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Fish 1972-2011

These tributes first appeared on the nearthecoast bulletin board.

 des fisher
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:32 pm 

Fish on the Market Hill FramlinghamWednesday morning it took me an hour or so to realise that this report in the EADT online of a man killed by a train Saturday night was Fish, he was so universally known as Fish. ... I find myself mentally filing subjects to discuss with him later and then remembering I can't.

When this bulletin board started up in another place Fish did mountains of work managing malicious board registrations and we shall keep his admin account as a tribute to his memory.  He is a very great loss.

There are many appreciations of him on the Framlingham Market Facebook page.

 Amanda Frost
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:49 pm 
RIP Fish. Team Admin was a winning team!
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:19 pm 
Yes R.I.P Fish. 

Total shock and so sad so young.
 Man in the Hat
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:01 pm 
Very sad news indeed, R.I.P Fish.
 Mrs Berry
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:03 pm 
Was completely shocked when I saw the article also. R.I.P Fish
 des fisher
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:22 am 
Gosia at the Over The Moon coffee stall on Framlingham market has a card of condolence for signing.
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:39 pm 
What a shock. I read the EADT on line and the report about the incident - his name didn't ring any bells, so I presumed he was someone I didn't know. 

H & I have never met Fish in person, but exchanged banter on the forum. He always came across as a slightly eccentric, but hugely intelligent and fun man.

How sad that he felt he had to end his life. We hope that he's now at peace.

 des fisher
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:52 pm 
A Celebration Of Tony 'Fish/Damini/Priya/Lobster' Jenkins' Life
Time: 02 August · 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Seven Hills Crematorium, Nacton, Ipswich
More info: http://www.sevenhillsnacton.co.uk/

The service will commence at 14.15

This will be a humanist celebration of Tony's life.

Tony's Mum has asked that you spread the details of this far and wide; she wants as many people to attend as possible.

We are to wear purple. Gorgeous Shoes are optional. Bassoons, Lobsters, Alpacas etc probably won't fit in the building, so we ask that they are left at home.
 des fisher
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:09 pm 
Fish Order of Service cover
Fish Order of Service page 1
 Fish Order of Service page 2
Fish Order of Service rear cover
 des fisher
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:45 am 
A bat box marked Tony "Fish" Jenkins 1972-2011 should by now be in the woods at the Seven Hills crematorium. (Thanks Gwen)
 des fisher
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:09 pm 
Just to be picky and before memory fades (I'm quite prepared to be corrected) the service was slightly different from the printed order; the Bonzos were played before the appreciations and the poem read by David Mitchell was not Robyn Raneman's Miss Me, But Let Me Go but


Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care 
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen to you

~ Sheenagh Pugh ~

I was particularly struck at the service by A people sometimes step back from war; elect an honest man;
 Vlad the Imp
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:10 pm 
I think that is a very moving poem.
 des fisher
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:07 pm 
No way to start the day:(
UPDATE 18/12/2020: The East Anglian Daily Times seemed to have deleted a report I'm reasonably sure was on the inquest of Fish's death.
 Amanda Frost
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:19 am 
I read it in the paper yesterday and felt sad 
 des fisher
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:23 am 
But oddly comforting that though his judgement must have been blurred it wasn't by drink or drugs.
 Amanda Frost
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:59 am 
And that he knew what he was doing.
 des fisher
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:09 am 
... or perhaps thought he did. Can't help but think that whatever made him do it given time it would have passed.:(
 des fisher
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:09 am 
Tomorrow 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day 
 des fisher
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:46 pm 
I thought Fish had been gone two years but today is the third anniversary of his suicide ... still think about him and if only ...
 des fisher
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:33 pm 
Fish's ashes were scattered on the river Blyth at Southwold last Tuesday 15 July 2014. 

A gentle breeze carried them along the estuary.

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