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 We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:20

I am very sorry to report that one of our own, Keith Brown - known on here as parforthecourse – passed away this morning, following what is thought to have been a massive heart attack.

Keith had been a healthy, happy 46-year-old.

He became a Pars fan in 2001 when his wife, Sarah, “forced” him to move to Dunfermline. He and his 16-year-old son have been season ticket holders at East End Park for many years.

Keith was the primary driver behind the establishment of the Pars Fan Loan Fund earlier this year. His enterprise and initiative got a group of us together to create the zero-interest fund that could provide Pars fans in temporary financial difficulty with a means to access small loans, and thus avoid the loan sharks. The fund will continue.

The group members - Donj, LPF, Raymie, Rusty, Lux, GG Riva and I - are unified in our admiration for Keith and the type of person he clearly was. Although, most of us only knew him “virtually”, the word gentleman very easily comes to mind. His professional manner, combined with the time and effort he spent in setting up this fund to help others, spoke volumes about the kind of guy Keith appeared to be.

We have certainly lost an honourable member of the Pars family today.

Our deepest condolences to Sarah, their two children, and all of the family.

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:30

That's absolutely tragic news to hear. RIP Keith
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: EastEndBoy  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:35

Desperately sad news. On reading the OP I did a search for his name across the forums. What a lovely sounding gent.

And the work he put into the loan fund deserves massive respect. His family should be incredibly proud.

Very sorry to hear this.

RIP, Parforthecourse.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:37

Never did I imagine what the content of my unread messages would be. Shocked and saddened to learn of Keith`s passing.

A gentleman, indeed.

RIP, Keith and sincere condolences to all the family.




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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:46

I never had the privilege of meeting Keith outside of our exchanges on here and on our group chat but he came across as a lovely bloke with a real desire to help other people and he will be missed by all.

RIP Keith and condolences to Keith's family.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:46

That sounds really tragic, and such an awful shock for the family. Really sorry to read that news.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Superally  
Date:   Tue 8 Jun 23:49

Sad news indeed Had been a sound contributor on here for years. My condolences to his friends and family RIP



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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 00:38

Just awful news. Only knew Keith through the WhatsApp group for the loan stuff but what a complete gent for being the driving force behind the initiative.

Love and thoughts to his family.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 00:59

Jeez, horrible news, such a young age too. I had various virtual interactions with him around the app back in the day and he was always understanding and supportive. My thoughts go to his family and friends.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 05:13

Just woken up to this deeply sad news. Like the others in the group, I'd never met Keith, but the banter on the group chat was first class and we were recently discussing possible outdoor venues where those of us who live locally might meet up for a pint. If we do now it will be a much more sombre affair.

My deepest condolences to Sarah and her family. I think it's no exaggeration to suggest we all considered Keith a real friend, even though we'd never met and held him in the highest regard for setting up such a worthwhile initiative. It speaks volumes about the caring gentleman he was. Gone far too soon.

Oz, thanks for putting this on the forum.



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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 07:13

Tragic news. I can't imagine what his family is going through.
It certainly brings home how fragile life is. It was 40 years last Friday since my dad died and I've already outlived him by 8 years. It focusses the mind.
RIP Keith.
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 07:23

RIP Keith.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 07:37

Thoughts and prayers go out to Keiths family and friends.

RIP parforthecourse

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:00

🙁 Thoughts with his family.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:06

Tragic news 😔

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Parfect68  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:13

RIP parforthecourse. Tragic news.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:14

Awful news to wake up to. R.I.P. Keith

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:15

Once arranged a game of badminton with Keith through this very forum.He was a lovely chap. Very sad news,way too early RIP
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: skbb  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:21

Awfully sad news. Keith was a lovely helpful guy. On behalf of Dasc we would like to offer our condolences to all his family.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:40

Tragic news, taken too soon, condolences to his family, RIP Keith 😪
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 08:43

RIP parforthecourse. Thoughts are with the family.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 09:12

Sad news.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 09:21

A tragedy and deepest condolences to his family.

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Unlike the rest of you squares.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 09:23

Another one of the good guys gone too soon.
Sincere condolences to the family.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:06

My best wishes to his family and friends, did not know him but recollect reading his posts on this forum from time to time and came across a gentleman.

It’s such a shame that he was taken at that age.

I think it would be a nice touch if we had a Roll of Honour on this forum somewhere, this site has been around for many years with many posters contributing and it would be nice to have a place where we can reflect back and recognise those who’ve sadly passed away throughout the years who have played a part in this forums history. One for Brian to consider I’d suggest.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Pars232  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:38

This is so sad, to hear of someone taken so young and without being able to say goodbye. Rest in peace sir
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:38

Awful news .
No age at all .
Condolences to all his family and friends .
R I P Keith 😞

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:44

tragic news indeed, condolences to Keiths family.

Berry, good idea to remember people in that way.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:45

Agreed that's a nice idea Berry.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:48

Words alone always seem so inadequate at times like these, but there is more to this online community than mere words. This thread alone testifies to a genuine sense of loss of course, but also a sense of respect for and gratitude to an online friend who contributed so much here over the years.
Thanks for everything Keith, and my sincerest condolences to your loved ones.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 10:57

Taken in his prime - tragic.

R.I.P

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Leamington_sPAR  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 11:18

That’s awful news and my condolences go to family and friends of Keith.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 11:37

RIP parforthecourse

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 12:28

Peace be, may his foot tread an easy path, wherever he may roam.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 13:09

Condolences to Keith`s Family and Friends. R.I.P. x



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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 13:30

So very sad and so very young ...thoughts and deepest sympathy to his Family and friends

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 14:47

Very sad. RIP

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: kozmasrightfoot  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 15:19

He helped me out greatly when I was having a hard time. Great guy whom shall be sorely missed.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 15:54

Awful news. Best wishes to the family.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 16:15


You’ll forever be one of the DAFC family.

RIP

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 18:44

RIP
My thoughts go out to his family

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Wed 9 Jun 21:02

Taken so young….. RIP Parforthecourse.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 00:43

Didn't know the gentleman but sounds a great guy. RIP.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 01:13

It’s tragic to lose somebody so young, and even more so when it’s somebody so supportive (and active in their support) for those facing difficulties in their life.
Sincere condolences toKeith’s family and friends.
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: SergioDuarte  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 01:22

RIP Parforthecourse

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 01:40

He sounded like a brilliant guy and my heart goes out to his family and friends. The initiative he arranged seemed typical of the sort of kind and selfless person he was, RIP Keith.

Awight Pat!

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 08:35

Tragic news. So young and so sudden. RIP Keith.

Think i'll be nicer to everyone in chats. You never know when your last words will be your last words.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: marspar  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 10:01

The last thing I expected to read when I scrolled through .net yesterday was this. Truly shocked. Its amazing how many people Keith has touched without even meeting them in person, it shows you what kind of character he was.

I knew of Keith through a mutual friend but also worked with him for a year or so in Glasgow. We`d often walk to Glasgow Queen Street together after work and chat about life, work, The Pars.

At one time he was a Meadowbank Thistle fan but when he moved to Dunfermline he began to support the Pars. Its clear from the comments on here how much he was involved in the Pars family. He would always go out of his way to help others.

I can’t remember how he knew Michael Bristow, a lifelong Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fan who died at the age of 32 in 2008. Keith donated a trophy to Wolves in Michael`s name and would often go to the last home game of the season to present it to the Academy Scholar of the Year. A fitting tribute to Keith would be a similar award presented to the Pars in his name?

He also loved his racquet sports and was a member at Dunfermline Tennis Club. He was lucky enough to have visited Wimbledon to watch the tennis too.

A genuinely great guy. A funny, helpful, caring, family man that’s been taken far too soon. RIP Keith.



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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 11:25

Quote:

marspar, Thu 10 Jun 10:01

The last thing I expected to read when I scrolled through .net yesterday was this. Truly shocked. Its amazing how many people Keith has touched without even meeting them in person, it shows you what kind of character he was.

I knew of Keith through a mutual friend but also worked with him for a year or so in Glasgow. We`d often walk to Glasgow Queen Street together after work and chat about life, work, The Pars.

At one time he was a Meadowbank Thistle fan but when he moved to Dunfermline he began to support the Pars. Its clear from the comments on here how much he was involved in the Pars family. He would always go out of his way to help others.

I can’t remember how he knew Michael Bristow, a lifelong Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fan who died at the age of 32 in 2008. Keith donated a trophy to Wolves in Michael`s name and would often go to the last home game of the season to present it to the Academy Scholar of the Year. A fitting tribute to Keith would be a similar award presented to the Pars in his name?

He also loved his racquet sports and was a member at Dunfermline Tennis Club. He was lucky enough to have visited Wimbledon to watch the tennis too.

A genuinely great guy. A funny, helpful, caring, family man that’s been taken far too soon. RIP Keith.



Lovely post marspar.

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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: TigerPar  
Date:   Thu 10 Jun 13:41

Terrible news, RIP Parforthecourse. Condolences to Keith’s family & friends
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 Re: We`ve lost one of our own
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 13 Jun 14:23

Only just catching this news about Parforthecourse.
Very sad to read. Ty Oz and MarsPar. Lovely words.
RiP Keith.


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