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Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:23 am

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:38 am

Wow.. that's too bad.  

May he rest in peace.

Seems to be many past and present members going lately...
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:40 am

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:45 am

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

Indeed.  

My condolences as well.
 
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:47 am

Quoting aloges (Thread starter):
much too soon

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

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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:21 am

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.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:26 am

Such terrible news! Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. May you rest in peace, Kieron.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:28 am

Thoughts and prayers to Kieron's family and friends. Sadly as we get older we are all getting that much closer to passing.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:59 am

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

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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:15 am

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:48 am

So sorry to hear this. 34? What happened? Shockingly young.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:17 am

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.


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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:46 am

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.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:05 am

Just had great laughs reading the above mentioned topics. Seems like he was a great guy. May he rest in peace.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:23 am

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:36 am

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.
 
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:32 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 15):

Yes, I remember that thread well.
RIP Kieron. Far too young to pass on. My condolences to hid family
 
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 pm

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:43 pm

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:13 pm

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:15 pm

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

RIP   
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:47 am

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.

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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:42 am

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

Does anyone know how he died?

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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:19 am

That's really sad.... May he rest in peace.
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:46 am

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 pm

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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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:58 pm

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

Anet has lost one of its greats, so sad  
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 pm

Terrible loss and RIP Kieron.

I remember his posts and contributions fondly.
 
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:57 am

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

RIP young man, you left us too soon.

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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:53 am

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


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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:32 pm

My sincere condolences !
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:47 am

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?
 
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RE: Former A.Netter Kieron747 Has Passed Away

Wed May 02, 2012 2:17 am

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