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Thread #102028   Message #2070095
Posted By: George Papavgeris
06-Jun-07 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
The attached was posted on the Midnight Voices forum (Pete Atkin's fan club) by Heather, Paul's sister...
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I joined MV last night to express my sincere thanks for your wonderful sentiments on my brother, Paul Gunningham.

I was surfing for information on my brother as a way to help me grieve through the process. I last saw Paul and Frankie in October in London and we both all met in a pub with our adult sons. He was a modest, talented individual with a brilliant mind who loved his family, music, travel, meeting people, and computing development - but his passion was always music.

Even as a teenager he played harmonica, keyboards, and guitar. He was also a brilliant cartoonist. It was a terrible shock to hear of the dreadful car accident that took him away from his family - he struggled to live for 10 weeks, visited daily by Frankie. I last saw him in April, just three weeks after the accident.

The person who caused the accident when P&F were on their way to fly out for a vacation, has since gone underground and the police haven't been able to arrest him. The man had no legal papers on him and he drove right into Paul.

I was touched by the song written to Paul by George P. Thank you all for your kind messages, I have printed copies to give to his parents who have no Internet access.

Heather Gunningham