WORP Alan Tait

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stones
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WORP Alan Tait

Post by stones » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Received some bad news today. No details, except that Al passed away last night after a lengthy fight against Prostrate Cancer.

RIP Taity. Fair winds and following seas.

Below: Al in Bangkok April 2017.
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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by swampee » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:52 pm

Holy Shit, a good bloke and always good company, fairwel old mate
RIP

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by tugwilson » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:25 pm

RIP Al, I always enjoyed your company.

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by swampee » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:57 pm

Any more news on what happened with Taity

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by swampee » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:15 am

Update on arrangements posted on FB by Mal Dann

Alan Tait’s Funeral
Al’s funeral will be held in private on Friday 26th June at 1100 WST.
Due to Covid restrictions Al’s funeral will be a small, private funeral and Al wanted those people who cannot attend to be able to view his Funeral proceedings online.
Please see link below for the streaming of the funeral service for Mr Alan Denis Tait.

https://livestream.com/accounts/2930704 ... s/9187281‬

Linda would prefer no flowers but donations can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia at
https://www.prostate.org.au

It is intended to hold a Memorial Service for Al towards the end of the year, once the Covid shutdowns ease. This will give all of Al’s family and friends from all over Australia the opportunity to attend and give the big fella the proper send off, he truly deserves.
Thanks for considering Al’s and his families wishes at this time.

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by Blue » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:21 am

Very sad to hear the news of Al passing.

RIP mate.

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by ericb » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:52 pm

It's the circle of life: You're born, you live, you die, but it's what you do with your life that counts. I'm glad I served with you Al and we'll meet again. Fair winds and a following sea mate. Eric Buckley.

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Re: WORP Alan Tait

Post by Dutchman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:00 pm

Sad to hear about Al’s passing. Another Eyre Peninsula lad gone.

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