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Thread: Rin (Rinty) Verstraten Passed

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    Rin (Rinty) Verstraten Passed

    Sad news, Rin Verstraten, a long time member of the Rocky Bow BMW Riders and BMWMOA clubs passed away suddenly on May 9. His passion for BMW motorcycles and infectious laugh will certainly be missed. Here is Briís e-mail (Rinís daughter) so that you can pass along your condolences to her directly: Bri.Verstraten@gmail.com A service will be held after the COVID restrictions have eased, hopefully at one of Rinís favourite places, the Calgary Winter Club. If other news is forwarded to me by the Rocky Bow Club, I will post it as appropriate.
    Ken Dittrick
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    Rinty with the ski avatar?
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    Rocky Bow BMW Riders #197 KenDittrick's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Rinty with the ski avatar?
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    Yes.
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    I was saddened when I heard this news. Rin was always a good friend and fellow BMW enthusiast. I first met him through my wife of whom he was a client and discovered the common interest of motorcycles, specifically BMWs and more specifically the R1100RS model which we both rode. We knew his late wife as well and were equally saddened when Rin lost her. They are together again. He'll be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Rinty with the ski avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDittrick View Post
    Yes.
    Thatís a real shame. Sorry to hear about this. He seemed like a real nice guy.
    RIP Rinty.
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    Really sad news. He was a great guy!
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    This is truly sad news to learn of. A hundred thoughts and emotions this moment... but I have no worthy sentence of composure.
    My condolences to his family and those who knew him very well.
    RIP Rin.
    John
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    I am deeply saddened. His presence on the forums will be missed.
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    Godspeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    I am deeply saddened. His presence on the forums will be missed.
    Agreed. Only knew Rinty from the Forums, but a good contributor.

    RIP, sir.
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    Wow! Sad news for sure. RIP Rinty
    MOA # 108516
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    That's a damn shame. As recently as last week I always enjoyed his postings. My condolences to his family.

    He will be missed by all here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    That's a damn shame. As recently as last week I always enjoyed his postings. My condolences to his family.

    He will be missed by all here.
    In total agreement.
    Paul F. Ruffell
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