Obituary: John Crawford

John Crawford, a well liked and respected regular visitor to the Railway Inn, Balsall Common, passed away recently and well wishers are invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate his life this Friday 25th November.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Canley Crematorium at 1pm and well wishers are invited to celebrate his life afterwards at the Railway Inn, a place he enjoyed frequenting.

Obituary: Glyn Meredith Langton

Glyn the playful grandfather

It is with deep sadness and respect that we record the passing of Balsall Common resident and rock solid gentleman Glyn Meredith Langton :

[Editorial note: this article will be revised and updated with photos and tributes in the hours and days ahead so for those that know Glyn or his family please return again later]:

Glyn Meredith Langton – December 8th, 1944 – November 11th, 2011

A much loved family man, keen sportsman and true gentleman passed from this world on Friday morning (11th November 2011) after a short illness, leaving behind his loving wife Yvonne, four children and twelve adoring grandchildren. A keen sportsman, games player and outdoors type, 66 year old Glyn Langton from Clive Road built up a long list of friends down the years, including many at his beloved Berkswell Cricket Club, where he was a highly regarded and long serving member.

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Obituary: Jake Connors

Jake Connors rest in peace
Local lad and popular figure Jake Connors

Tragically, with so much life left to live, well known local lad and popular figure Jake Connors passed from this world on Saturday 8th October 2011 in a motoring accident, only 23 years young.

Jake leaves behind a long list of family and friends with the unenviable challenge of coming to terms with such a tragic loss together, as they reconcile a history of fond and happy memories with deep sense of grief, shock and unexpected loss.

A telling indication of the regard in which Jake was held, as if any were needed, was the huge turnout for his funeral and wake last Wednesday (19th October 2011), as well as long list of folk queuing up to pay their tributes at his remarkable and moving Facebook remembrance page, which has gathered the names of well over 600 mourners and well wishers:
Jake Connors Facebook tribute

Our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved this much loved guy. Jake Connors, rest in peace.

Incredible ovation for Jake Connors at the George in The Tree, Balsall Common (click image to enlarge)