devon Crematorium Old Torrington Road Barnstaple EX31 3NW
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Braddicks & Sherborne, Bideford

Brian Gorrell
Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on Monday 29th March 2021 aged 69.
A much loved friend to many. A private service will be held on Friday 16th April at 9.40am by Invitation Only.
All welcome to view the webcast at obitus.com username nini9639 password 426006
Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory for Children’s Hospice South West, by retiring collection or c/o Braddicks & Sherborne Funeral Directors, No 1 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF (01237) 477222.

Ian & Chris Shorland donated £30 in memory of Brian

Remembering a sincere and lovely friend who we have known for over 45 years, his presence would always light up any social gatherings of the Westward Surf Club, he was our usher for our wedding 44 years ago, we will miss him deeply.

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Linda Jewell donated £30 in memory of Brian

Dearest Brian our very dear friend for forty years we will miss you so much
We have very happy and funny memories you will remain in our hearts forever
Keep dancing xxxx

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  • You’ll certainly miss your dancing partner - good job you had your moment on the dance floor at the 50th anniversary of the surf club! X

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Di Gifford wrote

Brian you always had a smile.always asked how I and my family were.you will definitely be missed. taken to soon😥R.I.P Brian make sure you party up there.xx

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Marion Gentry donated in memory of Brian

Gone but never forgotten 💔

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Marion Gentry wrote

So sad to hear the passing of Brian or Mr Gorrel as we called him which made him laugh ,I worked with him for many years we had some great laughs but I moved away and Brian stayed on up until he retired. Every time I came home I always seen him and had a catch up even though I moved away in 78 because as everyone who knew him woukd always have a chat and a kiss 💋 of course !
I cant believe hes gone far too soon 😢.
Brian my dear friend may you rest in eternal peace with all my love 🙏 💔❤

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Ann Vowles donated in memory of Brian

With love from Ann, James and Henry Vowles x

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Ann Vowles wrote

Brian was a much loved member of the family. He was gentle, caring and had a great sense of humour. His research into our family history was amazing, and his ability to unearth interesting and previously unknown facts was second to none. You will be sorely missed by us all. Rest in peace. xx

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Barry Lewis wrote

Brian was one of life’s true bright sparks .Always a kind smile and greeting to all who came into contact with him . A good friend to so many he will be sadly missed R.I.P .My sincere condolences and kind thoughts to his family and friends from myself and my sister Louise

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Wendy Notschild wrote

Fond memories of being at school together , lovely man always stopped to chat when we saw him out on his walks. RIP Brian x

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Debra Haimes wrote

I was so sorry to hear the very sad news of the passing of such a dear and lovely man.
Although I only knew Brian for a few years, he was a very valued and supportive friend to my aunt Mrs Thelma McGowan for many years and he will be sorely missed. RIP Brian, with all our love xx

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Lorraine Johnson wrote

Such sad news to hear of Brians passing he was such a lovely person always happy and good to be around.We all have such wonderful memories of happy times spent together. God bless Brian xxx all our love from your extended family in Torquay.xxx

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Chris Hancock wrote

Sorry we are unable to attend Brian's funeral due to covid 19. And the limited numbers (by invitation only) sad period sad times.

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Geraldine Braund wrote

Dear Brian always had a smile always full of life .when ever I saw you there would be talk of your lovely walks and you told me a matter of weeks ago how you were looking forward to getting on holidays again rip Brian you are going to be so missed in bidefird

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Kirstyn Hartas wrote

Brian was a lovely man, nothing was too much trouble. Known him from when we were little girls. Always said hello & talked to us. The face of Bideford! RIP BRIAN, you truly were a gent. Love from us all x

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Bideford Brian enjoying his lunch at the Pier House, Westward Ho! He had a great appetite and zest for life. Certainly the most well known character in the Bideford area. Bideford mourns for you Brian.

Bideford Brian enjoying his lunch at the Pier House, Westward Ho! He had a great appetite and zest for life. Certainly the most well known character in the Bideford area. Bideford mourns for you Brian.

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Brian and Peter on the Puffing Billy track, Westward Ho! 12 July 2018. Brian loved walking and his favourite seat was on the track to Greencliff that looked out along the bay to Buck's Mills, Clovelly and Hartland Point.

Brian and Peter on the Puffing Billy track, Westward Ho! 12 July 2018. Brian loved walking and his favourite seat was on the track to Greencliff that looked out along the bay to Buck's Mills, Clovelly and Hartland Point.

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Gill Langmead wrote

Sorry to hear this very sad news about Brian. RIP

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Dean Jones wrote

Dear Brian you are a fantastic friend and always fun to be around this comes with love from me and Josie. 🌹🌹🌹

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Steve Taylor wrote

A genuine friend too everyone who knew him don’t RIP Brian keep having fun we’re ever you are x

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