Tony Draper.

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Re: Tony Draper.

#61 Post by Capetonian » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 pm

In case anyone missed it, this was posted earlier on TRABB :
Sad news, I've just seen on TOP that the FSL has left us...

The good captain has been unwell for some time, Rotty ... he does manage to post now and then and we all miss him like mad of course. He had a pretty serious operation some

oh no ... I just checked his face-book page to check the date of the operation and have discovered that, sadly, Tony died just a month ago. It seems I'm the bearer of the worst possible news ... here's a link to his page:-

'scuse me while I go and get my tissues.

This from his sister, Sylvia ...

Thank you all for the birthday greetings for yesterday. Sadly I also received the not unexpected news that my brother Tony Draper had passed away that morning. Tony was undoubtedly the brightest of us with a sharp enquiring mind. Articulate and strong willed he had many Facebook friends around the world who called him 'Captain'. He was also a gifted natural artist and an avid reader, introducing me at an early age to the magic of sci-fi/fantasy books. He once wrote a short story in the style of Spike Milligan that had us all crying with laughter. When he wasn't playing the (self taught) guitar he was studying and photographing the stars or delving into the history of his home town Gateshead.
You have left a big hole in the hearts of those who loved you my brother Anthony Hugh Draper.��
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Re: Tony Draper.

#62 Post by Rwy in Sight » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:56 pm

A sad loss and as woodrick said an inspiration to many of us.

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Re: Tony Draper.

#63 Post by Krystal n Chips » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:34 pm

As others have said, a very sad loss . Some, well innumerable actually, memorable posts and somebody who knew about life. Corresponded as few times regarding his love of Marty Robbins and my own.

Now being rightly immortalised on TOP

RIP to the FSL

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Re: Tony Draper.

#64 Post by flynverted » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:32 am

Slasher wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 am
Sorry to pass on the news from TOP that the good Captain has passed away, last month.
Sh!t. Thats really bloody terrible to hear. The world is a lesser place without him. 😔

Despite minor differences I had with Drapes, I respected him very much indeed and learnt a lot about life's realities from him during my early TOP days.

The Admiral has been, and will continue to be, sadly missed. I hope that he went knowing we were all concerned for him.


+1. Never much read trrab but always fast forwarded to Tony's posts. RIP,Mate

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