Today we said goodbye to one of our lovely Boe Buddies, Carole Hunt, who sadly passed away at the beginning of August, aged just 58. I had known Carole for almost ten years and, along with Sue, Cecelia, Roberta, Annie, Paul and Pauline, Pat, Linda A, Linda W, Karen, Jan and Rachel, to name just a few, we had more than few adventures following Alfie around on tours and one off appearances alike.
Carole also had a hand in ThoughtsofJustAFan as she very kindly allowed me to use the header photo. Those of us lucky enough to know her were aware that Carole was a wonderful wordsmith and I was thrilled when she agreed to write some reviews for concerts in Blackpool, Vienna, Belfast, and the Azura Cruise.
One of my favourite memories of Carole is after a concert in Bournemouth (and again, a couple of years later) when we piled into someone’s hotel room – if you were there, you’ll know exactly what I mean!
Another favourite memory was again after a concert, this time at the Royal Albert Hall, Alfie had been singing a song that Carole was blown away by and afterwards at the stage door, she and Sue were both blown away when Alfie walked up to them and said “when I look out and see your two faces, I know it will be alright.” This was the event (thanks to Marcia for sharing):
Sadly, we also lost Sue (Redfern) in 2021 – I like to think of Carole and Sue sat together, reminiscing over the wonderful times we had. Rest in peace my darlings.