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Old 29 December 2012, 12:39   #1
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Roy Bishop - Osprey Ribs

Some sad news for all of you that knew Roy. After am 18 month battle with cancer Roy passed away last Sunday. I was privileged to spend a few hours with Roy at his home earlier this month and even though he was clearly in very poor health he still had his photo album out and I spent a few very pleasant hours talking to Roy about his boating exploits over the years.

My condolences to Roys' wife and family and I am sure many of you will join me in raising a glass to Roy when on the next boating trip.

A picture below of Roy at the helm of Into the Red with Mike Whitham.
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Old 29 December 2012, 12:52   #2
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So sorry to hear this news, both me and AJ lost our fathers within the last year so I know what goes into the support during these times and how his family must be feeling.

If the round Isle of Wight trip goes to plan like I'm sure it will I would like to raise some money for charity and to remember Roy if that is ok with his family.
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Old 29 December 2012, 13:07   #3
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I am sure it would be very much appreciated Whisper.
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No worries, I'll put a post up for the 1st June
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So sorry to hear this news, both me and AJ lost our fathers within the last year so I know what goes into the support during these times and how his family must be feeling.

If the round Isle of Wight trip goes to plan like I'm sure it will I would like to raise some money for charity and to remember Roy if that is ok with his family.
Nice idea mate!...
I spoke to him only very recently as I said befor,A Real Gent! and much respected.
Condolences to his Familey.
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Old 29 December 2012, 13:23   #6
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Cruise thread here:

http://www.rib.net/forum/f18/round-i...tml#post507428
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Sad to see this, condolences to his loved ones and rest in peace.
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This is indeed sad news. I had the pleasure of dealing with Roy during my purchase of Venom. He was always very accommodating and was obvious that he had a passion for RIBbing.

Would be nice to get as many Ospreys as possible together for this charity cruise?
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awful news, thoughts are with his family. The big C seems to be affecting so many of our families. Condolences.
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Very sad. Roy was a sound guy.
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What sad news. As has been already said, such an easy going and pleasant guy to deal with and passionate about Ospreys. This cancer thing is getting scary
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I only met Roy a few times he was a real gent who loved talking about Ribs. He gave me so much help and information,his enthusiasm certainly left a mark on me. Will be sadly missed
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Very sad to hear this news. Condolences to his family and all who knew him.
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Very sad news. Roy was very helpful to us and obviously knew and cared so much about Osprey and RIBbing in general. Condolences to his family.
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Roy Bishop Mr Nice Guy...

How sad the big C has claimed another great guy. I have good memories of working with Roy at Ribex and Osprey, we always had a good laugh together. You will be missed by all.... R.I.P. mate.
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