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27 Jul 18 #503007 by dukey
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Sorry just a quick note before I ask for this acccount to be deleted .Some of you might remember “Dukey ‘ who has been with wikivorce since it started - he has advised on the helpline and responded to lots of requests.I am his partner- we met through Wikivorce in 2008.Sadly Carl passed away on Wednesday suddenly after a short illness,He was a lovely man and will be sadly missed. RIP - ccXx

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27 Jul 18 #503010 by elizadoolittle
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I'm very sorry to hear that, and sorry for your loss.

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27 Jul 18 #503011 by hadenoughnow
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Carl was a lovely man who helped countless people. He embodied the very spirit of wikivorce. We have travelled our wikivorce journey together for many years. So very very sorry to know Dukey has passed but the work he did for others won't be forgotten. My thoughts are with you.

Xx Hadenoughnow

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27 Jul 18 #503012 by iusedtolovehim
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I am so sorry to hear this news: my divorce was finalised a few years ago, Carl gave me so much advice (here, via PM and on the helpline) and I got a great settlement. Pretty much all down to him. Rest in peace Dukey.

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27 Jul 18 #503013 by rubytuesday
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Carl was the loveliest of people, so kind, caring, thoughtful, selfless with a wonderfully dry and wicked sense of humour. He made time for everyone. Through Wiki, he helped quite literally thousands of people through one of the most difficult and stressful life events there is. He picked me up when my (now ex) husband left me penniless, and supported me during those dark early days. He made the world a better place.

If you read the feedback section, you will so many comments and thank yous from just a small number of those he helped.

I recall one time when he received a call on the helpline from a woman about to go to court, she had no representation and was terrified. He dropped everything, stopping only to quickly change into something smart and went to court to be this lady's McKenzie Friend. That was so typical of Carl and his desire to help others.

He will be missed by all who knew him, he was a very special person. My thoughts and love are with his family, partner and close friends.

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27 Jul 18 #503014 by perin123
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I was so sad to hear this news. This man was my lifeline during my divorce. Along with my other wiki friends, he kept me sane and was always there to give advice. I would not be here without him. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Xxxx

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27 Jul 18 #503015 by Mitchum
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Sad news indeed. I can hardly believe that only just over an hour ago I was with a former wiki who asked about Carl.

I have so much respect for him and all that he did to help me when times were really tough.

He was the very epitome of the caring, supportive essence of wikivorce. His sometimes wicked sense of humour and his ability to cut to the core of a problem will be my lasting memory of Carl.

Rest in peace Dukey. x

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