Farewell Royce Moncur

Submitted: Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 07:57
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Dear Explore Oz friends of my beautiful Dad.

On the morning of February 19, Royce passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. He was wrapped in the arms of those he loved.

He fought hard, with a positive, accepting and enthusiastic attitude. He awoke with a smile on his face every day, excited at the challenges and possibilities that lay ahead.

He is very deeply missed by myself, my Mum (his wife and love of 42 years), my brother Jim and the rest of our families. We are thankful he did not have to suffer.

Dad was very touched by the outpouring of comradeship and support he received when he posted on here regarding his condition a few weeks ago. I thank you for allowing him an opportunity to see what a wonderful impact he can have on people's lives, even those he hasn't met. We are so proud of him, and I'm glad that you were all able to have my Dad in your life at some point.

Enjoy your lives, and when you're time comes, may you also be able to look back with wonderful joy of a life well lived.

Kind regards,
Caitie Moncur.
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Reply By: Member - Royce - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:00

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:00
For those in the Gippsland area, the funeral will be held at 130pm, this Monday Feb 24th, at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services, Traralgon.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:03

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:03
Our deepest sympathy to family and friends.

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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:31

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:31
You have our deepest sympathies Caitie .
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:34

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:34
Vale Royce.

Thank you for your beautiful posting Caitie.

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Reply By: Member - sparra - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:37

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:37
My deepest sympathy to you and the family caitie, sounds like he was a top bloke and dad. All the very best, sparra
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 09:03

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 09:03
Caitie

Our deepest sympathy to your family in these very sad times.

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Reply By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:27

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:27
Deepest sympathy to you and your family Caitie.
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:05

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:05
Deepest sympathy to you and your family Caitie.
Thank you for letting us know this sad news.
I am sorry to say we didn't meet your dad but have enjoyed his company on EO through the forum. He seemed a very decent and interesting man with a quest for travel and adventure.

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:08

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:08
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thank you for letting us know.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - ken m4 - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 16:38

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 16:38
A moving tribute. Any man would like to be regarded and feted this way on his last journey. Thank you Caitie
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:01

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:01
My most sincere condolences to you & your family.
Royce will be remembered as a valued & respected contributor to this forum.

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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:16

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:16
Thanks for posting Caitie. I hope those lovely memories of your Dad help you and your family through the pain of losing him. I'm sure they will. Again, deepest sympathies to you and yours.

RIP Royce.

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Reply By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:43

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:43
Rest in peace Royce. Thank you for letting us know Caitie. Sincere condolences,
Leanne.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 19:21

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 19:21
Condolences from our family to your Caitie, Royce was a great guy and certainly part of the EO Family too, and will be greatly missed. By your words you are indeed a blessing to him, please pass on our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes from his wider digital friends.

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Reply By: George_M - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 22:09

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 22:09
Condolences, Caitie .

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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 22:50

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 22:50
Saddened to hear the news Royce was so bravely prepared for. Condolences to you Catie and all the family. His adventurous spirit will be missed by many, and I'm sure it will live on in you.

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Reply By: Life Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 00:05

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 00:05
Caitie, Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family, thank you so much for letting us know of your Dads passing, may he RIP.

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Reply By: Tony F8 - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 08:56

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 08:56
Vale Royce Moncur.
Our thoughts our with your family.
Deepest sympathies.
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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 13:39

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 13:39
Thank you for letting us know Caitie. My condolences to your family.

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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 17:38

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 17:38
Thanks for letting us know Caitie. Our condolences to you and your family. I was very touched by Royce's attitude to life.
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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 20:35

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 20:35
My condolences .
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 21:04

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 21:04
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 01:56

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 01:56
Our condolences, Caitie, to you and your family.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your sad news, with such moving words. Our thoughts will be with you.

Lost, but never forgotten, RIP Royce,

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Reply By: Bazooka - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 22:11

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 22:11
Thank you for this thoughtful follow up Caitie. I didn't know Royce and missed his farewell thread - but what a treat it was to read just now. He'd be proud that you're a chip off the old block. Commiserations to the family and all Royce's friends.
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