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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Sadly, Keith Stower who many of you know passed away lsat night.

We wasn't a regular on here, but I know several of the UK spinners knew him from various meets.

Details to follow, but for now please send your thoughts and hugs to Em, his family and friends.

We're having a special Thursday night meet in Guildford tomorrow, and anyone who knew him is welcome to join us.

A true friend and a wonderful man.

I tried to find a suitable photo, but there wasn't a single one when he wasn't doing something un-suitable.


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Dunc
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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:the pics love lovely will, thanks for posting them. I wish I could have made it frown

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Spanner
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remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Just thought you might like to know that we were invited to a toast for the departed at Samhain and the first person I thought of was Keith, so we and many others raised their glasses to honour him this weekend hug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Cross-posted from Mikey on FB:

Carol, Keith's mum, and Emily let us know tonight that the funeral will be a week tomorrow on the 12th between 2.30 and 3.30 at Guildford Crematorium. Everyone is welcome, and they want people to feel free to get up and say a little something. We imagine there will be many of you wanting to speak so we will have to organise that a bit closer to the time.

It'll be a tough day for everyone so the more people who can make it, all the better. If anyone has anything to suggest that they feel would be nice or appropriate by all means go ahead - you can contact myself on 07515165894 or by email to ikigeg@hotmail.com and I will relay the information or provide you with numbers if you don't already have them.

We all know Keith as the extravagant socialite mixing and mingling with groups far and wide, it would be a great help if this information could be provided to anyone else you feel will want to attend.

Lots of love, Mikey


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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
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Posted:bummer, i come on hop for the first time in a while and i see this frown i didnt know keith all that well, but id met him a few times, reading this has made me sad frown

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Oh, forgot to mention - if anyone needs crash space after the funeral, we've got bed/floor space in Epsom.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:sorry to hear, my thoughts with all, i only knew him from the boards

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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_Clare_
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Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hey there,

Will and I will be there... flying into Gatwick at 10.30am, and out again at 7pm...

Sorry it's such a quick visit... but will be good to see you all.

Clare x


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:You want some fuel for the flight back? wink

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Moohaahaa
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Location: In Ger Land
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 382
Posted:Really sorry to hear this :-(
Keith was an excellent guy.

All my love to those who knew him best


Some things you have to see to believe, but
Some things you have to believe in to see.

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_Clare_
_Clare_

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Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Durbs...

Variations of these regarding said fuel...

mad2 tapedshut censored spank umm

But finishing with this

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Also from Facebook:
The wake will be held near the Crematorium from 4 pm to 6 pm at Compton Village Hall. There will be sandwiches, coffee and tea.

There will be a couple of speeches by people who knew Keith and would like to talk and there will of course be some fire spinning.

Everyone is of course more than welcome. Again, an idea of numbers would be useful.

Funeral details on FB
Wake details


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LazyAngel
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Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
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Posted:Just found out about this after popping to Brizzle this weekend: only met him a few times but I he seemed like a lovely bloke

grouphug to all those who have been saddened by his passing


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Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:thought of Keith and those at the funeral today

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Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

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Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:I wrote a poem for keith, and for all of us who love him. I posted it on facebook, but i know alot of people don't have facebook so I thought I would post it here as well. hug

For Keith (and all who loved him)
He danced with fire
He danced in circles,
He danced in spirals
And danced in whirlpools.
He danced through life,
and danced with grace
He left a smile upon everybody's face.

He made us laugh, and he made us smile.
I wish he could have been here more than a while.
He left before we could say goodbye
he left us all wondering 'why?'

But no song I sing or lyric I write
Can bring him back to us tonight.
But take comfort in love
And take comfort in friends
And know that death
Is not the end.


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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_Clare_
_Clare_

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Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:hug

That's nice Jo... Thanks
xx


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Brenn
Brenn

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:My sincerest condolences.

hug


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Faberg
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 26th Aug 2003
Total posts: 1459
Posted:Very sorry to hear this, sending lots of love & healing to Emily & Keiths family & friends.

I've never met Emily but had the pleasure of working with Keith at a gig with Clare, Rob & Durbs a couple of years ago. Lovely crazy guy.

Pics here:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1
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http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1


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