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Croc
11-25-06, 08:42 AM
hi all... my name is scott... i am johns son. unfortunately 2 days ago my father suffered a massive stroke and passed away yesterday afternoon.. i would like to extend my thanks and forward our familys thanks for all those people he talked and posted with.. he really did love everything about this place.. if theres anyone out there that were close to him you can contact me on msn messenger at halfacowboy@hotmail.com any time. im sure he will be sorely missed on here as much as we will miss him.

Scott

Debbie
11-25-06, 08:43 AM
omg :cry:

I am so sorry Scott........he was an awesome person.

Lefty
11-25-06, 08:45 AM
:cry: :cry: :cry:

John was a great guy. I'll miss him.

Debbie
11-25-06, 08:49 AM
Prayers out to your whole family. John held a special place here at Speedguide and we will NEVER forget him!

YeOldeStonecat
11-25-06, 08:49 AM
:eek:

Our most heartfelt condolences Scott.....your pops has been a long time member here, one of our few from "down under". Always enjoyed his posts, humor, pictures, stories, etc. Jeeeze...was e-mailing back 'n forth w/him just last week for something....had just checked my work e-mail this morning looking for the reply.

Wow...I'm at a loss of words. Thank you for taking the time to pop in here and inform us.

blebs
11-25-06, 08:52 AM
I am without words. Stunned, shocked, in disbelief. Your family has our condolences as well. I will miss him dearly, personnally.

Izzo
11-25-06, 08:52 AM
:( :( :( :( :( :(


Man.

Lefty
11-25-06, 08:52 AM
I spoke to him once on for an half hour. He was a joy to speak with. I will regret not ever having the chance to meet him in person. :( :( :(

MissTynker2
11-25-06, 08:56 AM
Dearest Scott

Thank you for letting us know here at speedguide, and my heart goes out to you and your family. He was well loved here at speedguide, and will be sorely missed...there is no question of that.

He shared humor, joy, and his special type of sparkling personality with all of us here, and he will not be forgotten. This may seem like a little thing to you...however he just recently shared something with us that he really enjoyed for breakfast...a ginger marmalade...I was so intrigued by the sound..that I made some myself. It will now always be made in his honor from this point forward.

You are at peace now my friend. You will be so missed. :(

YeOldeStonecat
11-25-06, 08:56 AM
//already missing the jokes about drop bears and hoop snakes. :(

minir
11-25-06, 09:02 AM
My condolences to you & your Family Scott.:(

Croc was a good Friend and we exchanged many an Email, mostly containing a bit of laughter, as John did enjoy a good laugh. This comes as a real shocker to me.

SG will be lessened by his passing.

Thanks so much for informing us of this tragic turn of events and please pass on our heartfelt sorrow to all concerned.

We'll miss you Croc, my Friend.:(

--

regards

minir

MadDoctor
11-25-06, 09:14 AM
So sad. My thoughts go to you and his extended there... and here. Such a loss for all of us.

MD

Sid
11-25-06, 09:23 AM
I am truily sorry to hear this bad new, he will be missed.

:cry:

Debbie
11-25-06, 09:32 AM
As I said in the tavern and on my myspace blog, I'll say it here:

John, may love, light, peace and joy reign in your soul forever!

We love you!

Philip
11-25-06, 09:37 AM
I'm truly sorry, my condolences. He'll be missed. :(

CableDude
11-25-06, 09:45 AM
:( Sorry about your loss.

nightowl
11-25-06, 09:54 AM
wow, :( he will be missed. I still remember talking to him though google speak and hearing his birds chirp in the background. :cry:

Rivas
11-25-06, 10:09 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :cry: :cry: :cry:

He was awesome guy, I dont know what to say :cry:
My condolences to you and your family, he will be missed :(

mountainman
11-25-06, 10:32 AM
My condolences.

:(

triniwasp
11-25-06, 10:34 AM
Thank you for letting us know. My condolences go out to you and your family as well as my prayers. John was so positive, always giving us a laugh. I will miss him. :cry:

Loonatic
11-25-06, 10:41 AM
Whaaaatttt! :cry:

Thats the first thing that came to my mind, I cant believe it :( He will be missed. That is just a tragedy, damn. :(

Didnt help that I was listening to a sad song as it was :(

A_old
11-25-06, 10:43 AM
I'm so sorry.:cry:

ace
11-25-06, 10:53 AM
I am sorry to hear of this. He was a great guy. My condolences.:(

YARDofSTUF
11-25-06, 11:20 AM
WTF! Man this is so unexpected.

:(

Izzo
11-25-06, 11:48 AM
I'm really bummed out about this .....I really liked Croc. I'm very,very sad.

I hope Mrs. C is ok

Dan
11-25-06, 11:54 AM
hi all... my name is scott... i am johns son. unfortunately 2 days ago my father suffered a massive stroke and passed away yesterday afternoon.. i would like to extend my thanks and forward our familys thanks for all those people he talked and posted with.. he really did love everything about this place.. if theres anyone out there that were close to him you can contact me on msn messenger at halfacowboy@hotmail.com any time. im sure he will be sorely missed on here as much as we will miss him.

Scott

wow! thats crazy,I'm so sorry to hear that,and I wish the best for you and your family,he was very well liked and respected here.

Debbie
11-25-06, 11:55 AM
His last post was 11/23/06 at 1:33 p.m.
http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=211195&page=2

He played a joke on his wife. :)

God, I miss him.

Lefty
11-25-06, 11:59 AM
His last post was 11/23/06 at 1:33 p.m.
http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=211195&page=2

He played a joke on his wife. :)

God, I miss him.

:cry: :cry: :cry:

John
11-25-06, 12:01 PM
Hi Scott,

Your dad was a great guy who was well respected and loved around here. I think I speak for everyone when I say that.

I appreciate the notice, and extend my most sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. :(

BaLa
11-25-06, 01:27 PM
My condolences :( :(

brembo
11-25-06, 01:33 PM
Well then, there's a crap way to fire up SG.

Scott-Uh...sorry man. Can't be easy, but Croc was a great guy and will be missed here. Bizarre. I'm shocked and saddened.

Sarahnn
11-25-06, 01:52 PM
........... Croc.......... no words.

Love and gratitude for the kindnesses you showed me.

Sava700
11-25-06, 01:57 PM
Sad sad.. I liked the guys comments they were great to read from a Aussie point of view.. he will be missed!

Faust
11-25-06, 02:49 PM
:cry: :cry:

R.I.P Croc. you were a good man, and will be greatly missed.

Rainbow
11-25-06, 02:51 PM
Very Sad Indeed, My condolences as well.

Paft
11-25-06, 02:53 PM
....****. That sucks. :(

mnosteele52
11-25-06, 02:57 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that Scott, John was the nicest guy, we PMed each other over some Aussie music groups recently and he was even going to buy the cd and mail it to me. Turns out he didn't need to, but it showed what a great person he was.

My prayers are with you and your family Scott.

:( :( :(

downhill
11-25-06, 03:27 PM
Wow......:( :(

I'm shocked and saddened at the same time. Croc was one well respected member around here. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to let us all know what's happened to John.

He'll be missed to be sure.

He talked often about your family and things that he was up too.

My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and all your family!

MissTynker2
11-25-06, 03:54 PM
Wow......:( :(

I'm shocked and saddened at the same time. Croc was one well respected member around here. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to let us all know what's happened to John.

He'll be missed to be sure.

He talked often about your family and things that he was up too.

My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and all your family!

Amen..none better spoken here. Please keep in touch with us Scott and enjoy your Fathers memories here. They are pretty special!! Continure under his name...or make your own account here...either would be welcomed...this is a pretty special group of people!!

ghettoside
11-25-06, 04:15 PM
OMG :cry: :cry: :cry:

My sincerest condolences Scott.

Your Father was an outstanding and respected member of SG. He will be missed.

I still remember the first time I bumped into him in a thread over 3 years ago...

Again, my Condolences, and Best Wishes for you and your family.

-regards-

Jeff

Spammy
11-25-06, 04:45 PM
OM Goodness. I am shocked I just spoke to him...
I will pray for you and your Family Scott
R.I.P
Croc
:( :( :( :(

Kip Patterson
11-25-06, 04:52 PM
He will surely be missed.

Perhaps you could post his obituary so that we might know him even better?

Thanks,

Kip

Randy
11-25-06, 04:56 PM
He was a really Great Fella, We Really enjoyed his posts and He WILL be missed greatly.

I would like wish his Family all the best, Randy

twwabw
11-25-06, 04:59 PM
Oh my....... :( just popped in and saw this. So sorry for you and your family. Take care all.

BMED
11-25-06, 05:41 PM
Sorry to hear the news, my condolences.

BMED

JawZ
11-25-06, 06:00 PM
no words....can't even think right now.

Sarahnn
11-25-06, 07:10 PM
no words....can't even think right now. Thanks for finding this UOD.

Originally Posted by Croc

I read this to everyone at my father's funeral a few years ago. Hope it does for you what it did for us.

John
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room ...
Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared ...
Miss me - but let me go! For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go along;
It's all part of the "Master's" plan ...
A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds ...
Miss me - but let me go.

Shinobi
11-25-06, 08:59 PM
I am so shocked... my deepest condolences to You and your family.
Croc was a very nice person here.. very well respected.
My sincerest regards... :(

MissTynker2
11-25-06, 10:27 PM
Thanks for finding this UOD.

Originally Posted by Croc

I read this to everyone at my father's funeral a few years ago. Hope it does for you what it did for us.

John
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room ...
Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared ...
Miss me - but let me go! For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go along;
It's all part of the "Master's" plan ...
A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds ...
Miss me - but let me go.

Thank you Sara...may I add this one as well.






If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
Author believed to be
David Romano


When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me,


I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.


I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.


But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.


But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.


I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.


I thought of all the yesterdays
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had


If I could re-live yesterday
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.


But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.


And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.


But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne.


He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew


I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.


You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.


But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?


So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Chris
11-26-06, 12:14 AM
Our condolences go out to you and your family Scott, John was loved here and his posts were always a delight ,
Cherish the Memories

Chris and Teirney

*cho*
11-26-06, 01:38 AM
Wow...when I saw this post I was dumbfounded with disbelief. Croc always added to the liveliness of the forums and will definatly will be missed. I'm sorry for your familys loss.

ghettoside
11-26-06, 04:33 AM
Scott,

Croc was the first member to really make me feel welcome at SG when I joined over 3 years ago.

Since some of the ladies broke out the poems... I was thinking of that animated gif Croc had back in my early days. I used to see it all the time in the security forum :)

I still kinda identify Croc with that gif. ;)

I found a copy easily at a freeware site.

http://www.websitesnservices.com/test/Croc-old-avatar.gif

I just wanted to add that to what I said earlier.

Croc will be missed but yet always in our hearts.

Again, my condolences.

Jeff

sonofacroc
11-26-06, 07:10 AM
thankyou to all of you... im so proud of my father. he has touched so many people on here and its uplifting to see how many replies.. mum has been keeping track of every post made on this thread and would like to thank each and every one of you for being there for dad. thankyou for the words dad said at my grandfathers passing.. they will also be said at his. i would like to also add that there will be some of the replies from here said also on the day. we all thank you from the bottom of our heart and realise that its not only us that have lost out it is everyone that he ever had anything to do with

thanks so much

Scott:thumb:

Debbie
11-26-06, 08:23 AM
THey way I look at it Scott, he is alive in our hearts. Always be proud. He was a good man. :)

David
11-26-06, 09:25 AM
Croc was a warm and wonderful guy. His humor and perspectives will be missed.

My sympathies to you Scott, and the rest of the friends and family.

david

Prey521
11-26-06, 10:11 AM
WOW! I just saw this thread now! Was painting all day yesterday and seriously wish I hadn't seen this thread now! This is terrible news! Croc was an awesome guy, always something witty to say and a very smart person! He always laughed at my jokes too, one of the few! :(

We'll miss ya John :cry:

MissTynker2
11-26-06, 10:18 AM
Welcome aboard sonofacroc! What a perfect way, and name, to honor your Fathers memory. May you and yours enjoy speedguide as much as your Dad did. :p

Bouncer
11-26-06, 11:21 AM
Scott,

You should know that your father will be missed by many people all over the world for the laughter he brought with him and his sharp wit and kind heart. Simply put, that he will be missed so much by so many... that's the true testament to the kind of man he was. You, your mum and all your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and in the thoughts and prayers of many other people.

You are not the least bit alone.

Most Respectfully,
Thomas R Blakely

YARDofSTUF
11-26-06, 02:28 PM
Hopefully Poptom has learned the ropes of the afterlife, him and croc can hangout. Two great people that this board has lost this year.

Jim
11-26-06, 03:10 PM
WOW! I just saw this thread now! Was busy all day yesterday and seriously wish I hadn't seen this thread now! This is terrible news! Croc was an awesome guy, always something witty to say and a very smart person! He always laughed at my jokes too, one of the few! :(

We'll miss ya John :cry:
:nod:

I hadn't even noticed this thread stickied at the top at first, until I saw Tynker's post in the other forum. This news was most unexpected. :(

sonofacroc, thank you for letting us know this. John may have been thousands of miles away from most of us, but we'd certainly consider him one of our friends, and we appreciate the fact that you took the time to tell us of his passing.

I wish the best for you and your family.

Jamie_R
11-26-06, 03:11 PM
omg - I just saw this ...

All my prayers and condolences for your family ...

your dad will be sorely missed

:( :cry: :(

Illini25
11-26-06, 04:09 PM
:(

Im at a loss for words at the moment. Just saw this thread. You and your entire family have my deepest condolences.

-Chris

7thkevin
11-26-06, 04:28 PM
no way im so sorry :cry: :cry:

Mark
11-26-06, 04:54 PM
my deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family, this is such a shock to me here, i can only imagine what you all are going through right now.

your father was such a nice guy and had a great sense of humor, he will be missed very much.

:(

RoscoPColtrane
11-26-06, 05:13 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, he will be missed :( :( :(

Roody
11-27-06, 07:23 AM
Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. :(

koldchillah
11-27-06, 10:48 AM
:( Un-fricken-believable.. :(

His presence on the boards will be greatly missed. Scott, my condolences to you and your family.

Ken
11-27-06, 11:17 AM
I was saddened on Saturday, when I received a phone call from Debbie telling me of Crocs passing... :( (Up on the farm, we have no computers or Internet.)

John was one of my first internet friends. In truth, he came to SpeedGuide, on my invite. I truly enjoyed chatting with him and will miss him greatly... :cry:

My heartfelt condolences go out to his real family as well as us, ...his cyber family.

Rest In Peace, John, your work is done... :cry:

fastchevy
11-27-06, 11:17 AM
I can only reiterate what has already been said.
He was a good man and will be sorely missed by everyone here.
:(

Comtrad
11-27-06, 11:24 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss.

I didn't talk to him personally, but from reading the post, he will surely be missed a great deal.

Zilog B
11-27-06, 02:16 PM
Just saw this thread. I'm teared up right now, rest in peace John. You will be missed.

flyfisher
11-27-06, 03:31 PM
You and yours are in our prayers

knightmare
11-29-06, 09:41 AM
Really sorry to hear, hope his family is going to be ok. We will miss him.

greEd
11-29-06, 01:19 PM
I really enjoyed his posts. He will be missed.

Condolences to you and your family.

RoundEye
11-29-06, 07:27 PM
A man that will be missed by many.

:(

sonofacroc
11-30-06, 04:58 AM
My dad loved his wife , kids, and grandkids. Theirs so many things that I would like to say but we would be here for hours if I said everything. this is a time to celebrate my fathers life, and to remember just how much of a great man he is, speaking for myself i can only hope i am half the Son, Brother, Husband and Father he is. He will always be my best mate and will be sorely missed.

Dad was born on the 28th of May 1949 in Mt Barker South Australia to Dudly and Joan unfortunately both my grandfather and my grandmother couldnt be with us today as they have already passed instead Val the lady he called his mother is with us today and for that we are eternally gratful. There is so much of my fathers childhood i know nothing about he used to tell me stories of blowing up letter boxes shaped like houses, and riding bikes everywhere with his mates, but i think if anyone wants to know the real child in my father im sure his sister Vicki could tell you all some stories.

My Father married my mother in Melbourne on the 20th of November 1971 All the family came to Melbourne to witness this great milestone in his life, At that stage dad was working for the federal police. After spending some time in Melbourne my parents decided to move to Brisbane where they had 2 children, Kalie born on the 6th of October 1974 and myself on the 23rd of December 1977. Moving to Brisbane dad had resigned from his commisson in the Police force and preceded a long career in Pest Control, which bought us up to Townsville in 1987. After a few years up here of running his own business he was told by a doctor that he would need to leave the pest control industry for his own health. Things were tuff for mum and dad for a little while after that, dad tried to get work in several places and finally landed himself a job driving a forklift in a factory, he stuck at that for a few years but was never really happy with his job. Till one day he found himself having to look for another line of work. Luck would have it that he found the job he loved, Working as a Travel Tower Operator for Sherrin Hire turned out to be his most favorite job ever to the point where not so long ago he had been offered work with more money and turned it down, He was so passionate about his job that he inspired me to work in the same industry even if it was with the opposition.

Dad has 4 grandchildren which he adores, Bronte, Jacob, Xanthe, and Dylan. And was eagerly awaiting the fifth Alana who is due in Febuary, there was nothing he wouldnt do for them, just recently dad and i had taken Jacob and Xanthe to do some indoor rock climbing even tho he needed to prepare to go away with work on a job he still found the time, there was nothing else more important.

Dads other love was the internet, he used to post messages on a usergroup forum and has done for quite a few years, the news of his passing hassnt just affected us, his family and friends, but hundreds of people all over the world. who like us are in total shock that this could have happened. I would like to read out some of the replies we have had from people around the world.

Thank you for letting us know here at speedguide, and my heart goes out to you and your family. He was well loved here at speedguide, and will be sorely missed...there is no question of that.

He shared humor, joy, and his special type of sparkling personality with all of us here, and he will not be forgotten. This may seem like a little thing to you...however he just recently shared something with us that he really enjoyed for breakfast...a ginger marmalade...I was so intrigued by the sound..that I made some myself. It will now always be made in his honor from this point forward.

You are at peace now my friend. You will be so missed
---------------------------------------------------
already missing the jokes about drop bears and hoop snakes
-------------------------------------------------------------
John, may love, light, peace and joy reign in your soul forever!

We love you!
-------------------------------------------------------------

i would like to invite my sister up with me to say a poem, but not just any poem, These were very special to him as they are to us now, Dad spoke these words only 6 years ago at his fathers funeral.

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room ...
Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared ...
Miss me - but let me go! For this is a journey we must all take,
And each must go along;
It's all part of the "Master's" plan ...
A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds ...
Miss me - but let me go

Lefty
11-30-06, 05:04 AM
Thanks for sharing that with us SoC. :cry:

minir
11-30-06, 05:17 AM
Hi sonofacroc

Thank you so much for your post. John was a loved and respected Man and with good reason.

My Prayers for you & the Family he so dearly loved.

He will be remembered.

--

regards

minir

MissTynker2
11-30-06, 07:05 AM
Thank you very much for sharing that with us. You have honored your Father and his friends here at speedguide as well. Enjoy us, as he did. You would be a welcome addition to our family here, as well as an extension of yours. He is not gone...he is just away...he rests in yours and our hearts.

Far-N-Wide
11-30-06, 07:59 AM
SOC, Thanks for sharing. Welcome to a great group of folks.

Debbie
11-30-06, 08:07 AM
This breaks my heart. :(

I will never forget him.

tHE_0ne
11-30-06, 05:53 PM
Im so sorry to hear that scott, Croc was a great member!

Ronny
11-30-06, 08:04 PM
he will be missed and so will his words of humor and wisdom.

Izzo
12-01-06, 09:15 AM
Thanks again for sharing.....

chimdogger
12-01-06, 09:18 AM
My condolenses to the family. RIP JOHN "Croc":( You will be missed.

Gixxer
12-01-06, 12:20 PM
sorry to hear that ... hang in there:(

tao_jones
12-01-06, 03:31 PM
Sorry to hear this. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.