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Old 23-04-18, 19:10   #1
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RIP 72over

It's with a heavy heart that I start this thread in loving memory of my brother, David Caffrey (or Carefree as he was when he used to be on FB).

He loved playing poker and I know he met a lot of people through this forum and back when it was on boards. So I just wanted to share this terrible news.

You might have read that a body was found last Thursday in the Grand Canal at Percy's Place in Dublin. Unfortunately it turned out to be David. We don't know yet how or what happened, and maybe we never will but either way he won't be coming through the door again with his ridiculously long curly hair and his ancient bike.

There's no words to express how much he meant to me and my parents and how I wish he was here now. It's hard to understand and hard to handle. He had a heart of gold and such a kind and caring soul. I wish I could say more but my heart aches too much right now to compose a message more fit for purpose.



I would ask a favour, if you have any photos, whether at the tables or otherwise, I would appreciate that you post them here so I can show my mother and father, and just something to remember him. They don't need to be censored either!

I apologise if this is how someone close to him is finding out about this.
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Old 23-04-18, 19:14   #2
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Hi Brian. I heard earlier. I'm heartbroken and so sorry. RIP.


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Old 23-04-18, 19:17   #3
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Very sorry to hear that. Can't imagine what you're going through. My best to you and yours. RIP
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Old 23-04-18, 19:17   #4
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Condolences , what a shock for everyone. Remember him well
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Old 23-04-18, 19:18   #5
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So sorry to hear that Brian. I only met David a few times but he was always such a lovely fellow when I did.
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Old 23-04-18, 19:19   #6
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man, so sorry to hear that Caf. My condolences to you and all the family
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Old 23-04-18, 19:24   #7
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What awful news. Condolences Brian to you and your family at this terrible time. David was a great guy to be around, really positive outlook and up for the craic.

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Old 23-04-18, 19:27   #8
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Oh no. I'm so saddened to hear this. Deepest condolences to you and your family. He was such a cool guy. I was only thinking of him a few days ago, and wondering what he was up to.

RIP David.
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Old 23-04-18, 19:29   #9
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Heard earlier but was un confirmed and really wanted to message you but I couldnt , was back and forth to Dice ob viber both praying it wasnt true. I am absolutely heartbroken for Dave , you , your family.

I am in total shock , and as you said kind and caring to a T dave was. I am so upset, had many a good session. I have one photo for you where I was absolutely pissed and your lovely caring brother minded me. Truly devastated

May he rest in peace xx

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Old 23-04-18, 19:43   #10
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Jesus Christ.

Sincerest condolonces, he just oozed kindness and decency, never saw him act with anything other than class.

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Old 23-04-18, 19:44   #11
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So sorry for your loss Brian. Always a smile on his face and good craic at the bar. He will definitely be missed.

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Caf, so sorry to hear man. My thoughts are with you, the oul pair, and your family. Never met him in person but only ever heard that he was a classy mo fo.
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Old 23-04-18, 19:51   #13
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Plsyed with the man a few times last tome at the norweigans a couplr of yests ago. He was having a few beers and teally enjoying himself.
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Jesus Caf I’m sorry. Condolences
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Old 23-04-18, 20:01   #15
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aaahh mate, so sorry for your loss, only knew him through here but was clearly a good guy!

Thoughts with you and your family!
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Old 23-04-18, 20:02   #16
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RIP David, one of the very good guys has left us. A proper decent upstanding chap who was a very kind and gentle soul.
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Old 23-04-18, 20:08   #17
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I'm so sorry for your loss Caf, I've always been extremely fond of Dave. I had the pleasure of spending time with him on a number of occasions.
I even managed to swap a few % with him in a couple of tournaments over the years and I was delighted to see him make the such a deep run at the deepstack this year.

My deepest condolences to you and your family, he was a truly lovely guy.
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Old 23-04-18, 20:09   #18
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OMG that is awful news. I heard about the body too, but never thought for a second it could be anyone we knew.

RIP David and so sorry for your loss. There really are no words
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Old 23-04-18, 20:10   #19
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Just in the door and Christine is after telling me the terrible news.

In total shock here, David played in my club for a few years before your dad became ill, my own dad wasn't well at the time and we continued to see each other in Tallaght hospital. David always had a smile on his face, so sorry for your families loss.

Please post funeral details whenever they are confirmed.

RIP David
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Old 23-04-18, 20:41   #20
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Deepest condolences to you and family Brian. Such sad news to hear.

David was the best company you could possibly be with at a poker event, both on and off the table. He had such a great disposition as a person, I can't imagine he ever made an enemy in his life.

A night at the Norwegians a few years back springs to mind. We'd had a right drink all night and about ten of us ended up in my room. We'd run out of drink and room service were refusing to bring any to the room, this was 7am. Dave disappeared on his own and arrived back about 20 minutes later with three staff from the hotel carrying trays of beer for everyone and a decent bottle of Malbec for me.

Absolute legend of a man, he will be sorely missed. I'll raise a glass to him tonight.
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