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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poignant Message...

This sad message was posted on Facebook by Cassie Durham, daughter of trumpet player/bandleader/organiser of Whitley Baby Jazz Party and a dedicated servant to classic jazz, Mike Durham. Our thoughts are with Mike and the family.
Lance.

Dear Mike's Facebook friends....for those of you that do not know already, I have some sad news. This is Cassie Durham, Mike's daughter and I am writing to tell you that Dad is seriously ill having being diagnosed with terminal (and untreatable) brain tumours on January 22nd. Things have moved on very fast and he is now in a hospice in Newcastle. I could not think of another way of letting everyone know and this seemed a good an option as any. As you can imagine, it has been a huge shock to Mum and Dad and my brother and I and all I can say is that he is comfortable and is not in any pain....say a wee prayer for him all of you - thanks.
Cassie.
PS: thanks for all the kind messages - and as a footnote which I forgot to add last night, the Classic Jazz Party 2013 will be going ahead as planned - Dad wants it this way and it will be a fitting memorial to him that everyone makes it the brilliant weekend that it has been each year before.

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