Sad Announcement

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by DogMan, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    I received a PM today informing me that Aqualung passed away suddenly in August.

    His daughter, Judith said they are still waiting on official cause of death.

    :(
     
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  2. Flea

    Flea Senior Member

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    Sad news indeed.
     
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  3. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    So very sad to hear of this news - We had been worried about him as he has never left it so long without popping into the Cafe.

    Aqua was such a delight and his thoughtful posts were always a joy to read.
    A kind, Generous Man with a highly developed intellect that always looked for the best in us all.

    Thinking of his family which we knew he loved so very much.

    One of his last posts was a wonderful piece on the same sex marriage debate and the respect he showed that day has stuck with me as something so special to be remembered when the going gets tough.

    au revoir Aqua (Robert) you are missed and this little cafe will never be quite the same without you.
     
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  4. salamanda

    salamanda Member

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    So So sad to hear, My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
    His posts were always extremely well written and a interesting read... I for one will miss his banter, such a sad loss of an articulate man.
    It will leave a big hole in the forums
     
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  5. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

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    Oh I am truly saddened to hear this
     
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  6. RC.

    RC. Senior Member

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    May you travel through the Spheres with our thoughts and gratitude dear Aqualung.

    You are a Being Light as always and may you be blessed with pure love through all the realms of existence.

    Love, Light and Peace old friend.
     
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  7. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    That is beautiful RC .
     
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  8. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    i reckon

    [as aqua would say :( ]
     
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  9. Gasman

    Gasman Senior Member

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    That's a terrible shock.

    I never knew or met the man but feel truly saddened to read this.

    From what I can tell he was far from old either.

    My Condolences to his family.
     
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  10. RC.

    RC. Senior Member

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    Just from my heart Pippi
     
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  11. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    60s, I think. Too young.
     
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  12. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    Tears here in the Poodle house tonight - its funny how one can feel such loss for a person never met in real life but Aqua was authentic and a no BS kinda guy with the ability to make us smile and/or think about things from another perspective.
    Me thinks he must of been a awesome teacher and headmaster during his career.
     
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  13. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

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    Tears here too
    Wishing Aquas family condolences
    Aqualung was a lovely, respectful man and always kind
    He will be forever in our hearts
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  14. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    I think aqua would approve of a nice cathartic brandy, and that is just what I'm about to do
     
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  15. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

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    I just realised Aqualungs avatar was from an album by Jethro Tull called Aqualung
    I wonder if he liked this music?
     
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  16. laurie9300

    laurie9300 Photoshop Whore

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    Rest in peace Aqua, thank you for all you contributed and condolences to your family......
     
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  17. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    His daughter did manage to log on to his account today so I am hoping she will do so again and see how much her dad was respected here.
     
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  18. iamTezr

    iamTezr Senior Member

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    :( I'm really sad to hear this news and ache my heart to think such a nice guy like Aqua are no longer with us.
    Condolences to his family..
     
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  19. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    he was so balanced too

    ie: he could knock out a reasoned, rational advocacy piece, as well as the odd rant, and always good for a chuckle

    rare to be good at all 3 :(
     
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  20. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

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    You picked your avatar from here Aqua so I am presuming you liked Jethro Tull
    Playing it as a tribute dear Aqua just incase you did like the music
     
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