RIP KiwiRay (Raymond Charles (Poppa) Hocking) 01-16-1946 04-19-2014

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  1. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    so sad and such a great loss for us all. Kiwi was always a ray of sunshine and smiles on the board. RIP our friend
     
  2. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That sucks!! Rest easy friend.

    Guardrail
     
  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    damn...so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Rest in Peace dear friend, rest in peace.
     
  4. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    Awwwww , this hurts , R.I.P. Ray , bless you old friend .
    :smiley_iloveaustral:guiness: cheers to you Mate.
     
  5. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    Gone But Not Forgotten
     
  6. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Needless to say but he will be missed at the world level. Please accept our prayers to the families. Ray was truely a ray a of light. Although he and I never met eye to eye, I am glad to have him in my memories as a friend. Blessings and prayers to all.
     
  7. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    It would probably be easiest to pay your respects to our old KiwiRay here please.

    He will be missed here...
     
  8. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    Ray and i had some emails to one another. he liked old historic houses, which i live in such an area, and my house can be listed as such, if i wish to have the historical society dictate to me what i need to do. he would explain many things about his country, the sayings they have down there, and sent me a few pics of his garden and many other things. we have lost another good person, and that is always sad. it was terrible the problems he had with his knee (and other health issues), and the piss poor treatment he got from the hospital and doctors.

    many of us were "privy" to some of his problems, many others were not. i was among the lucky, as Cerb was as well, but i would surmise, Cerb was more "privy" than i was. but i still appreciated what things Ray told me in confidence, and not here on the boards.

    yes, he will be missed, and remembered as well.

    i never met him either, only the pics and emails, but got to know him as a great guy, husband and father, and even though we are all in some pain on his passing, his family has it worse, and my prayers are with them at this time.
     
  9. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Please accept my sympathy for the loss. Like others I had never met Ray but we did exchange emails. He loved classic cars & I sent car show pics to him. He said he always wanted to come to the US & drive historic Route 66. We will all miss a friend we knew but never met.
     
  10. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator

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    I talked to Ray on the phone a few years back... Very nice guy... If someone could post his obituary and some pics I would love to add him to our remembering our friends section
     
  11. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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  12. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear it, great guy may he rest in peace and I wish I had known him better.
     
  13. WildHeart

    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    This breaks my heart, my sympathies go out to his family. He will truly be missed here on TB.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
     
  14. autocar65

    autocar65 Local 767

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    I'll be praying for him. I should spend more time praying for others, it would be time well spent.
     
  15. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    I got this from Ray's wife

    I had sent an email to Ray's wife yesterday (Tuesday) and she responded, after I had shut down for the night, i will just paste here what she wrote me.....



    Thank you for your kind words. I would appreciate it if you could pass on the news to others on the forum. He was a very strong, colourful character with strong views, but was also the kindest, most caring man I have ever met. We had only 8 years together but they were as full and happy as a life-time of years.
    Kind regards, Linde Hocking

     
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  16. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks P1 maybe you would like to direct her to this thread to see some of the nice things that have been said about Ray.
     
  17. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    ok, i will and the guest book is now open.....
    follow the link i had previously added in my posting # 51

    in the meantime...

    kiwitrucker@gmail.com

    wife's name is Linde
     
  18. shadowr434

    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My dear Ray, I love you today, as I will tomorrow, you are an awesome man, thank you for your friendship these past several years!

    Be good up there my friend and Brother!

    James/GT
     
  20. FLOUNDER

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    RIP Brother Trucker


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