In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

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In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by exiled » Mon Jan 20, 2020 18:35

it is with deep sadness that we received the following e-mail from the family of SABRE member Fahad.

I know there will be many on here who will have fond memories of Fahad.
For those who aren't aware, Fahad passed away on the 16th of December 2019.

He will always be loved and our family will forever be grateful for how kind and thoughtful everyone has been over these past weeks.

We will be holding a burial on Wednesday the 22nd a memorial on Sunday the 26th, all the details are available at . Everyone is welcome to attend and it would be lovely to see everybody so we can share memories together.

For those that know my parents, please could I ask that their privacy be respected at this time.

If you would like to get in contact please message me through Facebook or any other medium.

If you have any photos or memories that you would like to share, please post them on the tribute page linked for everyone to see so we can all celebrate how wonderful he was together.

Please share this post to anyone that knew him - He had so many friends and connections and any help reaching everyone that knew him would be amazingly appreciated.

Sending all my love Fahad, we miss you so much.
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Re: Fahad

Post by frediculous_biggs » Mon Jan 20, 2020 19:08

Very sad news indeed

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Post by Jeni » Mon Jan 20, 2020 19:17

A massive loss to the world. Having met him a few times he was one of the nicest guys you could meet.
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Post by Owain » Mon Jan 20, 2020 20:16

I was shocked this evening to hear the news about Fahad. I met him only once - at the last AGM - but we chatted for over an hour and got on so well that we went outside to take a look at each other's cars! I had been looking forward to seeing him again this year. He was an absolutely lovely guy, so vibrant and amiable.
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Re: Fahad

Post by ScottB5411 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 21:00

Awful news :-(
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 21:47

I'm gutted by this.

Last time I saw him he was on a road trip with a few of us and he was extremely patient given I had a very young Silas with me and I had to do an emergency nappy change at M62 J11.

Will be much missed. I really hope there's a better place he's gone to.
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Truvelo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 22:04

He was a popular participant at many northern awaydays and this was the last thing I expected from someone so young :cry:
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Re: Fahad

Post by A303Chris » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:42

That is sad news, I am sure he has attended an AGM in the past.
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by thatapanydude » Tue Jan 21, 2020 15:46

So sorry to hear about this. Though I’ve never met him, as a fellow young Sabristi I wish his family all the best.
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by FleetlinePhil » Wed Jan 22, 2020 09:22

This came as a huge shock, very sad news indeed. I chatted with him at some length at the 2019 AGM, mostly about buses as he had been a driver at Stagecoach Manchester's Princess Road depot for a while, a depot I had compiled schedules for in the early 1980's. I had been intending to send him some copies of rotas I had from that period, but "never quite got round to it".

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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Steven » Wed Jan 22, 2020 17:19

That's terrible news.

Fahad was a lovely guy and we often talked about places we both knew, as he attended lectures in what was left of my university and used to enjoy telling me all about what he called "relics".

He also spent quite a bit of time picking apart Maps code for me, and helped me (a non-developer) understand how it worked.

I wish I could attend his service but unfortunately I'm working this weekend.

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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by M5Lenzar » Wed Jan 22, 2020 18:55

I didn't know him as well as some around here but I remember him from (I think) the Rugby awayday back in 2008. Found him to be an agreeable young chap.

This is sad news. :(
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Post by RJDG14 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 14:18

That's pretty sad to hear, especially since he's only 4 years older than me.

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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Arcuarius » Mon Jan 27, 2020 17:55

I'm so sorry to read this. 23 is no age :(
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Enceladus » Fri Jan 31, 2020 18:12

Very sorry to hear of the tragic passing of this very young man. :( 23 - he had his whole life ahead of him.

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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by traffic-light-man » Sat Feb 01, 2020 22:28

Very, very sad indeed to read this. My thoughts are with Fahad's family and friends.
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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Ben302 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 19:57

SAd to read this RIP :(

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Re: In Memoriam - Fahad 1996 - 2019

Post by Matthew » Wed Feb 19, 2020 13:04

Good Lord - this is a shock. Fahad was such a delightful individual with a very dry sense of humour. I had a very enjoyable time with him at one of the AGMs a while back.

He'll be missed within the SABRE family.
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