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Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away  
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Today, I read the sad news that former member Kieron747 passed away earlier this year.

While he was no longer a member, some of us will certainly remember him for his positive, inspiring and informative posts.

He was 34 and leaves his wife and son. My condolences to them and all who loved him.

much too soon





Thank you, Paul.

[Edited 2012-04-18 19:59:55]


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2764 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Wow.. that's too bad.  

May he rest in peace.

Seems to be many past and present members going lately...



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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

So sorry to hear that sad news. 34 years old is much, much too young. Condolences to his family and friends.   


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User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21478 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 2):
So sorry to hear that sad news. 34 years old is much, much too young.

Indeed.  

My condolences as well.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Quoting aloges (Thread starter):
much too soon

Indeed. RIP Kieron, and condolences to those who knew him.

-Mir



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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Kieron was one of the nicest guys I ever met online. We had planned so many times to meet at one of the UK meets. Always postponed it for later.

Goes to show that one should not always postpone such things. At some point, there may be no 'later'...  

Rest in Peace, Kieron. You will be missed...

By the way, his family has suggested that donations, if desired, would be made for the British Heart Foundation. If anybody needs more details, please do let me know.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13612 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
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Such terrible news! Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. May you rest in peace, Kieron.


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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5486 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Thoughts and prayers to Kieron's family and friends. Sadly as we get older we are all getting that much closer to passing.


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Sad news indeed. I enjoyed his posts, but his thread about accidently peeing in the sink was tops! Condolences to those he left behind.

-TLG


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3152 times:
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Quoting aloges (Thread starter):
While he was no longer a member, some of us will certainly remember him for his positive, inspiring and informative posts.

I didn't realize he was no longer a member (I did wonder where he'd gone, though....funny how you notice people's absences). I will certainly remember him, and threads like this:

Touching Wood (by Kieron747 Jul 29 2007 in Non Aviation) (unintentionally funny)
I Think My Housmate Is A Shower Fiddler. (by Kieron747 Oct 30 2006 in Non Aviation)

Quoting aloges (Thread starter):
He was 34 and leaves his wife and son. My condolences to them and all who loved him.

Indeed. I very well remember his excitement at being a father.



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

So sorry to hear this. 34? What happened? Shockingly young.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

My goodness this is horrible news!
I remember joking around with him all the time here in the forums.
He was so young too!

My best wishes and condolences to his family.


Rest In Peace.



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User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4000 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Never really knew him, but the name is very familiar as I tend to lurk this part of the forum a lot. 32 is waaaay too soon for anyone   R.I.P. Kieron.

User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

Just had great laughs reading the above mentioned topics. Seems like he was a great guy. May he rest in peace.


Cheers
User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Always sad to hear that a member of our community is gone. Sincere condolences to his family, 34 is way too young to go 


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2079 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

The funniest of his I remember was this gem of a thread from '07.

So I Pissed In The Sink (by Kieron747 Aug 11 2007 in Non Aviation)

Rest in peace man, 34 is way too young.


User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 15):

Yes, I remember that thread well.
RIP Kieron. Far too young to pass on. My condolences to hid family


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

This was incredibly sad to hear, cut down in his prime. My thoughts go to his family and especially young son.


RIP Kieron   



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User currently offlinedl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Kieron was a very good man with a quick wit and sharp intellect. I had the pleasure of knowing him personally, and remember once as we sat at the bar at the Cadogan and drank good single malt while making caustic observations of the people around us. I pointed out that Sam Clemons and Oscar Wilde once did the same thing from the same bar, and he quickly said "well, you're older but I'm certainly straight!". (double witticism as I am not that much older and certainly straight, just keepin that out there...  )

Kierons last post on FB, well second to last...his last was "Bloody snow!"....was a very cool video that I think says something about his perspective and aesthetic. Give it a watch when you get a second...it's safe for work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQ...8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

If you knew Kieron747 or DrKieron as he was known after he earned his PhD (for which I commended his modesty with a mocking tone) and you want to post condolences :

http://www.thisisannouncements.co.uk/14586463?s_source=clmi_inns

Or his FB page which is still up:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628500038

His parents and family still read both and appreciate the notes, and are very pleased to find he had so many friends and aquaintances all over the world. It's one of the things that makes this site what it is.

One more thing...just to show what the community here is all about...a few years ago around twenty or thirty a.netters from allover the world chipped in (from ten pounds to a couple hundred dollars per cotributor)to finance a return trip home for a fellow a.netter studying abroad in the face of some real challenges that I assure you most of us never have or will face, who couldn't afford it himself and was facing a lonely Christmas holiday far from loved ones. Kieron was one of the ones who stepped up, immediately, and with an offer to do more if needed...and it was an indication of his character, as well as the spirit that represents the best of our community. Often we get dragged down here, especially in NonAv, so I think that we occasionally should remind ourselves why we are really here, and what we do for each other.

I'm personally glad to be a part of this community of airplane geeks and real people. Some of you irritate the ever loving crap out of me, others have become friends for life. Communities like this have improved my life and broadened my horizons. Thanks to you all, and thanks to Kieron, who taught me that even if you're an egghead scientist you could still be a witty, personable and good guy to talk with via written word or in person.

RIP Kieron



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
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This is sad news to hear. I do remember some of his threads and they always brought a smile to my face.


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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2827 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

34 is almost my age, that is way too young to die. My condolences to his family.

RIP   



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User currently offlinejetmech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Such sad news   , especially with such a young son. It was great to talk to you Kieron, if only we had the chance to meet.

Rest in Peace, JetMech



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User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1954 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Oh, that's horrible. I remember him fondly as one of the smartest and funniest people on here.

Does anyone know how he died?

RIP



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User currently offlinesoftrally From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

That's really sad.... May he rest in peace.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20671 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Such a cool guy with the greatest sense of humor. I'm really shocked and saddened by this news.

My condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 25, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Oh my God! Young Kieron? I am so very horrified and sad at this news. And his wife and young son...how terrible.

There's extra laughter in the afterlife now, with Kieron there.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 26, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

I remember all the posts which made me laugh from him.

Anet has lost one of its greats, so sad  


User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 27, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Terrible loss and RIP Kieron.

I remember his posts and contributions fondly.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3010 posts, RR: 27
Reply 28, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Very sad news. I remember reading his posts all the time.

RIP young man, you left us too soon.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 29, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2204 times:

Didn't realise he wasn't at A.net anymore. Good guy with a good laugh,


My condolences


User currently offlinecedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 30, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

My sincere condolences !
Alex



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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 31, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

RIP fellow a.netter

May God be with your family members at this time.

To go at 34 is truly tragic.Does anyone know what caused his untimely death?


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 32, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Every loss like this one makes me speechless. RIP Kieron.


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