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Joe Brannigan – another sad loss

These weeks either side of Christmas have been bad and sad ones for the sailing Joe Brannigan receives the Colindell Trophybarge community.

And now we hear of another loss.   Joe Brannigan, the Chairman of the East Coast Sail Trust, died on Thursday night, 31 January 2013.   Peter Phillips says he will be sorely missed by the ECST.  

Hugh Perks tells us that Joe had developed cancer, and was not looking well when he saw him just before Christmas.   

As Hugh says, Joe will be remembered for the superb effort of getting sb Thalatta rebuilt.   In recognition of that, SSBR awarded him our Colindell Trophy in May 2012.

Here’s Joe receiving the Trophy at the 2012 Annual General Meeting. 

We send our deepest sympathy to Joe’s family.

UPDATE

We have now been advised of the details of Joe’s funeral.   It will be on Friday 15 February, at 11.00am, at English Martyrs’ Catholic Church, 65 Maldon Road, Danbury, Essex,   CM3 4QL. 

No flowers, but donations, if wished, to East Coast Sail Trust Ltd.

 

 
 

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