Age : 55
Location : Cape Town South Africa
Registration date : 2014-07-14
|Subject: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 am|| |
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of Pieter Claasen a.k.a. SpeedyPete.
Pieter was diagnosed with colon cancer in late March and underwent surgery on 17 April. He never fully recovered and passed away in hospital earlier today.
It was on this forum that I 'met' Pieter when I once again took up the pipe a few years back, and it was he who in large part introduced me to the broader aspects of pipes and pipe collecting. He also introduced me into the fold of our local pipe club, which led to the forging of many fine and valued friendships.
He was a generous and kind-hearted man, always more than willing to freely share his vast knowledge of pipe smoking and collecting, which he accumulated over a decades long love of the hobby. Since in many ways he was my pipe mentor I had come to call him "Ouboet", an Afrikaans term of endearment for an older brother.
I shall miss him dearly.
Rest in peace, Ouboet.
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 6:19 am|| |
This is sad news. Pieter was a regular around here and a great person. May he rest in peace.
Age : 51
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 am|| |
Thoughts and prayers to Pete's family. May he Rest in Peace.
Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04
Age : 62
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 8:05 am|| |
Sorry to hear of his passing.
"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 8:12 am|| |
Oh boy, 'Broken Pipes' are never an easy read.
I didn't know him personally but I did enjoy his contributions to the BoB.
Rest easy Pieter. Warmest thoughts for you and your family.
Registration date : 2016-04-25
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 8:43 am|| |
Sad news...prayers for his family.
Age : 41
Location : Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-28
Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 10:15 am|| |
He was a regular here and will be missed. Our tastes were often congruent in pipesmokerly things. Sad news indeed, but thanks for posting.
Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm|| |
I'll miss Speedy. I had no clue he was sick. He and his family will be in my thoughts.
Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.
Age : 41
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 12:48 pm|| |
Sad news indeed. Always came across as a very good brother. May he rest in peace now.
Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 3:30 pm|| |
He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Pieter!
Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm|| |
So sorry to read this. RIP Pieter.
Age : 76
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03
|Subject: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 4:59 pm|| |
Always sad news to hear. I've met a very special brother here on BoB. We've communicated daily since then...close to 5 years...and I consider him a brother as close as my familial brother.
BoB is a special place. I'll miss Pieter's thoughts and keep him in my prayers. May he rest in eternal peace.
Age : 73
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 6:28 pm|| |
SpeedyPete gone??? It just can't be
We've lost a fine Brother. Soar with the angels, ol' buddy!! FTRPLT
Age : 70
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 9:13 pm|| |
It's always sad to hear something like this. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
Age : 44
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2015-01-18
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 10:43 pm|| |
Sad news indeed, Pieter's posts were always much liked here. RIP mate.
Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Tue May 08, 2018 11:53 pm|| |
My condolences, I will light a candle for him.
Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15
|Subject: Re: Broken Pipe Wed May 09, 2018 8:37 am|| |
I remember his knowledgable posts. He will be missed.
Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23