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Very Sad News - RIP Mick ( ukwdwnut )

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by keith, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. keith
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    This afternoon we learnt that our dear friend Mick ( ukwdwnut ) had passed away suddenly today.

    Mick helped me setup wdisneysecrets and without his prodding "Keith is it working YET????????" I'm not sure we'd have ever got off the ground.

    Mick was waiting for a double heart and lung transplant, but yet despite that he continued to be the same upbeat Mick we knew and loved. Even a few days ago he was talking about what he was going to do with his "new life".

    I'm not sure when I first met Mick but it feels like forever ago and I feel like I've lost someone whom I just assumed would always be there.

    For the rest of us, we're left with wonderful memories of Mick and a reminder to think of those we just assume will always be with us and give them an extra special call/visit/hug.

    RIP Mick, I bet you're telling Steve Jobs exactly why Windows was better than Mac and knowing you, you're winning! We'll miss you! Our thoughts, hopes and prayers tonight are with Denise and the children. xx
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    Oh Keith, that was a beautiful tribute :hug2:

    And I can SO see him saying that to Steve Jobs :yes:

    Mick was always there for a laugh or a naughty joke. He was a fun guy and friend. He will be missed. I knew he was very ill but this is still such a shock to me.
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    So very, very sad..... It was Mick that persuaded me to stay with the Forums when I first ventured in. I'll always be grateful for that.

    RIP Mick.
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    No words can describe how reading this made me feel :(
    My thoughts are very much with mick's family :comfort:
    He was a legend on here such very sad news :(
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    So terribly sad :( I don't even know how many years I have known Mick for online. I really don't know what to say. My thoughts are of course with his family. I always remember he spoke of them with such pride.

    RIP mate :redroses:
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    Many of us have known Mick for ages which makes the news even harder to bear.
    He will be sorely missed by all at Secrets that`s for sure.

    RIP mate :redroses:
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    I'm so shocked.....

    I first met Mick online in 2005 when planning our family trip to WDW.

    I never got to meet him in real life but he was generous and helpful with my technical queries, sending me things I needed to install and such like.

    Goodbye my friendly tech man, may you rest in peace :hug2:
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    RIP Mick, you will be missed.

    thoughts with the family you loved so so much

    They have some fantasmic memories, you made sure of that
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    Although I never met Mick in person he was always at the ready with help and kind words. Even when I first set up my photography business 7 years ago he helped me with his daughter Lauren modelling for me.

    He was a fantastic person, great online buddy and will sorely be missed.

    RIP Mick xx
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    We will miss you more than you'll ever know Mick. You have been a dear friend for many years.
    Rest in peace.
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    Just saw this on FB and was absolutely shocked. So, so sad as I know how excited he was to be planning a new trip after his ops.

    I met Mick just the once and he was such a nice guy. His family will be devastated and my heart goes out to them

    Rest peacefully Mick

    Sandra
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    Absolutely stunned and shocked at the news. I first met Mick at a Disney meet a few years ago and it was such fun chatting to him. He even went out of his way to offer me a lift home (many miles away). Mick was a great guy. I had my Illuminations CD on and was thinking about you Mick on the drive home. My heart goes out to all the family.

    Mick (left) on his trusty Toshiba.
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    Mags
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    I shared a birthday with Mick and was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times. Will always remember laughing as he struggled to light his barbie when we had the first New Forest meet. :point:

    Bye birthday buddy. Hugs to Denise, Mikey and Lauren. :hug2:
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    Rest in peace mate, your Jokes (even the one's bashing Apple :wink:) will be missed so much. You lived life to the full each and every day and were always on hand to help anyone however you could. It's sad that you are leaving behind two children and your lovely wife, who you were so proud of, but I hope you know just how proud of you they, and all of the members here at secrets, are. We could always tell you were smiling and joking when you posted and your positive outlook on life kept so many of us happy through sad times.

    RIP Mick.
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    RIP my friend! :redroses:

    I sure wish I'd known him personally. Ever since Slowhand talked me into joining this august group, Mick has always been one of the numerous people on here that I call "friend". Even though we'd never met.

    I would have loved to have had the opportunity to share a pint with him and argue endlessly about why Steve Jobs and I were right and he was wrong! Of course, I would have lost. But that's half the fun.

    Rest now buddy. We'll all be along someday and then we can take up where we left off.

    Tom :)macwave:... this is not a good day.)
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    He was such a fun guy. I'll miss his jokes and quirky humor. (Sometimes I just didn't get it) I will so totally remember the night he was part of the "Help Bev fix her BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!" He was always willing to lend a hand or give some sort of encouragement.

    You will be missed Mick...
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    Oh nooooooo this can't have happened... he had things to do :sorry: places to go....:sorry:
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    Such sad news. Thoughts are with his family.
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    Very sad news. Sending my condolences to his family.
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    Heartwrenching. He loved life, loved his family and loved his friends. He truly lived. And he will be truly missed.

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