Paul Winston Churchill - Murt  - 1965 - 2010

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Fleur, Baby Womble - 19 June 2010

My dearest Paul, my big brother, Murt, my own personal rock star, my friend. I miss him more than I will ever be able to describe. I will keep him with me in so many ways. He burned very very bright, but always with a hint of sadness in his soul that none us could heal for him no matter how hard we tried. He was a gentle soul, so very fragile, he was a gentleman. He was a force of nature, he was our own little piece of rock and roll, he was a little bit of magic, an inspiration. Theres no denying he was at times, and often, incredibly difficult, incredibly frustrating, but we all loved him, and we all wanted so much for him. I will never be the same now hes gone. He raged hard, he did it his way, hes at peace now xxx

Maria - 19 June 2010

i loved you Murt i always will. Sleep well my darling. Maria.xxxxs

 - 20 June 2010

Beannacht / Blessing by John O'Donohue On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.

Cousin Stuart - 20 June 2010

dear Paul, tried to call you on the phone message said you weren't at home tried to send a couple o' mails looks like your computer's failed just had this funny feeling that maybe there was something wrong but I'm sure you're fine, just drop me a line just drop me another song kids send their love I'll send you some photos they're growing up really fast next time we're over we'll go down to Plymouth take the kids to the fair then go camping up on the moors couple o' crates of beer... just finished that song, the one I was telling you about the one about Romeo the one with the guitar solo I'll send it with the photos and a bottle of Tequila I'll send it DHL, make sure it gets there! Well I'd better be off, It's been a really long day but don't be a stranger, now you take care send my love to the family God bless I'll see you soon S.B. 19 June 2010. Mexico.

Clare Gough. - 20 June 2010

To be honest Murt, I never really saw you as a grow old gracefully type. Hope you're at peace now. Will toast your memory in style don't you worry about that. xxxxx

Mat K - 20 June 2010

"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. I'm not laughing any more miss you see you soon

Alex Christaki - 20 June 2010

You always brought more to the table than I did. Thank Paul, and for the everlasting respect!!

Diana Tonkinson ("Auntie Di") - 20 June 2010

I knew him as an infant, asleep upon my chest, Then later as a spunky kid, a racer of the best. A sailer-suited poppet, as pageboy stole the show, And now beloved god-son, I grieve to let you go. God bless, stay well, God speed, dear Paul.

Cheryl Hill - 20 June 2010

I did not know you Murt very well because I know Maria. I do know however you were very much loved and will be missed very much. You are one talented colourful character who left an impression on everyone you met for good or bad. You burned so very bright and candles that burn too bright burn out too fast. You will be missed very much and I know you are now at piece. I am not religious but your memory will last forever in those you touched. Piece and love. Cheryl

lesley skinner - 20 June 2010

gone but never forgotten murt! had been a long time since i last saw you but will always have plenty of memories of dirty, gurty, murty! from no. 30 :o) rest in peace mate but my guess is you'll carry on partying! xxx

Tamsin  - 20 June 2010

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Winston Churchill

alex Geordie - 20 June 2010

i cant believe it Murt, my good friend, my heart. Bless you. Thanks for passing through my life. x

Ralph Angel - 20 June 2010

As a 13 year old, I used to come down from London to Plymouth for school holiday, nuts I was! haha! Used to stay at my uncles where the Gentleman lived and rehearsed. It was quite manic for 13 year old, but I loved the way that The Gentleman had that attitude and lifestyle. You could line Murt up with Keith Richards, Steve Tyler, Mick Jagger, Lemme and his style and attitude on and off the stage would have fit right in there with all of them! Murt was one of those people who gave the early incentive to be different and do my own thing, and be creative! Thanks Murt......I'll never forget you, and if you can forgive me.....I wanna dig up some of your songs and play them, keep your legacy going! haha stay cool man! Ralph

jack churchill - 20 June 2010

to the best friend i ever had and a father to me. u made me the person i am today. will always have u with me mate. a true gentleman an a proper basterd ha will always miss u.

Paul Lloyd - 20 June 2010

I'm sorry to hear that you have left us my friend, you were a talented musician destined to succeed as well as a true friend, myself, Fadhili and Guy will never forget the fun and experience we had when recording the mini oven we purchased for about £10 from Wilkinsons in our first year of the degree. I will always cherish the memories of our friendship and never forgot the advice and support you gave me through hard times of my life in the 2007, rest in piece my friend and the nickname you gave me will live on in remembrance of you. Hollywood Paul

lbc - 21 June 2010

i'm so sorry to hear this tragic news of a so wide and diverse friend through the years he'll be surely missed and i'll give my regards to fleur and maria and my thoughts shall be with you god bless xxx

Auntie Di - 21 June 2010

Took a rough road at the end of the day, Skinned my skins and lost my way. Found theTraveller next to me, Yanked me up and set me free: Sfe from harm, released from pain..Oh Jeez, I am myself again!

Guy Scott - 21 June 2010

Dear Murt, i will never forget you. Thanks for all the support, kindness and good times. Your memory lives on in our hearts and your music in our ears.. Rest easy Buddy xxx

Lester Quintrell - 21 June 2010

A character that will be sorely missed! Paul may you forever strum your strings!! Rest well my freind. Lester.

simon young - 21 June 2010

god bless, shall miss all that bartering in vibes. Plymouth has lost a legend.

Angie VanDike - 21 June 2010

Gone from Painful cries,away from saddened eyes,Along with him i'll bide cause they won't go when i go. Stevie Wonder. I didnt know you well but spoke to you often over the past year when you came to Student Funding and always found you to be a gentleman i never realised you were Marias Paul,sending love to Maria and family ,sleep peacefully x

james mcmahon - 21 June 2010

Thanks for the good times paul, you will not be forgotten, it was a pleasure to have known and played with you. Rest in peace

Auntie Di: "barking mad", so you said! - 21 June 2010

Sonnet 116 by Will: Love is not love/hich alteration finds,.../Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,/But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

Helen Smith - 21 June 2010

I have only just heard this terrible news. Paul was one of my favourite students, such a character, so kind and thoughtful towards others as well as intelligent, talented and creative. He always brightened up my day, with his honest but sensitive sense of humour. You'll be greatly missed Paul, Rest in Peace. To all of Paul's family my thoughts are with you xxxxx

Andrew 'Tigger' Targett - 21 June 2010

It was a pleasure to have been your friend over the years Paul, the memories we shared and the music you made will live with me forever. Love you brother! RIP x

Auntie Di - 21 June 2010

Couldn't even spell today. Read skinned my shins, and safe from harm. Blame the keyboard. Great photos. Lovely one on the beach. Go shock 'em, Paul!

Stu - 21 June 2010

More than just an excellent student. A real character who brightened up every session. Godspeed Paul.

fleur - 22 June 2010

longest day of the year, longest day of my life, its solstice, I salute you, touched so many people, rock on paul, one love

Jovian - 22 June 2010

Murt - A Legend - A Gentleman - A True One Off - RIP Mate.

kelly parrish 22 june 2010 - 22 June 2010

ur allways be in our family thoughts. we will miss u dearly. u give us lite when u was with us. and smiles we will never forget. sweet dreams murt . xxxxx

Auntie Di - 22 June 2010

Grinning Fancy Dress pumpkin, Paul the kid in a barrow, with Granny Bowyer as gardener in welliboots pushing you. Great village childhood!

Pete Isaac - 22 June 2010

Thinking back to many great memories of the Gentlemen in the early days, his log cabin in his mum's garden where we spent many herbal evenings listening to music, many many trips to London, Cornwall etc to see loads of bands, especially the epic 3 day train wreck of a trip to see Rod Stewart at Wembley Stadium, towed home, hospitals, fights, remember that one Duncan?, the Prince gig at Wembley Arena, too much alcohol which had me falling over the balcony and luckily landed feet first without injury, Live Aid!, gigs at The Breakwater back in the day, think Fleur had her first gig there? (he was great at getting people into the band and inspiring them to get into music), Zev's basement sessions, Seeing Murt the first time playing live at Harewood House in Plympton in 1982 or something! The list goes on and on and on... Funny how all the good times have remained etched into memory and all the bad crazy shit has faded. And even though I eventually had to escape the destruction, he was an inspiration to me when I was a lad and I thank him for that. He was truly rock n roll, the bloody idiot.

rob - 22 June 2010

R.I.P my friend! You helped me through a difficult time in my life and cheered me up along the way, I know i didnt know you very long but in the time i did you were a true friend and i recall many good memories you will be greatly missed savannah would of liked to meet her godfather lota of love rob Lisa Pat and Sophie and Savannah xx

buffalo soldier - 23 June 2010

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D.E.T. - 23 June 2010

My soul has dived into the heart / The centrepoint of things / Where swift and cool,uncoiled, apart / It learns to soar and sing./ So deft and sure on swallow's wings/It swaerves inregions fine / Rejoicing at the scope of things / Enriched by grand design.

Sarah Robertshaw and Tim Jones - 23 June 2010

“Music has the power to move a person between different realities: from a broken body into a soaring spirit, from a broken heart into the connection of shared love, from death into the memory and movement of life."(Dr. Deforia Lane). We knew you for only a blink of your time on earth and can recall the sadness and passion that lingered behind your eyes as we hooked upon your consciousness to keep you with us. We couldn’t just walk on by that day as many others did. This unknown figure, who we first thought was asleep on our doorstep and I’m so glad we didn’t. It gave us the opportunity to see your light shine, to glimpse at this creative flare which oozed so effortlessly from your soul. Problems- we all have plenty... yet to us you still carried with you a pure kind heart and an incredibly intellectual mind. It was a pleasure to have known you even for such a brief moment of your life... The most passionate of people always burn furiously and then cruelly, within an instant burn out, it’s just a shame that time was against us as it would have been wonderful to have gotten to known you more. Tim would have loved to have had a proper jam with you and I think you both could have created some beautiful music together! I would have loved to have seen your garden finished, I had even collected some doll parts for you to add to it. Whenever I draw a tree I shall recall the menacing beauty of the tree you drew that was placed upon your living room wall near the door... and think of you! Rest easy now our friend... and ‘shine on you crazy diamond’! xxx

Maria 23rd June 2010 - 23 June 2010

Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Sean May - 24 June 2010

Murty, I haven't seen much of you in recent years but the memories of The Gentlemen will alway's be with me! having been a Gentlemen member for 6 years or so back in the early 80's I can honestly say it was an education in many way's, from Riots in the Good Companions to stabbings at Garbo's, Tramps dropping their Trousers, i think in London( to the delight of Dunc who I think wanted to kill him), It wasn't alway's easy but where's the Fun in that! I can remember night's that you were so fucked you could barely stand and Lyric's became to much of a chore to even bother with, long Zappa type guitar solo's taking there place, much to my annoyance which once ended with my drumstick whizzing past your face to your suprise....... I could go on and on about the many wild night's we shared in the Madest band I've ever played with, but do know something Murt I would not change a thing! You had something that you can't fake! a true Rock 'n' Roller who really knew how to write a tune!. you will be deeply missed my friend! Give them Hell !!!......RIP. Love Seanie X

Nick Trussler - Representing DEEP BLUE SOUND - 25 June 2010

Deep Blue Sound is a small community of like-minded students teachers and creatives, and when we loose a friend such as Paul it sends out shock waves. Particularly in this case because Paul was such a friendly and energetic guy, firmly fixed on his love of music and love of working with others and the fact that he was, like many in the music industry, a combination of a real individual character, (who was bound to make a lasting impression) - and a support and friend to many others around him. The fact that the condolences here come from so many different people and that they all loved Paul in different ways for different reasons just goes to illustrate Paul’s huge strength of character and his caring nature in the way that people could identify with him for so many different reasons and on so many different levels. He was a very responsible student, a student rep for his class and, as he struggled over the past few months with health and (as I guess we all do) perhaps with life, we sought to help him by organizing a higher level Pro-Tools audio exam which was to take place this week to help pave the way for Paul to set up his dream of a small studio to help disadvantaged young people in Plymouth. Paul was larger than life, clever, robust and could very probably have drifted off at any time into the wider world and inspired many people with his energy and music. The fact that he spent much of his time in Plymouth and with local projects and friends was a gift, one which we will now carry with us as a spirit and memory and thread of love. On behalf of all of the staff and students at Deep Blue Sound I would like to celebrate the memory and ongoing spirit that is Paul Churchill and to add these thoughts to the rest of the remembrances from family and friends.

Auntie Di - 25 June 2010

My reading is written in large print all ready for Tuesday so that I can do justice to you.

Katharine Church - 25 June 2010

Murt, I remember when my nan passed away you and Maria were there for me, I remember a crazy afternoon in the Phonix pub, then back to yours and you put on the South Park dvd. It was the first time I laughed after our loss. Also when you looked after me when I broke my arm, you took my up to Derriford hosp and stayed with me all day, I just want to say thanku hun and rest in peace xx much love Kaf xx

Tempany Clark - 25 June 2010

Now you are with my dad i hope you have a good time R.I.P murt xx

fejc - 26 June 2010

shine a light on you, might not be the one we go with, but you know thats how we all feel xxx

Amanda - 26 June 2010

Lots of love at this time, hope you are now in heavenly, peace place with lots of music and happiness forever. Only met you once but still have tears for your passing and your lovely sister, who must be so sad and horrified to not have you around anymore, so keep close to Fleur and look after her always. Lots of love. Rest in Peace. XXX

Coat hard - 26 June 2010

I still remember you stood at the front of the class, the new boy being introduced to the class ; short pants , pudding basin haircut and that cheeky grin of yours . I knew we was in for some fun , i just never knew how much . Murt, we grew up together , we played together, we partied together, we fought together . We came close to death together .( remember Billacombe Roundabout ?) you discovered music before anyone else i knew and you lived it , you really lived it . but you were more than a musician , more than a songwriter , who wrote the most beautiful love songs ( probably why you got the women , you bastard ) . You had drive , ambition . Out of everyone i knew you were the one i thought would be truly great . But just like your legendary "murtle runs" just before you reached your goal , you'd fuck up . But never give up . you were arrogant , you had a bigger ego than was humanly possible , but you cared for and looked after your own , in your own way ( how many bridges did you have to rebuild ? ). And you never judged people . There was fear too Murt , I don't know if it was of success or of failure . I guess you needed people as much as we needed you , you made people believe in themselves which in turn made us believe in you . And you had your demons , we joked about letting you out of your cage , but the truth was : booze was your cage and when you drank you were climbing into your cage not out of it . If only you realised it before it was too late . I wished i could have been there for you but you were always too strong willed ; what drove you , destroyed you . Murtworld was a crazy , scary , exciting place but towards the end I just couldn't go there anymore , I burned out . I knew you most of my life , you were more than my friend , you were my brother . I will miss you ( and our drunken philosophical debates ; i guess we'll never know which was the greatest protest song or who would win a stand up fight , buffy or dark angel ) but i won't grieve for you because i see you in me and in everyone who knew you . Sleep well my brother , there's a New World waiting for you and I will see you there on the other side

fleur - 27 June 2010

am reading the diaries... the gentlemen played a lot of gigs, so many more than i recalled, and there are so many songs with no titles that have been hidden away, so much we missed, not sure what to do with it all right now, but rock on paul, again, i salute you xxx

rob + mandy - 26 June 2010

murt, ive known you for 14yrs or more we were always welcome at yours and maria's and always had a laugh and joke so was sorry and sad to hear that youve gone, and i hope youve gone to a better place. im sorry that i never got to get and see you when you moved to st judes and i feel i should have, your always be in mine and mandys memory and thoughts. i hope your at peace . we,ll never ever forget you and the things we used to do.god bless rip. love rob and mandy.

Sue Fielding(nee Rose) Cousin - 27 June 2010

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I , and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me , pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Henry Scott Holland Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Spike. - 27 June 2010

I'm going to miss you Man. Your Hugs, Love, and incredible Guidance & Wisdom. Total Unique. Thanks for Tolerating me. I'm missing those Techie questions already ! Love You. Time for peaceful rest now dude.

Joan & Ken Targett - 27 June 2010

Just heard the sad news, bless you Paul

Tracey - 27 June 2010

You dreamed of living a rock star lifestyle whatever the cost. There was no stopping you, no talking you out of it, it was your life plan. I think you have paid the price but I doubt you would have lived your life any other way. May you continue to make music wherever you are x

Rob (fuzzy) - 28 June 2010

I was just reading what someone wrote about your garden and it made me laugh out loud remembering the other week seeing you walking up the road witj one of those metal trollys from the local DIY center you were determained on turning it into a barbeque you was planning and for a breif period your new garden realy cheered you up. Patricia asked me to say she will miss your talks about the old days and may you rest in peace.xxx

Chip - 28 June 2010

I never met Paul though we spoke on the 'phone. I wish I had. His spirit is free now, buoyed by the love of the many people he touched and who did know him. "When you part from your friend that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. And let there be no purpose in friendship save deepening of the spirit." Khalil Gibran.. The Prophet. I know Pauls' passing will encourage all who knew him to think of love and that their spirits have been deepened for knowing him. Shine on Paul.

Roz Birch - 29 June 2010

For Paul, A huge inspiration, guide, mentor and support through my own musical adventures! Peace be with you xx "To take of deepness; Sustenance from worldly, seemingly, unsubstantial things, And as all Alchemists bring forth, wondrously, a plethora of dreams. To create of deepness; Music and soul from life, taintlessly, emerge as seamless sound, And as will every talent within him, beautifully, a profound gift to us."

Ophina - 29 June 2010

'Fly on little wing' peace and love xxxxxxx

Shan - 29 June 2010

You will be missed Murt but you are now at peace. Rock on. xxx

antony menta - 01 July 2010

..........you were the first person in plymouth or anywhere else, to invite someone like me, to your home, with maria, for the most wonderful lamb roast dinner. You tried to teach me the guitar, you were so encouraging, i believed i could be the best, even though i couldnt make a rythym clapping my hands (still cant). I knew you only briefly, but will always remember you as been real, loving, kind and extremely talented, you are a loss not just to me but to the human race, you restored my belief in another, human, being 'lost' myself as only you will understand, iam more of a person for knowing you!! i miss you man!! God be with you!!

Maria Hind  - 04 July 2010

Murt was a good man and i miss him very much. I will always remember him. xxxxxxx

 - 17 July 2010

there are a couple of ways to avoid death, one being to be magnificent

Fleur - 27 July 2010

THE BLACK KEYS - UNKNOWN BROTHER - Cause your soul is in heaven But your memory remains Unknown Unknown brother Ill meet you someday Unknown Unknown brother We walk through fields Where children play Your eyes shine bright When you were a kid Your sisters loved you And all that you did Big brother, big brother Don't worry a bit Your flame has not faded Since the day it was lit Your life was joy Your mommas only boy And when the skies are blue Big brother Theyre blue for you We will smile like pictures Of you as a boy Before you retired To Heavenly joy Unknown Unknown brother Ill meet you someday Unknown Unknown brother We walk through fields Where children play

Tony Slade - 29 July 2010

Rock On Murt!

Patricia Churchill - 29 July 2010

He was always a lovely boy i will miss you Love and kisses Auntie Pat xxx

Auntie Di - 31 July 2010

Who is going to SING Lament for Paul, please? It was written as a song, not just a poem. It cries out for a raw, rough but also melodious voice, earthy and emotional. Combine Rod Stewart with Freddy Mercury. There must be a woman's voice suitable too, but I think the pain would be rougher put over by a bloke's voice. C'mon folks, sort it out, in time for the graduation in September. Go for it, someone! I dare you.

All @ The Wireless Theatre Company - 11 August 2010

We were very sad to hear of Paul's death. He was a very talented editor and sadly only got to work on one of our productions, however his skill is evident in the play and we are honoured to have worked with him. We pass our thoughts onto his family and friends. From... Mariele, Fran and everyone at www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk (Paul was one of our audio editors).

Geoff Marriott (Producer - Zagreus Films) - 11 August 2010

Unbelieveably talented chap. A pleasure to work with and a great friend to have known. We will all grately miss him.

Dominic Watts - 17 August 2010

Only just heard you died I miss you already Love and light Dom

Kelly Santini - 09 October 2010

Very sad loss. Want to send out my deepest thoughts from my heart, Rest in Peace my Friend

Dylan - 12 January 2011

xxxxxxx

maria murts wife - 16 January 2011

Thankyou darling,i'll keep you always in my heart.xxxs

rob - 20 January 2011

will miss you my friend!!

Fleur - 15 June 2011

miss ya bro xxx

Rob - 08 August 2011

finaly got it together murt told you i would!!!!

Fleur - 10 August 2011

thank you paul for everything you gave me, you're always in my heart bro, and with me in everything I do, love you, miss you, I'm doing it for you, always will, keep on rocking, keep on wombling xxx

Maria,  - 24 August 2011

I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart.

Fleur - 13 October 2011

And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation

sws - 13 October 2011

stand in front of you, take the force of the blow, protection

Fleur - 31 October 2011

I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still xxxxxxx

Fleur - 11 November 2011

xxxxxxxxxxx

cousin stu - 16 November 2011

hey paul, checkin out all your wonderful photos for the 'n'th time! Take care on your astral travels. Love

Robert Fergson - 16 November 2011

Rest in peace my friend thinkng of you this time of year miss u lots and ill see you on the darkside!!!!

ROB - 16 November 2011

Fluer can u contact me please on 07929389435 tyanks

Rob - 23 December 2011

still thinking of you mate ill have a drink for you just showing Savannah your pictures and have given her your chain too.The angel gabriel kinda scares her though me too if im honest lol, R.I.P

PATERICIA CHURCHILL - 17 January 2012

CAN YOU CONTACT ME ITS YOUR AUNTIE PAT 01258 268969 M O7917443190

Fleur - 26 April 2012

I won't back down xxx

mr gent - 20 June 2012

Your not forgotten mate, you will allways be our ultimate rock star

stuart tallon - 20 June 2012

you will allways be with me mate x

Fleur - 23 June 2012

After every sunset comes a sunrise... Another sunrise, another solstice passes, 2 years of sunsets and still it feels like yesterday. Grief continues to change shape and become easier to bear; I miss you every single day, but you're still burning bright, and rocking away in my heart xxx

Wolfie - 07 July 2012

Your first words to me were "always trust the man who returns to the front with the ammo" Missing you Murt

Maria churchill - 10 July 2012

today is the the day Murt and i met 19 years ago.. Although you are gone from me in life you are always in my heart and my thoughts, we had a long and amazing journey together. xxxz

Fleur - 31 August 2012

Missing you on a blue moon xxx

Fleur - 21 September 2012

This is Radio Random, but we will try and rock the roll, and the love and the inspiration today for you xxx

Shan Howells - 21 September 2012

Hola from Barcelona Murt. I'm sure your wife and sister are very proud of you today. Rock on boyo! xxx

Fleur - 03 March 2013

Esta

Maria Churchill - 26 April 2013

Love always.xx

Fleur - 16 June 2013

Three years today since my brother passed; it feels like yesterday, it feels like a thousand years. I don’t understand how grief and loss seem to condense and expand time at will, but I am so grateful that he still burns as bright in my heart as he ever did. Not a single day ever goes by without me thinking of him. His gifts throughout my life, and later, in the time of his passing, in my greater understanding, clarity and connections continue to become clearer and more precious. Time passes, and it seems to get easier, and I feel able to smile and feel blessed to have had such a unique presence in my life. But then there are times when it is harder than ever, this year mum being poorly, mums 70th, my 40th, all felt quite impossible to bear without his wisdom, and insight, his humour, his wind ups, and his total knowingness and understanding of me. But our blood bond remains strong, it is eternal, and I know he will always shine a very bright light on my life, in ways that I remain unable to understand or describe; it is not ours to understand these things I suppose. So here's to my own personal, lifelong rock star, the only man that could get away with full leathers and moccasins, my brother, Paul, Murt, Paul Churchill, he rocked and rolled with the best of them - have a JD, or maybe a Guinness, strum a guitar, or just play some music and turn it up. Then it's just time to reflect on Murt's Guide to Survival as he has taught me; love your family, peace on earth and look after small animals, always be true to yourself, live for today, but work hard for tomorrow, it doesn't matter about the clothes you wear or a little wear and tear, wear bandanas and cowboy hats, love Bob Dylan, remember you're a womble and never ever ever give up. But most importantly, the two things that Paul always managed in his perfectly crazy, yet harmonious way, and in his words… be nice, cuz nice is nice… and… live hard baby, you die free xxxxxx I can hear the angels singing I can touch the stars they're laughing I can see the rain its falling Falling down on me

Fleur - 29 June 2013

Miss You x

Fleur - 20 September 2013

Today has been an honour and a privilege because of you..... "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning" Winston Churchill

Amanda - 25 February 2014

I hope you are still dancing

Maria Churchill - 01 June 2014

My thoughts & memories of you will never fade away.. you filled up such a massive part of my life and i was proud to be your wife. I loved you so much and at times i proper hated you, only the love and the good times remain with me now... Time for me to move my Life on my darling. i know you would want that for me and i would want the same for you.. No one can replace you ever or fill up my life the way you did he can only fill some of the gaps... xxxxxx

Fleur - 16 June 2014

4 years. It could be a thousand. But it still feels like yesterday. It seems that loss, like love itself, has become almost timeless. Love remains, and my brother is forever, and eternal in my heart. xxx

Maria - 16 June 2014

Love always. Xxx

Fleur - 26 September 2014

Once again, on graduation day, I salute my brother, friend, guitar warrior; Paul Churchill. The mark you made at the University with your unique stamp of rock & rolling, womble magic is testament to your wisdom, spirit and great heart. xxx

Fleur - 26 April 2015

My brother Paul Churchill would have been 50 today. As it is, he's forever young. Given a choice, I believe that would have been his. So 50 words 50 images in memory of someone who burned brighter than most. He still burns bright in my heart and life, and I'm grateful for every second I had with him. Raise a glass today if you can, live for today, love your life, play some music. That's what he would have done. Paul. Murt. Murtle. Gentleman. Writer. Guitarist. Songwriter. Rockstar. Reader. Artist. Rock. Roll. Rocker. Womble. Footballer. Creative. Cricket. Alchemist. Complicated. Tattooed. Kind. Tough. Funny. Barking. Proper. Fun. Free. Loyal. Wise. Impossible. Inspirational. Clever. Cowboy. Hat. Country. Bandanas. Frustrating. Wild. Gentle. Sleepless. Student. Graduate. Restless. Magnificent. Character. Lost. Paradox. Remembered. Present. Guide. Fly on Little Wing

jack - 16 June 2015

5 years. doesn't feel a day .missing you man, i always will

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