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Post by tonytbird » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:49 pm

it is with great sadness that I inform B50 forum members that Steve M, after a short but serious illness, had life support turned off last night.
he has gone to that wonderful place where B50's start 1st time, every time, & never brake down.
ride the best twisties & smooth roads forever more with that BIG grin on your face & long beard flowing in the wind.
RIP my friend.
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Re: sad news

Post by tonytbird » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:03 pm

the photo above was taken 3 weeks ago at the Phillip Island Classic.
standing proud. Man & Machine.

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Re: sad news

Post by skippy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:05 pm

What can I say he had become a good friend of mine, the abr just won,t be the same without him.
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Re: sad news

Post by HPbyStan » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:47 am

I never met Steve but felt like I knew him from this site. God Speed dude.

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Re: sad news

Post by Richard Hunt » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:54 am

Same as Stan. Condolences to Steve's family. Steve you will be sadly missed
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Re: sad news

Post by minetymenace » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:07 am

<135 to the forum tonybird. So sorry to read the contents of your post. Steve M made thousands of posts on this forum, and his contributions will be here for all to see ad infinitum. He will be missed by all here. My thoughts are with those that loved him and are pained by their intimate loss.

I’m going to pour myself a large scotch and drink to his memory.
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Re: sad news

Post by Barry Creary » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:00 am

I read this post with tears in my eyes, my condolences to Steves family and friends. I only meet Steve once when he and his mates stayed in one of my holiday cabins on the way back from Sydney and we didn't get time to have a beer together that night ( they had to go shopping for food for dinner and cook and by the time they had finished I was in bed) but before they left Steve came to find me and we had a good chat and promised to have that beer next time he was parsing buy, I'll never get to have beer with Steve and that makes me sad, he seemed like a great bloke and he has helped me a lot with advice on this forum restoring my B50. He will be sadly missed hear on this forum. Rest in peace Steve

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Re: sad news

Post by skippy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:43 am

I missed Steve at the Island Classic this year because his bike wouldn't start and he didn't get there till Sunday. I was only there on Saturday. He was going to loan me a book to read. I first met him at the all British rally 3 years ago and when I went to the national BSA rally at nagambie he invited me to team up with his mates and we become the famous five.
He invited me to join them at there rented house at the island classic aswell, he was generous, funny and informative, always ready to help with information on B50s. And nobody could forget that grin. RIP Steve.
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Re: sad news

Post by Padleigh » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:53 am

Always enjoyed reading Steve`s posts, a sad loss, condolences.

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Re: sad news

Post by Mark Cook » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:39 am

Thank you so much for sharing this sad news with us Tonybird, like many others I will miss his posts. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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Re: sad news

Post by Canberra » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:48 am

We all come from various corners of the globe with stories of how our bikes are. Very occasionally we get to meet up, we get closer and I was lucky to meet up with Steve.

I was rather sad to take a phone call today from Pete about Steve's final days and it made me realise we are not immortal and the passion we share drives the friendship but occasionally we end up like Steve.

It has taken a very short period of time to have some very quick responses to this news and it shows how even with distance between us there is a bond. The venue is Rickard's site (who we all thank) but the energy for the life in the site it is collective. We've just lost part of that energy.

Only the best single malt will do him justice.

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Re: sad news

Post by beat » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:37 pm

tears in my eyes - to sad to say more.
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Re: sad news

Post by b50root » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:30 pm

Ohhh No. Thanks Tonytbird for letting us know about this sad news.

Steve was a beloved member here and respected for his skills.

All our thoughts to family and friends.

Please say samething from the b50 World on his funaral.

Never forgoten member and will be sadly missed here.


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Re: sad news

Post by AJ CCM » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:13 am

RIP Steve

We will miss your comments, allways gave sound advise.

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Re: sad news

Post by b50ss17 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:45 am

I didn't know steve but a guy who loved the b50 is usualy a good man.
RIP steve.
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Re: sad news

Post by Barry Creary » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Tony
Like Rickard said please say a good will from his friends from this forum at Steves funeral I can not be there but will have my send off with him from home. Can you tell us what happened to Steve if that's not invasive

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Re: sad news

Post by chucksy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:28 pm

sorry to hear this sad news,condolences to all concerned,RIP.

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Re: sad news

Post by Ian Hingley » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:29 pm

Nothing I can add to the sentiments above. Such sad news.

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Vale Steve Mitchell

Post by schmick02 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:49 pm

The following message came inbound from the Victorian BSA Owners Assoc over the weekend.
I never met Steve but enjoyed his posts in this forum and came to appreciate the blokes humour and style.
RIP Steve
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Sadly we have been asked to inform you of the sudden passing
of our fellow BSAMOA member Steve Mitchell on
Thursday 19th Feb 2015.
Steve was not married and had little immediate family but was
much loved by a wide circle of friends.
In the years of involvement with the BSA club, he found himself
totally involved, connected with many people and will be missed
by many.
"A softly-spoken but friendly chap with a wealth of
knowledge about BSAs, and B50s in particular"
Barry Vincent, fellow B50 rider
We will advise funeral details when available.

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Re: sad news

Post by skippy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:22 pm

Thanks schmick02 for keeping us informed.
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Re: sad news

Post by Canberra » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:32 am

I have the received the following message:

There are no funeral arrangements, Steve’s brother Dave is having Steve cremated privately and have the ashes sent to Merimbula. Steve’s friends are having a get together with the BSA owners club where there will be a wake held at the Warrandyte Hotel, (110 Yarra Street, Warrandyte VIC 3113 (03) 9844 3202). They have the function room upstairs on Friday the 27th February (from 4-30PM on).

The B50.org was his extended family so he'll sorely be missed. I sadly will not be able to make the trip so if anyone else can go please apologise that I could not make it but would have liked to be there. I'll raise a glass.

John

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Re: sad news

Post by beat » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:01 pm

Canberra wrote:B50.org was his extended family
Canberra wrote: I'll raise a glass.
cheers - as a other family membre....

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Re: sad news

Post by stevelak » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:33 am

Hi All
I was a mate of Steve's for nearly 40 years. I just registered on this site for the express purpose of letting members know of Steve's passing.
I am gratified to see that has already been done, and also the very high esteem in which Steve was held, mirroring exactly the love and affection he attracted in "real life".
Believe me, Steve was a beautiful person. Kind, respectful and accepting of everyone, and always willing to help and share knowledge. I am telling forum members nothing that they do not already know.
Steve presented to hospital with a relatively minor complaint, and following a series of occurrences that we are still trying to work out, passed away.
A wake was held on Friday at the Warrandyte pub to honour his memory, and honoured it was!

Vale Steve Mitchell.

His mate (one of many) Steve Lakeland

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Re: sad news

Post by Barry Creary » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:11 am

Thank you Steveiak
So very true and we will miss him so much RIP our friend

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Re: sad news

Post by b50root » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:24 pm

Thanks stevelak

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Re: sad news

Post by skippy » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:48 pm

Thanks Steve I wanted to get to the wake but couldn't make it.
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Re: sad news

Post by stevelak » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:45 am

Thanks Fellas
If there is a lesson here, it is that life is fragile. Make those rides you always planned happen!
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Re: sad news

Post by vetterlatethanever » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:20 pm

I Havant been around her for a while and missed this very sad news at the time.
I would like to say that Steve could always be relied on to answer any query in a happy
friendly way. I will greatly miss him.

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Re: sad news

Post by b50root » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:49 pm

I have splited this topic and the other part is under Project bikes.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6765


This topic is to honor Late Steve M

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