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    Default Just returned from the Isle of Man.

    Sadly to attend my uncles funeral.

    He was my dad's youngest brother and although we didn't see him too often in the last few years he formed a massive impression on us when we were kids as he was very much of the school that kids shouldn't be wrapped in cotton wool.

    He had us sea fishing from canoes off the coast of Port Erin, climbing up cliffs at Bradda Head and helped us make go karts to fly down the Prom at mad speeds.

    After the funeral my brother and I along with our cousins who still live on the island went to some of his old drinking places along the sea front and in every bar there was someone there to tell us of crazy nights they had spent in there with him, lock ins, the women (he never married but did, ahem!, know one or two) and planning meetings that resulted in trips around Europe in his old Jaguar.

    He died (like my dad) because of the fags but he lead one hell of a life and we couldn't help thinking as we raised our glasses at the last pub that he would not have wanted it any other way.

    RIP mate.

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    sounds like he had a good life tho.....rip

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    sorry to hear about your loss mate

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    Sorry to hear about your uncles funeral, words cannot decribe what you are all going through...

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, at this hardest time....

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    Well got home today to find a letter on the mat.

    Turns out my Uncle left me and My Bro. some money in his will. Took my breath away both at the amount and that he thought of us when we hadn't seen him for a while.

    There was a letter too which my dad wrote to him in the early seventies. It talks about us and I'm not ashamed to say I was a bit overwhelmed when reading it.

    It's fabulous to see his writing and turn of phrase again and my uncle (who we last saw at my dad's funeral) must have known us better than I could have imagined to have kept this particular one and make sure that it came to us eventually.

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    Sorry to hear about that... what a fantastic place to live though.... I could not think of any where better to live for a large part of your life, in fact thats where I want to move to until I retire when I can.

    ( my IOM web site if you want a look over there any time )

    My condolences you to at this time.

    Terran

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    sorry for your loss fella he sounded like a nice guy.
    lovely place to live too the isle of man.
    may he R.I.P.

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    sorry for your loss back then matey, and that say's a lot about the man he was in my eye's....been to my mate's mum's funeral today and it really does make you think about the day's you were younger....
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