RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

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RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by Nereus » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:56 pm

I am in total shock today. Keith posted on here as "Bristolian". The last PM that I had from him was on 19th of July, where he wrote that he had not been feeling well and was having various medical tests. I have tried to both call and PM to him a couple of times since with no success. Today I tried again and there was no answer. A few minutes later his wife called me back on his phone. He passed away on the 25th of last month, the result of cancer. Not sure of his exact age, but he intended to retire next April.

His poor wife and 9 year old son now have a big problem with what to do with the extensive workshop and equipment that he had at his house in Soi 6. He was a genius with working with metal, and there is an incredible amount of both machines and hand tools in the workshop.

RIP Keith, you will be sadly missed.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:38 pm

I never met Keith, but having lived in Bristol for over 20 years, we had a few things in common that we discussed from time to time via PM. I didn't even know he'd been ill, so a complete shock to me also.

He was always a good forum member.

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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by PeteC » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:48 pm

Yes, that is very sad and so unexpected. His participation will be missed, his last visit to the Forum was on November 16. His wife and son are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Keith.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by lomuamart » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:12 pm

Sorry to hear that.

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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by STEVE G » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:44 pm

Yes, sad news, I never met him but he was a good contributor to this forum.

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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by Vital Spark » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:52 pm

What sad news. I felt like I knew him, although I'd never met him, through his comments on the forum. He came across as a genuinely nice guy.

Condolences to his wife and son.

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Post by caller » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:57 pm

That's a real shock and very sad. Like others, I never knew him in person but he was a valued member here.

Condolences to family and friends.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by RCer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Sad news

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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by migrant » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Always enjoyed his posts, RIP
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:47 pm

I can only echo what most people have already said, never met him but felt that you knew him from his always helpful posts - RIP


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Post by JD » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:51 pm

Sad new indeed, RIP Keith, Condolences to the family and friends.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by redzonerocker » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:28 am

Very sad news.
My sincere condolences to his family.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by pharvey » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:04 am

Huge shock and very sad news. Sincere condolences to family and friends.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by Takiap » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:55 am

RIP Keith. Strength to his wife and son.
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Re: RIP Keith Patten (Bristolian)

Post by kendo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 am

RIP Keith and sincere condolences to his family
And friends.
Enjoyed his posts over the years and a good contributor to our forum.
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