Glasgow memorial bench for Camera Obscura’s Carey Lander

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Members of Camera Obscura have placed a memorial bench in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park for their late bandmate, Carey Lander.

The tribute is right in the heart of Lander’s old neighbourhood and faces onto Stewart Memorial Fountain.

The inscription on the memorial bench for Carey Lander, the Camera Obscura keyboardist who died last year. PIC Facebook

The inscription on the memorial bench for Carey Lander, the Camera Obscura keyboardist who died last year. PIC Facebook

It is inscribed with the short poem Late Fragment by Raymond Carver.

Ms Lander, 33, a singer and keyboard player with the band, died in October last year after suffering from osteosarcoma - a rare type of bone cancer.

A fundraising campaign for Sarcoma UK set up by the musician has to date raised £103,000, with donations continuing to come in from fans, supporters and friends.

The musician had raised £60,000 within her lifetime.

Glasgow folks may be interested to know there is a bench dedicated to Carey in Kelvingrove Park, facing the Stewart Memorial Fountain

Statement from Camera Obscura

READ MORE: Obituary: Carey Lander, 33, musician with Camera Obscura, 1982 - 2015.

Band members Tracyanne Campbell, Gavin Dunbar, Kenny McKeeve and Lee Thomson said they will continue to support the fund in Lander’s name.

The band announced late last night that the memorial bench had been put in place.

A post on the band’s Facebook page said: “Glasgow folks may be interested to know there is a bench dedicated to Carey in Kelvingrove Park, facing the Stewart Memorial Fountain.”

Carey Lander (left) in 2009 with Camera Obscura bandmates (l to r ) , Kenny McKeeve, Lee Thomson, Tracyanne Campbell  and Gavin Dunbar. PIC Robert Perry.

Carey Lander (left) in 2009 with Camera Obscura bandmates (l to r ) , Kenny McKeeve, Lee Thomson, Tracyanne Campbell and Gavin Dunbar. PIC Robert Perry.

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The Last Fragment is the final poem in Carver’s last published work, A New Path to the Waterfall.

The Last Fragment, by Raymond Carver

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.

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