Lee Lynch (Mazz Senior) RIP

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One or two might have noticed that Mazz has been unusually quiet and subdued for a while. This is because it is with desperate sadness that I have to tell you of the loss of yet another Bee - my dad Lee Lynch, who passed away very early last Sunday, 22nd July.

Dad came over from Ireland as a 19 year old in 1956 and remained here throughout his adult life, although he never lost his strong Irish accent or the love of his home town - Ballinasloe in Co. Galway. In 1958, having tried Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers without any satisfaction, he discovered the delights of Griffin Park and obviously, as has happened to all of us, he was hooked for life and first brought me with him in 1972 to show me what the fuss was all about.

Unfortunately he wasn't well enough to travel to matches for many years and I think I'm right in saying his last game was the penalty play-off defeat to Huddersfield in the mid-90's. He still loved the club as much as we all do though and kept right up to date, albeit from afar. He'll never see the new stadium, but at least he stayed around long enough to hear that it seems to be finally happening - he was delighted about that.

I know several GPGer's remember him well as 'Leo' and indeed played football with him for hours on end back in the day, over 'The Green'. I can't even begin to describe how much I do, and will always miss him.

Mazz

http://www.leelynch.co.uk/
 

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Mazz - really really sorry to hear this mate. Big love to you and the family. RIP Leo
 

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One or two might have noticed that Mazz has been unusually quiet and subdued for a while. This is because it is with desperate sadness that I have to tell you of the loss of yet another Bee - my dad Lee Lynch, who passed away very early last Sunday, 22nd July.

Dad came over from Ireland as a 19 year old in 1956 and remained here throughout his adult life, although he never lost his strong Irish accent or the love of his home town - Ballinasloe in Co. Galway. In 1958, having tried Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers without any satisfaction, he discovered the delights of Griffin Park and obviously, as has happened to all of us, he was hooked for life and first brought me with him in 1972 to show me what the fuss was all about.

Unfortunately he wasn't well enough to travel to matches for many years and I think I'm right in saying his last game was the penalty play-off defeat to Huddersfield in the mid-90's. He still loved the club as much as we all do though and kept right up to date, albeit from afar. He'll never see the new stadium, but at least he stayed around long enough to hear that it seems to be finally happening - he was delighted about that.

I know several GPGer's remember him well as 'Leo' and indeed played football with him for hours on end back in the day, over 'The Green'. I can't even begin to describe how much I do, and will always miss him.

Mazz

http://www.leelynch.co.uk/
Really sorry to read about the loss of your Dad . RIP Mazz Senior.
 

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Mazz, so sorry for your loss.. big loves to you all from the 66's xx
 

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So sorry mate ,I hope you're back being silly real soon

Love n stuff to all the family

xxx
 

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Sorry to hear about this mate, sincere condolences to you and your family.
 

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Condolences to you and your family Mazz

But do not worry about your Dad seeing Lionel Road, he will get the very best of views along with many many other Bees Fans. He might even be standing next to my Dad !
 

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Oh, Mazz, I really am so very sorry.
I know how gutted I felt when I lost my own father, who was also a Bees supporter.
I offer you my deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
Hopefully, you will feel strengthened by many happy memories, and also the support of your fellow Brentford fans.
RIP Lee Lynch
 

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Very sorry to read about your sad loss Mate,his name rings a bell and seem to remember him singing in the Bees Inn many years ago reading his Webb site he had an interesting life in his prime.R.I.P Lee
 

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Sorry to hear this news. Condolences to you and to your family
 

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condolences to you and your family mate, lost my father just over a year ago, i know your pain :(
 

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One or two might have noticed that Mazz has been unusually quiet and subdued for a while. This is because it is with desperate sadness that I have to tell you of the loss of yet another Bee - my dad Lee Lynch, who passed away very early last Sunday, 22nd July.

Dad came over from Ireland as a 19 year old in 1956 and remained here throughout his adult life, although he never lost his strong Irish accent or the love of his home town - Ballinasloe in Co. Galway. In 1958, having tried Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers without any satisfaction, he discovered the delights of Griffin Park and obviously, as has happened to all of us, he was hooked for life and first brought me with him in 1972 to show me what the fuss was all about.

Unfortunately he wasn't well enough to travel to matches for many years and I think I'm right in saying his last game was the penalty play-off defeat to Huddersfield in the mid-90's. He still loved the club as much as we all do though and kept right up to date, albeit from afar. He'll never see the new stadium, but at least he stayed around long enough to hear that it seems to be finally happening - he was delighted about that.

I know several GPGer's remember him well as 'Leo' and indeed played football with him for hours on end back in the day, over 'The Green'. I can't even begin to describe how much I do, and will always miss him.

Mazz

http://www.leelynch.co.uk/
Sorry for your trouble mate. Beautifully written, he looked like he was a real character.

When enough time has passed I hope you find comfort in the fact that you knew each other for such a big part of each other lives.

RIP.
 

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Condolences to you and your family Mazz...
 

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Really sorry to hear this news mazz.Thoughts with you and your family.
 
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So sorry to hear this sad news and my very best wishes and condolences to you and your family
 

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Very sorry to read your post Mazz. I lost my Dad acouple of years ago. He was also a great Bees fan and took me to my first game in the 1960's. Since I was about 14 we always enjoyed a couple of pints of London Pride together before each home game. Christ I really miss that now. Condolences to you & your family.
 

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Condolences Mazz. Just think of those great times, and how you laughed together, every day.
 

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Really sorry to hear your news and like others have said, you've written a great tribute to the fella.

It's clear you are rightly proud of your old man who must have brought much pleasure to many through his singing and showmanship.

RIP Mazz Senior and condolences to the whole family.
 

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Sorry for your loss VCMazz.
I have seen some quality clips of your dad on your site + youtube.
What an entertainer !

I used to have a girlfriend who's mum was from Ballinasloe, so have been there a few times.
Like others have said condolences to the whole family
 
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Deep condolences for your loss, your tribute shows your feelings for him and you can be assured that he will be watching down on you and no doubt tutting from time to time at some of your comments on the GPG!!!

Our hearts go out to you at this time
 

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Sorry to hear that. Touching tribute mate.

RIP
 

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Like all the others on here, am thinking of you at this sad time. It is obvious you and your Dad were very close, and at some stage in the future I hope the multitude of good memories that you have will come to overtake the current sadness. RIP.
 

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Sad news mate, RIP Leo and best wishes to you and your family.
 

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Hi Mate Paul Fletcher here just adding my & my Families heartfelt condolences to the growing list. My late brother Barry always spoke well of your Dad (& Mum) .Please pass on my best wishes to Mum Ruby when you next speak to her . I lost my Dad way back in '83, having heard his stories of the great Bees success's of the mid /late thirties as I grew up. I still miss him but know whilst the Bees are kicking a ball he(& Lee) will always be there cheering in the background! Keep your chin up mate & God Bless!
 
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Thank you all for your kind words and support. I'm on my way back up to Bedfordshire now to arrange a few things and I've printed off these pages along with lots of messages I've received from elsewhere to take up to Mum to read. This great club was such a big part of Dad's life and I know she'll be touched by the support of the Bees 'family'. Thank you all again, you are second to none :sorted:.
 

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oh no mate really sorry to hear your news. you old man was certainly a character. glad you are carrying on that family tradition! love to your mum and family. Rest in peace Mr Lynch.
 

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A moving tribute, your Dad sounded very charismatic. It must be such a hard time for you all. Sorry for your troubles.
 

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Sad to hear your news Mazz but also what a life he led. You can't ask for much more than spending time doing something you love and bringing joy to so many people.

From an Irish background myself (County Galway) so the website brought back many family memories.

RIP Leo
 

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Condolences from Aus.
 

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Sorry to read this news mazz. As Bill Benn said above, looks like he had a good time.
 

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Sorry to hear of your loss Mazz.

Thinking of you.
 

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