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OCUK founder Spie passes away

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NathWraith, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. NathWraith


    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,892

    Location: Cheshire

    It is with a broken heart I have to bear this awful news.

    My father, the founder of OcUK and these great forums, passed away yesterday afternoon.

    Some may know him as Mark, others Spie and others as boss at some point.

    The news comes as a great shock as he leaves behind my step-mother, myself, my brother and baby sister.

    He was a great man, who had strong beliefs, opinions and ideas. He did not let anyone get in his way of achieving his potential. This company was founded on his hard work and determination, as continues on today with those same principles.

    He was a man who I held in high regard and looked up to him as a hero, as only a son could.

    At this time, please share your good thoughts and memories.

    I love you dad x
  2. Firestar_3x


    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,214

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Jesus Nath, sorry to hear that, my thoughts are with you all.
  3. Macca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 28, 2004

    Posts: 2,019

    Location: Wanaka

    Sorry to hear about your loss Nath. Regards to you and your family. RIP Spie.
  4. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,621

    Location: London

    Holy crap, awful news. Be strong mate, my condolences to you and your family :(
  5. Tom|Nbk


    Joined: Mar 12, 2006

    Posts: 21,890

    Location: England

    Nathan just messaged you on FB I am so sorry for your loss it’s a big shock to me.

    Thank you Spie for everything you gave to this community
  6. Scrutinize


    Joined: Apr 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,277

    Sorry to hear that, RIP.
  7. gord


    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,155

    Location: Midlands

    :( What? No. It was only yesterday that he'd picked up his new 599..

    Very sorry for your loss, but what an empire/legacy he built.
  8. Rotty


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,540

    Location: Notts

    heard this early this morning, awful news, all the family seemed to be so happy

    sincere condolences to you all
  9. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,885

    Location: Back in Blighty

    As I've already said to you mate, my condolences. He achieved so much and created a strong and successful business as well as this fantastic community for us all.

    RIP Mark :(
  10. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,121

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Sorry to hear this Nath, thoughts are with you and the family.

    The UK PC community has a lot to thank him for.
  11. agw_01


    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

    Posts: 19,368

    Deepest condolences Nath and family. Awful news.

    RIP Mark.
  12. Abyss


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,245

    Location: Nottingham

    Really sorry for your loss Nath, my thoughts are with your family. Whilst I never met Spie / Mark in person I admired his drive and business acumen. I looked forward to reading his posts on these forums particularly in the motors forum from M5s to Ferraris.

    Mark has left a legacy in both these forums and the Overclockers UK company, bringing people together and enabling lasting relationships.

    Rest in peace "The Godfather" Spie.
  13. Rids


    Joined: Sep 30, 2008

    Posts: 5,538

    Awful news, so sorry to hear that.
  14. Lordgrayone


    Joined: Apr 20, 2008

    Posts: 395

    So sorry for you loss, my heart goes out to you and your family
  15. something daft already!!


    Joined: Jan 11, 2007

    Posts: 4,230

    Location: South East

    Sorry to hear this.
  16. Muban


    Joined: Dec 27, 2002

    Posts: 6,981

    Location: Inverness

    Couldn't beleive it when I saw the news early this morning, such a shock. He was always so supportive to me and so kind when my aunt passed away just over a year ago. My thoughts are with you all x
  17. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,354

    Oh wow, sorry to hear this news. Amazing thing he setup here.
  18. Gibbo


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,356

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Nathan my thoughts are with yourself and the rest of your family.

    I knew him by Mark, Spie and of course Boss. Though we did not always see eye to eye I had huge respect for your father for what he created, the business, the community and the fantastic opportunity he gave myself and the great times we all had.
    He was a great man and I think I say for everybody, he shall always be remembered which really is the greatest honour.

    I am sure your going to be fine, you know where I am and how to get in touch, so just shout Nathan if you need anything at all.

    RIP Mark Proudfoot, you shall never be forgotten.
  19. Pyr0m@nI@]{


    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 687

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    Awful news :(
    Sorry for your loss Nath
  20. Locky


    Joined: Oct 14, 2003

    Posts: 12,287

    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    Mate I have no words. I really am sorry. I liked your dad.