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    So it's been a week. Or nearly a week.

    How's it going? Started a diet? Joined a gym?

    Mine started with a horrible cold which turned into a fever.

    Then my cousin called on new years day to say her dad (my uncle had been taken into intensive care).

    Another phone call later that evening to say that he'd just died.

    We're still waiting for the post mortem to find out what actually happened, though he'd been a long time sufferer with MS and had complications later due to it.

    So as a result I've managed to nearly clear out some bottles of whisky that would otherwise sit in the cupboard for years.

    He's the man who gave me my introduction to spannering with cars and was the only other person in our family into motorbikes.

    We had some good times.

    Well the nights young and there's a few bottles of Hobgoblin to get rid of yet

    Happy new year.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    That's not a good start. Very sad to hear it. Keep his memory alive and remember the good times.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    Condolences Ant.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    My condolences Ant. Be that man to younger people. The world needs more men like your Uncle...

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    I'm really sorry to hear about your uncle Ant. May he rest in peace.

    Loss is hard. You go through phases: anger, denial, depression etc. It's not nice but it's normal. All the best to you and yours.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    Sorry to hear of your loss Ant!

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    The 7th of Jan already !!!
    Where has this year gone ? Itís flying past at an alarming rate !
    Sorry to hear your shitty news & I hope the funeral goes as well as something like that can do !
    Will they be serving sausages at the wake ? Please keep us updated as to the type & quality if they do !


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    Condolences, hope your head is ok later.

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    Life is short, so live it.

    My mate text me to say his dad's just died. Not unexpected in any way, but sad to hear it. Del was a legend in that he could start an argument in an empty room, but was fiercely principled. When my mate was going to senior school, he lived about 20 yards from one, so Del assumed he would go there. In their wisdom, ILEA (as it was) decided he should go to a school two buses away. Del objected in every way possible and when that failed, he went and sat outside the education head's office for about 4 weeks awaiting an appointment until she relented, they had a meeting and a space was found in the school he lived next to. Bear in mind he was a self-employed plumber, so lost a month's money. How many of us would be that principled and determined?

    RIP Del, with your one remaining tooth and lethal skill with a BBQ sausage.

    RIP Ant's uncle. Fair play for passing on the spannering skills.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    My condolences .
    on Friday my mate died at 30
    today we attend his funeral.
    ill miss his intelligence his cheery face and his generosity rip nikola

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    Quote Originally Posted by MrTack View Post
    on Friday my mate died at 30
    Fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTack View Post
    My condolences .
    on Friday my mate died at 30
    today we attend his funeral.
    ill miss his intelligence his cheery face and his generosity rip nikola
    That's very young, sorry to hear about him.

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    Default Re: The New Year - One week on

    Still no news on the post mortem yet (he may have had it but my cousin might not want to talk about it at the moment), hospital had said he'd had a cardiac arrest whilst in intensive care, which is all we know yet.

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