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Ceri Richards
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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It is with great sadness that I would like to inform any Sisis customers in the South West of Britain who use this website of the sudden death of Adrian Panks, Territory Sales Manager for Sisis for that area. Adrian was well liked in the industry and made many friends both from when he was a Head Greenkeeper and later in the trade. Many of us still cant believe the news and I for one have lost a very good friend. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

R.I.P Mate.

Ceri Richards
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GRG
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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Rest in piece Adrian.

From all at the Wiltshire Groundsmans Association.
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Boo Boo
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Bloody Hell, that is a shocker.
Any one know any details, as adrian was but a whipper snapper.
R.I.P
Keith.
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David Harris
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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That is really dreadful news. Adrian was a true friend to us and so many others. David Harris, St Fagans CC
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PeterEdmondson
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Terrible news, though I only met him once. Was a great help and source of knowledge and encouragement. RIP
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Dean Gilasbey
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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He was a good guy, terrible shame.
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Ceri Richards
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Hi Keith
I spoke to someone who was in contact with Adie's father in law who said it was a heart attack whilst he was working in Devon. Yes,I believe he was 49. I had a coffee with him just before Christmas and he was on good form.
A few people have rang me with regards to the funeral and so I am staying in touch with the chap who gave me the details. Obviously, this will depend on the family's wishes, but if anyone wants to ring me about it then they are more than welcome.
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Geoff R
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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He was one of the nicest guys in the industry, and many of us still cannot believe this has happened I think Adrian ( Treacle ) was 49 and had just attended a Sales Meeting at a service station along the A34 between Newbury and Oxford. We had not realised untill just before Christmas when we met up, that we both first met back in the 80s when he was a greenkeeper in Hertfordshire. Will be badly missed by many of us in the trade RIP Mate
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stuman24@live.com
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Heard the news today...totally gutted, missed his call at the ground just before xmas and was going to arrange a meeting with him this week, thinking of all his family and close friends. RIP mate.

Stu, Neath Rugby.
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jlawrence
Posted 16 Jan 2012
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Of course there's no bounce, bend your back and put some bloody effort in.

hells bells. It can't be but 2 months since I was chatting with him.
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Brian Arran
Posted 16 Jan 2012
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Deeply saddened to hear of Adrian passing away. Always found him very helpful and obliging, particularly towards us amateur greenkeepers. RIP.

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Ceri Richards
Posted 31 Jan 2012
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I would just like to thank everyone who attended Adie's funeral last Friday. There was a good turn out from both Greenkeepers, Groundsmen and members of the trade. Adie's sons acted as barers, kitted out in English football tops with 'Ade' printed on the backs to remind us of him being a proud Englishman. Many of us ended up at The Masons Arms, Caerphilly. There we raised a glass to our dear departed friend.
Goodbye friend, we will all miss you!
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