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Richard Weight

Also known as: Rick.

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Rick passed away peacefully on 13th October 2007 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Whilst the average survival time from diagnosis was 7 months he, true to form, beat it and held out for just over a year. In that year we did everything we wanted to do, from worldwide travel, to buying a boat and finally, one month before he passed away, moving house.

He was a great guy, one of the best and I'm sure that like me, you all have some great memories of him.

Rick and I saw the text below in San Francisco back in May, we both thought that it summed him up and agreed that when the time came, it would be a part of his memorial ...

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze, than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.

Many thanks for your wishes and your donation, maybe it will help save lives in the future.

Kind regards,


Added by: Jackie Weight on 16 October 2007.

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