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Spike

Mostly Harmless
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Three years ago today, our brother Gambit shuffled of this mortal coil to join the great shipmeet in the sky.

He was known as "King of the shipmeets" and somehow London meets still don't feel quite the same without him. This evening. I shall be raising a glass in his memory and I invite everyone else who knew him (and even those who didn't) to do the same.

ILM: James Michael Rawling (Gambit)
1978 - 2005

Gone but not forgotten.

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welsh dragon

Shipmate
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May he rest - I was going to say in peace, but his sort of peace would probably be propping up a bar in Heaven having a pint and a laugh with St. Peter. So, may he rest in his sort of peace. [Votive]
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Uncle Pete

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I remember Gambit. He's one of the reasons I love the Ship and most all who sail on her.

Rest in peace.

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Nanny Ogg

Ship's cushion
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[Votive] Remembering a great shipmate and shipmeet drinking buddy [Votive]

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Marvin the Martian

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Gill H

Shipmate
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I remember someone posting a description of him sitting at a cafe table in heaven, enjoying a drink and a chat with Miss Molly. I've loved that image ever since.

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Leetle Masha

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daisymay

St Elmo's Fire
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I was thinking of him just now too... and we loved his singing voice... and his cooking...

May his family have comfort today and other days. [Votive]

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Jen.

Godless Liberal
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[Votive]

I shall have a nice whiskey tonight in memoriam.

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Esmeralda

Ship's token UK Mennonite
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Thinking particularly of Persephone Hazard (one time Eyeliner) at this time. [Votive]

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Yangtze
Shipmate
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Me too.

One thing I remember from his funeral was someone saying "he was a man who knew the difference between Kendrick and Parry and didn't care"

The sniping over in Eccles about services that aren't done 'just so' has been getting me down recently - in memoriam Gambit has now served to remind me that I'm not the only one who likes both ways and more besides and that I shouldn't get wound up by such things. See, even from the other side, his spirit lives on.

I'll try and track down a Guinness in his memory this evening.

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moonlitdoor
Shipmate
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I'm afraid it was necessary to post a short extract from that last post in the Ship of Fools Quotes file in the circus.

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Wesley J

Silly Shipmate
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sophs

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Auntie Doris

Screen Goddess
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Gambit and eyeliner were the first two shipmates I ever met. I only met him a few times and he was a fantastic guy and much missed at the London shipmeets.

Auntie Doris x

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Ferijen
Shipmate
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Ags

Knocked up
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Remembered [Votive]

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ebeth

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To Gambit [Votive]

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The5thMary
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Three years ago today, our brother Gambit shuffled of this mortal coil to join the great shipmeet in the sky.

He was known as "King of the shipmeets" and somehow London meets still don't feel quite the same without him. This evening. I shall be raising a glass in his memory and I invite everyone else who knew him (and even those who didn't) to do the same.

ILM: James Michael Rawling (Gambit)
1978 - 2005

Gone but not forgotten.

Golly, he was young, wasn't he? I just did the math...

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Spiffy
Ship's WonderSheep
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Rossweisse

High Church Valkyrie
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Spike

Mostly Harmless
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quote:
Originally posted by Paddy O'Furniture:
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Three years ago today, our brother Gambit shuffled of this mortal coil to join the great shipmeet in the sky.

He was known as "King of the shipmeets" and somehow London meets still don't feel quite the same without him. This evening. I shall be raising a glass in his memory and I invite everyone else who knew him (and even those who didn't) to do the same.

ILM: James Michael Rawling (Gambit)
1978 - 2005

Gone but not forgotten.

Golly, he was young, wasn't he? I just did the math...
Too young [Frown]

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Sir Kevin
Ship's Gaffer
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Missed him in London by just two years. Our own son is just a year younger. I raise a glass of G&T to a fine young man whose posts I read. I am the less for never having met him…

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Ham'n'Eggs

Ship's Pig
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[Votive]

I still have one of his texts on my phone.

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Joyeux

Ship's Lady of Laughter
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Ancient Mariner

Sip the ship
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Met his [Votive] dad [Votive] at a Ship of Fools Live gig. Lovely man who misses his son [Votive]

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iGeek

Number of the Feast
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Fond memories.

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