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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #100 on: October 13, 2015, 04:58:09 PM »
I John only a short time but my forum conversations  and phone help from him have remained invaluable to me.

I took great pleasure in meeting him face to face for the first time at the Toowoomba Nat Rally and also the Eungella Far Ride.

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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #101 on: October 17, 2015, 08:09:46 AM »
John Nagle’s Death Notice

From today’s Canberra Times.



A memorial service is to be held in Canberra most likely on Saturday morning, 7 November. Details will be advised when known.
 
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #102 on: October 17, 2015, 09:27:58 AM »
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #103 on: October 17, 2015, 03:59:15 PM »
Not a family of long livers, judging by the "dec" entries in the Notice!
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #104 on: October 17, 2015, 07:15:11 PM »
That's a bit harsh biggles  :whistle

Happy birthday for today anyway .......is it rude to ask how old ?

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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2015, 07:27:34 PM »
Cystic Fibrosis is not a laughing metter and most likely a family afliction. John beat the odds consideably and he was most likely aware of it too. This makes this man more unusual in my eyes because he wore his lot with a strenght I only can admire. I have only become aware of this dowards the end of his live but he never mentioned or complained about it. In the news is a Tasmanian Father which got 3 sons with this condition. I feel sorry for him and his sons. But thats live. You have to take what you get.
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #106 on: October 24, 2015, 10:45:29 AM »
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saddened by this news, I never had the pleasure of meeting john in person but have spoken a couple of times on the forum and by phone, thanks for you're help and advice which will be missed.
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Re: Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2015, 11:12:24 AM »
i have been hunting around for this photo, it is my favourite one with Saaz, i have always felt it summed him up nicely :)

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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #108 on: October 25, 2015, 04:00:36 PM »
What is Saaz and Terry holding in their hands? Doesn't look right.
 

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Re: Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #109 on: October 25, 2015, 04:02:50 PM »
That's a bit harsh biggles  :whistle

Happy birthday for today anyway .......is it rude to ask how old ?

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John was 57 Duncan. Way to young, though he'd experienced much in his life and probably much more than others experience in a a much longer life time than John had. Marissa and I were only thinking about John yesterday and I was telling her about the times John and I had shared touring around the Victorian high country on our way to past Snowy rides. I always found John was an easy bloke to talk too and we had a lot of great chats over those years. Marissa and I were both saying how surreal it still feels that he has gone. In just a few weeks we'll be back in Thredbo and John was supposed to be there with us. He will be missed that's for sure.   

Edit: I just realised you were asking how old Biggles was :)
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #110 on: October 25, 2015, 07:39:01 PM »
Biggles needs carbon dating i think  :Stirpot

Thanks for sharing your memories Barry.......it does seem a little surreal still.
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2015, 10:27:14 PM »
I had a brief chat with Saaz at Toowoomba but had followed his exploits with interest and not a little envy, but unfortunately didn't get the chance to know him. 

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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #112 on: January 04, 2016, 12:11:13 AM »
Some of you may remember the post card request for the young girl Sara (aged about 8 now and has leukemia) that I posted here http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=6903.msg78666#msg78666 The story continues in 2015 with her toy rabbit sent to various people around the planet and John was one of those people who had care of that toy for a little while.

I'm passing this on http://www.my-mc-phoenix.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13726

Quote from the link "One special word for John Saaz, John took my on his bike across New Zealand and Australia. Sadly, a couple weeks later I received the news that John is no longer among us and our trip was John’s way to say goodbye to all his friends and his beautiful country. Although John already know he was very ill, he still took me along and posted all those nice pictures, just because he know it would put a big smile on Sara's face. What a guy! John, you will always have a special place in my heart, I hope you have a great time up their…."

Maybe someone could pass this on to his family.
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2016, 11:17:44 PM »
Saaz with his ST and his mates is how I will always remember him, if only he was holding a glass of red this picture would be complete. I will miss you so very much  :KissBlow


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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #114 on: October 02, 2016, 12:35:19 PM »
A year has now passed since our friend John left us. I for one will charge my glass today, and raise it in memory to a friend and his family. Never forgotten.
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #115 on: October 02, 2016, 02:32:19 PM »
From another part of the Forum:
"John's sisters are travelling to Canberra to inter John's and Gina's ashes at Norwood Park on Wednesday, 5 October at 10:30. It will be a low-key service at rosebed side. Alice and I will be going to the service followed by a lunch somewhere to share our stories about John."
I only found out about this yesterday. Terry will be going.
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Re: SAAZ (John) has Ridden on
« Reply #116 on: October 03, 2016, 07:37:52 AM »
I still read the text messages that SAAZ's had sent me on his last trip.  They make me smile, as I can imagine him texting and having that muttley laugh when he presses the send button.

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