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OCUK founder Spie passes away

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

  1. afraser2k


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,498

    Location: Glasgow

    RiP Spie and thanks for the community over the years.
  2. Fire_fly


    Joined: Jan 18, 2012

    Posts: 3,489

    Location: Derbyshire

    My deepest condolences

    RIP Spie
  3. Gilly


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 95,532

    Location: I'm back baby!

    I regard myself lucky to have met Mark. He really was larger than life. He slapped me down a few times when I was younger and had a fiery temper and a worse tongue, but never in a nasty way.

    Having met him away from the forums and been able to relax with him on Donnie dos and so on, I know that he was a warm, generous and funny man and that’s exactly how I and those others fortunate enough to have known him will remember him. Feek has already mentioned the shooting of the umbrella, the way he held himself in general when around others was superb, and of course, no-one can possibly forget the Ocuk prices pre-discounted for all of our convenience. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

    RIP Mark.
  4. Spyhop


    Joined: May 16, 2005

    Posts: 6,352

    Location: Cold waters

    Must admit to nicking that phrase and using it IRL a few times!

    RIP Spie.
  5. Vargas


    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 3,529

    Location: Edinburgh/Rannoch


    Sorry for your loss.
  6. Chojin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 1,790

    So sorry for your loss.

    I have good memories of Spie on the forums and he truly created something special in OcUK and the community here.

    RIP Spie
  7. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 6,953

    Location: With the færies

    Jesus, eight years younger than me.

    That's no age to die :(

    RIP Spie, and my sincere condolences to his family.
  8. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,985

    Location: Falling...

    So sorry to hear that Nath. You and your family have my thoughts and prayers. Very sad news. :(
  9. JPL


    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 230

    Location: Hell

    Mark,time to open that throttle and go.........J-P
  10. DCat


    Joined: Apr 13, 2006

    Posts: 158

    Sorry to hear your loss, keep strong mate.
  11. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,197

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Sorry to hear the news.
  12. Bungee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,371

    Location: Bath

    Wow :(

    RIP Spie
  13. Devrij


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,427

    Location: Chippenham

    Losing a parent sucks. Genuinely shocked to hear this. RIP Spie.
  14. Scythe


    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,114

    So sorry to hear this news Nath. I saw you two in the local pub at Christmas (we have mutual friends / same town) and he looked in good health. We are a similar age and I lost my dad two years ago unexpectedly, and if there's only one thing I can say, it's things will get better. Take care.
  15. Tauren


    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 11,606

    RIP Spie :(
  16. ThestigGT999


    Joined: Aug 30, 2009

    Posts: 6,239

    Location: one nation under sony

    sorry for you loss
  17. K1LLSW1TCH


    Joined: Mar 12, 2009

    Posts: 26,749

    This is horrible news, he was incredibly young as well, absolutely no age to shuffle off this mortal coil. RIP to Spie and hopefully his family can do their best to steer themselves through such a sorrowful time.

    I’ll be forever grateful to him, I joined here back in March 2009, I was on the edge and needed people to talk to, didn’t know what to do or who to turn to so I just typed “UK Forums” into Google. Fatefully this was the first page in the results and near enough a decade later I’m still here.

    Made a few friends and had some brilliant nights chatting, playing online games and just enjoying other people’s company. I may not post here as much as I used to but I do still read the forums every day and will always have Spie to thank for giving us a place such as this.

    ... And thanks for the Haribo X
  18. Jimbeam3678


    Joined: Dec 8, 2002

    Posts: 15,672

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Never a truer word said, it does get easier but you never forget. Sorry for your loss.:(
  19. CaptainComedy

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,772

    Location: My fabulous ship

    it only seemed like the other day he was checking in on us...
  20. lookitsjonno


    Joined: Sep 10, 2003

    Posts: 4,051

    Location: Midlands

    Sorry for your loss. Though I'm not too interested in hardware today, OcUK was there when my fascination in computing began, which in turn flourished into a successful career. Many thanks to your dad for starting such a fantastic community. RIP.

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