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  1. Blackmogs

    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    It is with mixed feelings I tell you that our dear friend Flook passed away on Wednesday, having lost his battle, believe me it was an epic battle, with cancer.

    He never once complained, said 'why me?' and was the most positive person I have ever known. He had more treatment than you can shake a stick at, traditional and pioneering and it did slow the cancer down but recently his medical team said there is nothing more to try.

    Even then he said "ah free to watch the Ashes without interruption".

    The mixed feelings I mentioned? I will miss a funny, clever, caring, strong man, but I'm pleased he never lost his independence and can now rest easy. TD has lost a great researcher and a friend.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    I will certainly miss him, a true gentleman xx
     
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  3. Londoner

    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    A great loss to the forum.
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    A huge loss to all his friends here at TD, he will be missed but he is now free from pain. My condolences to his family. RIP xx
     
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    Libby Well-Known Member

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    Very sad to hear this.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    :( Sad for us. I was at a funeral Wednesday for someone in our circle of friends who had been ill for years and years, but never slowed down until last week. You have to admire folks like that, and miss them all the more. Hugs to Flook's family and friends. ():-)
     
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  7. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Indeed, very sad news.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    How very, very sad. Flook was a true gent who will be missed by us all. My condolences to his family.
     
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  9. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Such sad news, he had helped me (along with an awful lot of us) on many occasions. He will be truly missed.
    'A True Gentleman', now free from pain RIP, and I send my condolences to those he has left behind.

    Sue x
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Such sad news. One of the best who will be missed by many.
     
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  11. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Such a loss is Malcolm, to his Family & friends everywhere, many of whom he didn't know he had.
    I shall miss my our 'map-man', & knowlegeable chum around Croydon / London areas.
    What a fight he put up & such learning he must have given to the Doctors on his team.
    We have all gained something as well in 'knowing' Malcolm-Flook, his tireless assistance & his calm endurance in the midst of something many of us will never experience.
    God rest you Lad. sad daisy.JPG
     
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  12. Doug

    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    A truly wonderful and inspirational person. He constantly amazed me with how he managed to remain so positive even at the very end.

    The world is a much sadder place with his passing.
     
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    Half Hour Well-Known Member

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    We will miss you, Flook.... May his family find strength in his strength. RIP
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    A truly gentle man and one who I was proud to have called a friend.

    Sleep well, Malcolm. xxx
     
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    I was and still am proud to call Malcolm a friend. He was knowledgeable, witty, strong and could be a right wind up merchant and I loved him for it.

    Malcolm was one of those 'good people' the sort you meet and don't want to lose. Rest Well mate.
     
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    I echo all of the above.
    A Gentleman who got me out of many a hole.
    The "Map Master".

    Thank You Malcolm, Sleep Tight.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Oh, what terribly sad news. Bless you, Flook.
     
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    Very sorry to hear this - he'll be greatly missed.
     
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    What sad news, my condolences to his family and friends.
     
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  20. Philippa

    Philippa Always a lady.

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    I was shocked to read this sad news. I had no idea our Flook was ill - he never let on. I didn't know him well, but we spoke "lightly" on occasion and I always felt he was a good man.

    My deepest sympathy goes to his family and to the people here on TD who obviously knew him well.

    God bless you, Malcolm. You will be remembered fondly.
     
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