Cec Rule

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Dear Choir Members

I have terrible news! Cec Rule died yesterday. His wife Leisha called me

this morning and told me the sad news. She found him collapsed dead on

the floor yesterday evening.

She asked me to inform the choir members and requested that we don't

call her at this time. I suggest you send cards or letters to Leisha if you

wish.

As you know Cec hasn't been well. He had shingles - for the second time

and he began feeling most unwell last weekend. That is why he was unable

to get to last Sunday's concert at Aveo Albany Ck and Monday practice.

Very sad news. What a wonderful bloke. We all admired and loved him for

his calmness and wise words, his dedicated work with the choir, including

his time as President, Vice President, assisting with the music library and

other official roles I don't know about and of course arranging our monthly

coffee time. And we all loved his solos, especially his wonderful rendition of

"Old Man River". I/we could say much, much more about him. Perhaps

later.

I have arranged for a box of flowers to be sent to Leisha today from the

Choir. The card attached to the flowers has the following words:

“To Leisha and Family. The Members of the Choir are all saddened to hear

of Cec's passing.

He was a much loved and admired long time member of our choir.

Our thoughts are with you on this sad occasion. We will miss him.

From The members of the Brisbane Apollo Male Choir.”

We will keep you informed of funeral arrangements.

A very sad time for us all.

Regards

Peter Dunks

President

Brisbane Apollo Male Choir

Friday 13th September 2019

All Choir Members

Cec's funeral will be held at St Clements on the Hill

next Wednesday 18 thSeptember at 10.30.

Leisha Rule has asked the choir to sing.

Please come to rehearsal on Monday if you can as we will be practicing the

songs we will be singing.

Regards

Peter Dunks

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Friday 13th September 2019

All Choir Members.

We will sing the following songs on Wednesday.

"How Great Thou Art" We probably all know the melody - we will learn it in 2 parts

on Monday. Cec's granddaughter will sing one verse. We will sing this in the earlier

part of the service - exact time to be advised.

Michelle will send the words of all verses to Peter Cuffe and he will send them out to

all members to view/learn the words - if you don't know them.

"You Raise Me Up" To be sung during Communion.

"Stout Hearted Men" Leisha has asked us to form two lines along the path as the

coffin is taken out of the church - a guard of honour, and sing this song that Cec

loved, and (my words) describes Cec - a strong man and a leader.

I have advised Carolyn.

Peter Dunks

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