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Old 20-03-2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm afraid I'm the barer of bad news today, for those who knew him, my friend and fellow Simply Maya member Old hippy Tom has died. He had liver cancer for a while and it finally was too much.
I just thought those of you who had chatted to him and exchanged comments should know, and could maybe leave a few words here if they felt to.
R.I.P Tom, one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of talking to.
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Old 20-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Rest in piece Tom
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Old 20-03-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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thats terrible news, my condolences to the family and friends.

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Old 20-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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That is sad, He was a gent and I have missed him from this site. He always ended saying some thing like "Im just going for a smoke and a glass of wine"...........dave

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Old 20-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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Wow, shocked. Such an ace guy, always offered advice and encouragement.

My condoleces to his family.

RIP Tom.
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Old 20-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #6
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Although I never spoke to him here on the boards, he was still great guy.

My heart goes out out his family.
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Old 20-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
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That just blindsided me. He was one of the friendly helpful people that make SM a cool place to hang. Rest in peace Tom.
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Old 20-03-2011, 07:16 PM   #8
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My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Tom.
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Old 20-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #9
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Damn that has knocked me senseless!!

I never knew that he was suffering, he always seemed like one of those members who would have look in every so often, show some stuff he'd been working on make a few comments on others work and then disappear for a bit to get on with something new.

Thats a real shame, my sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in Piece sir.

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Old 20-03-2011, 08:47 PM   #10
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I used to love his sig

"Challenge me and I will try. Because If I should fail, failure also has a prize (Knowledge)".

Always helpful, with a great sense of humour - will be missed around here.
This is hitting me quite hard with everything I just went though and makes me even more thankful I`m still here.
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Old 20-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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Well what can you say really my condolences to his family. He'll be missed round here.

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Old 20-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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wha? that's sad knowing someone will never show up ever again

R.I.P Tom, you were an awesome guy

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That's so sad to hear. My condolences to friends and family. I loved his millenium falcon model that he entered in a competition a while back. I'm sure he will be missed by all. Just going back through that thread I remembered how pleasant he was, always saying Good morning and things like that, even though we're spread all over the world...
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Old 21-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #14
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Sorry to hear this, my condolences to his family.

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Shit dango...that just belted me for six man....I hadnt seen him for quite a while and I think the last time I spoke to him was last year...bloody hell...Im gobsmacked.

R.I.P Tom....thoughts are with your family man, such a nice chap too...very pleasant.

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