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Offline Scott

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Pat Wallwork Passed Away
« on: November 21, 2022, 06:43:07 pm »
Hey Folks,

I was looking at recent obituaries and noticed that Pat Wallwork passed away. He was a former PLUG member and I recall having many fun conversations with him. We both had a keen interest in war driving in the early days. I am sure he took advantage of those skills when trucking around North America.

https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries/thepeterboroughexaminer/name/patrick-wallwork-obituary?pid=203235374

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Re: Pat Wallwork Passed Away
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 08:16:57 am »
Very sad to hear and at so young an age. Thanks for sharing, Scott.
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Re: Pat Wallwork Passed Away
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 11:41:51 am »
I feel very odd saying this, but I don't remember Pat. Looked at the picture.

He was so young! Crohn's is horrible. A mother and son on our street suffer from it, and that also includes hospital stays. I assume from the obit that is what got him.
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Re: Pat Wallwork Passed Away
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 03:38:06 pm »
Thanks for sharing, Scott. I didn't know you guys talked a lot or that you had war driving in common. How did you find out about his passing? I didn't have you pegged for somebody who reads the obits regularly.

He hosted the PLUG website for a bit, too. He had a Java and website design business. That's actually how we got in touch again. I was looking up the domain wallwork.ca because I wanted it, obviously. I saw his website design business and contacted him. He turned out to be a second cousin that was local. I didn't have a lot of contact with that branch of the family. Remember phonebooks? There weren't many Wallworks listed but we were all related. It's not a common name in Canada but quite common in the UK and Australia oddly.

He was a nice guy and just a couple of years younger than me. Sadly, his dad died at about the same age. Pat also had a spinal disease that caused him a lot of pain. Our family has had a lot of tragedy, his branch particularly. But we did get some chances to hang out. We went to a Linux convention in Ottawa at one point. But we lost touch again when he left the PLUG group. He was definitely a consummate computer geek!

I don't think he made a lot of PLUG meetings, Buster. His career was mainly in trucking and his IT business didn't pan out I guess so he went back to it. So he wasn't around all that much. I remember after he hadn't attended in a long while, he showed up at a meeting and lost a lot of weight. Looked almost like a completely different guy. I almost didn't recognize him.
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