Remembering a Very Special Costa del Sol Figure

Tom Burns recalls his friend Stephen Brooksbank Credit: EWN Media Group

STEPHEN BROOKSBANK was a special person who was known as a caring and committed Christian who was recognised for his dedication to helping others whenever he could and the fact that he didn’t see obstacles just solutions.

He passed away quite suddenly at the end of May and his friends at Age Concern Marbella and San Pedro Alcantara decided to celebrate his life rather than grieve his loss by holding a lunchtime get together at the Alabardero Restaurant in San Pedro.

A very large turn out reminisced about their friendship with Stephen and President of the Age Concern Group, Tom Burns gave a short speech about the man who he called one of the three most important people he had ever met.

It was Stephen who literally stopped Tom in the street and after asking if he was British (and accepting that it was actually much better that he was Irish) persuaded and cajoled him into forming the Age Concern Marbella Group.

There were many stories about the positive and friendly manner in which he undertook everything in his life and his Pastor also gave a moving speech concerning the man that he knew and led all of those present in a prayer for his soul but also for those who were his friends and family.

Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page