We are shocked. Deepest sympathies.
The hat lives on.
I have just spoken with Jean, Drew Dunn Respects mum. It is with deep regret and a heavy heart I have to inform the community, that Drew was involved in a serious road traffic accident today close to his home and died at the scene.
Jean asked me to let his friends know and all the people at BCUK who's friendship and guidance he treasured. There are no details as yet and the police are still investigating, as soon as I know I'll post further updates. Jean expressly wanted the members of BCUK to know how much he loved his bushcrafting and how important you all were to him. This year was going to be the first time he'd have missed the moot since he began attending in about 2007 IIRC. From a personal point of view Drew was a good lad and taken far too young. He had his faults and annoyed more than one of us, but there was no malice in his body and I don't think he even knew the concept of how to hurt anyone. I for one will miss him (and the hat) and wherever you are mate, I hope there are clear skies, a comfy hammock and a roaring fire. See you on the flip side Mate. Rest In Peace.
Funeral details below
Wednesday 29th May, 12.30pm,
St Josephs Church,
11 Darlington Lane, Norton,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1EW
Last edited by maddave; 20-05-2013 at 22:09. Reason: Additional info
We are shocked. Deepest sympathies.
The hat lives on.
That is such sad news...
Drew was a guy with a heart of gold who always wanted to help others as much as possible. I for one will definitely miss him.
Rest in peace Drew..
I'm lost for words. He was a good face and brightened my time at the Bushmoot. He will be missed both at 'The Moot' and on the forum. My condolences to friends and family.
RIP wee man, gone but not forgotten.
'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet in the next world
May your gods hold you in their hand.
I only met Drew at the two moots I've attended, lovely guy. This is shocking news. My thoughts go to his family and friends.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Sad, shocking news.
Condolences and thoughts to all family and friends.
Rest in Peace Drew.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir
Just a big eternal boy, masses of enthusiasm, loved getting involved, loved being around people.
Sleep in peace Drew.
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just cannot believe it
Such sad news. I never met Drew but his enthusiasm always showed through in his posts. A big loss, RIP mate
I don't know what to say. I never met him, but that news has just ruined a good day. BCUK will miss him greatly.
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This is really sad news, My thoughts go out to his family an friends.
My sincerest condolancies. Extremely sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.
I'm always immoderately annoyed when windmills don't turn simultaniously.
No, I cannot believe it.
People like Drew are too full of life to die.
Sad to hear this..
I'm shocked too, never met Drew but spoke with him through the ethernet and only recently we became friends on fb.
Was really looking forward to meeting him at some point.
My sincerest thoughts go to his family and friends.
For a' that, an a' that,
It's comin' yet for a that,
That man tae man the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that. R.B. 1759-96
So sorry to hear of this tragic news. Drew was at the first meet I attended and we shared interests in canals and several other areas.
He will be missed from our camp fire.
Very sad news, never had the chance to meet him but my thoughts are with his family.
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My condolances to his family and friends.
Holy S#it! Not Drew! Damn damn shame to read this. Rest in peace mate. Sincere condolences to all his family and close friends. Sitting not really believing this, too shocked to really absorb it.
Such shocking news. He was a grand lad.
R.I.P very sad news
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Never had the chance to meet him but its clear he was much loved within the community... Rest in Peace Drew.
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page" - St Augustine
Sad news, far too young and full of life, he'll be missed.
“…my shoes are the hard soles of my feet, my bed is the earth, my food is only seasoned by hunger…”
My god, only just seen this, shocked. You'll be missed my young friend. R.I.P.
Such sad news.
Take it easy fellah, we're gonna miss you!
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really sad news, met Drew once at a meet a few years ago, a real character and bushcraft enthusiast who i will miss. thanks for letting us know Dave.
give more than you take
That's just taken me a while to register. I still cant quite comprehend it.
Drew, may the wind be on your back and the sunshine always on your face, you will be sadly missed.
Suaimhneas síoraí tabhair dó, a Thiarna, agus go lonraí solas suthain air. Go bhfaighe a anam agus anamnacha na bhfíreán trócaire ó Dhia agus cónaí faoi shuaimhneas.
The one and only "BUCKAROO!"
Sad sad news , my family and I met Drew at comrie croft new year 11/12 ,
what a great guy annoying at times but that just made him all the more endearing.
I will miss his posts as you could hear his voice in the way he wrote . He had more enthusiasm in his little finger than I have in my whole body.
Thoughts go out to his family and friends , the world and bcuk will be a duller place without him.
Craig & Jen ...... Respect.
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