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Sad sad news.

Post by ronniemacneil » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:04 pm

So sorry to tell you all that our good friend Angus Mac Kinnon passed away this morning.

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Post by alasdairmac » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:05 pm

What terrible news Ronnie. We knew it was coming but when it does happen the shock is no easier to take. Apart from simply being one of the most genuine and welcoming men I've ever had the privilege to know, Angus was a real expert on everything to do with his beloved ships and the Clyde; he will be sadly missed by us all for his knowledge and wisdom. If you hear when the funeral is perhaps you can let us all know.

My condolences to all of his family.

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Post by mcmahos » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Very sad to hear that news. Thanks for letting us know, Ronnie. A great man, and a privilege to have known him, both as a friend and as one of the founders of ClydeMaritime.

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Post by errchie » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:54 pm

Very sorry indeed to hear that news thoughts are with the family. His postings delivered with accuracy and humour
will sorely missed.
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Post by Andy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:02 pm

I had never met Angus but he was one of those whose posts I always looked forward to. A wealth of knowledge and a lovely sense of humour. He will be greatly missed on both sites and these will be poorer for his passing. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

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Post by E28 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:04 pm

Devastating news. Angus was a true gentleman, knowledgeable, generous with a nice tilt of wit.
Through this forum i became aware of his true stature and the high esteem in which he was regarded.
He will be sorely missed by all.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:28 pm

Very sad news indeed, Angus was a good friend over the years, his knowledge and humour will be sadly missed from the various maritime sites, now at peace with his beloved Frances. Condolences to his family at this sad time.
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Post by Robert » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:00 pm

Hard to bear Ronnie.
An irreplaceable loss. I loved him dearly and valued his company in many ways.

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Post by yorkieman » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:14 pm

Very sad indeed, another Island Gentleman lost to us, rest in peace old pal.
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Post by Hugh » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:12 pm

Very sad to hear of the passing of Angus - a very kind and gentle man who will be very much missed. My condolences to all of his family and friends.
Calm seas now Angus. RIP.

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Post by Allan » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:23 pm

Very sad to hear the news – even though we knew of the inevitability, it still hits hard when it’s someone like Angus.

Regrettably I've never had the pleasure of meeting him, but simply from his posts one can easily see he was a lovely man - a wicked sense of humour, and an excellent command of the English language - and the Scots for that matter.

His knowledge of the Clyde and the ships was vast; and let’s not forget the site he made his own – Shipping at Ayr and Troon – which contains a wealth of information and detail of ships passing through.

My sincere condolences to his family – ‘bye Angus – rest in peace.
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Re: Sad sad news.

Post by clydesider » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:44 pm

I never met him either, but will miss his posts which were always the first item I opened after logging on.

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Post by jbryce1437 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:48 pm

Sad news indeed, RIP Angus

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Post by Deepol » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:18 pm

Very sorry to hear of this. Sadly circumstances always contrived to prevent us meeting but I thoroughly enjoyed all his postings. My condolences to the family.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:57 am

Saddened to learn of Angus' passing.
We never met, face to face, but like so many others we "met" through correspondence on this and other sites and I gained much from his knowledge and wise council.
Whenever I hear of Enginoors-v-Deckies, BP greyhounds, Bin Liners, Gem Line, Troon-sur-Mer, and Eriskay. I'll fondly remember
Angus Mac Kinnon. Rest in Peace.

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Post by yorkieman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:56 pm

Great sense of humour indeed, and could take a bit of a ribbing in his stride, remember the famous 'pinny and marigolds' photo, we never let him forget that one!
And we learned so much about his beloved Eriskay and its special weed .... sorry Angus, flower!
And the sun always shone on Troon-sur-Mer ..... and the best Ayrshire millet kept arriving in Yorkieland.
We'll not see his likes again, R.I.P.
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Post by duncanwilson » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:25 pm

I am so dreadfully sorry to hear this sad news.
I never met Angus, but he always sounded so genuine, knowledgeable an interesting. I'm sure he was a lovely guy and and a true gentleman to meet and talk to face to face.
Angus will be a great loss to this and other forums.
Rest in Peace.

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Post by alasdairmac » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:38 pm

The cover of the Order of Service for Angus' Requiem Mass this morning at his Parish Church in Troon. His coffin will be laid to rest on his beloved Isle of Eriskay on Monday. Rest in Peace my friend.
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