Sad passing of a Mac Brother

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Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by Devocean » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:40 am

Hi all. It is with sadness that I inform that we lost a member of our boating family . Bob MacWilliam of Macca's Dream :macx: in Australia from a short but challenging illness. Most of you will remember Bob as 'Aussie Bob' on this site as he made and supplied fiberglass mods for some of our boats .Bob passed away on the 15th Aug . R.I.P . sail on Bob.

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by dlandersson » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:31 am

Is there (if you know), a funeral web site for condolences? :(
Devocean wrote:Hi all. It is with sadness that I inform that we lost a member of our boating family . Bob MacWilliam of Macca's Dream :macx: in Australia from a short but challenging illness. Most of you will remember Bob as 'Aussie Bob' on this site as he made and supplied fiberglass mods for some of our boats .Bob passed away on the 15th Aug . R.I.P . sail on Bob.

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by RussMT » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:25 am

Sad to hear. As mentioned above, is there an online site to express condolences?

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by kmclemore » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:17 pm

Very sad to hear. I'll let Heath know as well.

My condolences to his family.

BTW, I believe his last name was spelled McWilliam. For those who were unaware of Aussie Bob's useful contributions to the Mac world, here is the old catalog page:

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/catalog ... /index.php

(Note that these items are no longer for sale and this catalog page is not normally available on this forum site. I've brought it back for historic reasons.)

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:38 pm

Very sad, indeed. :cry:

What was his screen name? I didn't see it in the member list.

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by kmclemore » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:10 pm

tkanzler wrote:Very sad, indeed. :cry:

What was his screen name? I didn't see it in the member list.
I believe it was simply "Bob McWilliam"

And here are his Mods: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ewuser=236

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother gmail condolances .

Post by Devocean » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi all as a close friend of Bob's who spelt his surname incorrectly (typo of course) . :| . Anyone who would like to send condolances can send to .gmail ... I will then send them on to Bobs wife Trish i am sure she would appreciate you reply's.
( tiggrewood@gmail.com ). Regards Garry

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by Ormonddude » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:09 am

I pray he goes in peace - When I go I want a Nordic burial put me on a boat trim the sails and set it on fire. I am pretty sure I will settle for my ashes scattered on a reef. Let my remains travel in the currents and provide what nourishment they may.

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by Heath » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:53 am

I'm also sorry to hear this. Bob was a significant contributor to this community and he will be missed.

Heath

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by topcat0399 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:07 pm

:(

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by kmclemore » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:42 pm

Garry, please do let Trish know of this thread, when she's ready. I'm sure she will feel pride in Bob, knowing he was remembered well by others all over the world.

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by NiceAft » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:48 pm

In the meanwhile, Gary posted his email address so we can all send (through Gary) condolences. tiggrewood@gmail.com

Ray
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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by Highlander » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:31 pm

A very sad loss :(

J

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by cptron » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:58 am

I did not know him but I still feel the heavy loss of a fellow Macsailor. We will be praying for Bob and his family. :(

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Re: Sad passing of a Mac Brother

Post by vizwhiz » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:23 pm

RIP Bob
Nothing but smooth sailing now...

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