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Old May 17th, 2016, 03:49 PM
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It breaks my heart to have to post this but I think that he was in here enough that I should let you guys know.

About 3 months ago my father went in to the doc with pretty bad back pain. After intensive tests and scans it was clear that something wasn't right.. The next day he was diagnosed with lung cancer, that had already begun to spread to his bones and several major organs. He begun to fight back as soon as possible, but the cancer was too advanced.

Last week he passed away. From all the surgeries and radiation he and the cancer he couldn't catch a break to gather his strength.

I don't have many words right now but I can tell you guys is that the one thing that he wanted to do the most was gather some energy to go out and play with his Rover.

photo from last fall.
And one from back in the day
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Old May 17th, 2016, 03:56 PM
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So sorry for your loss.


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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:06 PM
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Sorry for your loss.
It's cool you shared his passion.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:09 PM
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My condolences for your loss, My mother passed in very similar circumstances and time frame to your father.
I hope the memories of your father when he was fit will outweigh the more recent memories.

kind regards to you and your family.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:09 PM
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So very sorry for your loss God speed.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:11 PM
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Sorry for your loss, it's great you shared a passion.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:14 PM
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Sorry Pablo for your loss. It appears that a lot of us inherited our love for autos from our dads. All my father's funeral eulogies were stories of his cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicular mishaps.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:19 PM
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My condolences on your loss Pablo. It's a blessing to have shared your passions and interests with him.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:31 PM
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So sorry for you loss. My condolences
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:44 PM
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Oh shit...that sucks mate - I remember him when he first picked up the two MOD's and came to HH. He was a good bloke who really new his LR stuff. Glad you got to hang with him enough so he could pass on his passion to you. Sorry to hear

Rover in Peace Pablo Sr.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:54 PM
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What a poised and polished guy. The first time we met, earlier this year, was at Cars & Coffee in Great Falls. Ha! We vented together over our 200tdi's swaps. I loved how proud he was when he told stories of his first/earlier Rover.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:00 PM
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Sorry for your loss.
It's cool you shared his passion.
no thanks whatever I tell you, you will low ball me
I would rather keep the parts in storage
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:29 PM
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So sorry for the space he leaves behind. Although I'm not a dude, it's the same for me: I got my love of Land Rovers from one of the few things that was always steady in my early life--my dad and his Series II & IIIs. Land Rovers have a way of pulling people together and making family ties stronger. Like families, they have few limits and are timeless. Best wishes to you.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:40 PM
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Prayers to your family.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:40 PM
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So sorry Pablo for your loss- toughest of times! Be glad of the good times you shared, as those memories will be with you always!! Hopefully the sight of every Rover you see will trigger a wonderful memory of what you two shared!!
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:56 PM
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Very sorry for your loss Pablo. I'm sure he was an amazing man and loved you very much. Rover on. Keep his spirit alive.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 06:00 PM
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Sorry for your loss! Hopefully, he took the long, slow road to heaven in a defender!

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Old May 17th, 2016, 06:03 PM
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Sorry for your loss, life is to short.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 06:09 PM
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Sorry for your loss...
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Old May 17th, 2016, 06:20 PM
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Its especially hard when its sudden illness steals away so many years you were looking forward to sharing together.
I was thinking about my Dad just yesterday. Its been 17 years since he passed.
Love your father and your mother. You only have one of each and they are precious.

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