ANNOUNCEMENT - Deeply Sad News

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  1. shiney

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    He did, at one time, mention where in his garden he was going to put it as he commented on some of our suggestions that they wouldn't suit that part of his garden.
     
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      Armandii RIP. :gardening:
       
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        I think Eddy had already installed the plinth for it in his garden.
         
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          Yes, he did say that, but he was waiting for the statue to be ready. He intended driving there to get it when they would eventually open up Wales to people from outside the country.
           
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            May be we will never know what the statue was. :sad:
             
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              I’m so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
               
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                so reminds me ......

                 
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                  That is so beautiful @Spruce . Eddy will be watching stars and we will too.
                  I shall think of him as I wave to the International Space Station,
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                  Jenny Namaste
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                    So very moving and beautiful @Spruce . Very befitting for our lovely Eddy......shine bright dear friend for evermore.:wub2::imphrt:
                     
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                      God bless you Eddy.x
                       
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                        Sleep tight Eddy, we'll all miss you. :imphrt:
                         
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                          I couldn't have put it better.

                          I was stuck in meetings this afternoon, but confess that I struggled a bit when I saw the time around 3pm.

                          RIP pal, I will lift a glass or three in your honour.
                           
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                            I can't raise a glass but shall do so with a cuppa and the same sentiment.
                             
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                              As mentioned in the notice folks, Eddy's chosen charity was Motor Neurone Disease Association - whilst we don't have a mechanism as a forum to collect donations, if you wish to make a charitable donation in his memory please do so directly to the charity.
                               
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                                I'm fighting tears here after seeing Eddy's chosen charity. Eddy and I became personal friends when we discovered that both his wife Shirl (as she like to be called) and my late father both succumbed to Motor Neurone disease much too early in their lives. It is such a cruel disease.
                                 
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