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Heaven

By skydivemike  
This shot is memory of Doug McGilviran who passed away recently.

Doug was a true Gentelman and was one of the 1st people to comment on my shots when I joined EPZ.
Doug never missed commenting on my shots and I had him listed with pride on my favourits list.

I never got to meet Doug which was my loss but I feel I have lost a dear friend.

Although we smile and make no fuss,
No one misses him more than us;
And when old times we oft recall,
That's when we miss him most of all....

Mike

Tags: Doug mc gilviran Sports and action

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jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
1 Dec 2007 7:49PM
Sad but gentle words

Peter
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 7:51PM
here here Mike
keith
UBOAT 13 41 Scotland
1 Dec 2007 7:54PM
Another great picture,looks fun


connor
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 7:54PM
Thoughtful words and a fine image and title in his memory
Helen
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
1 Dec 2007 8:00PM
A fitting and thoughtful tribute to Doug
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
1 Dec 2007 8:01PM
Great sentiment Mike well done for echoing our thoughts

Brian...............................
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 8:08PM
Yes - echos my thoughts too.
Chris
1 Dec 2007 8:33PM
Thoughtful tribute.
K.x
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 8:36PM
A thoughtful tribute to Doug.

Nigel
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
1 Dec 2007 9:07PM
I think it's a lovely and thoughtful tribute Mike....
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
1 Dec 2007 10:32PM
Great tribute Mike
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
1 Dec 2007 11:18PM
Thanks everyone,
This image was not about me, clicks or awards it was just about someone who made a difference to everyone who knew Doug through EPZ.

I searched my file looking for an image that would remind us of how we go from one life on earth another in a blink of an eye.

I lost my Mum 6 weeks ago after a stroke so I know 1st hand how painfull a time this will be for Louise and her family.

Mike
Sezz 16 619 15 England
1 Dec 2007 11:38PM
A fitting and thoughtful tribute Mike, Doug will be missed by many of us on epz. My thoughts are with you also after the loss of your Mum.
Take care..

Sarah
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
2 Dec 2007 7:53AM
i´m speechless......... Sad

Opened my computer this morning and what a shock it was............

Doug was my favourite photographer of all here at EPZ.......my heart cries...............and my thoughts are with you too, Mike after your loss Sad

Great tribute and I´m sure Dougs loveones love this too................

All the best

Jouko
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
2 Dec 2007 9:52AM
A great tribute Mike, thank you
Camairish 15 1.4k Scotland
2 Dec 2007 10:27AM
Beautiful sentiment, echoed throughout the site,

Ian.
billydo 18 79 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 10:31AM
Yes, a very fitting tribute to a true gentlemen who through our shared passion made such an impact on so many people.

Thanks for posting this Mike.

Neal.
juldon 18 78 England
2 Dec 2007 11:03AM
A fine tribute to a great guy who touched lots of EPZ hearts especially mine. He was such a nice kind man.


Julie
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
2 Dec 2007 12:09PM
Well done Mike,a fitting tribute & a sad loss.
tartanlady 17 58 Scotland
2 Dec 2007 12:33PM
This is such a fitting tribute to Doug, lovely words.
Louise
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
2 Dec 2007 12:56PM
a very thoughful, heartfelt tribute and a shot I am sure he would have loved.
scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
2 Dec 2007 3:55PM
A great tribute Mike

Scott
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 5:02PM
I echo your thoughts Mike - a lovely tribute and heartfelt words. Doug was always so generous and helpful with his comments, i'll miss him and them.

Superb action shot too Mike, as always and well done on your well deserved HC

Mari x
janehewitt 18 215 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 5:29PM
Thoughtful work, a fitting tribute Jane
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
2 Dec 2007 6:48PM
A lovely tribute to a great guy.
Geoff.
v8dunc 14 333 4 Scotland
2 Dec 2007 7:47PM
A fitting tribute ,unfortunately i never Knew Doug but he seems to have made quite an impression on a lot of people


Duncan
3 Dec 2007 4:35PM
Usual high quality, pun intended, and very fitting tribute Mike..

Colin
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
3 Dec 2007 4:48PM
This has me wiping away a few tears Mike. Excellent tribute.

Patrick
Skinz 18 94
3 Dec 2007 11:18PM
We have all lost a good friend and a real Gentleman. Great tribute image and lovely words Mike, I think it captures the thoughs of the community perfectly.

Rich
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2007 8:30PM
What a lovely way to pay tribute to someone so respected on the site.
Penny
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
6 Dec 2007 11:45PM
Excellent tribute Mike. I too feel that my loss was in never meeting Doug, we regularly passed comments on each others work and more than the odd PM too. He is sorely missed on here.

Paul
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2007 12:22PM
I too would like to pass on my regards to a true gentleman. I was deeply upset to hear the sad news about Doug and my thoughts are with Louise and thier family. Doug was one of my faviourite photographers on this site and the high quality of his uploads were a great inspiration to myself and countless others. As well as being a talented photographer he always had the time to encourage other less talented photograhers myself included and I count it a great loss that I never got to meet him in person.
Doug you will be missed!
Ted

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