Brian Thomas Illing

24th November 1954 ~ 24th January 2024

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Brian Thomas Illing
Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 24th January 2024 aged 69.
Funeral service will be held at the North Devon Crematorium, Rowan Chapel, on Thursday 15th February at 1.40pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory for North Devon Hospice, by retiring collection or c/o Braddicks & Sherborne Funeral Directors, No 1 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF (01237) 477222.

Funeral Service

North Devon Crematorium
Old Torrington Road
EX31 3NW

Date: Thursday 15th February 2024

Time: 1.40pm

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15 comments on “Brian Thomas Illing

  1. Aaron Illing left a message

    You be loved forever and more. Dad you are my Hero and always will be xxxxx :candle:

  2. Ann Simms left a message

    Remembering a much loved brother. Forever loved. You will be greatly missed. Reunited with Dad, mum, and four of your brothers ❤️ RIP Y :candle: our everloving sister Ann xxxxxx

  3. Ann Illing left a message

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian,I first remember him in about 1970 ,( maybe even 1969!)when I met his brother Geoff.
    I have many happy memories from over the years, my thoughts and love are with Blondie (Margaret) and all the family at this very sad time.
    Rest easy Brian,you fought hard and now you can sleep 💜💜
    With love Ann xx

  4. Steve Fryer left a message

    Brian, i was so sorry to hear of your passing, you might not remember me, its been about 20 years i think, you told me to look after aaron on nights out lol, i hope i did you proud, you were a great man and father who will be fondly missed, i wish i knew you better. Now with angels forever.
    RIP Brian :tealights:

  5. MARGARET FOWLER left a message

    My dearest brother Brian l will miss you so very much. But you will forever be in our hearts and our thoughts God bless you until we meet again .all our love Margaret and John xx :tealights: :tealights: :tealight:

  6. Nadia curtis left a message

    Dad I love you so much and I miss you like crazy. You are the best Dad anyone could of asked for, you taught me everything I know,, you were always there for me when I needed you. I will miss singing with you and doing woodwork with you.
    I will always be your little girl that ran into your arms.
    I promise I will look after mum.
    I will Love you forever, :tealights: Nadia xxx

  7. Craig Curtis left a message

    Hey Brian pops (Father-in-law). We have known each other for nearly 16 years now and we have had so many good times and so many laughs, some at my expence some at yours.

    Thank-you for being there for me and thank :candle: you for making feel part of your family. I’m going to miss you loads, I’m even going to miss your bad dad jokes.

    It’s been an honour knowing you pops.

    Rest in peace now.

    Lots of love
    Craig. Xx

  8. Margaret Illing left a message

    To my dear husband Brian.
    I would like to say thankyou for the best 47 years of my life, being married to you was a pleasure.
    You took care of not only me but the family also, I will be forever grateful for the life you gave us.
    I miss you dearly, life will never be the same without you, loving you now and forever, your loving wife Blondie xxx :tealights:

  9. Lewis curits left a message

    I never thought these days were ever going to come. I miss you so much Gampy/grandad, I wish you was still here to meet your little great granddaughter, I’ll make sure she knows how much on an incredible, fantastic Gampy and great grandad you would’ve been. I’ll take care of Nan for you now, you can lay with the angels peacefully. I love you and goodbye love from

    Lewis, Taylor and Nova xxx

  10. Amy Illing left a message

    Gampy, my heart is so broken, I love you so so much and I’m so grateful for the years I had with you, what I would do to just have one more day. The last time I spoke to you, you said I will always be your little girl, and I’ll remember that forever. Miss you always ❤️❤️❤️ xxxxxxx

  11. Linzi left a message

    Going to miss our chats and your terrible but very funny sense of humour.
    Thank you for welcoming me into the family and for being a big part of who two of my most loved people are today; Aaron and Nadia.
    I am gutted you won’t be at the wedding in person but I know if you can be looking down on us you will be. We will definitely all be thinking of you!
    I will look after everyone for you especially Aaron just like I told you I would.
    You’ll be loved and missed forever,
    Lots of love from your daughter in law to be xxxx :tealights: :tealights: :tealights: :tealights:

  12. Carol & Colin Curtis left a message

    Brian, a very gentle man.
    Keep telling your jokes and keep singing.
    God bless you Brian.
    Lots of love
    Carol & Colin.

  13. Nathan Illing left a message

    Hey Dad. I miss you so much already. I really wish we had more time together. More time for you to see my kids grow.
    I will love you forever and always.
    You were, still are and will be forever, the best dad and friend I could ever asked for .
    Thank you for everything you’ve done And taught me. I am forever grateful.
    And I promise I will do whatever it takes to make you proud of me.

    I love you. Xxxx

  14. Lizabeth left a message

    Dearest Brian, Uncle and Brother-in-Law you will be greatly missed.
    Reunited now with your Mum, Dad and Brothers Geoffrey, Desmond, Robert and Malcolm
    Fly High Brian!
    Much Love,
    Lizabeth, Duncan Rachel Oliver xx xx xx xx :tealights:

  15. Kaiden left a message

    Hello gamps I hope you’re doing well. We all miss and love you so much. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it down for Christmas last year. But I now know that you will be with me for every Christmas I ever have. You’re in a better place now hopefully having the time of your afterlife catching some crazy sized fish 🐟 with the occasional karaoke on a Friday. Fly high gamps and I will see you soon. I love you so much :tealight: :tealight: Xxxxxx