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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:05 AM   #51
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CubaMark, one of the first things I thought of was the PM's Gerry and I exchanged about Cuba. Let there be no doubt that Gerry was very much against the Cuban government but he loved the country and it's people. He really cared about their welfare.

I will drink a toast of rum to his memory when I return for my annual junket this fall.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:08 AM   #52
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Honestly, I am speechless.

Gerry truly lived his life to the max. I am sad to see him go, but I am glad he passed on doing something he loved.

I never met the man (exchanged a few PM about cars and bikes), but I can't believe how much of an effect his death has on me. Its has put me in a sombre mood to start the day.

As a tribute, I hope people will post some of the great photoshop work that was done with his picture. The "Macnutt Comes Alive" pic was great. I sure could use a smile. I was always laughing reading his over the top posts.

RIP Macnutt

I'm sure you are blasting through the gates in a muscle car of some sort.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:15 AM   #53
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I am stunned. My fellow Scot with whom I formed a friendship here on ehMac is gone and I grieve.

Gerry and I shared an interest in collector cars and it just so happened we both owned the same model, a 1970 Monte Carlo. I once mentioned to Gerry that I had been having trouble finding two rubber inserts for the rear bumper on my Monte. Two nights later my phone rang and there was Gerry, babbling excitedly that he had come across an old Monte he was using for parts and had removed the two pieces just for me. He sent them to me prepaid and wouldn't take a dime for them.

That would be the first of many parcels I would receive from him over the past few years, many included slick videos of his sand bike nitro racing team adventures. While he narrated the videos, he was always behind the camera and never once showed his face in the videos.

His penchant for calling me at all hours of the night with another anecdote on whatever had transpired that day was legend. I never minded getting up to chat as we enjoyed "a wee dram" each while on the phone.

The last parcel to arrive contained a surprise. It was something he had never mentioned and I think it took some time to build a trust between us before he parted with it. It arrived one day with no warning and was completely unexpected.

Here are the photos of it. I apologize for the size, but it needed to be large enough to read the post it note attached to the back. Thank God I kept it right where he stuck it. Sinclair is my real last name, thus the gift. It also contained the last words I will now ever read from Gerry and I wanted to share it with all of you:

Rest in peace dear friend.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:18 AM   #54
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Wasn't he being teased for a while about not posting his picture? Did he ever post one? Somebody with a name like MacNutt was a born Mac user.

I'm sorry about MacNutt. It's a sad day for the Mac community.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:24 AM   #55
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I'm truly sorry for all of you who have lost a good friend...
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:28 AM   #56
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This comes as a real shock and a great loss to his friends at ehMac.

We never interacted much, but I read many of his posts, and got a pretty good idea that he presented himself as a genuine fellow here on ehMac.
There is no doubt he will be missed.

I remember pondering his offer to send his spring water to any ehMac member, and I now wished I had taken him up on the offer.

Judging by the dozens of affectionate responses here in this thread, it is a given fact that he won't be forgotten.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:30 AM   #57
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Wow....I nearly missed this one

dear old Macnutt, I gave up trying to argue with the stubborn old bugger a long time ago but always enjoyed reading his comments and points of view, he really livened up this place.....he will be sorely missed.

And what a guy too for sending over those bottles of his water man

R.I.P MacNutt
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:35 AM   #58
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Perhaps an ehMac commemoration?

What terrible news.

He was doing something he clearly loved, so that is perhaps some consolation.

ehMac is a wonderful community and he was one of the people who gave the community such depth and strength - simply because of the way he expressed his deeply held views.

I somehow felt I really knew him.

To those of you who were close to him, my deepest sympathy.

Mr Mayor, for the last election there was a special section on ehMac. Perhaps for future elections it could be named in his honour. I am sure that would make him laugh.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:41 AM   #59
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Thanks *very much* for posting that SINC.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:42 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by ehMax
Thanks *very much* for posting that SINC.
I second that.

Great stuff.
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