25 May 2012

Vale Terry Blacket

This week we received the sad news that club member Terry Blacket has passed away.
Terry was a regular at Club Nights and other NFFC events. Despite severe health problems over the last few years, he alway turned up when he could, and put in an apology when he could not.

Terry with NFFC Treasurer Sue Davies
Terry loved the Club Nights and as always, he wanted to 'give back' for the enjoyment he got from the music. Terry's way was to take charge of preparing the supper. At about 9pm he would be seen heading purposefully to the kitchen, tea-towel in hand. Only when the last dish was washed and put away would he return to his seat in the circle.

Terry's health had declined even further recently, and at the April Club Night he seemed to know it would be his last. His favourite song was The Parting Glass and we sang it specially for him that night, and then again in his memory last night.  We remember him fondly for his gentle sense of humour, his generosity of spirit and his calm courage in the face of adversity.

Terry's widow Moira says she will be back at the Club Nights soon, not to mention playing with the Ukulele Dolls on her very special new ukulele - a gift from Terry.


Newport Fiddle and Folk Club said...

A lovely man who embodied the spirit of the folk club without playing a note. Rest in Peace Terry.
Michael Stewart

Anonymous said...

I just googled the name of my friend Terry Blacket who passed away. I found this lovely tribute. He used to tell me with fondness about the fiddle and folk club that he and his wife Moira attended. I love the photo here too, Terry was always doing things for others. He's a real special soul who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. RIP Terry xxx Your friend PIP.

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