Brian Guy has passed away

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Dave55, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    From James Guy
    13 hrs ·

    After a short illness my Grandfather has passed away in his sleep. He was one of the dwindling number World War 2 veterans still alive.

    One of his proudest memories in the war was as a sapper aiding with the capture of Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. He published his memories in his book ‘Cameos of War’.

    Injured during the War he had to live with debilitating injuries to his legs, shrapnel in his body amongst other ailments throughout his life but his determination to survive allowed him to reach a grand age into his 90’s.

    In the 1980s he was told he only had weeks to live, discharged himself from hospital and through force of will managed to recover and to live alongside my grandmother to this day. Even in failing health he was determined to remain independent.

    Brian Guy senior was a proud man who remained devoted to his family and my Grandmother Sheila throughout his life. He was known for his devilish sense of humour and strong sense of character (he would not mind me saying he could be a stubborn git at times).

    He will be greatly missed by his family and the service he gave to our country should not be forgotten.

    I love you very much Grandad, safe journey to whatever happens next, I hope you are at peace and I will miss you very much my old mate.
     
  2. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    My condolences to you and yours Dave. Even when you're expecting such a loss, you're never quite ready to say goodbye.

    Gary
     
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    One of a generation to whom we owe a great deal. RIP
    :poppy::poppy::poppy:
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    My condolences to family and friends
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hi Gary,

    I'm sorry I wasn't clearer when I posted. Brian Guy was a WW2talk member with member name of Sapper. I pasted his obituary from his grandson James Guy's Facebook page. He will probably see your kind words here.

    Dave
     
  7. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    I'm sorry Dave, my error entirely. I did actually make the connection with 'Sapper' and his postings, but didn't realise you were passing on the sad news.

    Gary
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    He was a major contributor of the forum back when I first joined.
    Managed to visit him & Sheila at their home in Swanage.
    Rest in Peace Brian.
     
  9. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Rest in Peace Brian, God bless you.
     
  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    RIP Brian
     
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Sad news, RIP Brian
     
  12. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    I remember Sapper and his wide knowledge and wisdom.
    May his soul RIP, and condolences to his family.
     
  13. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    He was a good Guy to have around - RIP Sapper.
     
  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    My condolences to Brian's family and friends RIP Sapper.
     
  15. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    :poppy: RIP Brian Guy :poppy:
     
  16. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    My condolences to Brian's family and friends - RIP Brian Guy.
     
  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    :poppy: Brian Guy RIP :poppy:

    Paul
     
  18. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    RIP Brian
     
  19. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    RIP Brian.
     
  20. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    RIP Brian.
     

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