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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #120 on: July 27, 2021, 11:14:14 pm »
RIP Oliver, YNWA
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #121 on: July 27, 2021, 11:42:53 pm »
Bless you AJ and your family. So sorry to hear.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #122 on: July 28, 2021, 01:19:31 am »
Strange the way things happen, isn't it?

I hardly ever post on here these days, don't think I've stepped into this boozer for about 5 months, not since I was moaning about our house purchase.

Yet tonight, as I lie here unable to sleep, I stumble across this thread for the first time and I read it. I'm not sure what I was expecting to find, but Barney's post on the first page knocked me for six.

On the 19th of March this year I found out I was going to be a dad for the first time. I was scared, but so excited. On the 28th of May I found out I was going to have a baby boy. We bought him clothes and toys, I built his cot and his changing table. Everything was ready for him, apart from us. On the 9th July, at 9pm, our son was born 22 weeks and 1 day in to his life. I was the first person to hold him, after I'd told the doctors that they could stop their failing attempts to keep his airways open. He died 4 hours later in his mum's arms.

His funeral was on the 23rd of July. The only song played was You'll Never Walk Alone. Never have those words meant more to me than they did as I carried my son's coffin to the front of the crematorium. I'd often fantasised about the first time my son and I would hear that song together. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined it would have been in those circumstances.

I haven't spoken of this to anyone outside of close friends, family and colleagues. It feels so strange to be writing it down. But I guess whatever brought me here on this night intended for me to share it.

I hope the pain has started to ease for your friend, Barney. I hope one day it does for us too.

Rest in peace, Oliver Philip Smith. YNWA.

Oh AJ, so sorry for your loss, this is heartbreaking. RIP Oliver.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #123 on: July 28, 2021, 04:45:11 pm »
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone, it means a lot. We went to collect Oliver's ashes today so he's now at home with us where he was meant to be.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #124 on: July 28, 2021, 04:50:04 pm »
AJ - I am so, so sorry.

My heart goes out to you and Oliver's Mum.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #125 on: July 28, 2021, 04:56:00 pm »
So sorry to hear AJ, that's just so horribly sad.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #127 on: July 28, 2021, 09:02:52 pm »
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #128 on: July 28, 2021, 09:07:40 pm »
 :'(  awful

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #129 on: July 28, 2021, 09:47:18 pm »
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone, it means a lot. We went to collect Oliver's ashes today so he's now at home with us where he was meant to be.

Wish I could give you a hug, mate. Don’t know what else to say other than I’m so, so sorry for your loss. ❤️

RIP Oliver.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #130 on: July 28, 2021, 11:16:31 pm »
thats tough and heartbreaking AJ; sorry for you.. lost good friends and parents way too early; have to deal with that  but kids are are a different matter...

been missing your posts buddy if that is any consolation.. liverpools finest.. take care
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #131 on: July 29, 2021, 12:22:55 am »
Oh AJ, I am so sorry to hear about this.

RIP Oliver
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #132 on: July 29, 2021, 07:54:03 am »
Heartbreaking that AJ, sincere condolences mate.
RIP little fella, YNWA.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #133 on: September 7, 2021, 06:57:38 pm »
Not sure where to post this but some very sad news today.

Terry, who posted on here for many years as Cochise has sadly passed away. He hasn’t posted on RAWK for a while but was still active on Twitter as @tzrry

https://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30468

He had caught Covid recently and his wife said he sadly passed away on Saturday. RIP Terry. YNWA

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #134 on: September 7, 2021, 07:16:55 pm »
Not sure where to post this but some very sad news today.

Terry, who posted on here for many years as Cochise has sadly passed away. He hasn’t posted on RAWK for a while but was still active on Twitter as @tzrry

https://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30468

He had caught Covid recently and his wife said he sadly passed away on Saturday. RIP Terry. YNWA
That's so sad.

I didn't know him but I do remember his username from the days before I had an account on here but used to read the site.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #135 on: September 7, 2021, 10:25:00 pm »
That's sad new Nick, I remember him.
I've updated his status.

RIP Terry.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #136 on: September 7, 2021, 10:46:20 pm »
Sorry to hear that Nick; I remember Cochise posting on here - condolences to you too, given it seems you kept in touch in some way.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #137 on: September 7, 2021, 11:11:05 pm »
An especially heartbreaking page to this thread. My heart goes out to you all.

I've often thought about setting up a thread to ask the forum to keep those struggling in their thoughts. I know most here are non-believers, but just about everybody has a big heart and a lot of love to give.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #138 on: September 7, 2021, 11:32:13 pm »
RIP Cochise.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #139 on: September 8, 2021, 12:02:31 am »
I remember Cochise from his posting days, RIP Terry.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #140 on: September 8, 2021, 12:34:04 am »
I remember Cochise from his posting days, RIP Terry.

Yes me too.  He was a cool poster and seemed like a top guy

Sad news

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #141 on: September 8, 2021, 12:51:24 am »
RIP Cochise / Terry


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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #142 on: September 8, 2021, 09:27:08 am »
Yes me too.  He was a cool poster and seemed like a top guy

Sad news

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #143 on: September 8, 2021, 10:05:29 am »
Not sure where to post this but some very sad news today.

Terry, who posted on here for many years as Cochise has sadly passed away. He hasn’t posted on RAWK for a while but was still active on Twitter as @tzrry

https://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30468

He had caught Covid recently and his wife said he sadly passed away on Saturday. RIP Terry. YNWA

Proper knocked me for 6 when I saw the news yesterday. Terry was one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter. It's so weird when you interact with someone regularly on social media cos you feel like you know them even though you obviously don't really know them properly. He always came across as such a funny and genuinely nice bloke and he'll be sorely missed.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #144 on: September 8, 2021, 11:14:22 am »
RIP Terry, I remember him well as a great poster on RAWK.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #145 on: September 15, 2021, 06:11:46 am »
AJ, Whilst it's never happened to me or any of mine, I can scarcely imagine the immense sense of grief and desolation mate. God bless your little Oliver and keep him safe until it's time for you all to be together again.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #146 on: September 16, 2021, 12:59:03 pm »
Not sure where to post this but some very sad news today.

Terry, who posted on here for many years as Cochise has sadly passed away. He hasn’t posted on RAWK for a while but was still active on Twitter as @tzrry

https://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30468

He had caught Covid recently and his wife said he sadly passed away on Saturday. RIP Terry. YNWA
Thats nuts. Used to have a laugh with him on there. R.I.P mate.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #147 on: September 16, 2021, 02:10:41 pm »
Just seen that. Terrible news :(

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #148 on: September 16, 2021, 06:08:04 pm »
Cochise lives on with his ever popular 'Small things in life that really annoy' thread.  :)

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #149 on: May 10, 2022, 01:55:02 pm »
It's five years since our kid passed . Fuckin ell .  I'll never forget the support I got from here when I was in France trying to get home and after that. Thanks.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2022, 02:14:37 pm »
It's five years since our kid passed . Fuckin ell .  I'll never forget the support I got from here when I was in France trying to get home and after that. Thanks.

RIP my big brother Alan Dicko. May God bless you wherever you are.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2022, 02:24:50 pm »
It's five years since our kid passed . Fuckin ell .  I'll never forget the support I got from here when I was in France trying to get home and after that. Thanks.

RIP my big brother Alan Dicko. May God bless you wherever you are.

RIP to your big brother Kesey.


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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #152 on: May 10, 2022, 02:37:22 pm »
It's five years since our kid passed . Fuckin ell .  I'll never forget the support I got from here when I was in France trying to get home and after that. Thanks.

RIP my big brother Alan Dicko. May God bless you wherever you are.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #153 on: May 10, 2022, 03:09:31 pm »
Thanks everyone . I was by Bordeaux setting up me yoga retreat and found out a few days before it . Took me three days for the next flight and once again them PMs and the posts in the thread I started got me through them days . Thanks.
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #154 on: May 10, 2022, 07:31:11 pm »
RIP Alan.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #155 on: May 11, 2022, 07:38:39 pm »
The council were in our street today cleaning the drains and I thought immediately of Gullysucker.
Place isn't the same without his ilk.

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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #156 on: July 4, 2022, 01:31:33 pm »
Happy 52nd Alan ♡
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« Reply #157 on: July 4, 2022, 01:48:55 pm »
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Re: The mourning of departed Reds
« Reply #159 on: July 4, 2022, 03:03:08 pm »
Nice one. Iam generally sound with his birthday but still... It's the annogs that gets me big time.

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