Passing of Alan S

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Passing of Alan S

Post by addo »

I don't know if Alan's sons have got onto this forum yet, but the news is posted on AussieFrogs; he has succumbed to cancer after a fairly short illness.

Even when one didn't agree, you had to admire both his determination and willingness to share his opinions/explanations. He did a lot to encourage thorough DIY repairs, and help keep charlatan repairers at bay.

His three sons - all Citroën owners - and wife survive him.

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Post by CitroJim »

This is the Aussiefrogs thread announcing the death of Alan.

A terrbily sad and tragic loss. Alan was a founder member and long-time admin of this forum and he was instrumental in setting the atmosphere of this forum and he worked incredibly hard to maintain it. The FCF is very much Alan's legacy.

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Post by ellevie »

This is very sad news indeed. He will be sorely missed.
Alan was one the friendliest and most helpful members on the forum.

My sincere condolences to his family.


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Post by myglaren »

A sad day indeed.
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends.

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Post by Homer »

Sad news indeed, a great loss to the community.

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Post by Adrian_S »

Thank you everyone for your kind words. You have no idea how much these brighten our day to know that Dad helped out so many people in the considerably short period of time he spent with online Citroen communities.

Comparing the number of responses, people aren't reading the Announcements board enough [-X But of course good to see some decent activity in the Citroen forum. :D

Again, thank you all for your support. All responses to threads made about him will be printed and on display at his wake for everyone, especially for those who knew him outside the Citroen community to know how well liked and respected he was.

and of course Lynne, Bradley and Roderick.

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Post by XantiaMan »


No disrespect, but the posts made in the announcment forum didnt come up in view new posts, i found it by chance when i read a post by Jim that mentioned it, this could be the reason for the lack of response on this thread.

Your Dad sounded like a great chap and it saddens me to hear of his sudden death, his legacy will continue for many years to come, my best regards to you and your family.

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Post by DickieG »

The passing of Alan is a great loss to us all :( , when I heard of his illness a while ago it came as quite a shock and a stark reminder of how vulnerable we all are. I never met or spoke to him in person but was always very grateful for his help and advice on a number of occasions. I always enjoyed reading his posts and due to his detailed knowledge of Citroën's they were accurate and could be therefore taken 'as read'.

A sad loss, sincere condolences to his family and his closer friends down-under, RIP Alan.

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Post by reblack68 »

There is another thread dedicated to him in the Citroen section.

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Post by CitroJim »

reblack68 wrote:There is another thread dedicated to him in the Citroen section.
Thank you Richard.

It is here

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Post by MikeT »

I am saddened to read Alan S has passed away and my heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and loved ones who must be missing him terribly. He was a friend to me yet he didn't even know me.

Thank you Adrian for sharing your memories with us, it was heartwarming to read your tribute to him from the aussiefrogs forum.

RIP Alan Smith.

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Post by Ross_K »

RIP Alan.

Wherever you are now, I hope there's a fleets of Citroens needing work done.

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Post by André Citroën »

Very sad news.
Rest in peace Alan.

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Post by ACTIVE8 »

Very sad news to hear about Alan S passing away. :cry:

He will be missed a great deal

When I joined the forum his posts, and experience made for very interesting reading. They were full of detail, information, and one looked forward to his latest contribution, his character and personality shone through, I am so sorry that he has gone from this world.

He will be remembered in my thoughts, and I am sure many others, as a great man who helped many others.

RIP Alan.

My sincere condolences to his family.

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Post by lexi »

Condolences to all family. His enthuisiasm and personality live on within the framework of people who knew him. If he is remembered with fondness and respect what higher an accolade can a Man have?