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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #165 on: February 19, 2024, 06:58:36 PM »
Bumped.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #166 on: February 21, 2024, 10:07:46 PM »
Hi all. Stuartís wife, Vicky, would like to maybe use some of your stories of Stuart at his funeral, would everyone be ok with that?

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #167 on: February 21, 2024, 10:13:48 PM »
Absolutely she can. Would she like us to read them out?

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #168 on: February 21, 2024, 10:21:41 PM »
Cheers Dave, Iíll feed that back and see what she says!

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2024, 11:45:59 AM »
Back on the front page for another push.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2024, 11:53:06 AM »
Just saw this. He used to sit in the row in front of me in the Holte. RIP Stuart. HEITS.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2024, 07:00:00 PM »
Just saw this. He used to sit in the row in front of me in the Holte. RIP Stuart. HEITS.
Jane & I were looking over at where he used to be on Saturday and wondering if the people who had seats around him knew what had happened.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #172 on: February 27, 2024, 10:58:05 PM »
Was wondering who the Stu mentioned was in the Newcastle post match thread who'd passed. Didn't see this thread until now for some reason.

Always a poster I enjoyed reading years back. Think I actually queried a year or two what had happened to him on here and now I read the awful too soon passing of him.

R.I.P.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2024, 12:27:23 AM by SoccerHQ »

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #173 on: February 28, 2024, 01:38:12 PM »
Just this morning I was thinking that it's a month yesterday that Stu passed away.  That's an awful long time to remain without burial, post mortem notwithstanding.

Over here in rural Ireland a person can die on say a Monday and will be buried by Wednesday if not Tuesday.  I fully understand the population differences between rural and urban areas as well as the population between Ireland and the UK but that time lapse  all seems doubly heartbreaking for families.  As with all major trauma, the body/brain almost immediately begins the process of healing itself even though the sufferer may not know it.  By the time the funeral takes place the family may just be beginning to come to terms with what happend when the pain and anguish begins all over again.

If Nev of this parish is reading this and remembers, we had a mutual friend who died suddenly on holiday in Spain a few years ago and IIRC it was six or seven weeks before he was repatriated and his funeral was allowed to take place.  It all seems so cruel to me.


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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #174 on: February 28, 2024, 01:54:33 PM »
Just this morning I was thinking that it's a month yesterday that Stu passed away.  That's an awful long time to remain without burial, post mortem notwithstanding.

Over here in rural Ireland a person can die on say a Monday and will be buried by Wednesday if not Tuesday.  I fully understand the population differences between rural and urban areas as well as the population between Ireland and the UK but that time lapse  all seems doubly heartbreaking for families.  As with all major trauma, the body/brain almost immediately begins the process of healing itself even though the sufferer may not know it.  By the time the funeral takes place the family may just be beginning to come to terms with what happend when the pain and anguish begins all over again.

If Nev of this parish is reading this and remembers, we had a mutual friend who died suddenly on holiday in Spain a few years ago and IIRC it was six or seven weeks before he was repatriated and his funeral was allowed to take place.  It all seems so cruel to me.




We had to wait a month for my mum's funeral last autumn. It was horrible for it to take so long.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #175 on: February 28, 2024, 02:18:10 PM »
A month or so is pretty usual now. I remember a time when it was always about a week to a fortnight at most.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #176 on: February 28, 2024, 02:20:02 PM »
When my dad died fifty years ago, the funeral took place four days later. Unless for religious purposes, as Amfy said, a month is about normal now.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #177 on: February 28, 2024, 02:27:37 PM »
Yep both my parents have passed away in the last 5 years or so and both Funerals were about a month after passing.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #178 on: February 28, 2024, 02:30:29 PM »
Not had to worry about it since my dad went in 2018. Then it was about 2-3 weeks. We had the opposite problem with my mum where we had to delay it back due to family being away, and then not clashing with mine and my dads Birthdays but that was 2012.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #179 on: February 28, 2024, 08:00:10 PM »
I know exactly what you mean, Mike. He made his office sound like the headquarters of MI6! I bet he was brilliant at his job.

Though I didn't know him, it's such sad news, and my heart goes out to his poor family.

I'm just reading through the thread again, sorry for quoting weeks later. I suppose because the funeral is imminent and I just miss my friend. But the bolded bit is true: he was excellent at his job. He always used to say that the counter-fraud game is a sales job and he was absolutely right. At the risk of pulling back the curtain a bit, getting liars to buy into their own bullshit by, in my case, sounding like a thick Brummie before taking their account apart is the name of the game.

His passing is my loss and I shall miss him greatly.

 


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