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Title: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: MaxD on Sunday 08 August 21 20:37 BST (UK)
Hello all,

I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.
I know that my grandfather spent many an hour on this site and thoroughly enjoyed communicating with all of you that share his interest in the military! He would routinely update me with who he had helped or the new bits he had learnt from you all!

With deep sadness,
Zoe
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: KGarrad on Sunday 08 August 21 20:43 BST (UK)
That is really sad news, Zoe.

MaxD will be greatly missed.
My condolencies to you and your family.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: River Tyne Lass on Sunday 08 August 21 20:49 BST (UK)
This is such sad and unexpected news.  It is quite a shock to hear it.  Max helped me a few times with military side questions .. he was so knowledgeable and generous spirited in how he would so regularly come forward to help so many on here.  He was much respected and will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace, Max.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: ShaunJ on Sunday 08 August 21 20:56 BST (UK)
Oh no. I never met Max but on this forum we made a good team. So sorry to hear this news. Rest in peace, my friend.

Shaun
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: nanny jan on Sunday 08 August 21 20:59 BST (UK)
My condolences Zoe;  Max guided me through several pages of a service record a few years ago for which I was extremely grateful.

Take comfort in your memories.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: JenB on Sunday 08 August 21 21:03 BST (UK)

How very sad.
Max was a wonderful help to me when I was struggling to interpret my father’s army record.
He gave me an enormous amount of time and patiently answered all my questions.
He will be very much missed on Rootschat.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: heywood on Sunday 08 August 21 21:05 BST (UK)
This is such sad news, Zoe.
I hope it is some comfort to you and your family that he was so respected and will be missed very much by members here.
Max, rest in peace.

Heywood
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Little Nell on Sunday 08 August 21 21:10 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe, 

Please accept my condolences.  Your grandfather was such a huge help to many RootsChatters.  He was very knowledgeable and gave so many people the benefit of his expertise.  And with such enthusiasm, kindness and courtesy.  He will be remembered with great affection here and greatly missed.

Nell
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: BumbleB on Sunday 08 August 21 21:12 BST (UK)
Condolences - one of those names you could always rely on - Max D  :'(
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Gadget on Sunday 08 August 21 21:14 BST (UK)
How very sad, Zoe
He has helped so  many people on here and will be sadly missed.
My condolences to you and all of his family.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: CaroleW on Sunday 08 August 21 21:26 BST (UK)
I had pm'd Max yesterday before hearing this sad news.  Thank you Zoe for your reply to that pm & please pass on my condolences to all Max's family.  He will be very much missed here on Rootschat
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: brigidmac on Sunday 08 August 21 21:27 BST (UK)
condolences Zoe to you and your family
such a helpful man to rootschatters and generous with his time .
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: dbree on Sunday 08 August 21 21:52 BST (UK)
My condolences Zoe, such sad news.

Your Grandad was so knowledgeable, so respected and such a gentleman.

Rest gently Max.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Jool on Sunday 08 August 21 22:28 BST (UK)
So sad to hear that news, Zoe.  Max was a great help to so many Rootschatters over the years, he was such a helpful knowledgeable man.  He will be sadly missed.  Rest in peace Max.

Condolences to you and your family, Zoe.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Jebber on Sunday 08 August 21 22:42 BST (UK)
My sincere condolences Zoe to you and your family.

He will be a great loss to your family and to Rootschat.  He was always so helpful to the many people with military queries, we will miss his generosity in sharing his knowledge.

Jebber

Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: majm on Sunday 08 August 21 22:43 BST (UK)
It is 7.45 a.m. in New South Wales, Australia.  I have just read this sad news.   

May Zoe and all of Max D's family be comforted in knowing just how far he shared his knowledge, always gently, always accurately, always humbly, and always giving kind words to the poster who was seeking assistance. 

Vale Max D.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Treetotal on Sunday 08 August 21 22:48 BST (UK)
So sorry for your loss Zoe, I have benefitted many times from his help with Miltary matters to further my reasearch. He will leave a big whole on RootsChat but will be fondly remembered by all the  members. My condolences go to you and your Family and hope that you can take comfort in the knowledge that although sudden, his passing was peaceful.
RIP Max and thanks for all your help. 🌺 🌺
Carol x
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Rena on Sunday 08 August 21 23:41 BST (UK)
Such sad news to read about the rootschatter who was such a fount of knowledge.

Deep condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Ruskie on Monday 09 August 21 01:07 BST (UK)
I am shocked and so so sad to hear this dreadful news about our dear friend MaxD. He was much loved and respected here on rootschat, and we will miss him tremendously.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in letting us know Zoe and condolences to you and your family.

(Welling up here, and I almost never do that).  :'(

Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Jomot on Monday 09 August 21 04:21 BST (UK)
So sorry to hear this sad and unexpected news. 

Max was incredibly knowledgeable and generous, and I learned a lot from his many posts helping others.  He will be kindly remembered and sorely missed.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: medpat on Monday 09 August 21 07:46 BST (UK)
He will be so missed. His knowledge on military was wonderful and he helped so many with understanding what their ancestors did in the military.

Condolences Zoe to you and all his family and friends.

RIP Max
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Ladyhawk on Monday 09 August 21 08:59 BST (UK)
Such sad news about MaxD, a knowledgeable man and very helpful to all here on Rootschat.

Zoe sending my sincere condolences to you and all your family, wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.


Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Tickettyboo on Monday 09 August 21 09:23 BST (UK)
So sorry for your loss, sincere condolences to you and your family.

Max will be very much missed in Rootschat and long remembered for his knowledge and generosity in sharing his expertise.

Boo
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Spidermonkey on Monday 09 August 21 09:35 BST (UK)
My condolences and best wishes to you and your family, Zoe.  MaxD helped me numerous times to decipher military jargon and to understand service records, and I am very grateful that he took the time to share his expertise with me.  RIP MaxD
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: tazzie on Monday 09 August 21 09:41 BST (UK)
Zoe my condolences to you and your family. Your grandfather was a great help to many here with his knowledge and will be sadly missed.

 Tazzie
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: sarah on Monday 09 August 21 09:46 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe,

We are all very sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandfather, he a wonderful, kind Gentleman who helped many folk with his expertise he will be really missed by us all.

Thank you for letting us know, please take care and condolences to all his family.

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: *Sandra* on Monday 09 August 21 09:53 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe,

So sorry to hear this sad news.  Sincere condolences to you and your family.  Max was very knowledgeable, a gentleman and a great help to many on RootsChat and will be sadly missed  :'(

Sandra
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: dowdstree on Monday 09 August 21 10:41 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe,

I was so sad to learn this morning of the passing of your grandfather - known to us as MaxD. He was a true gentleman and helped many of us here patiently and calmly with our military queries over many years.

May I offer my sincere condolences to you and all the family.

R.I.P. MaxD

Dorrie
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Trees on Monday 09 August 21 11:32 BST (UK)
We have say, goodbye and thank you, to one of the most helpful members of the RootsChat family. I hope his loved ones know how very grateful we are for the time he gave us and patient  way he helped novices like me through the complex military records
 My sincere condolences to all his family.

Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: oldtimer on Monday 09 August 21 11:42 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe,

So very sorry to hear this sad news about your beloved grandfather.

He was a true gentleman - very knowledgeable, and always helpful, and was extremely patient and kind. 

He was a great help to me on more than one occasion. 

You must be so proud of him.  I hope that you can take some comfort and solace in knowing how much he was loved and respected on this site.

My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Rest easy, Max
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: josey on Monday 09 August 21 11:47 BST (UK)
What sad news about your grandfather Zoe, thank you for letting us know. You, your family and all of MaxD's friends can add, to your own love and pride for him, our everlasting gratitude for him sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge unstintingly with whoever needed it. He helped me on many an occasion.

Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Maiden Stone on Monday 09 August 21 11:48 BST (UK)
My condolences on your grandfather's passing.
I can only echo what others have said.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: SiGr on Monday 09 August 21 12:29 BST (UK)
Zoe, my sincere condolences to you and your family on your grandfather's passing.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Fisherman on Monday 09 August 21 12:49 BST (UK)
Zoe,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your grandfather.
With his knowledge he helped guide me through, what to me is the minefield of military records.
Max was a much respected member of the RC family and will be sorely missed.
Diolch yn fawr/Thank you Max. Rest In Peace.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 09 August 21 13:59 BST (UK)
Very sad news to hear.  Sincere condolences to you and your loved ones on the loss of your grandfather.

A great loss also to the Rootschat community for his expertise in Military records, always willing to help others.

Rest in Peace MaxD

Cas
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Meelystar on Monday 09 August 21 14:38 BST (UK)
Dear Zoe and Family,

I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. Like many of those who have already posted I benefited from your Grandfather’s immense knowledge deciphering two service records.  He was incredibly kind, gracious and generous with his time and will be much missed here on Rootschat.
Best wishes to you all.

Amelia
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: sandiep on Monday 09 August 21 15:57 BST (UK)
So sorry to hear of  the loss  of your grandfather  we will miss his  selfless help never getting g cross  when we kept coming back always helpful a gent in all ways
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: purlin on Monday 09 August 21 16:54 BST (UK)
I agree with all the previous sentiments, Max appeared to be the complete gentleman. Always kind generous with his time and knowledge, forgiving and i would say he really epitomised the spirit of Rootschat.  Yes he will be truly missed by all.

Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Stanwix England on Tuesday 10 August 21 21:02 BST (UK)
I was very sorry to hear about MaxD, I remember seeing him here. He is a great loss to our community.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: mmm45 on Tuesday 10 August 21 23:06 BST (UK)
Sad news about Max he will be missed on this site Condolences to you all Zoe

Ady
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: seaweed on Wednesday 11 August 21 12:52 BST (UK)
My condolences. Max could be described in one word. Gentleman.
One of the most knowledgable military historians I have had the pleasure to correspond with.
Rest in Peace Max.

Seaweed.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: tonepad on Wednesday 11 August 21 13:11 BST (UK)
Zoe,  I’ll miss your grandad's posts on this site, especially where he commented with deep knowledge on topics I have contributed to myself.

MaxD - gone but not forgotten!



Tony
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: a-l on Wednesday 11 August 21 17:49 BST (UK)
That is very sad news Zoe. I wish you the strength to see you through this sad time.
Max will be missed very much by this forum. A true gentleman always happy to share his incredible knowledge which we have benefitted from.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: candleflame on Wednesday 11 August 21 17:53 BST (UK)
Hi Zoe
Sorry to hear the sad news of the death of your grandfather, MaxD . As others have said he was a true gentleman and one who we wouldn’t have ‘known’, had it not been for rootschat.
Best wishes to you and your family.
CF
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Flemming on Wednesday 11 August 21 20:53 BST (UK)
Hello Zoe, thank you for your thoughtfulness in posting here at such a sad time. Max helped me with several military queries and, although I never met or saw him, I always had a mental image of of him as a grand military gentleman, benevolently helping his less knowledgable fellow RootsChatters and often with a very subtle wit. I’ll miss him greatly.

With deepest condolences to you and your family,
Flemming.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Beavances on Thursday 12 August 21 15:38 BST (UK)
That is sad news. Max has helped me with military queries and puzzles in the past. He was so knowledgeable, his answers informative and so carefully explained. i often found I would look at posts where he has contributed - not just my own questions -  as I knew i would learn something new.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Ellenmai on Thursday 12 August 21 16:03 BST (UK)
Max was very much respected & appreciated, for generously giving his time to decipher the gobbledygook that is in military records. His passing will leave a huge gap not only in your family Zoe but in his RootsChat family too. May all the good memories shared here be of comfort to you & the family.
Ellen
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: jim1 on Thursday 12 August 21 16:17 BST (UK)
Also being interested in military history Max & I have collaborated
many times over the years & as recently as a few days ago & I found him knowledgeable, generous
with his time & patient with all those seeking his help.
The irreplaceable MaxD will be missed by all.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: IgorStrav on Thursday 12 August 21 17:16 BST (UK)
I have only just seen this post - it is with great sadness I extend my condolences to you and your family. 

MaxD was a hugely expert, kind contributor to this forum, and his help assisted very very many people.

I am very sorry to hear of his passing.  All best wishes to you and the family.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 12 August 21 17:58 BST (UK)
That is sad news. Max has helped me with military queries and puzzles in the past. He was so knowledgeable, his answers informative and so carefully explained. i often found I would look at posts where he has contributed - not just my own questions -  as I knew i would learn something new.

The archive of Max's posts are a valuable resource.
He replied to enquiries last week. He was being helpful until the end.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: rosie17 on Thursday 12 August 21 18:06 BST (UK)
So sorry to hear your sad news about your Grandfather ..He was very helpful and Knowledgeable on Military Records ..Sincere condolences to you all

Rosie
 
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: josey on Thursday 12 August 21 18:23 BST (UK)
The archive of Max's posts are a valuable resource.
Indeed, that will be a tremendous legacy.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: jess5athome on Thursday 12 August 21 20:56 BST (UK)
I have only just seen this post regarding your wonderful Grandfather and am deeply shocked and saddened, he was one of the most helpful and knowledgeable people on the forum and will be greatly missed by many, many people.

My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family at this very sad time.

Rest in peace Max.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: ALAMO2008 on Monday 16 August 21 12:03 BST (UK)
Condolences Zoe
MaxD helped me in my Researches many a time.
His knowledge and helpfulness will be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: wilcoxon on Wednesday 20 October 21 14:29 BST (UK)
I have just seen this after going back to a post that Max helped me with. In fact he helped me on many more.
I cannot add anymore to the comments others have made, he was a true gentleman.
My condolences to the family .


Title: Re: Regretful notification of the passing of MaxD
Post by: John915 on Wednesday 20 October 21 16:56 BST (UK)
Good Afternoon,

RIP MaxD, you will be sorely missed on rootschat. Your knowledge of matters military was second to none.

John915