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The Very Saddest News
« on: August 21, 2012, 11:46:49 AM »
It is with the greatest of sadness, that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend, 'Uncle Barry' Hutchins (aka Airgunner).


Barry was admitted into Hospital recently, but his condition rapidly worsened, and he passed away, peacefully, and comfortably, late last Saturday night, surrounded by his family.

It was the request of Barry's family that news of his passing was not made public immediately, and out of respect for their wishes this very sad news was keep secret, but now they feel the time is right to let all his many many friends know.


Barry was a very well liked, nay loved, and highly respected member of many airgun forums, and had made many friends along the way, and so will be very very sadly missed.


So I'm sure you'll want to join me in sending your deepest condolences to Barry's family, and friends.



R.I.P Uncle Barry, we'll never forget you.

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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 11:57:41 AM »
Yes, I was very sorry to hear that, shocked even! My sincere condolences to Barry's Family and all his friends at this difficult time, he will be missed by many, characters like him leave a void in peoples lives. RIP Barry!

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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 11:59:21 AM »
this has saddened me very much  :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 12:06:57 PM »
horrible news. tears in my eyes . he was one of the worlds truest gents. he will be greatly missed by a lot of folk. goodbye my friend and sleepwell. god bless you UNCLE BARRY R.I.P.  :'(
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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 12:43:51 PM »
The world in general and the world of Airgunning has lost a Real gentleman, I was fortunate to meet Barry at the AGU Meet's and the last Planet meet up .

I type this with a tear in my eye and say farewell Barry you will be greatly missed. My thought's are with his family too.

Goodnight mate sleep well  :'(
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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 01:43:21 PM »
To say I'm gutted is an understatement,,very very sad news..I never actually met Barry but his influence and guidance on the is forum was legendary..I nearly got to the last Planet meet  I'm more saddened now that I actually missed out...My sincerest condolences go to his immmediate family...RIP AIRGUNNER Barry...
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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 02:22:24 PM »

missed by
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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 02:48:24 PM »
Very sad news - rest in peace Mr H !

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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 03:20:43 PM »
T'is a sad day :'( (Barry if your out there, can you please pay a visit to those who scam/bring give our sport a bad name and scare the life out of them) I vote we make Barry yhe patron saint of airgunning!

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Re: The Very Saddest News
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 03:21:06 PM »
I have known Barry for some years now and often spoke to him on the phone

As We live a Distance apart

Was suprise about his Illness and was planning to visit Him
Before News of His death

He has brough a lot of Good knowledge to the Sport and Spent
Time and efort with his Picture Web Site and on Forum boards
And Running Shooting Weekends

I am sure his purchase of Daystates has kept the UK Company afloat   ;)

Never met His son's  / Family - Often Herd about them from Barry

But my deepest thoughts on their Loss

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