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Africa Jim RIP

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Lowflyer, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    I have no words. Such a nice, straight forward man.
    Sleep tight jim.
     
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  2. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Weel weel, that's it done and dusted. Wasn't looking forward to the day, but in the end, turned out fine. Thanks to Simon, Steve and Craig for representing you , his friends, at the Funeral.
    I was honoured to be asked to form part of the lead cortege and more than honoured when Allison asked if she could ride pillion with me to the cemetery on Jim's old bike. With Jim's casket strapped firmly to Hudder's bike we set off to Jim's final resting place.
    As Steve says, drams were poured and appropriate bottle set next to the casket ;). Just before we left, we revved the tits off the bikes, a few of the assembled clapped which set me off a bit.
    Couldn't help but snigger on the way back when a group of workers on the main road below the cemetery stopped work and nodded. The obviously heard the roar of the bikes in full chat at the graveside.:D
    To summarize, Jim lived life to the full.
    I was probably the last one of our circle of friends to see him and let me tell you , he was his usual self, talked about bikes, bikes, drink and other things ;):D, nothing changes. He looked in good shape, lost a bit of weight which he put down to working on his wee hoose to get ready to move in. In hindsight, that may have not been the smartest thing to do given his his condition, but it would be a braver man than me to tell Jimbo to cool the jets. :)
    A good friend, we will all miss him.

    Thanks for the video Craig, good man :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member

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    Final pictures from the day. !cid_375f3f6e-52cd-4707-a2cf-db17356242c9.jpg !cid_46512a65-1241-462e-80e6-fd8c183be15a.jpg !cid_b722d963-7add-4391-ab41-7c8fdcb27f5f.jpg !cid_d92347e2-7b72-423d-8a66-f7c56bb4232d.jpg !cid_e103d742-f40b-4078-bc96-39080e843c2c.jpg !cid_eea04907-e976-4361-8b42-2042a95f9356.jpg !cid_f358d4e7-4592-4882-a827-292aa3d30ef3.jpg
     

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  4. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Can I just say you did us proud Simon, well done.
    Good to meet up again, next time, in better circumstances.
    Thanks for posting pics on here :thumbsup:
     
  5. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    And here you are IMG_4132.JPG
     
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  6. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member

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    We will salute the wee Scotsman next year John

    Sent from my S41 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member

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    I left that on out
    First time I could pick him up

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    soho Active Member

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    A brilliant farewell from you guys, and thanks for the photos.What peaceful looking place to rest.

    Nick.
     
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  9. Mikey

    Mikey Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Nice, well done guys.
     
  10. Barftone

    Barftone Well-Known Member

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    Touching tribute. Well done all involved. A JD will be downed in Jim's honour.
     
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  11. boboneleg

    boboneleg Well-Known Member

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    First of all thanks for starting this thread John other wise I would never have known, I don't really do social media.

    The tributes and photos here say it all, I'll admit that on this shitty damp friday morning I've been brought to tears. Once you'd met Jim you'd never forget him , that's for certain, like someone else said here, he always seem to be smiling :)

    RIP big man :ride:
     
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  12. Cabby

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    I attended Jim's funeral virtually via the internet.
    I'm late to this cos I haven't looked in here but I was Jim's friend on FB and had been in touch with him regularly via dm after his possible Covid (or a hell of a bout of flu) which he got through early in the pandemic.
    He was stressed by the upcoming op but was as ready as he could be.
    Tragic that after his op was delayed he died 2 days before the rescheduled one.....that made me angry, ops get delayed in normal times but these are not normal times.

    RIP Jim....following you back through the French/Italian Alps on the way back from the Stella was the best ride ever.

    You'll be missed.
     
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