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We’re in Berlin and just about to raise a glass to Stew McDowall who sadly passed on 16 June, having missed his funeral service today.

He was the first to properly welcome us into the UR family and away trips, in particular, will never be the same again.

It was a pleasure to be sitting next to him for the win in the RDS this year.

RIP big lad.
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justinr73 wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:22 pm We’re in Berlin and just about to raise a glass to Stew McDowall who sadly passed on 16 June, having missed his funeral service today.

He was the first to properly welcome us into the UR family and away trips, in particular, will never be the same again.

It was a pleasure to be sitting next to him for the win in the RDS this year.

RIP big lad.
I'm shocked and saddened by this. :o

I served on URSC committee with Stew, but didn't even know he was ill (assuming this wasn't sudden). I knew he had health "issues" even a few years back, but didn't think they were likely to cause his demise. He always made light of them, and shrugged them off.

Decent spud whose company I enjoyed very well. Great sense of humour and very loyal Ulster supporter.

Would appreciate any info about Stew's last days, even if sent by PM? Thanks.

:salut:

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Aye, sad to hear about Stew. Always a big smile and cheery attitude.
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Indeed.

I believe they were queuing outside the door of the service but there’s talk of a further get together.

I’ll post any details.
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justinr73 wrote:We’re in Berlin and just about to raise a glass to Stew McDowall who sadly passed on 16 June, having missed his funeral service today.

He was the first to properly welcome us into the UR family and away trips, in particular, will never be the same again.

It was a pleasure to be sitting next to him for the win in the RDS this year.

RIP big lad.
Was Stew on this forum?


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Cap'n - it was completely unexpected with friends and family in shock.

Very sad news. He was a top guy and passionate supporter. First met him outside of UR but then many times over the years at ravers and at some away games. He was the kind of guy who helped make those trips great occasions.
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Very very sad - he will be missed !!!
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Cap'n Grumpy wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:52 am
justinr73 wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:22 pm We’re in Berlin and just about to raise a glass to Stew McDowall who sadly passed on 16 June, having missed his funeral service today.

He was the first to properly welcome us into the UR family and away trips, in particular, will never be the same again.

It was a pleasure to be sitting next to him for the win in the RDS this year.

RIP big lad.
I'm shocked and saddened by this. :o

I served on URSC committee with Stew, but didn't even know he was ill (assuming this wasn't sudden). I knew he had health "issues" even a few years back, but didn't think they were likely to cause his demise. He always made light of them, and shrugged them off.

Decent spud whose company I enjoyed very well. Great sense of humour and very loyal Ulster supporter.

Would appreciate any info about Stew's last days, even if sent by PM? Thanks.

:salut:

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kingofthehill wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:05 pm
justinr73 wrote:We’re in Berlin and just about to raise a glass to Stew McDowall who sadly passed on 16 June, having missed his funeral service today.

He was the first to properly welcome us into the UR family and away trips, in particular, will never be the same again.

It was a pleasure to be sitting next to him for the win in the RDS this year.

RIP big lad.
Was Stew on this forum?


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BR wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:04 pm ... Always a big smile and cheery attitude...
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