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Offline norge95

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Honoring The Memory Of Alan
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:36:30 PM »
I just learned the terribly sad news that we lost our most prolific contributor to the Norwegian Women's Football forum back on August 5th.  Even though I was never fortunate enough to have met Alan in person, we stayed in contact on a regular basis during the past seven years and I considered him to be a good friend. Our last exchange of messages was on Facebook, just a little over a week before Alan passed away, and of course we were discussing norsk kvinnefotball. :)

Here's an excerpt from the Facebook message that Alan's sister, Nora, sent to some of his Facebook friends:

Alan's funeral was on Thursday, 20th August...  We tried to get in touch with as many of his friends as we could before then and are sorry if this is the first you have heard about it.  Should you wish to make a charitable donation in his memory, two charities that were close to Alan's heart are the British Lung Foundation and Children with Cancer.

Best wishes to you, Alan's Facebook friend.

Today, to help honor the memory of Alan, I am proudly flying the Norwegian flag and wearing my favorite Nordby #1 2005 Norwegian Women's National "Fotball" jersey that was signed by Bente Nordby the day before the Norwegian National Team flew from Norway to England for the 2005 European Championships.

Even though Alan is no longer with us physically, his memory will continue to live on in this forum with the 14,559 posts he contributed since he first became a member here on the 8th of February 2007.  Rest in peace my friend.  
« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 09:11:24 PM by norge95 »
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Re: Honoring The Memory Of Alan
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 04:12:38 AM »
So sad and tragic.  He was above all a gentleman and a great contributor to the women's game, the players and the country.  I've mentioned before a couple of times he was a saint and a humble and truly enormous supporter that always left me in awe of his diligence.

I messaged him a few weeks back because I hadn't heard from him lately and was worried he wasn't well but was hoping he was just on holiday or break.  So deeply saddened to read the news, haven't felt this lost in quite a while.

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Re: Honoring The Memory Of Alan
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 11:18:29 AM »
So sorry to read of Alan's passing. Over the last few years I looked forward each day to reading his reports & comments. He was a true supporter of Norwegian womens football & will be sorely missed on this site.
May he rest in peace.