Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Gainesy RIP

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Gainesy RIP

Old 16th Apr 2011, 19:26
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: RAF Lincolnshire
Posts: 60
Gainesy RIP

I'm sorry to say that Mike Gaines, aka Gainsey, well known on this and other forums passed away on Thursday after an 18 month battle against cancer. I will post details of his funeral once his wife Maureen passes them to me. A sad loss of a good mate.
Gericault is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 19:40
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK/Philippines/Italy
Age: 68
Posts: 554
I never met or communicated privately with Gainsey but this is sad news. I enjoyed his posts.

Jet Blast will be poorer for his absence.
larssnowpharter is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:00
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Posts: 1,600
Well, thanks for telling us. That is extremely sad. I loved their contributions.
Ancient Observer is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:02
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mrs Wholigan NS&P, Zoomarsett
Posts: 136
Oh Sh!t.

Thank you for letting us know.
Radar66 is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:04
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Planet Tharg
Posts: 2,471
Ah, bugger!

Hamba gahle, mate.....
Solid Rust Twotter is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:11
  #6 (permalink)  

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where my heart is.
Posts: 601
A sad, sad loss.

His humour on JB and his technical knowledge displayed elsewhere will be sorely missed.
ThreadBaron is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:15
  #7 (permalink)  

Pilot of the Airwaves
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Close to the Med
Age: 70
Posts: 811

Very sad.

He will most certainly be missed, not only here.
IB4138 is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:15
  #8 (permalink)  
More bang for your buck
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: land of the clanger
Age: 77
Posts: 3,511

Will be greatly missed by all.

Last edited by green granite; 18th Apr 2011 at 08:25.
green granite is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:16
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Land of Beer and Chocolate
Age: 51
Posts: 794
Wot TB said

A seriously sad loss..

RIP Gainsey
hellsbrink is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:24
  #10 (permalink)  
Resident insomniac
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N54 58 34 W02 01 21
Age: 75
Posts: 1,859

It comes to us all in the end, and for some it can be a welcome relief.

Just saying.

The afterlife is a term which even non-believers can comprehend - it is how the departed are remembered by those who remain.

The more we think about (Gainsey) the stronger will be the afterlife.

'Missing' someone is just the beginning of the process . . .
G-CPTN is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:30
  #11 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
A sad loss indeed,I have know and enjoyed Mr Gainsey's posts since I first joined PPRuNe,I shall miss him,fair weather and calm seas over the bar Mr G.
tony draper is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:31
  #12 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Surreal
Age: 50
Posts: 69
R.I.P. Gainsey. Always enjoyed your contributions.

Love to the family.
Mike X is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:40
  #13 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: KwaZulu Natal
Age: 60
Posts: 135
A sad sad loss indeed, I missed his postings over the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed his previous most knowlegeable and informative postings.

As SRT says.. Hamba gahle
Juliet Sierra Papa is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:50
  #14 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South of Old Warden
Age: 82
Posts: 1,380
Gainsey was one of life's characters. It was always a pleasure to read his posts whether they be humorous or informative. Although we knew he was gravely ill, it is still very sad news. RIP old chum.

Thoughts with his wife and family.
goudie is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:51
  #15 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: at the edge of nowhere, dogleg England
Age: 36
Posts: 229
Bloody Heck.

BombayDuck is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:53
  #16 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Ecosse
Age: 67
Posts: 453
Condolences from north Britain, like others I found his contributions thought provoking and always sensible..
mustpost is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:56
  #17 (permalink)  
PPRuNe Tea Lady
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: A pyramid far far away
Posts: 129

Sorry to hear this sad news. We are the poorer for his passing but richer in having 'known' him.
cleo is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:59
  #18 (permalink)  

Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Rural Yorkshire
Posts: 632
That's awful news. I had no idea he was ill but I guess I lost touch a little in recent years.

A great contributor here and elsewhere.

timmcat is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 21:07
  #19 (permalink)  

Fabulous Flyblue
Bleu SuperModerateur
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Europe
Posts: 3,261
Sit tibi terra levis, Gainesy
flyblue is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2011, 21:12
  #20 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Somewhere between E17487 and F75775
Age: 75
Posts: 723
Condolences from the OFSOs, please pass ours (and everyone elses) to his wife and family.
OFSO is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.