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    Loss of a friend and member

    It is with great regret I have to inform you all that Tony1948 passed away on Saturday evening. He was a loving husband,farther and grandfather. The funeral will be held here in Essex. As soon as I know more I will post.

    Regards

    Mark.

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    Thanks Mark - I didn't know Tony but thinking of friends and family.
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    Thanks for letting us know Mark. Tony was one of a kind. His knife and leather work were superb and his knowledge deep and freely given. I shall certainly miss him.
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    That was really sad news. Tony was as we say in Norway "hel ved" - whole wood. An excellent craftsman. I am proud to own one of his axe sheaths. Now it will always remind me of him.

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    You did good Tony...
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    Hi Mark

    Just heard the news, terrible shame and he'll be missed. RIP Tony, thoughts are with his family and friends.

    I'll sign off as Tony used to, as a mark of respect.

    ATB and don't get eaten by the Bears

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    Sad news indeed. Rest easy Tony

    ATB and don't get eaten by the bears
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    I had the good fortune of winning one of his knives as a competition prize. Will always look at it a little differently now.

    Sleep well Tony.

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    I will miss him at the breakfast club.

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    My thoughts go out to his family and friends, can't believe it to be honest. Great bloke with many a story by the fire.

    R.I.P mate

    ATB and don't get eaten by the bears

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    Tony was one of the biggest men in both body and spirit I have ever had the privilege to know. I will miss his stories around the campfire. Hope to see you at the funeral if you are able to attend.
    Paul

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