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RIP Boxerman

Postby Mike D » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm

I have just received the sad news that Phil Hawksley AKA The Boxerman died today.

I knew Phil for over thirty years, so will be raisng a glass of Jameson's to him tonight.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby graffiti » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:56 pm

Very sad news indeed... I too will raise a glass to him
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Jaythro » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:08 pm

I only knew him from the row with the BMW club and the construction of this forum

So sad as he had only began to enjoy his life with his bit of forest and woodland etc

R.I.P. Phil
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:23 pm

That is so sad.

He was a really nice guy and will be greatly missed.

R.I.P. Phil
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby windmill john » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:40 pm

I’m shocked! And very sad to hear.
So soon after after getting his dream woodland

Not sure Mike if you can say, or would say, illness? Understand if you won’t say.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby george baker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi
I'm stunned, I had no idea

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby milleplod » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:09 pm

That's awful, awful news. I never met him, but the contact I did have showed what a truly nice chap he was. RIP Phil.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby bwprice100 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Very sad indeed.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby gogs01 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:51 pm

Always sad to hear of a death, especially when it is so sudden.
I didn't know Phil, but I'm sure he'll be missed.
Without meaning to be insensitive - will his passing have any effect on the forum ?
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby raesewell » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:56 pm

Very sad news, a very nice man who will be upstairs puffing on a fag.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Sherrif » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:14 pm

So sad he was a helpful chap
RIP Phil

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby nick.ct » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:38 pm

Phil, one of the really good guys............ so so sad

I remember the many trips to the West coast of Ireland with him, the craic, his company, his stories, a few drams. He fixed some of my Airheads too.

Phil, RIP mate, condolences to his family

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby CaptAirhead » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Sad News indeed.
RIP Boxerman.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Nate » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:17 pm

That is sad news indeed. Phil offered me some great advice recently about his other area of expertise - badgers...

A great loss to all of us here, and to the airhead community at large. My sincere condolences to his family.

I for one would gladly make a contribution to a Boxerman collection, to go to his favourite charity perhaps?

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby RRT » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:48 pm

So sad to hear this news. Phil retired shortly after I ‘discovered’ him. Knowledgeable, honest and friendly. You couldn’t meet a nicer guy. R.I.P Phil.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Nick Jackson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Such sad news, Phil was a real gent, and a very astute man, you only have to look at the
BM Riders Cub rules and constitution to realise that, they are tighter than a drum!
If I needed any advice I could always ring Phil, I'll miss that.
The last time I spoke to him was probably only a month ago and he told me he hadn't ridden
for around 18 months.

I Hope he's taken loads of 'baccy' and his still to heaven with him.

I was planning to go and see his woodland, just wish I'd done it sooner.

RIP Phil
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby windmill john » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:23 pm

Just looked on:

http://www.boxerman.co.uk/

He stopped working on customer’s bikes. That was dated 02 August.

Ten days later and he’s not here.... so unfair
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby IanG » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:43 pm

I only knew him through this forum but he came across as a decent and helpful guy. RIP Phil..

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby kent_instructor10 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Very sad. RIP

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Tony the Skin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:10 pm

Sorry to hear this and shocked as well. I was only reading some of his recent posts made on Friday this morning. RIP
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Mark Esposito » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:36 am

Very sad to hear this news, he will be missed by many.


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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby SteveD » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:38 am

Oh damn :shock: . RIP Phil and condolences to everyone close to you. :cry:

Thankyou for your time and effort in developing this wonderful website and its forum. You will be missed.
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Jockboxer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 am

Very sorry to read this. Sincere condolences to those near and dear to Phil.

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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby Patman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 am

In shock. I was hoping to meet up with him at the end of the month. Remember setting up the forum and the website as well as the club back in the day, with him. A real caring gentleman. Condolences to his family
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Re: RIP Boxerman

Postby stevehiles » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:36 am

This is sad news and it will take some time to sink in that Phil is no longer with us. I met him on the Irish trips, such a nice man, unassuming yet very knowledgeable. Life is unfair.
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