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Author Topic: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion  (Read 20236 times)

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #195 on: March 01, 2024, 12:09:27 PM »
RIP Stuart.

I've not known what to put on here before today, I'd only ever known him from here but he always came across as a good guy and at a similar age to me he's clearly gone far too young.

I hope the H&V reps that are attending can offer some comfort to his family on our behalf.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #196 on: March 01, 2024, 12:11:30 PM »
4 years ago today we were all gathering for the League Cup Final. If youd told me then wed be doing this today Id have thought you were mad.

It's insane Richard. I had a pint with him in the Barton's last year, he was a year older than me. It doesn't compute at all. I didn't know him at all well, met him twice and then only briefly, but it's sobering, to say the least. I hope he gets a great send off and my thoughts are with his family.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #197 on: March 01, 2024, 12:12:35 PM »
A very sad day, RIP Stuart

FTA and UTV
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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #198 on: March 01, 2024, 12:56:22 PM »
Was hoping to make it today but just back from Doc's with Diazepam for back pain.

RIP Chelts.
I only knew you through H&V but your posts spoke volumes about your love for The Villa and a healthy disrespect for our neighbours and beyond.
The kindest of regards to all there today, especially Stu's family.
UTV!


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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #199 on: March 01, 2024, 12:58:44 PM »
Hope it's a fitting send-off for the fella.

And get well soon, Frank.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2024, 02:40:15 PM »
A lovely service, with a brilliant eulogy from Dave. Big H&V turn out. Sleep well Stu.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #201 on: March 01, 2024, 04:07:21 PM »
Always loved his posts, H & V legend.

RIP Stu

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #202 on: March 01, 2024, 06:31:47 PM »
Hope it's a fitting send-off for the fella.

And get well soon, Frank.

It was. When people fly in from around Europe you know it's for someone very special.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #203 on: March 01, 2024, 06:33:07 PM »
It was a very poignant service officiated very well by the Villa chaplain and Daves tribute was very fitting.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #204 on: March 01, 2024, 06:48:52 PM »
To echo what has been said above.  It was poignant, moving and not without humour.  Service was conducted by the official Aston Villa chaplain which was a nice touch. 

Something Stuart did for me without ever knowing was allowing me to meet some very nice genuine and generous people who until then had only been names.  I sincerely wish the circumstances had been better but nonetheless I'm grateful for it.  For one last final time, RIP Stu, you were a good 'un.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2024, 08:20:46 PM »
Like others, Ive been in a state of shock this past month. Today really demonstrated what a good, much loved man Stuart was.
Im thankful to have some good friends to share what was a very difficult day.

Well miss you Stu. Your boys did you proud today.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2024, 08:23:29 PM »
Sorry forgot to say, great speech Dave. A difficult thing to do.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #207 on: March 01, 2024, 08:34:50 PM »
Sorry forgot to say, great speech Dave. A difficult thing to do.

Agreed.  It isn't easy to stand up in front of a crowd like that today and deliver a eulogy that was warm, compassionate and interspersed with no little humour that left us with jus a little bit of grit in our eyes.  Well done Dave, you done good.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2024, 08:52:15 PM »
Sounds like a great celebration of his life.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #209 on: March 01, 2024, 09:04:10 PM »
A lovely service, with a brilliant eulogy from Dave. Big H&V turn out. Sleep well Stu.

Good to read brothers & sisters. What are we but our connections and the love between us. I think k my non-drinking hosts last guest left some Pilsner in the fridge. They are filming in the lounge but Im going to go liberate the beer to toast Stu. UTV.

 


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