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Offline RachelW77

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Mike from Leicester
« on: Tuesday 28 January 14 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi

It is my very sad duty to let you all know that my dad "mike from Leicester" passed away suddenly last Friday.

I'm sure over the years he has helped a great number of you and that was my dad... He loved to help with any problem and I know tracing family's brought him a lot of joy.

He will be missed more than would of ever realised and touched on so many peoples lives

Sleep now dad xxx with al my love always  Rachel xxx



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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Oh! Rachel that is such sad news.  Your dad was invaluable when it came to research in Leicestershire and helped so many on Rootschat.  He will be sorely missed by all of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Thank you so much for letting us know. 

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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rachel,

I am so very sad to hear about your dad. I have missed him lately and had been wondering how he was.

A special man who will be missed by lots of us on Rootschat.

My thoughts are with you and your family xx


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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Rachel,

So sorry to hear that your father has passed away. I was one of the many that 'Mike from Leicester' helped, he was very generous with his time in assisting with a variety of requests relating to Leicester ancestors. His opening line of 'GREETINGS' always brought a smile to my face!

We shall miss him.

Jenny


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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rachel

I'm another whom your dad helped on more than one occasion. He was so generous with his time and so helpful to so many people on this forum. I'm so sorry to hear of his death and your loss and I thank you for finding the time to tell us all. He will be missed by many people who never even met him.

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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rachel,

So sorry to hear such sad news - your Dad will be missed by many RootsChatters - his knowledge and the time he gave freely were much appreciated.

My thoughts and prayers  to you and your family
 
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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 January 14 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rachel,
My thoughts are with you and all of your Family at such a sad time, I can only echo the words expressed by other members, your Dad will be greatly missed by all of us, he gave me great help in my search for information and was such a warm and friendly person in the way he responded to requests for help.
Take care
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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 January 14 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Oh my goodness - I am so sorry to hear of your news, Rachel.

Mike gave freely of his time to help people here and certainly helped me unstintingly with all sorts of information.

On my occasional visit to the Leic records office, I used to consider calling out "If Mike of Leicester is here, could he please stand up!" so I could thank him in person!

We will miss him but our loss is nothing compared to yours and that of his other loved ones.

RIP Mike.
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Re: Mike from Leicester
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 January 14 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rachel

Thank you for letting us know.

His impressive 4866 post count, (all on this county forum apart from 16),  will remain as a lasting tribute.

I hope he has found the answers to the quote in his profile

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2748

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