BARBER, Angela Louise - Newton Aycliffe
Angela, aged 50 years, on November 3rd, peacefully in St. Teresa's Hospice
Funeral Tuesday 19th November. Would friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 2.45pm.
Family flowers only, donations if desired may be given at the chapel for the RNLI or by following the just giving link https://www.justgiving.com/David-Barker43. Refreshments will be served immediately after the service at The Bannatyne Hotel - Address
Genuinely thought the announcement was a wind-up and was scrolling trough the internet, looking for the obligatory retort. Gutted to find it never appeared, nor ever will.
My guess is she was equally as hilarious in life as in cyberspace. How that was kept-up as her life sadly ebbed-away, I'll never know. Looking forward to seeing a unicorn at the crem.
Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones.
Rest in Peace.
I'll never forget you Ang, Princess Mammy Beaver.
Suaviter in modo, Fortiter in re
We met a couple of times, and we still have your walking stick.
I'll never forget our first phone call, giggling like loons and then when we finished the call (couldn't understand you very well, a combination of laughing, snorting and talking over each other) you marching straight in to Arrse Chat and declaring to everyone what a Sweary Mary I was. Me!!! I'll miss you loads, Princess Mammy Beaver. Luv Ya, you can buy me a pink wine when I get to the upstairs mess xxx
Angie Barber. A Real Gone Kid. Yeah we sang shang-a-lang And we ran with the gang Doin' doo wop be dooby do ay I have unblocked your phone number
Never met and wish I had. ARRSE, and the world, is an emptier and drearier place now that you've left us so soon. You'll be sorely missed. Condolences to your family. RIP (Give 'em hell, wherever you are!)
Very sorry to learn of this, after many years on the Army Rumour Service website. Rest In Peace.
Bloody hell Sluggy.
We met a couple of times at the odd social and the Charity Cricket in Haringey. Onwards and upwards for you, I expect there will be plates humous on demand where you are going.
Well, that explains why your reprimands for my brasso charged antics tailed off.
P.s. if you meet my brother, steal his dinner money!
Never met you,always wanted to,rest easy.
We never spoke or met, but you were a shining beacon of amusement and fear right from my early days online. I couldn't believe it when I found out you'd gone.
Like a lot of the comments , I never actually met you , and only knew you in the blogosphere , or whatever it's called .
Will miss your icy wit on ARRSE .
You're no doubt giving them hell up there by now , and long may it continue .
You will be missed dearly from the pages of ARRSE. I, thankfully, managed to evade your wrath over the years but it always brightened my day to see someone type 'wait to @the_snail sees this' and waiting with baited breath for your usual mix of humour and venom that put many a keyboard warriors tail between their legs. A testament to your true nature can be read above with all those lives you have touched in person or not. I am deeply sorry to your family for their loss. R.I.P. Dale
I now regret agreeing with you that whichever one of outlives the other, that person will go to the funeral dressed as a unicorn.
One of the funniest blokes on ARRSE.
Miss ya, rest in peace.
I never met you, but you've been a constant source of entertainment on ARRSE.
Whether it was a kind word to some or a brutal put down to another, I will miss your almost constant presence; you always managed to make me smile. The world is a duller place with your passing.
Unlimited snow globes!
RIP and condolences to your family.
Such sad news. Condolences to all your family. I don't think there's a greater testament to your personality and character that so many people who never met you feel like they have lost a friend. rest in peace and enjoy Happy Hour.
The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
What can I say but that this is the saddest news I have had for many months. Who can I look up to for guidance on The Rumour Forum now? I'm just a young lad in need of direction. I'm glad you came to the farm and bonded with JJH's rescue dogs. They knew who the queen was. Farewell and au revoir. We will see one another again in time.
Steve Ruckerwocman a.k.a. Injun Joe
Really saddened to hear the bad news on today of all days.
Who will keep the miscreants inline now?
I will sing a medley of all the songs from Grease in your honour.
Erm, has anyone got dibs on your boots yet?
Never met you but spent years reading and responding your warm, compassionate and occasionaly caustic posts on the rumour service. You had a huge heart, you will be greatly missed by a very large number of people. I know that you are in the Great NAAFI in the Sky holding court and spreading happiness, as loved there as you are here.
Ang, you brought some colour into my pregnancy depression, took me together with Nia to the Summer Ball in your funky Cowgirl outfit and got me drunk on the pink stuff. Hope there's plenty of that cheap stuff up there and plenty of slutty shoes for Pip to chew on... R.I.P you nutter. Love from Germany xxx
Rumour service will have an empty feel to it for a long time.
Hope smelly dog is taking care of you now.
Arrse will be a much more boring site without you Sluggy.
Bye babe. Condolences to those who loved you.
ARRSE will never be the same
I bet that fridge is cold, perfect for pink wine
It's crap you left early :(
Goodbye you deranged dingbat. I will miss the random parcels from you. The advice you gave, the mad calls to serenade my night shifts.
Your sending an envelope of bird crap from the Falklands was a master stroke and I will never again mock penguins.
I was very saddened to hear of this. We met on ARRSE and you even had the guts to come all the way to the States to visit SWMBO, my many rescue dogs (including Rusty the "Smiler" who took to you so well) and I here at my farm.
It was a privilege to have known you and we shared a common bond of love for our dogs. I am diminished with your passing. I hope to see you again when I can introduce you to all my other wonderful four legged children who had already passed away when you visited us.
God bless you.
Ang was one of our site's great characters and something of an internet legend. The world is made a little less colourful by your passing. Say hello to RTFQ wherever you both are now .....
Met Ang twice, a real trooper. We've lost one of the good ones and the world is now a duller place.
I only knew her via the ARRSE discussion board but I feel like a friend has passed away today.
I've only just found out and am really sorry for those who will miss you most. A nice lady, you were always worth talking to.
Rest in peace Ang.....Pip the wonderdog will be overjoyed to see you. Train fare to Darlington donated as ordered :)
Rest in Peace Ang..... Pip the wonderdog will be overjoyed to see you. Train fare to Darlington will be donated, as ordered :)
I never met you but I wish I had, farewell and thanks for all the laughs.
Knew you in Richmond Platoon in NI (3 Queens and 1 WFR), had many a great time over there. So sorry you have been taken so early, but God must have needed an extra special angel, and he decided it had to be you X say hi to all our other comrades up there and don't cause too much mischief up there like you did in NI
A kind, generous, eccentric.
The world needs more people like Ang. Rest easy lovely lady.
You were the scariest "lady" I never knew and your put downs were some of the best I've ever read. Arrse and the world wont be the same.
The Gods help the rest of them wherever you are.
Always the good ones. Rest easy and try not to wind up the gate guard too much.
I am so terribly sorry to hear this. Whilst we only 'knew' each other from Arrse it is a testament to her wit and personality that she made such a mark upon so many other people, many of whom had never met in 'real life'. My sincerest condolences to Angela's family and friends.
I lost the love of my Life to the big C in June. Another cracking Lady taken too soon. Thanks for making me laugh during the last 12 years,
I'm so very sad Angela that you've gone but then again happy that the suffering has ended, for sure wherever you are now it will be a much better place for you arriving. Will miss our banter terribly. X
Laters mate...you beat me to it ;)
Desperately sad to hear this news, Ang worked for me as a LCpl in Aldergrove. A total lunatic, funny and supportive, Rest in peace hun xx
Rest in Peace Angela and my sincere condolences to your family and friends. The quality of the banter on the army rumour service website (arrse) will never again quite reach the extremely levels that it did with you leading the charge against those who thought they were a class act but found themselves desperately scrabbling when they crossed your path and you showed them that they were all mere amateurs in comparison to your mastery of the dark arts of squaddy humour!
We never met... except on the Army Rumour Service website.... I shall miss your biting wit, occasional irreverence, wise comments...and compassion.
Rest In Peace
I cannot imagine Arrse without you! Rest in peace, you female embodiment of British fighting spirit. Respects from Israel.
Rest in peace Angela... despite never actually meeting you, after a dozen years of good natured and witty banter on screen and in PMs I am greatly saddened at your untimely passing. Sweet dreams dear lady.
My sincere and heartfelt condolences go to Angie's family and friends
Rest peacefully Ang. Your humour, counsel and compassion will be missed by so many.
No more shall your hilarious PMs grace my inbox. So long, old thing.
At the going down of the sun...
Sluggy, I loved our pm's and the way you asked after my Missus when you were suffering yourself. Sleep well Princessness, XXX
I would have!
Take it easy "Spargel", it was a pleasure knowing you.Accidental_discharge
I never met her except through communications on ARRSE but always enjoyed her humour and sometimes her cutting remarks aimed at some of the throbbers who post on that site. Sad times indeed.
No more cheeky vimtos :-(
Rest well dear brave 'Sluggy', one of the originals and integral to ARRSE. You were loved, respected, and you will be missed by many, as the tributes here and on ARRSE will confirm. It must be twelve years since we first spoke on ARRSE, and you were kind all that while ago. I remember you serving, and remember you becoming a civvy. If you weren't the luckiest person in health and life, you were always cheerful and positive, scary and funny. And as we now know, you were brave. RIP Ang.
A genuinely brilliant person and will be dearly missed.
All the best Sluggy, you absolute Leg-end!
Angela, Soz mate.
Thank you for the late night chats and a special thanks for being there for me when, well, you know when. xx
My bestest friend I never met.
Rest in Peace kind lady.
Always laughed with you, never at you. Rest easy girl.
There's going to be a 'sluggy' sized hole in my heart and life, you always made me laugh I lost my wife to the same so I know how hard you fought sleep well and god bless you xxx
Puppy kisses as always too
Spoke to you a few times on the phone and enjoyed it every time. You had a kind heart and a gentle soul.
God love you, Sweary Mary! I hope you've found Pip and Ma, and that wherever you are sells cheap-assed pink wine (3 for a tenner from the Co-op). You were a bloody nutter, and you WILL be missed!! Bit of an extreme way to biff out on church parade though! Love you always
My internet Mom. I will miss your late night chats about nothing and everything.
Do I still owe you those likes?
Prickly, stroppy and sweary, and with a heart the size of Australia. I loved our meets for coffee ( even if I did pretend I wasn't with you in Tesco) and held you in the highest regard. We all will miss you.
Over the years I have read your many messages and giggled at them, you leave this world a sadder place but in the next you will have it in stitches.
You text me a few months ago when I was going through a very bad spot and I'm 100% ashamed to say I didn't reply because I couldn't face it. I'm sorry.
Gutted. Hope you're shooting staples at anyone up there daring to ask for a travel chit, and that the ginger one is happily chewing on your slippers. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you or just read your musings, predictive texts will never be as much fun as you made them.
My dear Angie. We've laughed together, drank together, taken the piss out of the world together. I'm going to miss you my friend. I'm going to miss you.
T'internet won't be the same with out you.
Breakfast of Haribo tomorrow in remembrance.
That's a bugger Angelina, you made me laugh. Sweet dreams... X
The naughtiest Lady I know and absolutely The Real Deal.
It has been and will remain a priviledge and a giggle to have had your friendship. Also pink bubbles.
Made a note in my diary. Simply says "Bugger!"
Missing you already, take care of yourself - wherever you are. Filf.
My lovely brave friend. You kept me strong and made me laugh. What will I do without you? Missing you so much already. Assume you're causing havoc wherever you are! Love you xxx
My sweet, sweary friend.
I am missing you desperately already. You pulled me through the darkest and bleakest chapter of my life.
I know you and A will be together, laughing at me now.
I love you both.