He was always reliable, a wise ear, full of the greatest advice. He was understated and observant. He was always very perceptive. Knew what was going on, and what was what. Always listening and paying attention. He always knew how to say the right thing at the right time, from his wider perspective. He always had the big picture in mind. He was a rock-solid drummer. Straight down the line, no messing. A lot like he was as a Father. A solid rock, an anchor, always reliable and steadfast, always humble and encouraging, not just to his family, but to everyone he met.