Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 53

Thread: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    18,499
    Thanks (Given)
    5309
    Thanks (Received)
    8508
    Likes (Given)
    5869
    Likes (Received)
    13256

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    Gone but not forgot.

    RIP.



    Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  2. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  3. #42
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sunbury Victoria Australia
    Posts
    17,895
    Thanks (Given)
    5463
    Thanks (Received)
    6603
    Likes (Given)
    66481
    Likes (Received)
    26603

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    They come all the good ones, leave their mark and the sail over the horizon.
    One hopes they forever sail om calm waters.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

  4. #43
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bolton UK
    Posts
    14,503
    Thanks (Given)
    19053
    Thanks (Received)
    9770
    Likes (Given)
    27377
    Likes (Received)
    32299

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    I spent some time with Lou both in Liverpool and at Lou`s home in Dunedin, NZ. with his family.

    A great man indeed. and great memories.
    Here are the photos.
    me and Lou in his local Pub in Dunedin,
    one of him, Peggy his lovely wife who sadly dies a few months later, and daughter Brenda.in 2012 in Dunedin,
    A lovely young lady around 14 years of age who was very interested in Lou and his story to her of some of his wartime ships and time in Changi as a PoW. He went to sea at the age of 14, in WW2
    Always REMEMBERED.
    Brian
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Captain Kong; 29th May 2020 at 10:46 AM.

  5. #44
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    4,802
    Thanks (Given)
    1656
    Thanks (Received)
    3405
    Likes (Given)
    9048
    Likes (Received)
    14154

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    Attachments won't open Brian, message at the top says *awaiting approval *, don't know what that means ???, kt
    R689823

  6. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  7. #45
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Blue Mountains NSW
    Posts
    19,382
    Thanks (Given)
    26701
    Thanks (Received)
    9567
    Likes (Given)
    32450
    Likes (Received)
    22565

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    All Fixed Keith!
    Cheers
    Senior Member and Friend of this Website

    R697530

  8. Likes Denis O'Shea liked this post
  9. #46
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    4,802
    Thanks (Given)
    1656
    Thanks (Received)
    3405
    Likes (Given)
    9048
    Likes (Received)
    14154

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    Lovely photos Brian, never met him, but read all his posts, great respect for him, kt
    R689823

  10. #47
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    4,802
    Thanks (Given)
    1656
    Thanks (Received)
    3405
    Likes (Given)
    9048
    Likes (Received)
    14154

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    It came to mind some time ago when i read Lou,s post about his time in a Jar prison camp, and Lou would have been , going on todays classification of children, still a child !!!!, as it seems today 16-17 year old are still children or minors. I went to sea at 16 year old, today would still be a child or minor, and the thought of Lou and what he went through, ie ship he was on attacked by the Germans, your mates killed, then transferred to Japs etc, some experience at a very young age, you could not grow up any faster than he did, kt
    R689823

  11. #48
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bolton UK
    Posts
    14,503
    Thanks (Given)
    19053
    Thanks (Received)
    9770
    Likes (Given)
    27377
    Likes (Received)
    32299

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    I remember watching his funeral in Dunedin,
    it was streamed by the Funeral Company and I got on my computer at 3 am here in UK, all his family and friends were there, at the Service.
    Quite a sad event, but so glad that I watched it and able to say Good Bye.
    Brian

  12. #49
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sunbury Victoria Australia
    Posts
    17,895
    Thanks (Given)
    5463
    Thanks (Received)
    6603
    Likes (Given)
    66481
    Likes (Received)
    26603

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    To have gone through what he had to during the war, being in a Jap prisoner of war camp and coming out alive says a lot for him.

    Not just his physical self but his inner strength and fortitude.
    Many never made it, but he did and went on to live a very prodcutive life
    The young of today could learn a lot from such a man on how to get over the complexities of life.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

  13. #50
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada
    Posts
    1,821
    Thanks (Given)
    2906
    Thanks (Received)
    1572
    Likes (Given)
    14694
    Likes (Received)
    6031

    Default Re: Three Years Today our "Lou" was taken away

    Always a gentleman.
    We lost one of a kind.
    Den.

  14. Thanks Keith at Tregenna thanked for this post
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •