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Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:09 am
by Macroman
Very sad news to hear whenever an ardent member of the forum passes on...what a great guy for giving us all such a great input into his love of our pastime of metal detecting...many thanks for that Neil ::g
I do so hope at this time of great sadness his family can take some some small comfort that his input and enthusiasm to his Love and dedication to the hobby that he always gave on this forum will never be forgotten.
R.I.P.....and thank you.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:57 am
by principia
That is sad news indeed, :(
my condolences to the family
Marcel

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:23 am
by detecting rod
a very sad ending to the year,our thoughts are with his family

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:34 am
by stanslad
So sad,
RIP Neil & thank you for all your help on the forum.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:43 am
by cp333
Sorry to hear this. Niel was one who welcomed me a few years ago and one of a few I have had contact with. Very sad.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:55 am
by Hofling
As I am new to this forum I made a search here for his posts,and I found that I had read some of them.

I saw even that in the middle f the year he was asking about hip replacement (that he was about to have) and if that would impair his ability to continue detecting.

And I also saw that he was last active on the 25th of December on the forum.

Goes to show that until his last moments he was still thinking of metal detecting.

Didn't know him, but my thoughts go to his family and his friends, specially in this forum.

Christian.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:57 am
by daviem62
condolences to his family and friends, requiescat in pace.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:01 am
by FUBAR
RIP Friend.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 am
by Bootneck45RM
Not known well, but always a sadness when a fellow colleague; if only in spirit, passes away. Glad he was lifted by his enthusiasm at the end.
Guess he'll be watching over us for a while yet, so make sure you say g'day next time you're out there digging.
Thinking of his family at this sad time.
Len

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:12 pm
by Cob
RIP and condolences to his family and friends.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:33 pm
by littleboot
What awful news and somehow even more stark at this time of year.I never met the Mole but enjoyed his posts very much.
I have been whinging about having a cold over Christmas and this has made me feel ashamed of myself. People get dealt cruel hands unexpectedly and soldier bravely on. It puts all the fussing and bickering into perspective. I hope his loved ones find peace.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:31 pm
by Copperballs1
That is such a shame. He was a great contributor to this forum. Have the family specified any organisation/hospice that funeral donations can be sent to? I feel I would like to donate a small amount. Thanks, Copperballs1

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm
by THE MOLE
hi there from neils wife and family thank you all for the lovely comments life wont be the same for myself and his son and family hes left behind such an horrible disease he got and a sad way to go. any contributions to funeral would be appreciated as we are struggling to be financially stable for his funeral xx

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:09 pm
by thefiggis
If you'd like to tell us how to contribute then I'm sure we'll help all we can and try to at least help with part of that burden.

So very sorry for your loss.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:18 pm
by budwieser
R.I.P, Thoughts and condolences. :(

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:34 pm
by TheMellowedMole
Sad news indeed - RIP Neil

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:19 am
by Bootneck45RM
Hi figgis
If you have or receive any contact point for Mole, is it possible to post or p.m. asap.
Think it may be appreciated.
Cheers
Len

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:00 am
by THE MOLE
hi there im neil whalleys son aka the mole ive set up a go fund me page any donantions are truly appreciated HERE

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:55 am
by Bootneck45RM
Bump

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
by budwieser
Donated. My condolences.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:50 pm
by Machinist
Sadly I never never got to meet Neil but did exchange a few PMs with him and of course read his posts on this forum. A thoroughly decent guy and a sad loss to us all in the hobby. Condolences to his family and friends.

Ray

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:07 pm
by onions
I didn't know The Mole, but my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:14 pm
by PeakDetectorist
Really sad to hear about Neil.

I was lucky enough to meet him last year on a group dig in Derbyshire. We both enjoyed a good moan about how rubbish the dig was, which had obviously been detected to death.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:20 pm
by Fisher1266X
I've only just seen this post and I'm very saddened to hear this sad news.

I've had the pleasure of contact with Neil several times, both on the forum and through pm's.

Another sad loss to the forum.

R.I.P. Neil

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:10 pm
by Wessexlad
Sad news to end the year on. Happy to contribute a little, I hope we collectively make a difference to his family, they clearly need a little help at this sad time.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:58 am
by JBM
THE MOLE wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:00 am
hi there im neil whalleys son aka the mole ive set up a go fund me page any donantions are truly appreciated HERE

Come guys actions speak louder than words. ;)

A Very happy New Years to us all. ::g

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:32 pm
by THE MOLE
thank you for all the lovely comment its very much appreciated by us all the donations so far have been amazing means the world thank you

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
by THE MOLE
hi there this neils son im looking at starting metal detecting in my dads memory keeping what he love alive but don't know where to start or what metal detector I need my dad was gunna show me metal detectors and what one I needed just wanted to know at moment just wanted info about it as currently unemployed due to having to leave employment to be with dad when he was very ill an info on where I start and what metal detector is best is very much appreciated.

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:42 am
by THE MOLE
hi there this is neil whalleys wife I just wanted to let people on here know its neils funeral today at 10.30 Rochdale crem

Re: Very Sad News

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:57 am
by Wansdyke44
Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

W