For Bernard... a tribute from a friend

I first began exchanging personal email on July 29th this year (over a misunderstanding so glad) with beautiful Bernard or Sir B as I like to address him. I’ll always remember this day as one of morning joy and shock sadness afternoon. In the morning we had become friends then in the afternoon Bernard told me of the lung cancer that had spread and was causing “brainy complications” nothing tragic as he put it.
he believed he could beat it! after 4 months of chemo it all became too much…. so for the miraculous way you fought so hard to survive, I applaud you, for your genius art I stand in awe and for our friendship it has and will always be a privilege to have known the great Bernard Lacoque, see you in the next life..Sayonara

Bernard had sixth sense sensitivity…. always my hero! rest in peace Sir!
T.S.Neale alias banrai


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    well done!

  • frogster
    frogsterover 4 years ago

    Very nice Tribute

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 4 years ago

    beautifully said. this is so sad. I’ll miss him

  • Naomi  O'Connor
    Naomi O'Connorover 4 years ago

    Heartfelt and expressed so well.
    Take Care
    Naomi x

  • imagic
    imagicover 4 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to a friend, well done.

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Wonderful words…
    I didn’t know Bernard, but I know for sure that he was LOVED by you….and you…and you… my dear friends from RB. I know that he was a wonderful person, a dear friend and a great artist!
    YES, may he’s soul rest in peace!

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 4 years ago

    wonderful tribute to a great peer and friend I shall miss him and his work via con Dios Sir B.

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Pity you have lost a friend, hope you see each again in the next life……fine tribute.

  • Martin Dingli
    Martin Dingliover 4 years ago

    nice Tribute. R.I.P and rest he shall.Take care

  • Dana Roper
    Dana Roperover 4 years ago

    Wonderful tribute, banrai. Everyone should have such a friend as you.