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DG
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Bill Wright

I seem like a messenger for death at the mo however further to concerns raised in BLF's thread it appears that we have lost another longstanding forum user. Thanks to Woolmeister for the nudge.

Bill 'Shiner' Wright has been on the site since 2007 and last posted back in March. He passed away at the end of August from cholangiocarcinoma.

I didn't know him at all but recall his avid sense of humour on here with his jokes galore littering the OT Humour section.

Bill was a former Mountain Leader 1, Regimental Sergeant Major in the Royal Marines and for this service I'm sure we all give our heartfelt thanks.

His funeral is tomorrow in Crediton if anyone can make it .....details & obituary https://www.funeralzone.co.uk/obituaries/34878

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RIP Royal Sad
 

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Post #185674912th Sep 2017 2:17 pm
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ronp
 


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Oh damn, not another one.

I though it was quiet because he'd gotten to the end of his joke book.

Again I'd only known Bill through the forum and had a good few pm's with him.
So sorry to hear this bad news.

r.i.p. Bill
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Sorry to hear that.

Condolences to family and friends.
  
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RIP Bill. Bought my roof rack from him. A real gent
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RIP bill
  
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al cope
 


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Blimey DG - can you stop posting for a while just in case.

Must have been a good guy - a discerning Discovery owner after all.

RIP.

Al
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No way!!

I met Bill a bout 4 years ago when i bought some wheels off him, met the dogs too.

Sadly i was in a rush but had a brew and a long chat with him - he must have been a treasure trove of stories.

Total quality chap.

RIP Bill it was a privilege to have met you.

Enough now DG!!
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RIP Bill. Sad
   
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Very sad again - a great purveyor of dodgy jokes - gathered he was a RM from some of his posts
  
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defector
 


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So sad. RIP Bill.

Will miss the jokes.
  
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Oh no ore terribly sad news, RIP Bill, very funny posts indeed Thumbs Up
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Yes will miss the jokes like I and many others on here will have shared. RIP
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DG
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bigdave wrote:

Enough now DG!!


Apols, the info was sent to me rather than me seeking it. Embarassed
  
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Though we never met we exchanged a few posts and PMs whilst ordering the D5.

RIP Bill
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More sad news. RIP Bill
  
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