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Old 19-06-2016   #1
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RIP Tony Cowley (grimwau)

I'm greatly saddened to report that our much-loved and respected moderator Tony Cowley passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning after a long battle against cancer. Tony's contribution to the forum over many years is, quite simply, irreplaceable and he will be sorely missed.

I'm sure you'll all join with me in extending heartfelt condolences to his wife Liz and son Scott.

I'll post further details of the arrangements as they become available; meanwhile, please feel free to add your own memories and photographs of Tony in this thread.

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Re: RIP Tony Cowley (grimwau)

Tony will certainly be sorely missed, especially at our New Forest meetings, as he was such a big part of these and one of the 'founder' members. Sincerest condolences to Liz and Scott. RIP Tony and thanks for everything. Mark and Kirsty.
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I,m fairly new here, but it's always sad when a valuable and respected member of a forum passes away, I'm of an age where many old friends are passing on and it's becoming increasingly easier to empathise.
Best wishes to his family, from the photo Tony looks like a lovely guy.
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Somehow the New Forest meetings won't be quite the same....
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Never met him, or really spoke to him, but saw him around the forums very regularly, and he seemed like an absolutely lovely and incredibly helpful chap.

Condolences to all.
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R.I.P and condolences to his family he is on my friends list on here (nice picture jrkitching)thanks for sharing .
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I'm very new here but saw some of his posts from the past. RIP and best wishes to his family and friends during this time
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Condolences, sorry to hear the sad news.


to repeat what has been said, I'm a relative newbie on this forum, but have already learnt a lot from the people here, so therefore, indirectly, from Tony.


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Very sad I don't think I ever had the pleasure of meeting him but the his user name is very familiar to me. Such ashame indeed
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Rest in peace sir and many thanks.
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Re: RIP Tony Cowley (grimwau)

I'm so gutted to hear of Tony's premature death. He'll be very much missed at our annual New Forest meetings. My heartfelt condolences to Liz and Scott. RIP
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Another one of the great bites the dust... Rest In Peace mate, you'll be missed.
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