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Offline lcarroll

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Re: Farewell and Thank You
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2024, 12:27:04 AM »
   I had chosen to send my farewells through Sally earlier and now wish to thank each and everyone here for their kind words of thanks and faith to a very strong and inspiring man as he prepares for his final journey. Your compassion and genuine expressions of love and support are indicative of the friendly and positive nature of this unique community founded by Des and fostered so well by Dave over these years. Above all else Dave kept a high standard of kindness, understanding, and genuine open friendliness paramount here in our special "Happy Place" and that remains our driving principle. We are unique in our example of true fellowship despite our differences of culture and creed......
    and Thank You again Dave for your friendship, fine example, inspiration and guidance these past years, we are a much better and treasured place for having had you here.
   Blue Skies, my Friend, Blue Skies.
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2024, 12:59:42 AM »
ThereĎs an escort for you, Dave, gathering from all around the globe!

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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2024, 02:00:59 AM »
Dave,
It is difficult to think of things to say. Just a big thank you for captaining the best modelling forum there is over the years, see you on the other side.
Alan.
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2024, 03:09:34 AM »
Very sad news, and what a courageus farewell post.
Thank you very much for your continuous work here Dave. You will be remembered. 

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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2024, 03:45:07 AM »
Dave - as has been mentioned by many it's tough to wrap words around the your situation. But if I can offer anything it's a heartfelt thanks to your presence and efforts here, and letting you know how much you're in my thoughts at this time. Lance and I chatted last year about things, and I know you've had quite a battle.
Sincerely,
Gary

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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2024, 07:40:08 AM »
Dear Dave,

From a friend you've never met but will always have, thank you for carrying the torch and for leading everyone.  We're all ultimately following you on the same mission... "Through Struggle to the Stars." 



Blue skies,
Paul

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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2024, 11:03:56 AM »
Thank you and best wishes to you and your family.

Rick in Seattle

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2024, 11:15:07 AM »
When my time to go West rolls around I can only hope Iím able to show the kind of grace youíve shown here, Dave. Thank you for all youíve done; Iíll stand you a gin and French in the mess when I get up there.

Maybe two.

Dutch

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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2024, 12:52:44 PM »
I am so sorry to hear this. As others have said, I am gutted. I have, and will continue, to keep you and yours in my prayers.
Thank you so much for all that you have done.
I am so sorry.
We'll all be together up there.

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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2024, 02:36:42 PM »
Dave that is such sad news. I am glad to have enjoyed the community you and Des have gathered together and inspired, with such sensibility and integrity. Life is so random. If there is an afterlife,  am sure there will be modelling in it. Respect!
James, fellow Kiwi
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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2024, 07:58:24 PM »
Iím very saddened for you Dave, and for your family. Deepest thanks for all you have done and achieved in your life.

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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2024, 10:21:15 PM »
Dave,
Iím very sorry to hear of this, I have no words.  Just a simple thank you for sharing your time and experience with us. Thank you for your leadership and providing us with the opportunity for fellowship in our common WWI interest.

Peace be with you!

Tim

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« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2024, 02:52:22 AM »
So sorry to hear that news.
 I wish you and yours all the best, although that may sound a little hollow.
Thanks for your work here,  I know Des would appreciate it as much as we all do.

Ian

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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2024, 03:23:29 AM »
I am saddened to hear this news Dave! You have been a Great successor to Des and have kept the Initial Spirit of the Group alive and well. You certainly have been and will be Missed! Thank You for all you have done!
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Re: Farewell and Thank You
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2024, 05:15:06 PM »
Hello all,

I am deeply saddened to report that our forum owner and administrator, David Wilson, passed away on Sunday morning Australian time, 24 March 2024, with his wife Sally, his son Royce, and his family by his side.

Please see the full forum announcement, here -

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=14351.0

Sally and Dave's family have all been monitoring your comments here on this thread - please leave any messages of condolence here, so that Sally, Royce and Dave's family may receive them.

This truly is gut-wrenching news, and I thank you all for continuing to pull together as a modelling community; your overwhelming responses are the true testament to what Dave created, and it is what will remain Dave's legacy. Our thoughts, I am sure, are all with Sally, Royce, and Dave's family during these difficult times.

Per Ardua ad Astra,

Brad Cancian