Gosney, Brian Ernest John

First name/s: Brian
Last name: Gosney
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Date of birth: 24/03/1945
Year of birth: 1945

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: Preddy’s Lane, St Goegre, Bristol  24 March 1945

Family: Parents-  Lavinia and Jack Gosney. He married Jenny in 1967 and had two children, Cathy and Paul. He attended Crew’s Hole Methodist Chapel.

Work: Fry’s, George Adlams, GB Brittons. Later he worked as a milkman and fibre glass moulder at St Anne’s Board Mills from where he was made redundant in 1979

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Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1979 – 1981?

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Life after Ruskin

Education: Cardiff Universiy – degree and social work qualification

Work: Vinney Green Children’s Home working his way up to deputy manager. Blackhorse Day centre – retired in 2000

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Family: Wife Jenny, children Paul and Cathy

Place & date of death: Bristol 2012

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Year of death: 2012

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Brian’s message to his family, read out at his funeral included:’I have been so lucky to have had a wonderful wife, two marvelous children and tow beautiful grand-daughters but most  of all to have had two wonderful supportive parents. Please don’t cry or be sad for me. I have had a wonderful life and I am lucky to have lived as long as I have. I will be around you all in spirit.’

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Entry drawn from obituary in Bristol Post 12 June 2012


Hilda Kean

created 17/08/2014 at 12:03 pm, updated 17/08/2014 at 12:03 pm

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