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    Default Keyhavenpotterer has passed .

    I take it as my melancholy duty to tell the forum that my "invisible friend" Brian Pearson, who posted as Keyhavenpotterer has passed over. His wife Anne emailed me to say he died peacefully at home on the 24th of this month.

    RIP Brian, I valued your friendship.
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    A great loss of knowledge and passion to small boat sailors everywhere...

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    Sorry to hear this. Fair winds to him.
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    He'll be missed--I'm sorry to hear it.

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    One of the good ones, my sympathies to his family.

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    Sympathies to all who knew and loved him.
    Another valued member of the WBF family we will miss.
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    He will be missed indeed. Best wishes to his friends and family... and thanks for sharing him with us. We are the richer for it.
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    The most sincere condolences.

    Peace,
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    Peacefully in sleep is a reward..... Fair winds and following seas.......
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    Sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace.

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    Brian died of a brain cancer, the same type John McCain and I have, a glioblastoma . A truly unpleasant thing.
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    Ní maith liom do thrioblóid - Sorry for your troubles - Fair winds and following seas
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    Default Re: Keyhavenpotterer has passed .

    Condolences.

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    I am sadden to hear this. He was one of us. I hope he found peace in his last days and his loving family was near.
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    A sad loss - but I have happy memories of his many contributions here.
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    Another good man gone. Bugger. JayInOz

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    Thats very sad news, I'm not sure what to say other than that he was a very special gent.
    Condolences to family and friends.

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    Very sad thing to hear. Condolences to his family.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    So very sorry. Deepest condolences to his family and friends who loved him.

    Fair winds and flowing seas, Brian.
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    Shocked and saddened. Condolences to all who knew Brian.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Sad news.
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    My condolences to, he was one of the best!

    Alan.

    PS: Maybe this thread could be moved upstaires.

    Edit: Already in People.

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    A truly sad day. I had no idea he was ill. Condolences to Anne and other family members.
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    Isla, he was suffering from a brain cancer, a GBM4. He had a craniotomy about 14 months ago and no, his illness wasn't widely known here. I knew as I have the same cancer , craniotomy and treatment pretty well at the same time but for some reason I fail to understand, while I have thrived Brian had a hard time of things .....
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    That is sad news...my condolonces to any of his family who might read this. His contributions always seemed very knowledgeable and positively intentioned.

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    Sad news to wake up to. Fair winds.
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    Sorry for your loss Peter. My best to you and his family.
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    Very sad to hear this. Condolences to his family and the WBF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Isla, he was suffering from a brain cancer, a GBM4. He had a craniotomy about 14 months ago and no, his illness wasn't widely known here. I knew as I have the same cancer , craniotomy and treatment pretty well at the same time but for some reason I fail to understand, while I have thrived Brian had a hard time of things .....
    And I had a good friend, also a GB tumor, who was diagnosed with "word salad" in end March 2015 and was gone by mid June. Never really came back from the operation, but had no apparent pain or discomfort (other than post-op stuff) and went to sleep smiling.

    I am constantly reminded of the immense store of knowledge that continues to boogie off into the ether when such as he leave us. Already KeyHavenPotterer's posts have lost most of their photos.

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    So sorry to hear this sad news.

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    Damn. My very best to his family.
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    So sorry. Condolences to his son Ed. I envied their relationship. He must be devastated

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    I did not know him and judging from the comments above I wish I had. My sympathies to his friends and family.

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    May I offer my condolences to his family and friends at his passing. Fair winds.

    Jim

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    RIP Brian. My best wishes and thoughts to Ed and his family.
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