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    Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    I'm very sad to post that Andy Phillips passed away on Thursday morning.
    Those that knew Andy will know that he had been living with and battling Prostate cancer head on for over ten years now.
    As a long term member & contributor to the club Andy was in the process of building a rather special & unique Hawk, just search for his build threads.
    As a person Andy was one of the good guys, he was a very talented engineer both professionally & personally but above that he was also a modest, humble and genuine person.
    His passing is a loss both to the club and everyone that knew him.
    Our thoughts are with his wife Carol at this sad & difficult time.
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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    I've just read the post by Ian Ford on SEC Facebook.

    Andy was one of the very best people you could hope to meet. I'll miss seeing him.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    Wow,gone way too soon. Always enjoyed our chats. His was a very special build and so sad he never got to see it finished. Thoughts are with his family. RIP mate.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    I still remember the day he came onto the Hawk stand at Stoneleigh, not looking well, and told me that he's been given 6 months. That was so long ago now. He had the right attitude to cancer, a loving, supportive wife and a company who helped him above and beyond. He was an inspiration to all who had the luck know him. He will be missed. RIP Andy.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    Sad news indeed, Andy was a true enthusiast for both the Stratos, diving and life in general.
    I will always remember him as the thoroughly nice and genuine person he was.
    Condolences to his many friends and his wife Carol.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    Very sorry to hear this saddest of news.
    Only met Andy very few times and all too briefly but I will remember him as a personable and enthusiastic man.
    Another reminder if any were needed to get yourselves checked guy's if you have any doubts about your health as per our recent thread on the subject.
    RIP Andy.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    Life can be crap. He knew it was coming....we knew it was coming....but it's still a punch in the gut to hear he's gone. It's yet more incentive to live life in the moment and make it count. Sad he never got his car finished, but I think he was still having lots of fun with his R8.....only slightly faster than a supercharged 2GR-powered LB, eh Craig??

    We'll all miss him, that's for sure.

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    A true gentleman, generous with his knowledge and time.
    My condolences to his wife Carol, his family, and wide circle of friends
    RIP Andy

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    I was very saddened to read on his wife Carol message today this very bad news with Andy passed away on thurdays after a long fight against metastatic prostate cancer!
    It’s a big loss of a friend and a true gentleman I have met several time I was in England and I have some regrets to not visit him as he invited me last time I was going at LB workshop!
    I would be happy to see him driving his Aseptogyl Stratos finished!
    RIP in paradise with great cars and motorbikes!!

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    Re: Andy Phillips "Ducatiman"

    Not news I wanted to hear.

    Andy was a good guy. I went over to his place to see his build, he came over to mine in his R8 to see my build. We met at LB and shared numerous email exchanges and mad ideas about Stratos builds. I was always impressed with his pragmatism about his condition. He handled it with amazing dignity and never seemed bitter about the hand he had been dealt. I am not sure I would be able to approach it in the same way.

    RIP. I'm glad to have known you Andy.

    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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