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Re: Sad News

Post  cretanmakem on 2018-07-11, 8:59 am

One of the most colourful posters on here . Billy D , I didn't know you in person mate but felt like I did . Always around to cause a comment with language and points some loved others hated . You were open with your views on everything Sunderland  and some of your own troubled life , I admired you for that honesty . 
I definitely woulda argued the toss with you over a pint . My thoughts go out to your mum and family , you will be a sorely missed lad . R.I.P Billy D .

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Post  barrowmackem on 2018-07-11, 9:33 am

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RIP Billy lad, you certainly didn't hold back that's for sure. 51 is no age is it. Not my favourite poster but you certainly livened up a quiet forum.

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Post  Kipper on 2018-07-11, 10:00 am

Like a number on here, only knew him through his posts. Some used to have me in hysterics, some used to anger me. I just wish he'd get off the fence now and again Smile .
He'll be missed on here. RIP.
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Re: Sad News

Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-11, 10:05 am

I keep expecting Billy to post, It was just a f*cking joke ya thick bastards but, sadly not to be.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2018-07-11, 10:19 am

Well I am shocked and so, so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his Mum and Niall.

God bless you Billy D, you honestly will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
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Post  Argus on 2018-07-11, 10:19 am

Billy and I had a couple of 'confrontations - both on here and the old 606 - and even though I never met him I know he was a colourful character with a choice vocabulary which could often offend.

But that was Billy and you had to accept he would never change.

I'm sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age and I know he will be sorely missed on this forum.

RIP Billy and I pray that someone will be around to look after your family.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-11, 10:39 am

Found this from an early meet up at the colliery tavern.

Left to right..Jerry,me, lesmack and yes, Billy

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Post  Hieronymus on 2018-07-11, 10:48 am

cyprussyd wrote:Found this from an early meet up at the colliery tavern.

Left to right..Jerry,me, lesmack and yes, Billy

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Pretty sure that was the first day I met you all. So sad. I can hardly believe it.
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Post  Baxtersleftfoot on 2018-07-11, 11:23 am

Like everyone on here, i am stunned with this shocking news. RIP Dave, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your friends.

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Post  Gordon Armstrong on 2018-07-11, 11:51 am

We are all naturally very shocked about this, and words are difficult when they won't come out.



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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-11, 12:15 pm

Gordon Armstrong wrote:We are all naturally very shocked about this, and words are difficult when they won't come out.



Billy never had a problem with getting words out, although he did sometimes have problems engaging first [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] and he will definitely be missed [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]





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He was IMO very easy to fall out with but very hard not to like, we fought like cat and dog but never disliked each other and by was that frustrating.

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Post  Jerry the Jinx on 2018-07-11, 12:16 pm

Although Billy wasn't in the best of health - epilepsy and a brain haemorrhage had taken it's toll, along with the gut rot cider and the tabs - the news of his death was a complete shock, and cause is still to be determined
To put some minds at rest, although Niall chose to live with his dad and gran, his mam and sisters only live over the road to them, so he'll be well taken care of. Billy's sister will also make sure their mam is as well.

Circumstances meant we didn't see as much of each other as we used to, but were in touch daily via email - and yes I know what a pair of dinasours that makes us.
This morning was the first time in years I didn't have an email from him in my inbox
The realisation that I never will again is just a bit much to take in atm
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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-11, 12:23 pm

Jerry the Jinx wrote:Although Billy wasn't in the best of health - epilepsy and a brain haemorrhage had taken it's toll, along with the gut rot cider and the tabs - the news of his death was a complete shock, and cause is still to be determined
To put some minds at rest, although Niall chose to live with his dad and gran, his mam and sisters only live over the road to them, so he'll be well taken care of. Billy's sister will also make sure their mam is as well.

Circumstances meant we didn't see as much of each other as we used to, but were in touch daily via email - and yes I know what a pair of dinasours that makes us.
This morning was the first time in years I didn't have an email from him in my inbox
The realisation that I never will again is just a bit much to take in atm
Well that turned the tears on, lots and lots of love xx

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Post  canary-dave on 2018-07-11, 12:34 pm

cyprussyd wrote:
Jerry the Jinx wrote:Although Billy wasn't in the best of health - epilepsy and a brain haemorrhage had taken it's toll, along with the gut rot cider and the tabs - the news of his death was a complete shock, and cause is still to be determined
To put some minds at rest, although Niall chose to live with his dad and gran, his mam and sisters only live over the road to them, so he'll be well taken care of. Billy's sister will also make sure their mam is as well.

Circumstances meant we didn't see as much of each other as we used to, but were in touch daily via email - and yes I know what a pair of dinasours that makes us.
This morning was the first time in years I didn't have an email from him in my inbox
The realisation that I never will again is just a bit much to take in atm
Well that turned the tears on, lots and lots of love xx

From me too xxxx

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Post  vinkel on 2018-07-11, 3:39 pm

I am glad you posted that picture, Billy is now a person and not just a name. So sad i thought of him last thing last night and then again this morning.

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Post  fulwellend47 on 2018-07-11, 4:59 pm

Absolutely shocked! Couldn't really believe the sad news. To say that we didn't always see eye to eye is putting it mildly! Before I looked at the author of his many posts it was obvious who had written it as he was instantly recognisable, and was his own person.
For those who were close to him and those who knew him well I'm really sorry for your loss!
And for all of the Forum he will be missed by us all. RIP
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Post  SAFC_ScattyMOO on 2018-07-11, 6:32 pm

>;It’s a long time since I have been on this forum but felt I had to offer my condolences after hearing the news that Billy had passed away.  

RIP Billy hope you find eternal peace.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-11, 6:39 pm

SAFC_ScattyMOO wrote:>;It’s a long time since I have been on this forum but felt I had to offer my condolences after hearing the news that Billy had passed away.  

RIP Billy hope you find eternal peace.

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nice words scatty xx

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Post  Hieronymus on 2018-07-11, 7:15 pm

Jerry the Jinx wrote:Although Billy wasn't in the best of health - epilepsy and a brain haemorrhage had taken it's toll, along with the gut rot cider and the tabs - the news of his death was a complete shock, and cause is still to be determined
To put some minds at rest, although Niall chose to live with his dad and gran, his mam and sisters only live over the road to them, so he'll be well taken care of. Billy's sister will also make sure their mam is as well.

Circumstances meant we didn't see as much of each other as we used to, but were in touch daily via email - and yes I know what a pair of dinasours that makes us.
This morning was the first time in years I didn't have an email from him in my inbox
The realisation that I never will again is just a bit much to take in atm
I am in tears now and feel your sadness deeply.

Bily (Dave) and I crossed swords a few times on here, but he was always a complete gentleman when we actually met in person. He was part of the Sundermad family and I hope he knew I cared about him and worried about his health and the burden of his caring responsibilities.

Sleep now Dave, the traumatic experiences that damaged your physical and mental health are in the past and forgotten. I will remember a man I always knew was behind the anger and profanity; a sensitive and intelligent soul, who was dealt a poor hand in the game of life more than once, but who faced his demons head on and tried to be the best dad and son and friend he could be. My sincere condolences to all his family and those who were close to him. RIP
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Post  TNT on 2018-07-11, 7:23 pm

Gutted to hear this always had a lot of time for Billy even though I never met the lad.
I know it’s a bit early but any funeral details would be appreciated.

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Post  Mackemneil on 2018-07-11, 10:22 pm

So so sad, only just seen this and so shocked!

A colourful forthright character, he will be missed on here. 

My condolences to his family.

RIP Billy
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Re: Sad News

Post  Reiver on 2018-07-12, 10:29 am

Not been on here for a while but felt the need to visit following this news.

I might be one of the few who never fell out with him and I always looked out for his posts as quite honestly you never knew what was coming next.

A true original.

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Post  lesmac on 2018-07-12, 10:43 am

Reiver wrote:Not been on here for a while but felt the need to visit following this news.

I might be one of the few who never fell out with him and I always looked out for his posts as quite honestly you never knew what was coming next.

A true original.

RIP Billy

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-12, 11:05 am

A typical Billy memory. I thin k everyone knows that Billy and I fought like cat and dog falling out on a weekly basis. With that in mind you could be forgiven for thin king we hated each other and could never meet but, the last time I met Billy was at the Roker hotel, we had a few drinks together with Jerry, Nick, H and Mr H.

When we all left I got the biggest of hugs from Billy, said before, easy to fall out with but hard to dislike, wish I could hug the bugger now.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2018-07-12, 11:09 am

cyprussyd wrote:A typical Billy memory. I thin k everyone knows that Billy and I fought like cat and dog falling out on a weekly basis. With that in mind you could be forgiven for thin king we hated each other and could never meet but, the last time I met Billy was at the Roker hotel, we had a few drinks together with Jerry, Nick, H and Mr H.

When we all left I got the biggest of hugs from Billy, said before, easy to fall out with but hard to dislike, wish I could hug the bugger now.
Yes I remember that well. He gave me a big hug too and a peck on the cheek. God bless him.
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