RIP Shiadoa

It’s with a sad heart to inform everyone that Alan Parkes passed away this evening at 18:08.
He was sedated and went away in his sleep.

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It saddens me to hear that.

I’m very sorry to hear that.

I guess he lived his live to the fullest.

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Sad news.

Thanks for letting us know.

Very sad.

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While expected, it is still extremely sad to hear this. I didn’t know him personally, but he was always nice to me here. And others, even when he disagreed with people. He disagreed with a mischievous smile and sense of good-natured humor. A blow to the expat community and this forum for sure.

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That’s sad news. We will miss him.

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I’ll always remember his positive attitude in the face of hard reality. I hope I will be the same when my time comes.

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There wasn’t a single negative bone in his body. Rest well @shiadoa

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Just reread a few PMs we shared. Nice enough guy.

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He came to Taiwan late in life and he really got the most out of it. We will miss you.

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My condolences to the family. @ sulavaca if it’s not seen as inappropriate, many of us think of Shiadoa as a friend, although just though Forumosa, keep us updated as I imagine there may be those who would like to pay respects.

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I’m so sad to hear about @shiadoa’s death. He brought so much life and joy to this forum. A true English gentleman till the end. This place will never be the same without his corny humor and good cheer. I take consolation in the fact that he lived life to the fullest, with his racing car pedal to the metal, and that he passed away in his sleep with a minimum of suffering. My condolences to all his family and friends as well. He will be dearly missed. :cold_sweat::disappointed_relieved::cry::sob:

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Rest in peace big man.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

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Dreadful news. Alan was a good mate, and I regret not meeting up with him often enough. I’m devastated.

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Myself and Shiadoa probably shared hundreds of ripostes over Brexit for years and there was never an ounce of ill will between us ! His good nature shined right through and he was definitely a moderating influence on us here . And I owe him a lot of beers .:sweat:

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RIP Shiadao.

You showed us some of the many ways we might live life to the fullest here in Taiwan.

Guy

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Rest In Peace, Mr. Parkes.
Thank you so much for the camaraderie, laughs and advice.
My condolences to his family members and to this community that loved him so much.

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I actually just put a face Shiadoa. Looks like a nice guy, to bad we never met in person.