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Sad news today of the passing of a member of our site (Avalon)

charlie2483 Activity: 5 / 21
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19 Apr 2016  #1

Hi everyone .Just had a call to tell me one of our long time members died today his username was Avalon but his real name was Glen davis. I for one will miss him so much he was the first contact for me when I came to Poland and was a dear friend

Atch Activity: 8 / 1,313
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19 Apr 2016  #2

My sympathies on your loss Charlie. God rest his soul. I'll remember him and his family and friends in my prayers today.
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,766
Joined: 15 Mar 2012 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #3

The same; every sympathy.for your sad loss.

He'd certainly been posting here for a long time; maybe since the start.
cms Activity: 9 / 768
Joined: 4 Sep 2009 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #4

Rip Avalon - my sparring partner for many years about property deals. Sorry for your loss
OP charlie2483 Activity: 5 / 21
Joined: 15 Feb 2009 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #5

The funeral will be on Friday at 3pm in tarnow haven't got the church address yet but will update when I know
Chemikiem Activity: 4 / 787
Joined: 27 Sep 2015 ♀
19 Apr 2016  #6

My sympathies for your loss Charlie.
He contacted me a few years ago now offering me a place to stay and his help should I decide to move to Poland.
I always remember what a kind offer that was considering he didn't even know me.
RIP Avalon.
Ziemowit Activity: 7 / 2,267
Joined: 8 May 2009 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #7

Avalon was one of the most sensible posters on PF. It was a pleasure to read his posts on these fora. His passing is a great loss for the PolishForums.

RIP Avalon.
Ironside Activity: 42 / 7,691
Joined: 26 Feb 2009 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #8

He was a decent chap. Damn he wasn't that old either. RIP.
I think that he is survived by the young daughter and her mother. Sending good thoughts their way.
Vincent Activity: 9 / 809
Joined: 9 Sep 2007 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #9

Very sad news indeed. He was a top bloke and would give help to anyone if he could. I remember he sent me many photos of a project he had done in Poland (from start to finish) when I asked a question in a thread, about buildings in Poland, many years ago.

It also transpired that he use to live only 3 miles away from me when he had his business in the UK, but unfortunately our paths never crossed. This also comes as a big shock as he was posting on PF just a couple of months ago. My condolences to family and friends.

RIP Avalon
Luke84 Activity: 7 / 112
Joined: 29 Jul 2015 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #10

RIP Glen, how that happened? He was one of the first people I ever meet in this forum last June. Very sad news which deeply touched me.
delphiandomine Activity: 56 / 15,108
Joined: 25 Nov 2008 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #11

He was a top bloke and would give help to anyone if he could.

I enjoyed some good debates with him too. I'm not going to pretend that I was on great terms with him or anything, but he did give a very real perspective of what it was like to do business here. To his credit, even in the debates about the EU and so on, he was never personal, unlike most posters on here.

I think that he is survived by the young daughter and her mother. Sending good thoughts their way.

Likewise Ironside. He was proud of his daughter, wasn't he?
Crow Activity: 135 / 5,320
Joined: 14 Feb 2007 ♂
19 Apr 2016  #12

i would say only this: We are just guests in this world (Mi smo samo gosti na ovom svetu).

Dougpol1 Activity: 19 / 1,529
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20 Apr 2016  #13

Very sorry indeed to hear of Avalon's passing. I for one might not have shared his views on PF, but that is irrelevant. None of us know each other, but there must be some sort of connection there along the way. My sincere condolences to the OP and anyone else here who intimately knew Glen.
Wulkan Activity: - / 3,011
Joined: 28 Dec 2007 ♂
20 Apr 2016  #14

Sad news :-/ The name didn't ring the bell so I checked his posts and unfortunately he was one of those few foreigners who had great respect for Poland. He appreciated many things about Poland that so many others hate... RIP Avalon.
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,898
Joined: 2 May 2007 ♂
20 Apr 2016  #15

RIP Glen.
24 Apr 2016  #16

I recall reading one of Avalons last threads about Poland in which he praised many things about his adopted country. I never had the pleasure of meeting the fella, from his post he seemed to have found peace, fully enjoying his surroundings.Living in Poland has a way to turn a good man into a bitter twisted soul, it is wonderful to hear Avalon shared in last years those who loved him dearly. It is said we all die twice,once when we take our last breath,finally when our names are forgotten. With this in mind I hope you live on Glen Davis RIP.

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