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marc5180
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.

Grizzly
08-06-2017, 08:34 PM
Oh!
Wow!
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.
Steve.

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

Condolences to his family.

Brian

marc5180
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.

Grizzly
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?
Steve.

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

marc5180
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.

PaulZ
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.
Paul

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

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

WebRam
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 :(

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

Josef.

desA
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.

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

RANGER1
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

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

vikky1971
11-06-2017, 05:12 PM
May his soul rest in peace!

cduque
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
evident.

:)

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.

Regards

Rob

.

Tayters
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!

mikeref
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

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

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

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

Rest in peace Magoo.

My condolences to his family.

Josip

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

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

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