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

Memorial fund raiser for West Lakes

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

Memorial fund raiser for West Lakes

Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:03
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mrs Wholigan NS&P, Zoomarsett
Posts: 136
Angel Memorial fund raiser for West Lakes

It is with the greatest sadness and heavy heart that I regret to inform the PPRuNe community that west lakes died earlier today in a Cumbrian hospital.

Most of you will know that he had been battling cancer for some years now, starting with a mole that led to small nodules on his lungs. However at the beginning of September he started getting bad headaches and it was discovered that there was a secondary tumour in his brain. Thankfully the end was peaceful and relatively swift.

He leaves behind his adored wife Sue and their beloved son Tez, along with his much maligned but loved caravan.

I will inform you of funeral details as and when I hear about them

The funeral is on Tuesday 13th oct at 2pm at:
Distington Hall Crematorium, Distington, Workington, Cumbria CA14 4QY

Then after at:
The Chase Hotel, Corkickle, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 8AA

Arthur's family have stipulated family flowers only at his funeral but wondered whether people would consider donating a small amount in his name to the chosen charities? To that end Brockenspectre has created a fundraising page for Westie.



Last edited by Radar66; 8th Oct 2015 at 22:20. Reason: Adding funeral and donation details
Radar66 is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:24
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Oh Dear that's awful, so sorry to hear that, been reading the PMs on FB but I dont seem to be able to post any PMs there myself,Mr West Lakes has been with us on PPRuNe for a long time.
tony draper is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:25
  #3 (permalink)  

Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
Sad indeed to hear about Westie. Thoughts are with his family.
BlueDiamond is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:26
  #4 (permalink)  
Resident insomniac
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N54 58 34 W02 01 21
Age: 75
Posts: 1,859
Desperate news!

My thoughts with his family.
G-CPTN is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:49
  #5 (permalink)  
Psychophysiological entity
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Tweet Rob_Benham Famous author. Well, slightly famous.
Age: 79
Posts: 4,679
Very saddening. When we lose one of the regulars, the reactions show how real the bonds are between members. I'm sure he enjoyed that over the many years.

Thoughts with his family.
Loose rivets is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 15:58
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: DFW, Tx - USA
Posts: 182
Extremely sad news. I really enjoyed posts by Westy and thought of him as a fine human being. This is really saddening and I wish to pass my condolences to his family. RIP Westy - you fought the good fight.
AA SLF is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 16:22
  #7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 142
I'm so sorry to hear this - thoughts and prayers with his family.
Octopussy2 is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 16:27
  #8 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: uk
Posts: 895
Very sad news.
vulcanised is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 16:37
  #9 (permalink)  

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lancashire born. In Cebu now
Age: 66
Posts: 368
So Sad. Thoughts with Sue and Tez.
lasernigel is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 16:46
  #10 (permalink)  

Pilot of the Airwaves
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Close to the Med
Age: 69
Posts: 811
For those of you who didn't know, Arthur was also an excellent DJ and sound man.

Go in peace my friend.

westie (on the right), with wife Sue and TBirdFrank a few years back at a PPRuNe bash in Stalyvegas

Last edited by IB4138; 5th Oct 2015 at 16:58.
IB4138 is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:01
  #11 (permalink)  
Thought police antagonist
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Where I always have been...firmly in the real world
Posts: 919
Condolences to all his family.....he was always somebody whose posts were entertaining and worth reading.
Krystal n chips is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:14
  #12 (permalink)  

Something Gorgeous in the City
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Posts: 93
RIP Westie - the world's a smaller place without this very big-hearted gentleman.
Stockpicker is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:15
  #13 (permalink)  

More than just an ATCO
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Up someone's nose
Age: 70
Posts: 1,768
condolences to all his friends and family.

Haven't seen TBird Frank around for a while either
Lon More is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:18
  #14 (permalink)  
Stealth Moderator - Rarely seen on radar
Join Date: Jul 1997
Location: Europe
Posts: 3,228
So very sad to hear about the loss of a good friend, who was a caring, witty, intelligent, and honest gentleman.

His loss will leave many of us with deep sadness, but we should also remember with joy how he touched our lives and made the world a better place.

RIP Sparky, aka Westie
PPRuNe Radar is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:21
  #15 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Just south of the Keevil gap.
Posts: 294
Very sad to read this news. Always meant to meet up with West Lakes when we stayed at Silloth during the February half-terms, sadly not to be now. RIP.
Cpt_Pugwash is online now  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:32
  #16 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 342
Very sad news. I always enjoyed reading his posts, especially when they were accompanied by photos of his beautiful part of the world.
4mastacker is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 18:11
  #17 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Posts: 27
Very sad news. Condolences to his family. His posts were worth reading.
Dea Certe is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 18:22
  #18 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: long island
Posts: 300
Very sorry to lose another good one. His posts were always enjoyed, and I shall miss them.
finfly1 is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 18:35
  #19 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Florida
Age: 67
Posts: 32
You will be missed Westie. Thanks to your family for sharing you with us for a while
Limeygal is offline  
Old 5th Oct 2015, 18:37
  #20 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Ecosse
Age: 67
Posts: 453
This is so, so sad. I assumed from his recent posts he was fighting. I have not been on here for a while, thoughts with all his family and friends. Too soon..
mustpost 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.