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obituaries => obituaries => Topic started by: John and Maureen Berry on August 15, 2013, 02:12:30 PM

Title: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 15, 2013, 02:12:30 PM
It is with great sadness that I am telling you about the death, on Tuesday, of our lovely Jean Claude,  'Head of Entertainment' at Tiggers Bar for many years.  We'll never forget his joyful attitude to life,  pointing to the sea "Look there,  that is my Monet", or his unsuccessful plans to have a holiday in South America, sadly thwarted by a lack of money,  but consoling himself with the thought "Puerto Rico? / Puerto Rey?  it's all good, man!"  Having a small brandy to get over the shock,  "Here's to you, Jean Claude,  Mon Ami"
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Post by: Dotty on August 15, 2013, 02:32:15 PM
What a lovely guy, he will be sadly missed.  :'(
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Post by: seth on August 15, 2013, 03:41:34 PM
What a guy what more can you say.will be sadly missed.
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Post by: David Ball on August 15, 2013, 05:16:57 PM
he was such a great guy, always happy,will miss him terribly,can't believe it's true. Vera will be sadder with his loss :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Gary Dutton on August 15, 2013, 05:22:16 PM
Any details concerning a service would be appreciated.  I know we are all honoured to have been blessed with his friendship.
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Post by: Sun4us on August 15, 2013, 08:14:59 PM
So sad to hear this news. We only knew him as a part of Tiggers over many years, but he was a likeable character, always welcomed us and chatted to us when we went there, and he was very well known by all regular visitors to VP.   
RIP Jean Claude
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Post by: AJ on August 16, 2013, 11:00:19 AM
Jean Claude & Tiggers I will always remember. Alas nothing lasts forever, sadly missed by all who knew him. One of life's true gentlemen.
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Post by: danmar on August 16, 2013, 11:09:36 AM
A barman full of character and laughter, a true gentleman, a good friend. We will miss him. Au revoir nos ami, nuestros amigo. D & M
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 16, 2013, 02:04:43 PM
Raise a glass to his memory,  Tiggers (now Inna's)  6pm Saturday.  5pm YSS in Yorkshire there'll be at least 12 of us. :y
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Post by: Blackrose on August 16, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
RIP Jean Claude, will remember him for the speed he could down a  :y

A really nice guy
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Post by: pamnbru on August 17, 2013, 08:30:37 AM
Just a reminder. 6pm at Tiggers today we┬┤ll be raising a glass or two in memory of one of the worlds nicest, most original guys. Please come along,
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: David Ball on August 17, 2013, 09:01:39 AM
Wish I could be there, with everyone, but unfortunately will still be over here but will join you all at 6pm your time. God bless Jean Claude. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: tiger79 on August 17, 2013, 06:09:24 PM
Sadly, before his time.  Nice guy, always friendly, always helpful, always fun.
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Post by: youghal on August 18, 2013, 12:18:36 PM
We are very sorry to hear this sad news. He was such a nice, friendly guy and he made us very welcome in Tiggers. He told us great stories of his life and we missed him when we were there in May this year. He will be greatly missed :'( Sharon and Pat
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Post by: Adelante on August 18, 2013, 07:45:07 PM
We had the pleasure of meeting Jean Claude at our concerts...sending condolences to family and friends.
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Post by: AJ on August 19, 2013, 06:33:30 PM
We could not send a card but I have done this instead as a little tribute. I used one of the photos posted of him as a base. I think it would be nice to have something like this on the wall somewhere at Inna's.
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Post by: Dotty on August 19, 2013, 06:39:36 PM
Nice one Tony except you have spelt favourite the American way. Sorry to nit pick.
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 19, 2013, 08:10:08 PM
He actually was more handsome than this,  here his nose is swollen.  I think I remember the incident, following one of his legendary drinking sessions he fell asleep on the toilet and toppled forwards, smashing his nose on the wash basin at the other side of the bathroom.  There used to be some fabulous photos of him on the notice board at Tiggers, I recall.  I think a photographic tribute would be a great thing.
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: AJ on August 19, 2013, 09:17:13 PM
Thanks for your comment Maureen. Made me smile why his nose is big. I thought it looked larger than I remember but it's a old picture & he had put a bit of weight on over the years sorry for spelling mistake Dot blame my PC. I will change it.
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: Dotty on August 19, 2013, 09:24:18 PM
Thought it would be your PC as they always give you the American spelling when doing a spell check etc.
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Post by: AJ on August 19, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
Here is a UK spelling version for Dotty.
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Post by: John and Maureen Berry on August 21, 2013, 12:48:11 PM
19 people gattered at Yorkshire Sun Society to bid a fond farewell to our dear pal Jean Claude.
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Post by: declan on August 27, 2013, 06:25:59 PM
Saddened and surprised to see this obituary; he should have had many years left; always a gentleman, with a ready smile and enjoyed a laugh.
btw congrats to John and Maureen for this site; it unites your many friends; hope you are both well. Thanks for your gentle introduction to the lifestyle Maureen!
Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: julesnbob on September 02, 2013, 01:13:52 PM
I am so sad and shocked to hear this, we were actually on holiday in Vera Playa from the 9th August until the 25th and wondered why he was missing at what used to be Tiggies.  We missed him.  I thought perhaps the change of management was to blame.

On my first visit to Vera Playa in 2003 I remember him so well at Tiggies serving drinks and good will in his gloriously eccentric way and then seeing him again on subsequent visits. 

I saw him last year at Tiggies and he looked fine, may I ask was it a long illness or sudden? He cannot have been very old and he had a young family didn't he?
  :'(


Title: Re: Goodbye Jean Claude
Post by: louis6 on September 04, 2013, 01:04:16 PM
So sorry to hear belatedly about Jean-Claude. A truly generous, warm hearted  man.Louis6