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    Douglas Makinson (deck), a Vindy boy from 1960's, Seaman's record book No R773945.
    Born in Liverpool 1946 and settled happily in New Zealand crossed the bar Friday 4th May 2018 from cancer.

    HOME IS THE SAILOR, HOME FROM THE SEA. RIP Dougie
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    RIP, Douglas.

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    Although not known to me,but still an Ex Seaman I convey my Sincere Condolences to Helen and Immediate Family on the passing of Douglas.
    May he have calm winds to steer him to the places he once I am sure loved and may he now Rest at Peace
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    ##a fair wind and following sea be with you now and always ....cappy

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    Thoughts are with
    family and friends.

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

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    Condolences, To family and friends. R.I.P.

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    Another member of the brotherhood of the sea goes to Fiddlers Green.
    Safe passage and condolences to the family.

    His number is close to mine, wonder if he was at the Vindi same time?
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    I sailed with Doug Makinson on the Somerset of N.Z.S.Co. Doug was a class act and,a very funny guy. I am sure a lot of you remember saving up the daily beer ration until Saturday and having a party.In our case,the party was always in Dougie,s cabin and as the trip progressed Dougie collected more and more beer signs both lit and not. On a personal note, I was still a pretty inexperienced DHU, but I was always glad to be paired with Dougie by the bosun, he taught me a lot,with great patience and,a laugh. It was only a week before he died that I saw a post by Helen, his wife, and realized it was Dougie I worked with,all those years ago. I contacted her and, told her who I was and,she told Dougie that evening in the Hospital and,he remembered who I was, sadly he died shortly after and, I never got to talk to him. Fair winds and, following seas and,gin clear waters Dougie,my old shipmate. Until we meet again.

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    Thanks Ian,

    Appreciated.

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