01-11-2013, 01:58 PM
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I have just taken a call from my mum to let me know about the passing of one of our old staff from Nimmer-Russell Feltham.
Although Russell spent most of his time making hairbrushes at Nimmer, he was one of the main shaving brush handle turners. He was also one of the two old Nimmer staff who worked under the Carter ownership at Ilminster.
Very sad news for our family. I grew up working with Russell and learnt the art of making hairbrushes from him. I have great memories of working with him during my school holidays, etc.
His funeral is in about 10 days time. My parents and I will be attending along with Marjorie the last staff member left from our time (apart from actual family members).
Sad day for me, but good memories to look back on.

Gary

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 01-11-2013, 02:05 PM
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Gary, sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend and mentor.

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 01-11-2013, 02:05 PM
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Very sad news Gary ... Thoughts with his family at this time.

Mark

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 01-11-2013, 02:07 PM
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That's terrible.

My condolences to you, your family and his family. Remember the good memories and not the loss if possible. Not to make light of it, but raise a glass to him and the good memories. Cheers. (I just did- really)

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 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
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My most sincere condolences , Gary.

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 01-11-2013, 02:11 PM
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Thanks Johnny.

When chatting with mum a short while ago its nice reminiscing about things. Russell was, how can I put it, a real character! He always wore a hand knitted hat- every season of the year. His reason was to keep dust off his hair when turning- but he hardly had any! He would leave dust trails around the Mill, so it was easy to track him down if we were looking for him!
Great great memories of the two of us forming brush handles together-me, from an age of around 8 yrs old.

It's hard to qualify it now, but believe me when I say that we had some amazingly skilled people working for us who would make today's makers look like complete novices-Russell was one of the best.

Gary

(01-11-2013, 02:05 PM)Simpson1919 Wrote: Very sad news Gary ... Thoughts with his family at this time.

Mark

Cheers mate! If you ever get chance it might be worth letting David Carter know, although Marjorie may have already made contact-not sure.

I will pass on your kind words fella. It's upset the hell out of me-he was part of our family as far as I'm concerned ( you know where I'm coming from).

Gary

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 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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My deepest condolences for the lost of your friend, Gary.

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 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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(01-11-2013, 02:07 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: That's terrible.

My condolences to you, your family and his family. Remember the good memories and not the loss if possible. Not to make light of it, but raise a glass to him and the good memories. Cheers. (I just did- really)

Russell only leaves his brother behind-never married and no kids. And yeah the memories are many! Thanks though

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 01-11-2013, 02:19 PM
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My condolences Gary.

I can imagine it being a difficult time for you and your family.

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 01-11-2013, 02:24 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss, Gary. Thank you for sharing with us.

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 01-11-2013, 02:54 PM
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I am sorry for your loss, Gary; you and all your family and acquaintances. I am sure the good memories are long, and will sustain you all through this difficult transition.

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 01-11-2013, 02:56 PM
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My prayers go out to Russell's family and friends. God Bless!

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 01-11-2013, 03:24 PM
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Thank-you for sharing Gary, my sincere condolences.

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 01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
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Sad indeed - sending my best.

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 01-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that, Gary.

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 01-11-2013, 03:58 PM
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Sincere condolences Gary. Sorry for your loss.

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 01-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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Gary, condolences and i hope you keep your fondest memories of the gentleman.

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 01-11-2013, 04:59 PM
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My condolences to all.

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 01-11-2013, 05:51 PM
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Very sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers to you and all his friends and family.

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 01-11-2013, 06:22 PM
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Gary, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your co-laborer, mentor, and friend.

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