RIP Boxerman

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Mark Esposito » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:38 pm

Sorry guys I will still be abroad, I feel I owe him a huge debt for creating this place.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby windmill john » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:47 am

Sorry guys I will still be abroad, I feel I owe him a huge debt for creating this place.

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I think you said it Mark. I never met Phil, but this site has been a big thing for me.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Redbaron » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 am

Will be at Gilbert St at 11am Thurs 30th
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby P-K » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:14 am

Just an update.

Ive been in touch with Phil's daughter Lesley and have sent Sylvia a link Mike.

30th of August 12:30 Lougbourgh crem.

There is a request for a motorcycle entourage.
Oh Bugger.
That's my Son's Birthday.
I shall be in Aberdeen.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby george baker » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Hi
will be there the night before so will be there in good time

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Richard(Sande)Sanders » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:49 pm

RIP. My thoughts are with his family & friends

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby george baker » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi
we are stopping for two nights at the Leicester Services Ibis Budget (for the 29th and 30th) as who knows what the weather will be
like

And the hotel can be booked at the following website:

https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/united-k ... ndex.shtml


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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby George Duckett » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:38 pm

For nearly 30yrs Hazel and I had a Friday night visit or phone call from Phil unless either was on holiday. He will be sadly missed by us. We have so many memories over those years.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby fastdonkey » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:38 am

What can you say? Sheila and I only knew Phil from the Ireland trips but felt we knew him for far longer. Great company.
As everyone has said, a real gent and will be sorely missed.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:59 pm

I have just got back from holiday and heard about this. I only know Phil from the forum but he was full of knowledge on airheads and would help in any way. Condolence's to his family on their loss.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby fastdonkey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:19 pm

Does anyone that will be attending Phil's sendoff have the time/ability to print off the many tributes to Phil, so that it can be in a book and presented to his family, so that they are aware how much he was respected by all. Many thanks in advance. We will be with you in spirit on the 30th

Sheila

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby jfcoleman » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Having been away from the forum for 3 weeks I, like everyone else, was stunned to read this very sad news just now. As a founder member (membership no 3) I recall setting up the club and forum with Phil and throughout the years he remained steadfast in his commitment to foster enthusiasm for all things BMW whilst discouraging the unpleasantness which can afflict some sites. He was knowledgeable, generous of his time and wisdom, had a keen sense of humour, and spent many, many hours in maintaining this forum. I have a feeling that his loss will be felt well beyond this site. Sadly I cannot make the funeral on the 30th but will be thinking of his family and friends.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Hustler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Sadly never met the man but shocking news.

Sincere condolences to his family.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby D16PJM » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Sad news indeed, RIP
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby george baker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:22 am

Hi
latest news I have been sent
The Boxer Man’s Last Ride

For those of you wishing to attend Dad’s funeral (Phil Hawksley) here are the details.

The service will be held at Loughborough Crematorium on Thursday the 30th August at 12.30pm.

For the bikes 🏍 escorting Dad (he’ll be travelling pillion in a sidecar 😁) there are 2 meeting points.

11am for an 11.15 set off at Pender’s Funeral Directors - The Shakespeare, 226 Braunston Lane, Leics, LE3 3AS (Paul was a personal friend to Dad - we’re very grateful for his help in sending Dad off in style)

11.15 for an 11.45 set off -19 Gilbert Close, Rushey Mead, Leics, LE4 7PF

And afterwards, for those that would like to join us to celebrate Dad’s life, sample a little moonshine and takeaway a rally shirt and BM Rider badge - East Belgrave Conservative Club, 308 Gipsy Lane, Rushey Mead, LE4 9BL

Please not black suits - Dad was not a man for dressing up - I shall be wearing his tie-dyed t-shirt 😊

Family flowers only please, if you’d like to make a donation our Charity of choice is Leicester and Rutland Blood Bikes - http://www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk/

- with Sue Hawksley

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby alansprung » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Hi all,
I'm planning to be at Phil's place around 11am for his funeral.

Luckily for me, Phil lived not far from me (I live in Coventry) and when, as a novice biker, I bought my first bike - a 1982 R100RT - it was Phil who I went to see to have the bike checked over prior to my first big trip - 3,000 miles to Sweden and back via Berlin. Phil checked it over and simply said she looked fine but that I should see him again on my return to have the timing chain replaced!
I returned to see Phil several times for help with the bike and was not only impressed with his obvious skills around bikes but also the warm way he always welcomed me into his home. The kettle always went on first for a cuppa and a chat. It was a treat to talk about all kinds of things with Phil in particular tricky bike jobs and our shared love of woodland places.
Phil will be sadly missed by me and many, many others around the world.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby windmill john » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:22 pm

I wish you all well tomorrow and hope the day goes well.

Give Phil a great send off.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby mike pace » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:02 pm

Really sorry I cannot attend tomorrow due to work. I will be there in spirit

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby P-K » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Hi Chaps,
I'm now in Aberdeen - so can't be there tomorrow, in person, but I'll be with you all, and with Boxerman, in my own way.
I'm sure you will all give Phil a brilliant send off.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:00 pm

I will be thinking of Phil, his family and friends tomorrow and will raise a glass to him.

It sounds like he will be getting a good send off.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Dicky-yrrep » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:22 pm

Very sad to hear the news, A couple of years ago after a quick phone call to Phil we arranged for him to come over to my home to sort out my newly acquired R80 which was running as rough as hell. He had no problem with me watching as he transformed my bike into a Swiss watch. I learnt a lot that afternoon for a very reasonable fee. God bless you Boxerman you will be missed.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby george baker » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:22 am

Hi
I don't understand Facebook but Phil's daughter's Lesley Hawksley has pictures of the funeral if you want to see them try a facebook search

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Issy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:46 am

Just come back to the forum and read this sad news. I only met Phil once when he serviced my mate's R1100R but it was immediately apparent he was a real character. Those sort of people who have real skills and knowledge are a pleasure to meet and we left after a very nice morning with him.

Prayers to the family.

Ian


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