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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Stuart Capon RIP...


It was Stuart's funeral yesterday. It's been such a miserable week since his death that I felt compelled to go down to Devon at the end of last week to show some support for his sister Sarah and his partner Christopher. It was good to be able to give some practical help too helping look after Sarah's triplets. I also had the chance to sit in Stuart and Christopher’s garden and make my peace with his passing. I'd known Stuart for nearly twenty years and have such fond memories of all the time we'd spent together. I'll miss him lots.

Stuart used to work in the oil and gas industry like me and was much loved. Last week this email arrived at work.

Dear LPG friend,

Many in the gas market will already be aware of the sad news that Stuart Capon passed away on Friday 20th April.

Stuart will be missed and remembered not just for his good friendship but also in our market for his alert, enquiring, mind which resulted in such a high and longstanding reputation. Stuart never lost his enthusiasm for the marketplace, even after a spell away. It was enthusiasm for LPG... but always with an eye for fun and a very quick wit.

All those who had contact with Stuart over the last 18 months or so have been quite amazed and impressed with his positive spirit and bravery in fighting initially liver cancer caused by hepatitis earlier in life and later by other cancerous complications.

It can not have been at all easy for him but please be HAPPY that Stuart found such fulfilment over this time ! He really did, and so did those he came into contact with.

Lots of people are asking what they can do to show their respects to Stuart and to offer support to friends, family and Christopher, his almost ever long partner.

Stuart's funeral will be held on Tuesday 1st May at 15.30 hrs and will be a private family affair.

However, there will be a opportunity to join his family and friends on Saturday 16th June in Devon to remember his life. It is requested that flowers are not sent but should anyone wish to make a donation in Stuart's memory, it is suggested the hospice that was such a help to him should be the beneficiary of such a thought.

details are
The Triangle Centre
c/o Mr Tony Pithers
Kaywana Hall
Higher Comtour RD
Kingswear
Devon
TQ6 OAY

Devon will be hard to reach for many people. There will be arranged at a later date a memorial gathering in London to celebrate the life of Stuart. We will without fail let you know the details of that in due course.

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