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Jim Brady
18th November 2014, 11:35 AM
It is with sadness that I tell of the sad loss of my dear brother John.John Crossed The Bar last night at the good old age of 89.John seen action on both the Atlantic & Medi Convoys also doing five trips from Southend on the D.Day Landings.The sad part about that is,he decided only a few years ago that he would like his medal entitlement,to cut a long story short he hadn't received them upto his passing although he was still working on it,it would be ironic if any news comes for him in the next few days.

18th November 2014, 11:38 AM
Sorry to read of the loss of your brother Jim may he rest in peace. Marian

Ivan Cloherty
18th November 2014, 11:42 AM
Our condolences Jim, words seem inadequate at times like this, our thoughts are with you. Ivan and Wendy

John Callon
18th November 2014, 11:47 AM
Please accept my deepest sympathy Jim on the loss of your dear Brother. May he rest in peace.
Kind regards

Stan Carter
18th November 2014, 11:56 AM
my condolences jim,
regards, stan

18th November 2014, 11:59 AM
jim so sorry to hear you sad news ......it is a hard time ......thoughts are with you ......regards cappy

18th November 2014, 12:11 PM
Sorry Jim... John S

vic mcclymont
18th November 2014, 12:15 PM
Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Jim. may he rest in peace.

Captain Kong
18th November 2014, 12:18 PM
so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother John.
please accept our deepest sympathy for his family and friends,
The passing of another Brave Seafaring Veteran. RIP.
Best Regards,
Brian and Anne.

Duart Castle
18th November 2014, 12:53 PM
So sorry to hear of Johns passing. May I, on behalf of The Merchant Navy Association (Scarborough Branch) offer our condolences to yourself and Johns family at this very sad time. These convoy men were a special breed and we may never see the likes of them again. They were so very brave. I am sure that you must have been very proud to have had such a man as your brother.
Kindest regards

Yours aye

Russ McLean (Chairman MNA Scarborough)

Jim Brady
18th November 2014, 01:34 PM
Mark Twain said;"Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated" I think John J Brady may say the same thing if he comes around,I have just been informed that he is not yet dead.Messages get passed around the family and become mixed up in translation ie.the doctors were going to resuscitate but decided not to bother this becomes because they did not resuscitate he died.Anyway as I write this he may have since passed as there isn't much hope for him so I will leave this thread as it stands and keep all posted.

Keith Tindell
18th November 2014, 01:57 PM
I dont know if that is good news or not Jim, because sometimes it is not good to think of them back and still suffering with no quality of life, but which ever way it goes i have great respect for the life he has obviously lead, KT

Red Lead Ted
18th November 2014, 03:59 PM
I second Keith's thoughts Jim, The couple of times I visited you my mam was the same , No point in resuscitation if there quality of life is not what they would want. Condolences Terry.

Jim Brady
18th November 2014, 04:05 PM
By the was Terry our John was in the same cabin as your uncle Billy but I don't know what ship it was.

Red Lead Ted
18th November 2014, 04:20 PM
By the was Terry our John was in the same cabin as your uncle Billy but I don't know what ship it was.

Respect Jim, I will take that up at another time Terry.

John Pruden
18th November 2014, 04:30 PM
sorry for your loss jim I know what its like loosing a brother and a friend at the same time..jp

Louis the fly
18th November 2014, 05:04 PM
I would like like to join all other shipmates Jim, thoughts are with you and your family.

john gill
18th November 2014, 05:30 PM
My condolences to you and your family Jim.

Chris Allman
18th November 2014, 05:45 PM
Jim, just read this thread, please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. May John rest in peace and may your memories of him soon turn from sadness to happiness as he would no doubt have wished. Take care Jim.


John Albert Evans
18th November 2014, 09:25 PM

Please except my sincere condolences on your loss.


Rodney Mills
18th November 2014, 09:33 PM

From your description of your late brother, he gave his all for world peace. Now may HE rest in peace.

Condolences to you and your family.


Doc Vernon
18th November 2014, 09:34 PM
I have just awoke and turned on my Computer to read this very sad news.
I know how you must feel Jim,as I lost my dear Bro many Years back and was devastated!

There are really no words that one can say to lessen the loss of a loved one,but Jim may both myself and my Wife Irene say how sad we are to hear the news!

May we also send our Sincere Condolences to you,and the Entire Family and hope that you may find solace in each other!

PS Just seen your other post Jim,and although he may still possibly be with you,please accept the above in good faith!
Our thoughts are with you now and till the end!


Brenda Shackleton
18th November 2014, 10:16 PM
Dear Jim
We will remember you and your family in our prayers.
With sympathy
Brenda & Pete

Lou Barron
19th November 2014, 12:11 AM
Having Met John when i came home in 1945 and had a few beers with him and also in 2014 when i was in Liverpool Jim took me out to meet John and we had a few yarns It was a pleasure to have met him again i know that Jim thought a lot of his brother and it will be a very sad loss for the Brady family
So my condolences for true ex MN seaman

Charlie Hannah
19th November 2014, 12:30 AM
Jim,I know what you must be going through in these sad times. Sincere condolences and thoughts are with you and your family.

happy daze john in oz
19th November 2014, 05:23 AM
Jim, words are never enough at a time like this. I hope he did not suffer at the end and condolences to you and the family. May he forever sail on calm waters, he did his bit for all.

22nd November 2014, 09:22 PM
I am truly sorry to hear your news Jim.
I am also sorry that I wasn't able to help you get his medals in time, so sad.


Des Taff Jenkins
23rd November 2014, 03:50 AM
HI Jim
My condolences to you and your family, May he meet gentle Waves

Red Lead Ted
24th November 2014, 02:16 AM
Jim, Condolences to you and your family, Think what kind of a party he will be having up there with our Billy and his former ship mates. R.I.P. Terry.

Jim Brady
24th November 2014, 02:31 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that sent kind words and messages of condolences at this sad time for my family and I.I expect that the service and internment should take place this week,once again thank you one and all.

Captain Kong
24th November 2014, 05:49 PM
Thoughts are with you again Jim.

Neil Morton
24th November 2014, 07:56 PM
Sad tidings Jim he had a good innings RIP.

Captain Kong
24th November 2014, 11:09 PM
Hi Jim,
I hope you don't mind this poem as a Tribute........
.A Sailor Died Today.

He was getting old and paunchy
and his hair was falling fast
and he sat around the alehouse
telling stories about the past.

of a war that he had fought in
and the deeds that he had done
in his exploits with his buddies
heroes everyone

and tho`sometimes to his neighbours
his tales became a joke
all his buddies listened
for they knew whereof he spoke

But we`ll hear his tales no longer
an old Sailor has passed away
and the worlds a little poorer
for a sailor died today.

He wont be mourned by many
just his children and his wife
for he lived a very ordinary
very quiet sort of life

He held a job and raised a family
quietly going on his way
and the world won`t note his passing
tho` a Sailor died today

When politicians leave this earth
their bodies lie in state
while thousands note their passing
and proclaim that they were great

Papers tell of their life stories
from the time when they were young
but the passing of a Sailor
goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
to the welfare of our land
some jerk who breaks his promise
and cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary person
who in times of war and strife
goes off to serve their country
and offers up their life.

The politicians stipend
and the style in which he lives
are sometimes disproportionate
to the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Sailors
who offered up their all
is paid off with a medal
and perhaps a pension small

It`s so easy to forget them
for it is so long ago
that our Dads and uncles and brothers
went to battle, but we know.

It was not the politicians
with their compromise and ploys
who won for us our freedom
that our country now enjoys

Should you find yourself in danger
with your enemies at hand
would you really want some cop-out
with his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Sailor
who has sworn to defend
their home, their kin, and country
and would fight until the end
He was just a common Sailor
and his ranks are growing thin
but his presence should remind us
we may need his like again

For when countries are in conflict
then we find the Sailors part
is to clean up all the troubles
that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour
while he`s here to hear the praise
then at least let`s give him homage
at the ending of his days.

For when countries are in conflict
then we find the Sailors part
is to clean up all the troubles
that the politicians start

If we cannot do him honour
while he`s here to hear the praise
then at least let`s give him homage
at the ending of his days.