That’s Life…Brian’s Way!

El Bob’s dear friends.

Here is a slideshow full of our favourite memories. Behind the camera in earlier days then growing to love having his photo taken – including a selfie! The original slideshow was set to Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” and “My Way” so for full effect we suggest muting this copyright free music and listening to those!!

Thank you all so much for the posts and tributes to dad; for all your kind words and messages sending love and support. It has been overwhelming and comforting.

We think dad would be more than a little chuffed with this video and the words written about him and his life.

We hope you enjoy.

A life well lived. Loved and never forgotten.

El Bobs family


26 thoughts on “That’s Life…Brian’s Way!

  1. False start! I’ll have to remove the music and try again. Youtube have blocked it 😦
    Watch this space


  2. Great seeing another photo of his smiling face (the way I’ll remember him despite is oft obstreperous nature online).

    Sadly, the video is blocked from viewing, at least for me in the US. I also tried connecting from Australia, Canada, and the UK.

    It’s blocked on copyright violations by WMG (Warner Music Group). I suspect the author of the video added music that’s claimed under the copyright license of WMG.

    If there’s nothing else proprietary in the video, removing the music (or using royalty-free music like the ones here: and giving credit to the site) should allow the movie to play.

    In any event, thank you for the post.


  3. I happened to backtrack from one of Brian’s old comments and ended up watching the video at
    What a beautiful tribute. My cheeks ache from smiling back at him so much. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


  4. Sarah, thank you so much for posting this video. It was an absolute joy to see Brian and his obvious pleasure of being with his beloved family.

    You’ve been in my thoughts a lot during the past few weeks, as has Brian. It was kind of you to share the video and I thank you.
    Warmest wishes to you all, – Sue xxx

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  5. Sarah, and family,
    Thank you for sharing Brian with us. And for sharing this wonderful video tribute of him with us. His smile just lights up the world! πŸ™‚
    We have been with all of you in thoughts and love over the past few months. We know all of you miss him so very much, and are still grieving.
    Our (((HUGS))) and ❀ ,

    Dear Lord 🐻 iOfBow,
    We miss you so much here on WordPress! It is just not the same without you here!
    I cried AND smiled through the video tribute your family shared with us. Thank you, again, Brian, for being such a good friend to me, and to so many other people. You left a void that cannot be filled. We will remember you always!
    and one last silly time…
    πŸ™‚ 🐻 o_O 🐢 😎 πŸ™‚ 😁 πŸ˜‡ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› πŸ™‚
    PS…it was sweet to see Coco in several of the photos!

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  6. Thank you so much for this wonderfully happy collection of Brian photos. It makes me think I have missed something by only knowing him through the blog in his final years.

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  7. The pictures were wonderful, thank you. I would know that smile anywhere!! Thinking of Beari has always brought a smile to my face – I will surely miss him.

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  8. Thanks for the memories. We miss him.

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  9. A life well-led and a nice stroll through all the milestones (punctuated by smiles β€” when awake).

    Thank you for sharing it.

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  10. A huge thank you to you, Sarah (and other family members) for putting this retrospective together. The smile and atty-tude are so Brian! As is the flop of hair that gives him that impish look. Thanks for giving us this magnificent glimpse into his life. It was sometimes a pleasure, and always a privilege to know him via his ramblings.
    Blessings to you and the family,

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  11. A welcomed whisper and glimpse.
    Every so often, I look up and think, “Darn – Brian would have something clever and entertaining to say about that!”
    Thanks for including a little bit more.


  12. What a treasure he was. Thanks for the smiles.


  13. A wonderful selection of memories from a remarkable man!

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  14. I love seeing this. It has brightened my day. What a magnificent smile. It matches his huge heart and soul. He was one of the kindest people to ever come into my life…even from a distance. He never met me, but i consider him to be a friend. Cheers for this burst of light.


  15. Thanks to GarrulousGwendoline, I was alerted to this lovely memorial to Brian. What a dynamite smile he had! And, we finally got to see TWO (The War Office, as you no doubt know).

    He certainly made an impact on the folks who read his blog, even if we never did get to meet him.


  16. Man, we sure miss you around here, Brian!
    You are not forgotten!
    Thank you, again, for being such a wonderful friend to so many of us here on WordPress!
    At the beginning of each new January, instead of writing resolutions, I write a list of things and people I am thankful were a part of my life in the past year…and you were on my list.
    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› 😎 πŸ™‚


  17. We still miss you around here, Brian! So very much!
    It’s been almost a year since you passed.
    I often wish I could hear what you would have to say on what has been going on in the world these past 7 months.
    We continue to think of your family, and dear Coco. We wish them well, with love and continued condolences.
    Thank you, again, for being such a great friend to so many of us here.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚


  18. Brian,
    I was thinking of you today. I smiled. And then I laughed!
    Again, thank you for the joy you brought into so many of our lives here on WP!
    You are missed, OurLordBeariOfBow!!!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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  19. Just dropped in to see that wonderful smile again. Miss you, Brian!


  20. Not quite sure how this popped up in my email box recently, but so happy to see his smiling face again, and to review some wonderful steps in a life lived to the full.


  21. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Retiree and commented:
    To all those who knew and “loved” the old curmudgeon Brian aka Lord Beari, this popped up in my email in box the other day. I thought you might like to revisit this wonderful slide show, Garrulous Gwendoline


  22. Brian, I still miss you. I think of you and wonder what you’d have to say about the goings-on in the world. Thank you, again, for being such a wonderful friend!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ ❀️


  23. Remembering ElBob on the anniversary of him leaving us.

    For just a moment, when I chance on Brian’s comments on my and other people’s blogs, it’s like he never left. It’s also a reminder of the impact he had on so many people and of how much he is missed.


    1. Just noticed this posted on the 25th in Australia . . . forgot the time difference, I did; it’s still the 24th here.


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