RIP - UJ1

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RIP - UJ1

Postby cyclotaur » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 5:05 pm

I have some very sad news. Justin, our forum buddy and my good friend of the last 8 years, has died in hospital yesterday after an operation earlier in the week. He was just recently (3 weeks ago) and unexpectedly diagnosed with aggressive kidney cancer following a bout of flu.

I spoke to him by phone in hospital last week and he was his usual dry and ironic self, but a bit worried at his prospects. I suspect he had not been given a great prognosis but we had a few laughs anyway. I was hopeful and optimistic for him but received a message from his son Simon just this afternoon. I guess he ‘died with his cleats on’ to an extent as he was riding with me the week before I left for Europe in late June. (**EDIT: Actually it was late MAY....) A planned coffee ride on my return did not eventuate.

I’ll miss the old curmudgeon and his company around the trails, and on the short light-tours we had done (and planned) over the last 8 years.

I know he had many friends here on the forum, and this is the best way I could let you all know this sad news.

Regards,
Mike
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Postby fixie » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 6:06 pm

This is such sad news.

Any word about a funeral? Please keep us informed.
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Postby Frosty » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 7:40 pm

Mike,

thanks for informing the forum.

Sorry for your loss, I never met Justin.

Wayne.

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Postby GreenAlias » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 7:42 pm

Very sad & shocked to hear this news. Justin provided a lot of advice & assistance to many of us here. He will be missed.

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Postby Canuck » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 8:32 pm

Unexpected. I enjoyed his input here, and on occasion talked running and riding with him. Very sad loss for those close to him.
Thanks for letting us know. And might I add in general : ****ING cancer....

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Postby Claude Cat » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 6:41 am

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Postby HughieP » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 9:03 am

Terrible news. Thank you for letting us know.

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Postby ludlow » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 9:27 am

Very sad news.

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Postby Daicos Mullets » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 9:33 am

Wow, that is a shock. :( I didn't meet Justin at all, but I certainly read his posts on the boards.

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Postby JAC » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:09 am

Very sad news. :(

I bought my first ever (and still current) roadbike secondhand from Justin when he treated himself to a retirement upgrade bike made to his specifications.

One day, while riding along Beach Rd, I heard a comment of "nice bike", quickly followed by "heh, that's MY bike". I thought I was about to have to defend my ownership! It was Justin - and I was a tad embarassed as I haven't continued his rigorous cleaning and maintenance schedule.

After 10 years, there are less bits on my bike that were part of his bike, but I'll take it out on a sunny day soon and remember him.

R.I.P. Justin.
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Postby Atom Ant » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:10 am

I worked with Justin for many years. He and I shared many discussions over the years on cycling matters, politics and of course, critiques about our workplace.

As he was approaching retirement, he was told by Lefty that he had to N-1 if he wanted to buy his retirement present to himself, a lovely Gellie bike - there are only so many bikes will fit in an inner city house, and Lefty is a walker, not a rider. Fortunately he knew that I was looking for a road bike for my teenage son. That didn't work out, but he did sell us JAC's first road bike, her OCR 0 that came to us looking better than showroom - he was fastidious in his bicycle maintenance.

I didn't see him often after his retirement; in the job we had, some people's social lives were entirely within the 'family', but Justin mostly lived his life outside that 'family'. Although I missed our conversations, I was happy knowing that he was out there somewhere touring on his bike. His days of touring have stopped too early.
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Postby Percrime » Fri 24 Aug 2018, 3:56 pm

So sorry to hear this

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Postby baudman » Sun 26 Aug 2018, 4:50 pm

Ah phq.

My thoughts are with all those who loved him.

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Postby cyclotaur » Mon 27 Aug 2018, 4:20 pm

For any here who knew Justin and wish to attend:

Justin Quinn's Funeral
10:00am Thursday 30 August
Service at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
270 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Followed by burial at Williamstown Cemetery.
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Postby Helen » Tue 28 Aug 2018, 8:40 am

I didn't know Justin, but so sad to hear. Sorry he didn't get more time to enjoy his bicycle touring retirement.
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