drivin_me_nuts RIP & Funeral Details

drivin_me_nuts RIP & Funeral Details

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Council Baby

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19,741 posts

190 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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As many active in the forums he frequented are aware Russell AKA drivin_me_nuts passed away on Monday 25th July aged 49.

He touched a great many of our lives both through his open sharing on the forums and his willingness to help others without any judgement, a kind and patient man, a wordsmith and, as many have said to me in the last 10 days, one of the few people we've never heard a bad word said about.

He leaves behind many friends, both virtual and real wink, and his wife of under 12 months, Jeanette.

So... why the post?!

Russ loved a good motor, PH members organised an amazing event for Lily when she was in a hospice that brought together muscle, exotica and passion giving her a huge number of smiles and memories in her final weeks.

Having spoken with Jeanette she feels that it's only fitting to share the funeral details with the community he enjoyed so much and invite anyone who wishes to come to join us to celebrate his life.

The funeral is 2.15pm on 16th August

South Chapel
Woodvale crematorium
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 3QB

Ali_Kat will be posting details of where we'll be gathering for a drink or 2 afterwards, that's as yet unconfirmed.

RIP Russell ""Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."


DoubleSix

11,714 posts

176 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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frown

Was just about to ask if that was the poor chap who lost his wife previously - your post confirms it is - very sad.

Can I ask how he passed so young?

Vaud

50,465 posts

155 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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frown

Lovely chap. RIP.

ali_kat

31,988 posts

221 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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I can only echo CB - Russ was a very inspiring and compassionate person, with a wise and kind word for everyone; another good friend of his coined this phrase and few things are more accurate. We should all #bemoreRuss
(Russ always travelled with a teddy)


crofty1984

15,858 posts

204 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Jesus, that's no age to go. Thoughts are with his friends and family. RIP

PoleDriver

28,637 posts

194 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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DoubleSix said:
frown

Was just about to ask if that was the poor chap who lost his wife previously - your post confirms it is - very sad.

Can I ask how he passed so young?
Linky

Leins

9,467 posts

148 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP drivin_me_nuts, and thoughts go out to his family

Tuvra

7,921 posts

225 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Well that's put a dampner on my Friday afternoon frown

RIP.

soad

32,894 posts

176 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Gone too soon, RIP.

Quhet

2,420 posts

146 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Oh st, had no idea.
While I'm no means a properly active, well known member of PH, I frequently came across his posts and he seemed like a top bloke. His thread about the very sad passing of his wife a few years back genuinely made me cry, best wishes to all of his friends and family

RIP frown

Kaelic

2,686 posts

201 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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No age at all very sad news

RIP Russ

The convoy for his Wife who was ill was an amazing gesture by the PH community.

James Drake

2,670 posts

117 months

PH TEAM

Friday 5th August 2016
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Just as an aside to this, on speaking with ali_kat and council baby we're going to be arranging a 2 minute "Silence" across all of the PH forums to commemorate Russ, which will coincide with his funeral.

I for one am going to try and BeMoreRuss.

JD

Edited by James Drake on Friday 5th August 15:22

Council Baby

Original Poster:

19,741 posts

190 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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There hasn't been a postmortem yet so there are few actual facts I'm afraid.

What is known is that he was given the all clear after his heart attack (only a couple of months earlier) the week before, outlook was good but he was found collapsed at home, it sounds like it was quick thankfully.

The past several years hadn't been kind to Russ but things were starting to look better again, it's speculative but entirely likely that the strain of those years caused his adverse health.

Cheers all.

okgo

38,030 posts

198 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Not many will ever have a few years like he had, what a shame. RIP

robsco

7,829 posts

176 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Sad to read this - always found his posts to be of the utmost value and so well written and world wise. RIP.

Council Baby

Original Poster:

19,741 posts

190 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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James Drake said:
Just as an aside to this, on speaking with ali_kat and council baby we're going to be arranging a 2 minute "Silence" across all of the PH forums to commemorate Russ, which will coincide with his funeral.

I for one am going to try and BeMoreRuss.

JD

Edited by James Drake on Friday 5th August 15:22
Awesome James, a really good tribute, thank you.

CountZero23

1,288 posts

178 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP fella.

Really enjoyed his posts, gutted to hear about this.

ali_kat

31,988 posts

221 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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James Drake said:
Just as an aside to this, on speaking with ali_kat and council baby we're going to be arranging a 2 minute "Silence" across all of the PH forums to commemorate Russ, which will coincide with his funeral.

I for one am going to try and BeMoreRuss.

JD
As I've already said, I have no idea how to say thank you enough for this; or how to convey how much this means to his family and his friends.

Russ would be humbled, embarrassed & exceedingly touched

love

hornetrider

63,161 posts

205 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Ah no. He was such a pleasant guy on PH, terrible news frown

RIP DMN. RIP.

n3il123

2,607 posts

213 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Not frequenting the health forum I didn't realise that this horrible thing had happened.

RIP