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    Unhappy Gazzman - a Eastern Cape Legend 15/10/2013

    It is with a heavy heart that I share that Gary Kent lost the battle with cancer and passed away today. Gazz will always be a legend in the Eastern Cape. A brother to many, a guide to noobs, one hell of a great guy.
    He touched the lives of so many.

    Gazz - RiP - Strongs to Sandy and his family and friends. Respect to a true legend in biking
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    Sorry to hear about this loss....R.I.P

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    very sad!
    So long Gary! You have fought long and hard and deserve some rest
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    RIP Gary! condolences to those left behind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swallow View Post
    It is with a heavy heart that I share that Gary Kent lost the battle with cancer and passed away today. Gazz will always be a legend in the Eastern Cape. A brother to many, a guide to noobs, one hell of a great guy.
    He touched the lives of so many.

    Gazz - RiP - Strongs to Sandy and his family and friends. Respect to a true legend in biking
    No more pain...ride free!
    True that, was just so easy for the majority of bikers to use the newsletterfor reference purposes, feedback and information about upcoming events etc...definitelygoing to be sorely missed! Another aspect many haven't given a thought to wasthe biker networking capabilities Gazz had...need something done, wantsomething obscure, but from within the biking community, he had a data basethat listed all that, e-mails, phone numbers, what they do etc.,etc., not thatBiker Business web page, a personal data base, something that is now sadly lostforever. We lost a brother in biking yes, but we also lost so much more when itcame to his contribution to organised biking here in the EC. I had 4 years ofGazz staying with me…he used to **** me off sometimes, coming home ****ed at3am, revving the bikes and making a nuisance of himself and scaring the oldlady across the road. If he wasn’t a biker I would have kicked his ass out ofthere years ago…but the next day he would always genuinely apologise with a sheepishsmile, offer a dop as compensation and tell you all about theevening…or what he could actually remember! Lol!!Coming home in the evenings, Ialways used to unwind first with Gazz, talk a load of nonsense, but aboveall…laugh a lot! Man we laughed a lot, that I will always remember withfondness. He was obstinate, opinionated, stubborn and downright difficult attimes…but his heart was in the right place, he lived and breathed biking…andwould take the shirt off his back without asking if he saw/identified the need. I miss himterribly, more so than I thought I would…and I’m not ashamed to say this pastweekend, I cried more than I have in many years…I lost a true fellow brother and a goodfriend. The past few months, whenever I left Gazz, I would say,” I love you mybrother,” and he would reply the same, something that I know was difficult forhim to say…something else I’m grateful for!! Pastor Ziggy mentioned at thefuneral that 2 weeks ago Gazz gave his heart to the Lord, something I didn’texpect…but wished for, so now I KNOW we will meet again soon, and ride thoseKawasaki’s like never before!! RIP my brother!!

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    Strongs Kawk - miss you my brother - know how close you two were. May you find strength, and may the good memories of Gazz keep that smile on your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwakRider View Post
    True that, was just so easy for the majority of bikers to use the newsletterfor reference purposes, feedback and information about upcoming events etc...definitelygoing to be sorely missed! Another aspect many haven't given a thought to wasthe biker networking capabilities Gazz had...need something done, wantsomething obscure, but from within the biking community, he had a data basethat listed all that, e-mails, phone numbers, what they do etc.,etc., not thatBiker Business web page, a personal data base, something that is now sadly lostforever. We lost a brother in biking yes, but we also lost so much more when itcame to his contribution to organised biking here in the EC. I had 4 years ofGazz staying with me…he used to **** me off sometimes, coming home ****ed at3am, revving the bikes and making a nuisance of himself and scaring the oldlady across the road. If he wasn’t a biker I would have kicked his ass out ofthere years ago…but the next day he would always genuinely apologise with a sheepishsmile, offer a dop as compensation and tell you all about theevening…or what he could actually remember! Lol!!Coming home in the evenings, Ialways used to unwind first with Gazz, talk a load of nonsense, but aboveall…laugh a lot! Man we laughed a lot, that I will always remember withfondness. He was obstinate, opinionated, stubborn and downright difficult attimes…but his heart was in the right place, he lived and breathed biking…andwould take the shirt off his back without asking if he saw/identified the need. I miss himterribly, more so than I thought I would…and I’m not ashamed to say this pastweekend, I cried more than I have in many years…I lost a true fellow brother and a goodfriend. The past few months, whenever I left Gazz, I would say,” I love you mybrother,” and he would reply the same, something that I know was difficult forhim to say…something else I’m grateful for!! Pastor Ziggy mentioned at thefuneral that 2 weeks ago Gazz gave his heart to the Lord, something I didn’texpect…but wished for, so now I KNOW we will meet again soon, and ride thoseKawasaki’s like never before!! RIP my brother!!
    The best in life is that we find a true friend. It sounds as if the two of you were true friends.

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    R.I.P Gazz

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    A year on...a legend gone...but never forgotten. Gazza...In our collective hearts
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    Kwak...my Brother...you are in my heart today. Strongs.
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    Fondly remembered, RiP Gazz. Strongs to all concerned. Join in with Pegs down for a biking Legend.

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    Rest in peace my brother, a year passed but daily in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you my boet...

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    Saw Webbie's bike newsletter. He was a legend.
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    We would have had a grand birthday party today for you my brother, just like we always did!! Miss that so much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwakRider View Post
    We would have had a grand birthday party today for you my brother, just like we always did!! Miss that so much!!
    Gentle hugs KwakRider, thoughts are with you... I do think your liver is happy though.

    Hope you are well, my Brother - much love!!!
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    We would have had another memorable birthday party today for you my brother, just like we always did!! I miss that so much!!

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    Rest in peace my brother, 5 years have passed, but never forgotten....daily in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you my boet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwakRider View Post
    Rest in peace my brother, 5 years have passed, but never forgotten....daily in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you my boet!!
    Scary how quick time passes - yet the pain only eases. Much love, Brother. Hope to see you this weekend
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    Never forgotten!!

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