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    Default Vale Den McGuckin

    It is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know the passing of our friend and shipmate Dennis McGuigan. Den was a very good friend and we had been corresponding, he was like family so it hit hard. He asked me to post this poem in his memory.
    I don't need a Harp or a halo not me
    Just give me a breeze and a stiff rolling sea
    Ans I'll play me old squeeze box as we roll along
    When the wind in the rigging will sing me a song
    When you get to the dock and the long trip is through
    There's pubs and there's Clubs and there's lassies there to
    The girls are all pretty and the beer is free
    Ad there's bottles of Rum growing on trees.
    Farewell Den
    You will be missed
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    Extremely sorry to hear about Den , he was a faithful friend on this site , and a gentleman and a scholar. JS.
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    Yes This Morning i received an Email from his Daughter Sara informing me oif the very sad News!
    Like Des , Dennis was a good Friend of mine as well, and been for many Years back, i recall meeting him online here in 2008 when we still had the old site up and running!
    He will be sadly missed here , as like a few of the past and some present, he was one of a Kind, always polite in his postings and accepted things as they were! A Gentleman to the Core!
    Will each and every one of you please stand, and raise a Glass to one fine Gentleman!
    To you Dennis! Now go and Rest in Peace my dear Friend!

    Sincere Condolences to his Daughter Sara, may she be strong .


    This was sent to me from Dennis only 4 days ago Friends of his at
    His last Live Wake.


    Dennis 2nd from left

    Dennis and Daughter at Last time Together on the Beach and not long after this he left the Room. Sad!!




    NB I have edited this post as i had made a real blunder, and thanks to Marian for the correction, dont know how i did that. Grrrrr! My apologies, but all good now!
    Thank you Marian, i have Deleted your correction post . Appreciated !!



    This was Den,s Fog Locker with a bit of stuff he had there! The Merchant Navt Plaque is the one i sent to him with his details and First Ship. The Pic of the Warwick Castle , i too sent to him. Rest peacefully Friend!!
    Cheers


    Shield D McGuckin - The Photo Gallery (merchant-navy.net)
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    Very sad news, Dennis lived in the next village to my Cousin on Vancouver Island, i had every intention of calling when i was due to travel to my cousin, then came covid. Enjoyed his posts, fair winds my friend, kt
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    den a true gent may the winds be kind to you and calm seas shipmate a very sad day for us all..jp

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    den was of the old school ....a true gentleman ......we will miss you den....fair winds and a following sea old shipmate ...will take you to your loved places .....deep regrets cappy R683532

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    Always enjoyed Dens posts and so sad to hear of his passing, my sympathy to his family.
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    Very sad news indeed, always enjoyed Dens humour, his informative post and his video clips, we've lost a very good shipmate,
    Rest in Peace Den, you will not be forgotten. John Collier.

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    RIP Den, thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
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    His daughter Sarah was very strong for him at the end, she must have had the strength of ten men.
    God Bless her
    Des
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