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Author Topic: Burakkucat RIP  (Read 8773 times)

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Burakkucat RIP
« on: June 15, 2023, 07:28:36 AM »

It is with great sorrow that I announce the recent death of our global moderator Alan, aka Burakkucat.

Alan had a vast amount of technical knowledge and over the years has helped countless users in the broadband community.  During the twelve years he's been a member here he has made hundreds of informative posts that have been read by thousands of people.

Alan was an immense asset to the Kitz forum. Without a doubt, we couldn't have wished for a better moderator, he was always firm but fair, forever the peacemaker and nothing got past his watchful eye. He made many friendships and was respected by all.

His death is a sad loss for the community and he will be sorely missed by our forum members where he was fondly known as b*cat our resident black cat.  It's sad to think there will be no more posts where he took on his cat persona who got "tingles in his whiskers" at the sign of what could be a troublesome member or who curled up after a bowl of cream when things were good.   There really won't be another Burakkucat, nor anyone who could make such a fabulous moderator with such a huge amount of technical knowledge.  He enjoyed helping people, he relished learning new tech info and he loved tinkering with network & telephony hardware.

RIP B*cat


His funeral is scheduled for 3pm Thurs 29th June 2023.  The service will be webcast.  Please contact me for log on details.
I've set up a GFM account pot should anyone wish to contribute towards some flowers.  Details in post below.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2023, 05:32:42 AM by kitz »
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2023, 07:30:36 AM »

I've created a gofundme account if anyone would like to contribute towards some flowers for Alan's funeral.

https://gofund.me/d97f4c56

Any surplus funds remaining after the cost of the flowers will be forwarded to the Cats Protection League.




Note re gofundme service fee. 
In line with most online money funds and financial transfer services GoFundMe makes a transaction fee of 2.9% + 25p to cover card processing fees which is automatically deducted from each donation. For more information see here. Their fees are are slightly cheaper than Paypal.  A couple of examples

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Donation Fees Deduction Rec'd
£10.00 29p + 25p 0.54p £ 9.46
£25.00 73p + 25p 0.98 £24.02

« Last Edit: June 16, 2023, 05:29:16 AM by kitz »
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2023, 08:17:16 AM »

Oh that is a shock, very sad news indeed. He will be greatly missed.

RIP.
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2023, 08:26:22 AM »

Extremely sad news, he will be sorely missed on the forum.

RIP
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2023, 08:27:06 AM »

Very sad, nice guy
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2023, 08:46:33 AM »

How very sad. He will be missed badly.
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2023, 09:55:37 AM »

That's a shock, as has been said already he was a great asset to the forum community and a lovely guy to interact with.

RIP

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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2023, 12:11:18 PM »

Oh wow  :( gutted to read this. Such a wealth of knowledge, he will be missed on the forum.
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2023, 01:11:10 PM »

Sad news today...

RIP Alan
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2023, 02:22:00 PM »

I'm lost for words.  :'(
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2023, 04:44:18 PM »

Such sad news.

RIP B*cat

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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2023, 05:05:11 PM »

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to all who knew him personally. He will be sorely missed here. A true gentleman.

RIP BíCat
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2023, 05:28:26 PM »

He will be missed. :(
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2023, 05:48:20 PM »

RIP B*cat :angel:
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Re: Burakkucat RIP
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2023, 06:26:31 PM »

Alanís sister contacted me a while back with the terrible shock news. He was a great personal friend and an enormous help to me over many years. His sister came to stay with my wife last year. Iím completely lost for words just to say I was devastated.
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