A tribute to my dad

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A tribute to my dad

Post by Lucky » July 7, 2018, 9:36 pm

I would like to dedicate the raiders victory tonight to my father who passed away after a brave battle with cancer, 2 hours from kickoff time. He was 62 years young. He was a massive bulldogs fanatic, and i am a massive raiders fanatic. We had lots of great times watching these games over the years and everytime the raiders lost he was there to cheer me up, and believe me the raiders have made me need a lot of cheering up since i started supporting them in 94. My best memory was about 18 years ago at the olympic stadium where we won 32-0. We had planned to go to this game even before dad became sick and we both would have loved this game.
Rest in peace big fella and well see each other soon :hi

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Pigman » July 7, 2018, 9:42 pm

Sorry for your loss, Lucky :(
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by afgtnk » July 7, 2018, 9:44 pm

Nice story Lucky and sorry to hear, that's far too young.

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A tribute to my dad

Post by CJ42 » July 7, 2018, 9:46 pm

May he R.I.P mate sorry for your loss


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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Ultima » July 7, 2018, 9:46 pm

Lucky wrote:
July 7, 2018, 9:36 pm
I would like to dedicate the raiders victory tonight to my father who passed away after a brave battle with cancer, 2 hours from kickoff time. He was 62 years young. He was a massive bulldogs fanatic, and i am a massive raiders fanatic. We had lots of great times watching these games over the years and everytime the raiders lost he was there to cheer me up, and believe me the raiders have made me need a lot of cheering up since i started supporting them in 94. My best memory was about 18 years ago at the olympic stadium where we won 32-0. We had planned to go to this game even before dad became sick and we both would have loved this game.
Rest in peace big fella and well see each other soon :hi
Glad the Raiders could bring you some joy (although they left it late and made it ugly), cancer is a bitch and sorry for your loss :(
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Lucky » July 7, 2018, 9:48 pm

Thanks for the well wishes guys, means a lot to me.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by -GD- » July 7, 2018, 9:48 pm

Sorry to hear that Lucky :(

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Azza » July 7, 2018, 9:49 pm

Nice post mate. Condolences for your loss.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by gangrenous » July 7, 2018, 9:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Lucky

Condolences to you and your family. Hope the game gave you a smile in a tough time.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by nacho » July 7, 2018, 10:01 pm

Amazing post lucky.

You are brave.

You also have an enormous extended family here, I don’t post much, but I will for this

You are loved, you are not alone.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by FROG » July 7, 2018, 10:03 pm

I lost my grandmother today. Died at 6am at 92 years of age. I'd be lying if I said she cared about the footy, probably doesn't even know who the raiders are... I've felt empty all day and with 10 to go I was tempted to do something I never do and turn off the game. Needless to say I'm thankful I didn't.

Condolences to you lucky and thank you for sharing your story.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Lucky » July 7, 2018, 10:05 pm

nacho wrote:
July 7, 2018, 10:01 pm
Amazing post lucky.

You are brave.

You also have an enormous extended family here, I don’t post much, but I will for this

You are loved, you are not alone.
Thankyou, makes me feel good knowing i have support here :)

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by -TW- » July 7, 2018, 10:06 pm

Condolences, I've been through the same thing recently as well

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by T_R » July 7, 2018, 10:06 pm

So sorry, mate :(
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Seiffert82 » July 7, 2018, 10:06 pm

Take care Lucky and Frog. Condolences to you both.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Lucky » July 7, 2018, 10:07 pm

FROG wrote:
July 7, 2018, 10:03 pm
I lost my grandmother today. Died at 6am at 92 years of age. I'd be lying if I said she cared about the footy, probably doesn't even know who the raiders are... I've felt empty all day and with 10 to go I was tempted to do something I never do and turn off the game. Needless to say I'm thankful I didn't.

Condolences to you lucky and thank you for sharing your story.

Sorry for your loss as well. We will get through this together. 92 is a good innings. I hope I can make it to that age as well :)

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by pacman » July 7, 2018, 10:08 pm

May he watch the Raiders come on top of the Bulldogs in all future endeavors from above. Condolences my friend.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by gangrenous » July 7, 2018, 10:10 pm

FROG wrote:I lost my grandmother today. Died at 6am at 92 years of age. I'd be lying if I said she cared about the footy, probably doesn't even know who the raiders are... I've felt empty all day and with 10 to go I was tempted to do something I never do and turn off the game. Needless to say I'm thankful I didn't.

Condolences to you lucky and thank you for sharing your story.
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by cholztrad » July 7, 2018, 10:19 pm

Sorry to hear mate, I lost my mum to Cancer as well, she wasn't a League fan but a massive Raiders fan because she knew when they won her boys were happy. Maybe they can be up there having the flip side to the discussion we are having. All the best.
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Woodgers » July 7, 2018, 10:23 pm

Condolences fellas and thanks for sharing. Perspective is a wonderful thing on a footy forum sometimes. Take care.
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Lucky » July 7, 2018, 10:24 pm

cholztrad wrote:
July 7, 2018, 10:19 pm
Sorry to hear mate, I lost my mum to Cancer as well, she wasn't a League fan but a massive Raiders fan because she knew when they won her boys were happy. Maybe they can be up there having the flip side to the discussion we are having. All the best.
Sorry to hear. My feelings are the same, all my parents want to do is see me happy.... the raiders did that for me tonight.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Billy Walker » July 7, 2018, 10:35 pm

Sorry to hear of your losses Lucky and Frog. Never a fun time - make sure you both look after yourself and remember the good times

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Johno » July 7, 2018, 11:01 pm

Nice stories.... thank you for sharing.

May they both rest in peace.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Dusty » July 7, 2018, 11:08 pm

Sorry for your loss.
I lost my Dad a few year back and it’s tough. Enjoy those great memories Rugby League or not. Image


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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by bonehead » July 7, 2018, 11:10 pm

sincerest condolences from mine to yours lucky, footy is just a game.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Brew » July 7, 2018, 11:25 pm

Sorry for your loss mate.
Condolences to the family.
That win was for him


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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Bay53 » July 8, 2018, 2:05 am

Condolences to you both.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Brewdle » July 8, 2018, 7:16 am

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by greeneyed » July 8, 2018, 8:17 am

So sorry to hear guys.
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Matt » July 8, 2018, 10:04 am

I wish you and your family well for the future, because for now its going to suck. Cancer isnt much fun. My condolences.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by dubby » July 8, 2018, 5:50 pm

Lost my mum to cancer last year. She was 59.

My grandfather was my father figure and died at 63.

I understand your pain. My heartfelt sympathies for you Lucky. Please PM me if you need someone ok.

Be strong, brother.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by dubby » July 8, 2018, 5:52 pm

FROG, my thoughts are with you also mate.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by zim » July 8, 2018, 7:35 pm

Sorry to hear Lucky and Frog. Condolences to you both.

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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by -PJ- » July 8, 2018, 7:43 pm

And from me as well..

To you both.
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Re: A tribute to my dad

Post by Jason » July 9, 2018, 12:09 am

Condolences for you both, look after yourself and your family in these difficult times.

My wife and I lost an Aunty last year to cancer, she was 56. Once again, look after yourself and those closest to you.


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