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by pennifold ( edited 20 Feb 2019 ) 20 Feb 2019

For those of use who are the 'oldies' I've just gotten off the phone to TUBBY'S wife Diane.


Unfortunately Grahame died in August last year. Diane was just looking at the site yesterday and saw one of my Projects and commented on it. Caroline (asterixsew) saw it and private messaged me last night. I told her I'd ring Diane today.

I had a lovely chat with Di. She told me she looked after Grahame for the past 4 and a half years, he had a tricky heart and Emphysema. He was only 74!

Diane has retired but still does sewing with some friends etc. She used to work at a sewing shop up at Greenhills shopping village where she sold Brother sewing machines and all the sewing goodies that one buys for our craft.

Rest in peace dear friend, love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 21 Feb 2019

It's always sad to know we have had to say good bye to one of the members of the Cute family.

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by sdrise 21 Feb 2019

My sympathies to you and the family!! Such talent gone too soon... Thank you Chris for letting us all know!

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by jrob Moderator 20 Feb 2019

Dianne, I am so sorry for your loss. We loved "talking" to Tubby and seeing how his talent progressed. Prayers for you as you morn him.

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by tubby 20 Feb 2019

I just wish to thank all you beautiful people for your kind thoughts and prayers regarding the passing of Tubby. He wasn't a difficult patient and passed away very peacefully. Special thanks to Chris for posting the message. Love to all ....from Dianne ....xx

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rescuer by rescuer 20 Feb 2019

Sending love.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 20 Feb 2019

Also sending love.

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2019

Sending my love too!!!!

nurselilly by nurselilly 21 Feb 2019

Sending my thoughts and may you be surrounded by your loved ones xx

lbrow by lbrow 21 Feb 2019

Adding my thoughts and love to you along with the others.

giddygoat by giddygoat 21 Feb 2019

Sending love & sympathy. xoxo

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by rescuer Moderator 20 Feb 2019

Oh, I am so sorry. He was such fun here and so very talented! I am sure she misses him. I will add his family to my prayers.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Feb 2019

Thanks rescuer, yes he was fun. I went to his place a couple of times and he was such a gentle, kind man. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 20 Feb 2019

Thanks for the posting Chris. I remember the great designs that he used to digitise when I first joined Cute. Very sad and as you say 74 isn't old these days

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pennifold by pennifold edited 21 Feb 2019

That's true Caroline. I said that to Dianne the 70's these days are like being in your 50's! Love Chris

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