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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:58 pm 
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:evil3: Received the following sad news via an e-mail from Bob Mummery... :evil3:

From: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 10:10 PM
To: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Subject: VALE - JOHN CHRISTOPHER FORTE - R42170

The MOBI Entry of January 1958 loses another stalwart.

As noted by John Buttle, further details will be forwarded as they come to hand.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

From: John Buttle <jb2222@westnet.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 6:45 PM
To: 'Bob Mummery' <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Subject: FW: RIP - JOHN FORTE

John Ashton kindly made contact with me on advice from Carol that John passed away this morning 02OCT at 0430 SA Time.

I have just made a phone call to Carol and passed condolences on behalf of you “Our Intake of – Jan ‘58”.

With her permission I forward this preliminary advice and ask that you too can extend the distribution if addresses are incorrect.

John had been in hospital for over two weeks.

In visiting him last night he asked Carol to make contact with Sam.

Further advice will be given in due course.

Regards
BUTTZA

Webmaster's Footnote: John had graduated 6 months before I joined and our paths never crossed out in the Fleet, so consequently,
we never met, but nevertheless it's always sad to hear of the loss of another of our pioneering fellow MOBIs... RIP, John... H.C. [-o<

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:24 pm 
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I to, have never crossed paths with John during my career, but I'm still sad to hear of another loss of a fellow MOBI.

RIP John :salute1:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Sad to say I also never served with John and sadly another who has completed his final cruise and crossed the bar for the last time. RIP John, fair winds and following seas.

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May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.


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From: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2018 8:11 PM
To: Various
Subject: FW: VALE JOHN FORTE

For those who may be able to attend, John Forte funeral arrangements are detailed below.

From: John Buttle <jb2222@westnet.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:20 AM
To: Various
Cc: 'Bob Mummery' <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Subject: VALE JOHN FORTE

TO ALL

I have received the following message from Carol Forte

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“ I've heard from several MOBI friends and been very touched by their expressions of care and love for John and me.

Johns funeral will be Wednesday the 10th Oct at the Centennial Park Florey Chapel, Pasadena (S.A.) at 11.30am. “

Unquote:

All being well Jan and I will travel over to Adelaide and be present to represent those who are unable to attend.

Carol has requested that she would like me to speak at Johns Funeral about “OUR “ times together as MOBI comrades.

There will not be an official RSL involvement however with the agreement of Carol and as a mark of respect I will be wearing medals.

To do this I will need your input and support.

Could you please assist with any note-able info that I can take forward on the day.

Regards
BUTTZA

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:17 pm 
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I think that I have said this before when a mobi passes on we who are left are not only lesser in numbers but the world is poorer for his passing . I can see the time when " like the various returned servicemen " our numbers will dwindle until we are but a memory but our " can do " attitude will be talked about in messdecks forever.

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