Raph R.I.P.

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Raph R.I.P.

Postby The Slider » 06 Oct 2019, 14:21

I just received a text message from Monique, Raph's wife.

He finally lost his fight with oesophageal cancer yesterday evening
He'd not been a well man for a few years now
His funeral is on this coming Friday, which will be a bit short notice for me, but I hope at least one of our Belgian friends can make it.

Good rest, my old friend.
I shall miss you


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September 7, 1957 - October 5th 2019


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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Belle Lettre » 06 Oct 2019, 14:24

Very sorry to hear this.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Oct 2019, 14:27

Thank you John.
Rest easy Raph.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Oct 2019, 14:27

I always liked him, and I'm sorry I never got to meet him.

R.I.P., Raph.
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Postby The Slider » 06 Oct 2019, 14:28

In happier times:

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Jimbly » 06 Oct 2019, 14:38

Rest Easy Raph.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby harvey k-tel » 06 Oct 2019, 14:43

Charlie O. wrote:I always liked him, and I'm sorry I never got to meet him.



Likewise. I'm quite saddened by this news.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Hugh » 06 Oct 2019, 14:59

Very sorry to hear this.

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby C » 06 Oct 2019, 15:18

That is very sad.

I met him a few times and he was a warm, charming, friendly man

RIP Raph - one of the good guys





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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Flower » 06 Oct 2019, 15:41

I didn't know Raph .. my loss .. :(

R.I.P. Raph
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Jimbo » 06 Oct 2019, 15:46

Those photos are something special. Thanks for posting them. RIP Raph/
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby John_K » 06 Oct 2019, 17:13

Sad news, RIP Raph...

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby The Prof » 06 Oct 2019, 17:35

Sorry to hear this. RIP

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Positive Passion » 06 Oct 2019, 17:40

Very sad. Cheers Raph.

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby The Fish » 06 Oct 2019, 17:47

Sad newa. Glad I got meet him a couple of times. A real pleasure to be with.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby never/ever » 06 Oct 2019, 21:26

Oh no.

A sweet man.

RIP.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Purgatory Brite » 06 Oct 2019, 22:31

Sad news indeed. RIP

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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby yomptepi » 07 Oct 2019, 00:31

I am so sorry to hear this. Raph was an absolute pleasure to be around. He had a huge knowledge of music, and always had an informed and insightful contribution to make. I really enjoyed spending time with him at many jolly ups . Rest easy my friend.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Rorschach » 07 Oct 2019, 07:55

That's so sad. A lovely man.

I remember going to Waterloo station with the Slider to meet him off the train for his first Jolly up. I haven't seen him since that day but I never forgot him.

Sueños con los angelitos, Raph.
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Re: Raph R.I.P.

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 07 Oct 2019, 09:49

I was at his wedding, he was at mine.

Lately the contact was a bit less.

I'm sorry for that. Just last Sunday Slider and I talked about him.

Rest easy my friend, you were always fun to be with.
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