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OCUK founder Spie passes away

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

  1. riamu


    Joined: Sep 10, 2003

    Posts: 930

    Yes I remember Mr Proudfoot when back in the day I used to order a lot of hardware. He very kindly helped me when a graphics card was not working properly and went out of his way to make sure the issue was resolved. Sorry to hear of his passing my condolences to his family
  2. Combat squirrel


    Joined: Aug 7, 2004

    Posts: 9,753

    Just saw this - so sorry for your loss, RIP :(
  3. SideWinder


    Joined: Jun 12, 2004

    Posts: 148,738

    Location: E1

    Just popped back onto OCUK to take a little look...first thing i saw. Wow. Such sad news. :(
  4. Kirby Wurm


    Joined: Jan 31, 2012

    Posts: 685

    Location: Wychbold

  5. HippoTank


    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

    Posts: 33

    My condolences, I've been buying from this site since 2005, thank you for everything and hoping you are all ok.
  6. OzyOly


    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 3,392

    Location: 15,000ft.

    I’ve just come back to the forums after a few years outside the UK. Very tragic news indeed. It’s a wonderful community he created here.
  7. vvalter


    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 107

    Location: England

    Sad news. RIP, my condolances.
  8. IainB

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,950

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Woah shocked to see this after Ive been away for err a while. RIP Mark :-(
  9. pilch


    Joined: Mar 19, 2008

    Posts: 75

    Sad news indeed, my thoughts are with everyone who knew him.
  10. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,979

    Location: UK

    Nath, if you don't mind me asking what caused it? Really sorry especially when the foundations of OcUK have been built by him and the worker bees.
  11. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,925

    Location: Surrey and London

  12. -=Oddie=-


    Joined: Dec 15, 2017

    Posts: 4

    Really sorry to hear this only just heard :(
    i knew mark before he bought OCUK
    when he used to visit us all, at all the partners shops of (Millennium computers Then)
    such a really nice bloke and great memories,
    one being him walking in to the shop and giving me a pirate copy of the original Unreal game
    9 weeks before launch lol

    RIP mark im sure you will be missed by all
  13. Hatter The Mad


    Joined: Nov 28, 2008

    Posts: 8,737

    Location: UK

    Came back randomly after 2 years to find this is terrible news - my condolences to your family. I'm glad he had a good few years to enjoy the results of his hard work (I gather he did retire after selling the business). It goes to show, you never know what life will throw your way, so live every moment.
  14. tnx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2012

    Posts: 1,001

    Location: Gods own county. W.Yorks

    I didn't know the fella but I know how your heart feels.
    My dear old dad passed a couple of years back and there is not a day goes by with him being in my thoughts.

    He's Forever in your heart.
  15. S.T.F.U


    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 138

    Location: Liverpool, England

    Sorry for your loss.
  16. bitboy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 962

    Very sad news. My condolences. Spent way too much time here back in the day, and had the pleasure of meeting Mark and old school mod crew. Fond memories. RIP big man.
  17. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 3, 2004

    Posts: 17,659

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    Just randomly popped in here for the first time in many months. Thanks for putting the note at the bottom of the forum or I would have missed this sad news.

    RIP Spie.
  18. Gilbert Coquard


    Joined: May 12, 2009

    Posts: 146

    Location: Newcastle

    Just logged in after not being on here for a very long time, and got the notification.

    I am very sorry for your loss. RIP
  19. bingbong


    Joined: Mar 2, 2010

    Posts: 16


    Very sorry for your loss.
  20. aph


    Joined: Oct 27, 2005

    Posts: 96

    Like many others, logged back in after some time to find this.

    Very sad news, for him, and his family. I'm super he had many dreams still not yet realized.

    "Massive heart attack" :(

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