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I have been asked by George's daughter Kerry this morning to notify all those who know George either as a friend or those on this site who had communications with him,  that he was admitted to hospital a week or so ago.    The news unfortunately is not good and the Doctors believe he is suffering from a variant of CJD with no prospects of improving and will slowly deteriorate over a period of time.

His son Phillip is coming over from Geneva this weekend and with other members of his family will discuss with Doctors the palliative care he needs.

I went to visit George a few days ago and he did recognise me but seemed to drift in and out of understanding what I said.    As you can appreciate after knowing George for over 30 years now and someone whom I considered a very good friend it was very upsetting to see him in this state.

If it is acceptable with the Moderators I will give further updates as and when I know anything.

Thanks,  Les

 

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Sad news Les.

 

By all means post updates.

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Me too :(

I thought the other day I've not seen any of his replies to posts lately.

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Sad news , I always find Georges posts very interesting, clearly an educated man who explains things with proven facts , not myths and non scientific nonsense.

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Very sad news indeed :(

I've shot with George several times over the years and always thoroughly enjoyed his company.  As said above, an educated man with a wealth of knowledge which he was always happy to share.

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Yes ,,,sad news,,,like so many on here,,,,will never actually meet but you get the feeling that you have,,,if you know what I mean,,,,,thank you for all your interesting "reads",,,,,,you will be missed,,,,,O

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Such sad news Les. I don't know George but always enjoyed reading his very informative posts.

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Very sad news. I always liked reading his posts. And the way he never used one word where ten would do, always brought a smile to my face. 

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Les,

What utterly crap news.

Please pass on my very best to George when you next see him.

Thanks

Matt

 

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Sad news indeed, George Knew his stuff and indeed a marvellous man.

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Terrible news.

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Best wishes to gbal and family . To me  gbal was short for  " golden balls  " because i kinda thought of him as the golden boy of the foram - if that makes sense ....  as he was always helpful and had an in depth knowledge and a slightly dry sense of humor that came across in his posts , he must of been on the foram daily . Such a shame 

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Hi All.

Many thanks for your kind words and all of them are true!

His daughter Kerry has just rang me and they have got a specialist coming down from Edinburgh on Tuesday to meet George's family,  and to discuss his condition and plan for the various stages that will inevitably follow.    He is in a room to himself and seemed in better form this evening which is good.

Les

 

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