Sad news regarding forum member Declan McCafferty AKA chipsteak

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Sad to hear, and so young as well.

Rest in peace
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Very sad news, RIP
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Very sad news Edd, and another member lost to the forum way before his time. Hope Declan is with Craig and Darren, and all the other collectors taken too soon and that they are looking down on us - thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Declan
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Just wanted to add my condolences. RIP.
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I received the below message and photo from Declan's brother Kieran:

Edd, I thought this may be of interest to your members. It was chipsteaks funeral yesterday. And we buried him in a star wars coffin. Here is a screenshot from the service. Finished of his eulogy by saying the star wars box was in mint condition but the contents have been well used and loved.
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A fantastic send off.
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What a lovely way a true Star Wars fan to be remembered. RIP Declan.
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Wow! That's an amazing send off and R.I.P. Chipsteak :cry:

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Thanks for posting this @edd_jedi , I didn't no Declan, but I have thought a lot about him since reading of his passing. Really sad, but I'm pretty sure he would be happy with the send off.
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Many thanks for posting this @edd_jedi .
What a great end to his eulogy.
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Although I didn't know Declan personally, the outpouring of condolence from this forum is not only a tremendous credit to its members, it also shows how much affection he was held in.

Thanks @edd_jedi for passing on Kieran's message and photo of the wonderful send off they gave Declan. I'm sure you probably have done so already, but if not please pass Kieran all of our condolences in return. The end of the eulogy brought a lump to my throat. He will clearly be much missed.

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Thanks edd for sharing the picture with the forum, I did't know declan, I have maybe only talked with him a few times on the forum. RIP Declan.
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edd_jedi wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:43 pm
I received the below message and photo from Declan's brother Kieran:

Finished off his eulogy by saying the star wars box was in mint condition but the contents have been well used and loved.
That is fantastic. A real credit to him and his family that even at that tough time they were able to get SW, and a joke, in to his funeral. Brilliant touch. It made me smile. I’m sure he would have been the same.


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Sad news,Rest in peace fella.
What a send off though.
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What a lovely send off.

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Re: Sad news regarding forum member Declan McCafferty AKA chipsteak

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That's a great send off and really decent of his family to share a picture from what must have been an incredibly difficult day.
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