Gosh this is a big shock. So sorry to hear about his loss. Condolences to his family, loved ones and friends. May he rest in peace.
Maybe one day, eh?I knew it ... one of these days you will meet me and I'll shake your hand
Barry, many thanks for sharing the sad news with us.As is nearly always the case,a persons online persona is way different to the reality and in his case I can promise that's true.Well,up to point anyway.We always said we were cut from a bit of the same cloth (probably some hairy old hessian stuff!).I was probably the only one who truly knew him and he said the same about me.He wasn't one for popping down to the local for a pint with the lads.That never really was his thing although we used to many,many years ago.He may have been the worlds worst mechanic,pretty useless at computers (I was pretty much his on-call personal IT consultant) but his DIY skills were beyond anyones imagination.I mean who else would fasten everything with screws only he'd bang them in like nails! He had so many quirks.I don't know if he ever told you guys but the one year he put some decorations up for xmas.Only problem is he quite liked the look of them so he left the string of fairy lights round his fireplace and stuck all the other assorted ornaments in various locations round the house.That was about 5 years ago and they were still up the last time I we went round a few weeks ago.He used to buy the strangest junk off the net.The blower motor went in the car and his screen was frosty on the inside.His solution? to buy what he thought was a rechargeable hairdryer of all things.It was just a normal one so he still ended up running an extension lead up the path.Oh,and then there's the life size cardboard cutout Bengal tiger he bought off Amazon to scare off a couple of pigeons he named Ron and Ron.That didn't work either but we did have some hillarious laughs with that thing and a camera.I have a hundred thousand great memories of him and the fun we got up to.
Happy times.I just wanted to thank you all for all the wishes you've sent.It has meant a lot especially to my girl as well.She says he was like the brother she never had.I could say the same too.
Oh well,back to work and normality tomorrow.Well,I'll try to be as normal as I can be.
He had some good friends here.I just wish more of you had met him in real life.
Me too. The thing with the internet and forums in particular. You form an image and much like radio DJ's when you see them, they're nothing like you imagine, well how it is for me anyway.I always thought of Quinn as looking just like Richard Burton
I'm glad he had such a good friend in you Barry. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.