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[Votive] For all his family and friends

They that go down to the sea in ships … reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man

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Rest eternal; light perpetual.

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Rest in peace, Pete. I'll miss you and your witty posts! [Tear] Who am I going to tease about my Christmas Cactus now?

Praying for comfort for Uncle Pete's family and friends. [Votive]

Jasmine, little cat with a big heart.

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Gee D
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May he rest in peace and rise in the glory of our resurrected Lord.

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Ship's broken porthole
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Prayers of comfort for his soul and for all who love him. [Votive]

"Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life." ~from Joe Vs the Volcano

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Such sad news.

For Uncle Pete's family, WW, and all who loved him [Votive]

“As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots.”

-- Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Farewell indeed, Uncle Pete. You are a lesson about ways of being in the world, and the world will be less without you in it.
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Sorry to hear the sad news. Praying for WW and all Uncle Pete's loved ones. We will miss having him here and on the relaunched ship.
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Oh. no. So sorry to hear this. May Uncle Pete rest in peace.

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Another who met him on his travels through London and much admired him. He was indomitable.


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Arabella Purity Winterbottom

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Remembering a very happy day spent at Te Papa (NZ National Museum) with Pete. He was interested in EVERYTHING! Which meant a lot of very loud explanation and lots of laughs.

Kia kaha Pete, I'm glad to have met you.

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Rest in peace, rise in glory.


"It's been a long day without you, my friend
I'll tell you all about it when I see you again"
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Hail and farewell Peter.

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RIP Uncle Pete.


Garden. Room. Walk

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Dark Knight

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It was my privilege to meet Uncle Pete a few years ago.

May he rest in peace [Votive]

So don't ever call me lucky
You don't know what I done, what it was, who I lost, or what it cost me
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Love is as strong as death (Song of Solomon 8:6).

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Wet Kipper
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Another one lucky to have met him in his travels around the world
The souvenir 1 rupee note he gave me will take on new significance now [Votive]

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All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell

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I met Uncle Pete at a shipmeet in York. A true gentleman and a lesson in patient endurance, especially in navigating the cobbles of Stonegate in a wheelchair.

Sadly missed. [Votive]

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[Votive] for the great Uncle Pete's family and friends.
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Uncle Pete, was in awe of you here.

Pax et bonum

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Gill H

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RIP Uncle Pete. I never met him in person but he was one of the people whose posts were always interesting to read. A true gent.

*sigh* We can’t all be Alan Cresswell.

- Lyda Rose

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May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

[Votive] [Waterworks]

And I shot a man in Tesco, just to watch him die.

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posted by Wet Kipper:
The souvenir 1 rupee note he gave me will take on new significance now [Votive]

I have one of those as well somewhere, from the same occasion...

Go with God, Uncle Pete, and farewell.

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Farewell, you brave, witty and kind man. You are in fine company now. [Tear]

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Our Scout has 'Gone Home' [Votive]

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Au revoir, Uncle Pete. I'll add my voice to those who knew you to be kind, wise, and beautifully warm-spirited. [Votive]

"What is broken, repair with gold."

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I met Pete at one of the famous Whightmeets. Always thought of him as one of the pillars (masts? ) of the Ship. I was always stood amazed at the scope of his travels. A true pioneer. RIP.
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So sad to read this, he will be so missed on the ship. Rest in Peace, Uncle Pete.

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Vale Uncle Pete.

You leave us all with a Pete size hole in our lives. Thank you.

Marathon run. Next Dream. Australian this time.

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May Uncle Pete rest in peace. May those who loved him be comforted. [Votive]

I will miss his presence on this ship.

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So sad to read this. We didn't always agree, but he was one of my favourite Shipmates. May God comfort everyone who loves him

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My condolences to family and friends.
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Alan Cresswell

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We also met Pete in Edinburgh, a good few hours touring the National Museum. I spent most of my time trying to keep up with children, so I didn't have much time to chat to Pete who followed on behind with Flausa. I think it must have been immediately before the meet when others met him in Edinburgh, probably we couldn't make that because we'd have needed to get home to put the children to bed.

A great man, who will be missed by all who knew him.

Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

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I always enjoyed Pete's avatar of Richard III, whose motto, btw, was "Loyalty binds me". Seems fitting. [Votive]

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Rest in Peace, Pete.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. [Psalm 19:14]

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Originally posted by Joan Rasch:
I always enjoyed Pete's avatar of Richard III, whose motto, btw, was "Loyalty binds me". Seems fitting. [Votive]

Yes, indeed (I am a Ricardian).

I too only knew Pete from the Ship, but may his memory be eternal, and his family comforted.

Rest in peace, Uncle Pete, and rise in glory [Votive]

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. - Oscar Wilde

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I have the power...Lucifer is lord!

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How very sad. +Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord.


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Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Another one here who never met him but feels sad that he’s gone. I messaged him recently to ask him to pass on my best wishes to WW, and he was kind enough to reply.
His family and friends must be bereft, RIP, Pete [Votive]

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain)

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Oh dear, that is sad news indeed.

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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I have a very happy memory of running behind Uncle Pete as he flew down various ramps with complete disregard for safety in the National Museum of Scotland. He inspired and challenged me in so many ways. He was definitely one in a million and I will miss him.
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How very, very sad. Pleased for him that he didn't linger in suffering but desperately sudden for his family and friends.
[Votive] RIPARIG Uncle Peter

Rara temporum felicitate ubi sentire quae velis et quae sentias dicere licet

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May Uncle Pete rest in peace, rise with Christ in glory and celebrate with all the saints and angels in heaven.

May Our Lord give comfort and strength to his family.

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I had always wanted to meet him. God willing I'll recognise him in heaven.
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[Frown] [Votive]

Thank you for sharing this sad news.

May he Rest in Peace.

Flinging wide the gates...

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Fare thee well, Pete, wherever you fare.


We are punished by our sins, not for them.
--Elbert Hubbard

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