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We lost a PINSIDER - "Retropin"

By swinks

32 days ago

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  • Latest reply 30 days ago by Crispin
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    #1 32 days ago

    I only learnt today that we lost a well respected Aussie Pinballer a few days ago - forum member to Aussie Pinball & Pinside - "Retropin" in which Gavin lost his battle too early in his life to cancer.

    I have known him mostly through Aussie Pinball as well as Pinside for 10 years. We sent pm's here and there with many interesting and entertaining thoughts and stories. I was also lucky to meet him at the first Aussie Pinfest about 6 years ago and I was lucky enough to score a beautiful hand crafted neon sign off him - I didn't know him real well but he provided us pinballers with many knowledgeable tips, information and passionate posts and it is sad to lose a fellow pinhead.

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    He held the Gottlieb license here in Aus for about 10 years in which he developed alot of the now common skills in creating and supplying many cabinet stencil kits over many years.

    He was very skilled in the art of glass blowing and made many cool neon signs commercially and to pinheads. He was very helpful, very knowledgeable and a straight shooter.

    Special thoughts go out to his family at this sad time for them.

    We will miss you...

    #2 32 days ago

    RIP Retropin..

    #3 32 days ago

    Top bloke, R.I.P.

    #4 32 days ago

    Didn't know Gavin personally but very sad to hear.

    #5 32 days ago

    Terrible news, shocked really hate this cancer shit.

    #6 32 days ago

    I am saddened to hear of this news, and my sincerest thoughts go out to Gavin's family in this time of loss and grieving. May he rest in peace and his memory be cherished.

    #7 32 days ago

    Sad to hear it. R.I.P.

    #8 32 days ago

    My condolences.

    #9 31 days ago

    always sad to see another pinballer gone.

    #10 31 days ago

    thanks guys, I am sure he is feeling the good vibes

    #12 31 days ago

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Sending good thoughts your way.

    #13 30 days ago

    That sucks. Good mojo sent to his friends and family.

    #14 30 days ago

    My condolences to all who knew the guy. Sounds like he left behind a well tended garden.

    (I've had Rush's "The Garden" stuck in my head lately for some reason.)

    #15 30 days ago

    Terrible. Just terrible.

    #16 30 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    My condolences to all who knew the guy. Sounds like he left behind a well tended garden.
    (I've had Rush's "The Garden" stuck in my head lately for some reason.)

    I keep playing "The Camera Eye" over and over in my head. Can't shake it. I hate when that happens!

    #17 30 days ago

    So sorry to hear,my condolences to the family.

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