Brian Wilfred Cox
By The Bristol Post | Friday, November 09, 2012, 05:00
AMUCH-loved husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather has passed away aged 81. Brian Cox lived in Bristol all his life.
He went to school at St Mary Redcliffe but left aged 14 to start an apprenticeship at Robinson & Son in Bedminster as a monotype caster printer where he met Pamela Nicholl.
Mr Cox married Pamela in 1955 at St Michael's and All Angels' Church in Windmill Hill and the couple went to live in Lawrence Weston.
They had three children – Robert, Debra and Andrea and in 1965 they moved to Henbury.
Mr Cox and his wife were also very proud to have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr Cox would keep his family amused with his antics including the time when he fell over the sea-wall and momentarily disappeared from view. He was always the joker.
Family trips to Weymouth every summer with Mrs Cox's sister Maureen and her husband Colin and all the children played a huge part in Brian's life, including mackerel fishing.
He could not pass a seafood stall without tasting the local catch of the day – whelks being one of his favourites. Brian loved cars and had a great collection of miniature cars. If someone parked in the driveway it wasn't long before he was sat in the front seat.
His wife Pamela, who met Brian when she was just 14 and married him when she was 22, said: "He was a great father – strict but very good. He was also a terrific husband and he doted on his grandchildren.
"He would take them out every Sunday either down to town or around the harbour.
"He is going to be missed very much but we have many wonderful memories of him – he always kept us amused."
The funeral service will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium on Friday, November 16 at 3.30pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the Alzheimer's Society.