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Source: (consider it) Thread: Farewell, Uncle Pete
LutheranChik
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Rest In Peace. [Votive]

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Bene Gesserit
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I am another who never met Uncle Pete IRL but who really looked up to him on the ship. Requiescat in pace - May he rest in peace [Votive]

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Margaret

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[Frown] [Votive]
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Gracious rebel

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RIP Uncle Pete. I never met you in person, but almost feel like I have done, as so many of the Shipmates I have met did meet you in various places around the world, and told fond tales about you.

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Louise
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[Votive]

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Augustine the Aleut
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I was sorry to learn of this, and I knew that he was unhappy with the institutions of his youth in his last years. My last memory of him was perhaps in the happiest of his settings, at tea with a few friends, enjoying scones warm from (my) oven, and like any good socialist, speaking in praise of the Queen Mother.
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no prophet's flag is set so...

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I both agreed and disagreed with him here. Better personally for having known him on these internet pages. There's only room for kind thoughts at the end of things. I hope it was a blessing that he passed quickly to those he was close to.

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Banner Lady
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Ah noooooo.....miss looking at the ship for a couple of days and this happens. The angel of death waits for no-one.
[Votive] Pete.
Feeling like there are fewer feathers in our nest now. [Waterworks]

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Pangolin Guerre
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I had the great good fortune of having met in him in the flesh, and now that he has moved to that better place, I feel deeply the honour that I was given. Vale, Uncle Pete, wise soul. My prayers for him, family, friends, and Woderwick. RIPARIG, my friend.

[Votive]

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Golden Key
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[Votive]

Blessings, safe journey, wonderful arrival, and great adventures!

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Marvin the Martian

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Such sad news. I will never forget his antics on Wightmeets, his chilli shallots, his friendship, or his surprise when I presented him with his Host of the Year award the one year we ran the Shippies (gosh, was it really nine years ago?).

Rest in peace and rise in glory, my friend.

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Adrienne
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Another who never met Uncle Pete in person, but feel privileged to have met him on the ship.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory [Votive]

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Qoheleth.

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+RIP

I never met Uncle Pete in person, but his posts were always worth reading. I had the honour to be his Hostly Choccorit donor one year.


[Votive]

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Meg the Red
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I posted on the Canada thread before even noting this - denial, maybe? RIP, dearest Uncle Pete - may you always have lots of limes for your heavenly GIN. [Tear]

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Smudgie

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Pete's family have sent me the link to his obituary, should anyone wish to read it.

Pete's obituary

Lothlorian aptly pre-empted one of the charities which donations can be given to in memory of Uncle Pete as he was an avid Scouter. The obituary mentions two other charities too, should anyone wish to give in his memory.

You will also see that they are going to hold a celebration of his life in the springtime. I think he'd like that. I will keep people posted once I know the precise details, just in case anyone were close enough to go along to represent the Ship.

(Wish it were going to be me but if I could have managed a trip to Canada, I'd have done it while he was still around to visit there).

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
Such sad news. I will never forget his antics on Wightmeets, his chilli shallots, his friendship, or his surprise when I presented him with his Host of the Year award the one year we ran the Shippies (gosh, was it really nine years ago?).

Rest in peace and rise in glory, my friend.

ISTR I was privileged to nominate Uncle Pete for that award, no doubt amongst dozens of others. Gosh, he gave us so much.

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cliffdweller
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[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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Trudy Scrumptious

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I somehow missed seeing this sad news until this morning. Pete was one of the pillars (or masts, as someone suggested) of the Ship, and will be greatly missed. [Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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Amos

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[Votive]

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welsh dragon

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John Holding

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His obit also appeared in the Ottawa paper, where he lived for several decades and had many,many friends and co-workers. I am in hope that the family will choose to have a memorial in this city, in which case a number of Shipmates will be able to attend if otherwise available.

John

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Lothlorien
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For those of you who may not have seen this in another place, here is some Information about our friend.

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ThunderBunk

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Smudgie, I know this isn't quite the place, but have you heard from WW recently? How is he, and his household?

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Smudgie

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Thunderbunk, it seems wrong to say it but it has been nice to have a reason to ring WW a few times recently and see how he is getting on. He is undergoing treatment for his eyesight which is a longhaul treatment so he is deferring judgement on how effective it might be. He is finding it quite tiring - even though it involves lying still for an hour at a time.
Other than that, he seems fine and pretty happy, apart from the inevitable frustration of blindness and being totally reliant on others.

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Miss you, Erin.

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koshatnik
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Go well, Uncle Pete.
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Hilda of Whitby
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[Votive] [Tear]

I only just now saw this.

RIP, dear Uncle Pete, and may light perpetual shine upon you.

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Huia
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Just checking through my PMs and found one from Uncle Pete. I had recently posted in Hell for the first time, and made a rather rude comment to another poster.

Pete's PM was to notify me that I had now lost my "fluffy bunny" status, (and to compliment me on the aptness of said comment).
Huia [Tear]

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