View Full Version : Magoo, Very sorry to say.

08-06-2017, 06:56 PM
Hi Everyone,

Unsure if any of you know but Magoo (Grant) from this forum has sadly passed away.

He was diagnosed with cancer back in February and passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was at home and very peaceful, he was surrounded by his family and so much love. He had 3 months of hell fighting this and fought until the very end, such a battler.

He was a big contributor to this forum and passed his knowledge onto so many including myself.
He will be sadly missed.

08-06-2017, 08:34 PM
I wondered why he was so quiet lately.
He and I used to talk loads off forum.
And I know many others did the same.

Life is not fair is it!
What a great Guy!
Total respect and great sadness,
He never said anything to me>
GOD Bless The GUY.

08-06-2017, 08:38 PM
Such sad news Marc, thank you for letting us know.

Condolences to his family.


08-06-2017, 09:11 PM
The sad thing was, just how quick it happened. About 10 weeks from when he first got taken into hospital until his passing.

He still had so many things that he wanted to do, it came as a complete shock.

Life really isn't fair.

08-06-2017, 09:36 PM
His Name Was Grant McColl.
Apparently Family were from the Isle of McColl originally.
A Kiwi with no side to him.
Old school Engineer.

I wish I had known Marc.

You obviously were in touch?

monkey spanners
08-06-2017, 09:58 PM
Thanks for letting us know Marc, sad news.

08-06-2017, 11:52 PM
Yes, we used to speak a lot, I'd grown quite close to him over the years.
He loved being a fridgie and loved helping others

His daughter messaged me to let me know if his passing.

09-06-2017, 05:19 AM
Hi Marc
Thanks for letting everyone know, very sad news.
Grant was very helpful on and off this forum he will be sadly missed.
My last email contact with him was early February.
Condolences to his family.
May he rest in peace.

09-06-2017, 09:08 AM
Very sad news, My condolences to the family,
Always loved his wisdom.

09-06-2017, 09:31 AM
Sad to hear this , rest in peace.

09-06-2017, 02:07 PM
Marc, thanks for keeping the site updated regarding his passing. He was a long time member and valued contributor to RE. He will be missed :(

09-06-2017, 10:06 PM
Unfortunately, our earthly life is just a visit here.
Regret for the loss of a wise man.


10-06-2017, 02:31 AM
I'm so sad to hear of Magoo's passing. Grant and I mailed frequently some years back. He was always full of ideas. A thoroughly nice guy.

Rest in peace, esteemed colleague.

10-06-2017, 04:29 PM
That's very sad. Condolences to his family. His input and wisdom will be missed

10-06-2017, 11:03 PM
He mentioned to me he had terminal cancer, not knowing it was so far advanced.
So a shock to me sad to hear it.
Is there anything in forum to indicate someone has passed away on there posts?
Thought it may be a good idea

install monkey
10-06-2017, 11:09 PM
a terrible loss, magoo was a legend

11-06-2017, 10:02 AM
Sad news....best wishes to his family

11-06-2017, 05:12 PM
May his soul rest in peace!

11-06-2017, 10:04 PM
Very sad to know
My condolences to the family and close friends
May he rest in peace

Rob White
12-06-2017, 07:54 AM

I had spoken to Grant on and off many times over
the years, he kept trying to get jobs for me in NZ
and kept selling the place as the dream Country to
live in.

His love for his family, Country and trade were very


Sad news and a real loss to family, friends and
this online community.

Rest in peace friend, our thoughts and prayers go
out to you and your family.




12-06-2017, 10:30 PM
Sad news. Hope his family is alright, he seemed a good guy.

mad fridgie
15-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Good Bye Magoo!
Our Thoughts!

15-06-2017, 08:22 AM
So sorry to read of Magoo's passing. I hope his wise words have passed onto many of us. RIP my friend.

Here is one of Magoo's PM's from 2016.

Gidday Mike how are you?
Funny the things i remember when a name is mentioned, like open drive compressors.
As a second year apprentice a hundred years ago in the 60's I was thrown in the deep end and told to install everything in a new meat plant, about 8 open drive frigidaire condensing units and dozens of evaporators in chill floors areas and beef quarter blast chillers and a freezer, friggen miles of pipe work. The Frigidaire open drives were same or similar to kelinators with external bellows shaft seals that always dripped oil. They were supplied by General Motors Frigidaire Division NZ. Plant is probably still running, everything was build like a brick out house, cork insulation and plastered walls, way before polystyrene. All on R12, think the freezer was r22.
Geez I am old. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then.
cheers grant aka magoo

17-06-2017, 12:37 AM
Very sad news. My condolences to his family.

18-06-2017, 10:12 AM
Oh My God..Very sad news. May his soul Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family.

18-06-2017, 05:36 PM
Marc, thank you for letting us know.

Rest in peace Magoo.

My condolences to his family.


19-06-2017, 05:54 PM
RIP Magoo life is unfair sometimes

16-07-2017, 08:26 AM
i wish Patience for his family

21-07-2017, 09:18 PM
R.I.P Magoo

07-11-2017, 04:45 PM
I was notified the day of his death by his long time customer which he had passed to me. I had been meaning to log on and inform RE community for awhile but you bet me to it.

Magoo was all about fridge a very smart guy and a real loss to the industry. He loved to drink & smoke so his cancer is no surprise. He shared a ton of information to me through my early years so i will be forever in debt.

Rest in peace Grant

13-11-2017, 10:28 AM
I somehow missed this sad news!

Rest in peace Magoo.

My condolences to his family.

26-11-2017, 11:50 PM

Just, Crap.

RIP Magoo.

27-11-2017, 12:01 AM
Sad news,love and care to the family and friends of a dear friend RIP Grant sleep easy buddy.