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Anthony Michael Smith aka Basil Brush 4th August 1973 – 29th December 2008
8.01.09 by Buffalo Bill

This by email from Skot aka Footlong:

Ant tragically fell and died in the Sgúrr Choinnich Mór, Nevis Range, Lochaber in Scotland.

Anyone who knew Ant will understand what an amazing individual he was. For my part I first knew him as XL1 at Churchill Express but over time he became one of my closest friends and someone that I am exceptionally happy I got to spend time with. It is rare to meet someone so open hearted and pleasant, and it is terribly sad that he is now not with us.

Ant’s wife, Cat, has let me know that if anyone would like to come and celebrate his life they would be very welcome. This is happening at 10.15, Saturday 17th January at Randall’s Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG.

Ant felt strongly against giving bought flowers for environmental reasons, and so in respect for his views there will be no floral arrangements. Donations in lieu to Lochaber Mountain Rescue may be sent to FW Chitty’s of Weybridge at 5 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE 01932 842220.

If anyone would like any more information then you can get in touch with me.

Scott.

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  1. i worked with ant years ago , i was XL9
    he will be missed :0(


    — robnoxious    8 January 2009, 20:52    #
  2. i knew ant pretty well and he was one of the nicest people i met when i was on the road, i hope hes gone to a better place


    — tipper    9 January 2009, 07:48    #
  3. I’m shocked and extemely saddened to hear this.

    I worked with Ant for a number of years at City Sprint. He was one of the best riders I have worked with and a nicer bloke I have yet to meet. A man of the highest integrity he will be sorely missed.

    My deepest condolences to Cat and Ant’s family.


    — spirogiro    9 January 2009, 08:25    #
  4. That’s very, very sad news. I met Ant and Cat in the Highlands last winter and had the pleasure of trading courier war stories on the hill with him and dancing up a storm at a Hogmanay Ceilidh. He was a really nice bloke.

    Many condolences to Cat and his family.


    Ed    9 January 2009, 13:40    #
  5. my condolences…never met the cat but don’t have to. i know what it’s like to lose a friend who’s out there on the daily grind…peace.


    j.dot    9 January 2009, 14:03    #
  6. basil brush was always a welcome site, always calm and wise, as an american working in london he made me always feel welcome, …sorry for your loss cat, my prayers are with you.


    — Jenni Alden    16 January 2009, 03:19    #
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