It was terrible news coming through from Elly and Mick that our friend Barry Winton had passed away on Wednesday morning.
We are both so terribly upset at this and we feel so very sad for Carol and her family.
We all knew what the future held for Barry and that it was a matter of time but we thought that it would be a few more months before this happened.
We first met Barry and Carol in 2012 at Aston Marina and they were such a lovely couple together - smiles were never far away from their faces; very happy to be on their boat and cruising along the canals.
Carol with her hearty laughter and Barry with that cheeky grin and a sly word on the side.
He was a bit on the quiet side at times, preferring at times to just sit back and watch what was going on; at other times you could see that larrikin side of him coming through.
Barry will be missed by so many people around the system, but most of all by his family.