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Postby Rob Buckley » May 16th, 2017, 7:48 pm

I'm sad to say that Don McWalter (Mack) died this morning.

I recall when he told me a while ago that he'd been diagnosed with cancer, I expressed my sadness at the news but he told me in his usual style that it 'can't be helped'.

Rest in peace me old mate, and my condolences to Ellen and his family.
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Postby Bob Thompson1894 » May 16th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Yes, John Braithwaite told me on the phone tonight. An old mate who will be sorely missed. Don loaned me his Wot 4 to take my B certificate at Goosedale many years ago. Been friends ever since. Spent many hours nattering with him, one of the good guys. Rest in peace, Mac, and my condolences to Elly and his family too.

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Postby Dave Parry » May 16th, 2017, 8:20 pm

What sad news indeed, I have know Mack (as I knew him) from the Rufford days, and most recently Elvington, Mack was always with Terry Lee parking up the pilots at the shows. Had many a good laugh with him over the few short years I have had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rest in Peace Mack and my condolences to his family.
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Re: Mack

Postby BRIAN RAWCLIFFE » May 17th, 2017, 8:51 am

I had a telephone call from Terry yesterday informing me of Mac loosing his battle with cancer. I have known Mack since the early Yorkshire Air Spectacular events, along with Terry, John, and David, they made the shows a huge success.
On behalf of myself, and all the YOF team rest in peace Mac and our condolences to his family..

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Postby paul hughes » May 17th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Mack was a true Gent who always had time for a chat, A great loss of a great friend. we often spoke about his childhood in swinton as he lived in the same row of terraces as my family (opposite the pickle works). R.I.P Mac.

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Re: Mack

Postby Rob Buckley » May 25th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Details for Mack's funeral:

Date Tuesday 30th May - 12 Noon

at Rotherham Crem. - S65 3NN

Afterwards at Hellaby Hall Hotel, Old Hellaby Lane, Bramley - S66 8SN

Family flowers only, any donations to Rotherham Hospice please.

If you're planning on attending, please let Terry Lee know so we have an idea of numbers.
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Re: Mack

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » May 25th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Always sad to lose a modellor, but sorry, cant place the name, we know so many in this game, just to nod a hello too, Do we have a picture of Mac?

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Re: Mack

Postby Rob Buckley » May 26th, 2017, 6:17 am

The best picture I've got is from the Journal 144, Mack is on the right the one who's not me, Terry or Philip.

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Re: Mack

Postby Vincent Raia » May 26th, 2017, 8:22 am

Oh dear, another sad loss to the hobby, I only knew Don casually from the shows, as said, he was always out on the flight line assisting pilots etc. always seemed a nice guy and a gentleman. Condolences to his family.

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Re: Mack

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » May 26th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Thanks Rob, sadly, the figure i had in my mind turns out to be Mack, always chatted, he knew my name, i didnt know his, lovely guy, very very sad to lose another, R.I.P Mack, my condolences to his family and friends

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Re: Mack

Postby Dave Lowe » May 26th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Mack was first introduced to me by Jim Faulkner at Withensea when quite a few of us were flying Precident 1/3rd. scale turbulants that would be about 1997 or 98, Since then whenever we met we always spent time having a natter and putting the world to rights. I will miss those chats and him. Another extreemly nice gentleman departs the LMA.
Rest in peace Don......


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