"Barnacle Bill"

Sad news for all who knew this faithful hound and those who have now missed
knowing him.



Dear REX  ..  Mr Tampon.!!!
I am Barnacle Bills niece Vanessa de la Cour, we have been in touch before
about Uncle Bills trip to Spain with you all....(I hope he wasn't tooo
obnoxious over there)

Well sadly I have to tell you that Barnacle Bill passed away last week (age
71). He has gone to the great ' Real Ale bar in the sky ' where the words '
Time gentelmen Please' are never spoken..must be Heaven !!
We do not have a funeral date yet but I think it will probably be tues/wed
next week.
I do not have lots of names and addresses of other Hash Runners who knew
Bill, but I would appreciate it if you could send out a general e-mail to
other Hashers who assocoated with Barnacle Bill to let them know where he
has gone!
I know he mentioned you..(Tampon) and Penguin, and Jetstream, but I do not
have addresses for the others.

I will keep you posted about the funeral as i know more. I am going to try
and find the Jersey hash runners secretary's address today, but if you have
any e-mail addresses or phone numbers of people you think should know about
Bill ,Please don't hesitate to send them all directly to me.
You can get me on this e-mail address or on my own at home which is
'  vdelacour@hotmail.com  '   my phone number in Jersey is 01534 485389.

I am sorry to be the bringer of such bad news, but I am sure Uncle Bill
would like yoou all to know...so you can send him off with a good drinking

sincerly Vanessa de la Cour


Dear Vanessa,

On behalf of Barnacle's friends on the Indonostalgia Hash please accept our
condolences for a much loved member who was always guaranteed to liven up
proceedings.  It was always impressive how he managed to get to our runs,
even when they were in the backwoods!  Mind you, Paris was difficult for
him so clearly he found it easier when we were in the country!

We will drink to his memory at our next meeting in May and have a minutes
silence in his memory.

I am forwarding this to all his friends on the Hash.

With best wishes

Rex Sumner - aka Tampon!