drivin_me_nuts RIP & Funeral Details

drivin_me_nuts RIP & Funeral Details

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Mr Happy

5,705 posts

223 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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I've seen and followed a few of DMN's posts, and although I'm just another anonymous contributor, the news has come as quite a shock as he's one of the regulars around here.

Requiescat in pace, godspeed.

Butter Face

30,827 posts

163 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Spent a few hours reading back some of his posts, he was a funny bugger! hehe

The recent story of his toilet adventures in hospital and his recent (now very hard hitting) posts on mortality show his true colours. What a great guy, sure he touched a lot of people IRL too.

Bet he never thought random people on a bloody Internet forum would be talking about him after he'd gone. The worlds a funny old place.

I hope his family are coping ok, anyone who knows them please pass on our regards.

Edited by Butter Face on Friday 5th August 19:44

Finlandia

7,803 posts

234 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP fellow member frown

wiliferus

4,082 posts

201 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Again, shocked by this. He was a regular contributor to the Depression thread in Health Matters, and always helped those of us that needed it with wise, balanced, and genuine advice. Never met him, but certainly struck me as one of life's good ones.
RIP DMN.

g3org3y

20,823 posts

194 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Very sad news. RIP. frown

throt

3,097 posts

173 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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So so tragic. He was a huge help to fellow posters on the depression thread. Such wise helpful words from such a nice genuine guy.

You will be missed DMN.

RIP buddy....

ReaperCushions

6,222 posts

187 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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I'm in the camp of not knowing him in 'real life' but followed his thread about Lily very closely.

Knowing they are reunited is comforting. He wrote so well and helped so many of the rest of us through our own struggles. A top guy and someone we should all aspire to being more alike.

Rest peacefully.


anonymous-user

57 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Wow, this is very saddening to read.

Can't say I have had the benefit of conversing with DMN in the past on PH but I do recall the name.

It's a very sad tale and I hope he can now find peace as the weight of the world has been lifted


disgruntled employee

2 posts

95 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP fellow petrol friend. I hope his funeral is loud and full of engine fury. <3

BenWRXSEi

2,355 posts

137 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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ali_kat said:
0a said:
If those close to the family could find their preferred cause for donations I am sure the PH community would make the odd donation.
Thank you for asking, his wife has asked that rather than flowers; donations are made to BHF please smile
Thanks for this - I queried this on the other thread so will send a donation as my mark of respect to a man I never knew, and yet felt like an old friend.

I never met Russell and, as a relative newcomer, I'm not sure I ever really spoke to him online much either. But I felt genuinely lost when I read of his passing. Sadly I already have a customer job booked on the 16th, but if there's something happening in the evening I'd like to pop down if a complete stranger would be welcome.

I read as while ago of his intention to scatter Lily's ashes up in the highlands; did he ever manage this?

0a

23,921 posts

197 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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ali_kat said:
0a said:
If those close to the family could find their preferred cause for donations I am sure the PH community would make the odd donation.
Thank you for asking, his wife has asked that rather than flowers; donations are made to BHF please smile
Thankyou ali_kat - much appreciated.

Vitorio

4,296 posts

146 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP DMN

Already said as much in the lounge the day after him passing, but we lost one of the good guys here frown

I have no reasonable way to do anything with regards to the funeral (live on the continent), but i expect there to be a decent PH delegation either way

RDMcG

19,337 posts

210 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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I have no doubt that PHers will be there in a meaningful way. He touched many of us. I would love to be there but as I live in Canada this is not likely.

jeff666

2,332 posts

194 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Ahh bugger,

As many have said, always came across as a good fella RIP...

KaraK

13,231 posts

212 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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frown

Met Russell only briefly but had a good couple of chinwags with him on the phone and on the trivial thread. He will be missed frown

Smitters

4,047 posts

160 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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The Lily thread was what made me realise that behind the veil of keyboard warriorship and powerfully built directors, PH had a heart. I'm so sad that real life doesn't deliver the fairytale ending that it's protagonists so often deserve.

Rest in peace.

Antwrigley

47 posts

97 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Very sad news. Condolences to his family and all who knew him.

Rest in peace.

blearyeyedboy

6,389 posts

182 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Threads about forum members who have died are sad, but Russ' writing gave me strength through some stty times.

More than most of the rest of us put together on here, he'll be truly missed.

BigLion

1,497 posts

102 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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Very sad - my thoughts go to the family.

RIP

Turquoise

1,457 posts

100 months

Friday 5th August 2016
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RIP

I never met him, but looking at the all tributes I really wish I had...