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    Magoo, Very sorry to say.



    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.


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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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.
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Such sad news Marc, thank you for letting us know.

    Condolences to his family.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

    Marc

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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?
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Thanks for letting us know Marc, sad news.
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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.
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Very sad news, My condolences to the family,
    Always loved his wisdom.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Sad to hear this , rest in peace.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Unfortunately, our earthly life is just a visit here.
    Regret for the loss of a wise man.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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.
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    That's very sad. Condolences to his family. His input and wisdom will be missed

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    a terrible loss, magoo was a legend

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Sad news....best wishes to his family
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    May his soul rest in peace!
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Very sad to know
    My condolences to the family and close friends
    May he rest in peace

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    .

    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

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Sad news. Hope his family is alright, he seemed a good guy.
    Health and safety first..........unless I'm in a hurry.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Good Bye Magoo!
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Very sad news. My condolences to his family.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Oh My God..Very sad news. May his soul Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    Marc, thank you for letting us know.

    Rest in peace Magoo.

    My condolences to his family.

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    RIP Magoo life is unfair sometimes

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    i wish Patience for his family
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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    R.I.P Magoo

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    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

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    Re: Magoo, Very sorry to say.

    I somehow missed this sad news!

    Rest in peace Magoo.

    My condolences to his family.
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