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PostSubject: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:16 am

I have just had some very sad news.
Some of you may have heard about a car crash in the early hours of this morning.
Sadly Ben Maitland was the passenger and has sadly passed away, I am sure all your thoughts will be with his family and friends. At this very very sad time.
There were also two young girls in the back who are now in intensive care.

I will keep you up to date with any information that I receive, if you wish to post a message on here, I will try my best to forward it on to his parents!



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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:32 am

Very sad news.

So young to be taken from us

Condolences to the family and friends

R.I.P. Ben



Hope the girls have a speedy recovery
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:13 am

So so terrible news all our thoughts go to his family R.I.P Ben.
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:19 am

Lee, please pass on my condolences to his family - I will pray for them and the two young girls for their recovery - thanks for testing us all know - D
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:59 am

Very sad - I hope you are ok Lee - condolences to his family
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:09 pm

I was wondering if maybe we could do a cruise on a sunday in honour of Ben and lay some flowers as he loved the car shows??? just a lil somthing we could do to say we miss you bud xx
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:25 pm

This is very sad news indeed. I only met Ben Once and that was at Staple. I sat in his Mini and we had a long Chat about cars. Was a proper nice chap. Condolences to his family and friends and speedy recovery to the others.
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:28 pm

That would be nice Chris & Vicky - Ben was such a lovely guy just had a listen again when we all went to the studios for our interview after the cruise to the Canterbury Museum doesn't seem possible he has gone.....
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:45 pm

very sad news RIP BEN
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:58 pm

roverv8 wrote:
I was wondering if maybe we could do a cruise on a sunday in honour of Ben and lay some flowers as he loved the car shows??? just a lil somthing we could do to say we miss you bud xx

Definitely!

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:57 pm

such a shame to die at such a young age, condolences to his family. Good idea chris, we should definitely do a cruise in his memory.

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:17 am

Very sad news so young condolences to his family, yes a cruise would be a good idea

karen and john
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:56 am

prayers and thoughts for his family, hope the girls make a speedy recovery. Angie
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:37 am

a cruise is a gr8 way to remember a gr8 guy
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:50 am

I am so shocked to read this! Ben was a really nice guy and I cant believe this has happened. Please pass on my condolences to Bens family and friends. He will be very much missed in the club.
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:37 am

Very Sad news

I met him on the harbour arm and we had a long chat about our mini's in particular his plans for his. Thoughts are with his family. Was a lovely guy to talk too.



RIP Ben.
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:34 am

If you would like to pay tribute to Ben in Friday's Gazette, e-mail me your tributes to: thomas.brown@KRNmedia.co.uk. I have no wish to intrude into anyone's grief - just think it would nice to hear from those who knew him well. Heard nothing but great things about him.
I have just been sent this! Please email in! Smile Lee

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:52 am

Chris- great idea about cruze.... so , when and where folks, let me know and will make sure I make it
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:01 am

RIP Crying or Very sad I think I may the weekend off for the cruise and would love to take part if I can, I will find out sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:04 am

Details for Bens' Funeral Procession

Arrangements for Friday,

We need to all meet in Cedar Close at 1.30pm. We are LEAVING at 2pm.
If you don't know where Cedar Close is its opposite Lalehlam School.

See you on Friday,

Lee

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:57 am

A year ago today! Only seems like yesterday! Miss you Ben! x

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:14 am

I never had the good fortune to meet Ben but it is always so sad to hear of the loss of someone so young and so obviously well-liked and respected. Sincere condolences to all of his family and friends at this sad time. I am sure your commemorative cruise will be well be received and appreciated.

Best wishes

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PostSubject: Re: Some very sad news! - RIP Ben    Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:24 am

I've just realised this is a year on from the accident.

I misread the date and I wasn't a member at the time last year so didn't know about this.

I'm very sorry if my message caused any upset or distress. My condolences and sentiments were genuine.

Regards

Steve F.
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