Sad news...

Discussion in 'News and Results' started by RobF, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Sad news

    It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Andrew Luckley (known on here as the Talented Mr. Ripley), of Thorn Dell and Woodview, was killed in a apparent climbing accident at Steall Falls, Glen Nevis last Thursday.

    I am sure everyone will join me in sending our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
     
  2. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Definitely a big loss to the shooting community, he was a top bloke.

    Ryan
     
  3. RobF

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    Yep, an instantly likeable chap... the last target that gave him his GP win (on his second GP ever) was still falling I think before he was on his feet asking me how to go about setting up a website for his club...
     
  4. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    Hello, This is tragic news, I feel very sorry for all his family and friends.
    I also feel very awkward, the poor guy enquired about the new club I am setting up a couple of days before his tragic accident.
    May the poor guy RIP.
    Peter. LL.
     
  5. Baltipal

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    I've just read this with a growing sense of disbelief. What a tragedy, how desparately sad!
    My condolences to his family at this sad time.
    Second ever GP & he won it, obviously a great talent that we'll never now get to see fully develope. I never met the chap but I wish now that I'd had that opportunity.
     
  6. TOOL

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    Sad loss, such a nice guy !
     
  7. Feral

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    I'm sorry to hear this, both as an airgunner and a former climber my thoughts are with Andrew and his family.
     
  8. Glennn

    Glennn Who????

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    My deepest condolances go out to all his family and friends, I shot round with Andrew at GP5 and there is no nicer guy you could have wished to meet. A real loss to the human race.

    With great sadness
    Glenn
     
  9. Sparky

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    I didn't realise who it was until i spoke to Ryan, met Andy at the Anglo and had a good chat with him in the pub, cracking lad and wish all the best to his family.

    Pete
     
  10. KarlC

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    Andrew Luckley

    Shot round with Andrew at GP5 , Such a good Shot and one hell of a nice chap, he will be sadly missed..
    Karl and Debbie
     
  11. JONTA

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    Very sad news indeed. Spoke top him after GP5 congratulating him on his superb round. As many have already said seemed like a really nice guy and a very talented one at that, as he told me that he only got into the competition side of things in february. What a loss...
    R.I.P
     
  12. ray

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    Very sad news Dunfermline sends there condolences.
    Regards Ray Dawson.
     
  13. TURIN TURAMBAR

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    Thanks for this guys and thanks Robf for the signpost here from AAOC

    I originally posted this news on that site following contact from his girlfriend on the airgun bbs.

    I refrained from posting a valediction on the airgun bbs as I knew Paris wanted to do that herself and this she has now done. She too told me that Andrew was on this forum with the nickname I gave him "The Talented Mr Ripley" as he owned a Ripley rifle when he first appearred at Woodview range in Co Durham.

    I am gonna miss my mate as I'm sure many others will too and I am glad he touched my life.

    I said a prayer for him at Thorndell last Sunday in the spot where I last saw him. A lovely balmy day and a distinct "presence in the wind and it holds all departed" (Runrig).

    ATVB
    Steve
     
  14. TREV RYN

    TREV RYN Well-Known Member

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    yes very sad news indeed, so sad my thoughts are with his family and freinds you are in my prayers

    im going to start a collection for andrew at byley this weekend and also at emleys gp, or you can send donations to me , and they will be passed on to his family

    rip andrew

    trev ryn
    nefta seretary
     
  15. RobF

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    well done trev...
     
  16. BEESA

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    Very sad news , my thoughts are with his family :(

    Don ...
     
  17. richos36

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    very very sad news indeed
    I didn`t know Andrew but people that did talk very highly of him

    still shocked at the news of his death :-(
    really couldn`t belive it when i read this

    my thoughts go to his family and friends

    shaun
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2009

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