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August 16, 2011.

On August 16th,at 1815hrs UTC, Ian passed away quietly and peacefully in St Davids Hospice, Llandudno,North Wales. An enthusiastic user of radio in its many forms, he will be hard to replace in my heart, as he was not only my friend but also my only son. Cancer is a dreadful disease that we seem unable to find a cure for.

Contributed by: Tony Tuite (GW0NSR)

Dear Tony: I am sorry for your loss. We have never met or talked but every time a young person dies from cancer it tears at my heart. Mark KC3JV

Contributed by: Mark Rothstein (KC3JV)

Ian was for many years serving with the 17/21st Lancers of the Royal Armoured Corps. He travelled the world in this capacity, serving in some very unpleasant places. He was a Tank Commander, much to my surprise, being highly respected by his colleagues. One of his great enthusiasms was installing new and upgrading the battlefield computer systems. On leaving the service, he began a programme of study, which led to my wife and I proudly seeing him receive his degree from The University Of Glamorgan. His intention was to work in the fields of communications and computers. Sadly that did not happen, as diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer was followed just weeks later by his becoming a Silent Key. With his knowledge of and enthusiasm for these subjects I believe he could have made a considerable contribution in his chosen field. He is deeply missed by his many friends, both locally and around the world. Nations can spend many billions on developing bigger and better ways of killing more and more people. Why can some of those billions not be spent on research into the causes of Cancer and all those other awful diseases that take so many long before their alloted span has reached a conclusion?

Contributed by: Tony Tuite (GW0NSR)

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