Absent Friends

 October 01, 2012

Joe Perry 1931 –  2012

 July 13, 2012

Nanci Gorden, nee Wright 1949 –  2012

 June 21, 2011

Don Gorden 1934 – 2011

R I P Munzy

Bill Muns  1945 – 2011

April 9, 2010

Michel Piaget passed away this morning of April 9th, 2010, in Leysin.

Feb 16, 2010

Many of us who were privileged to know Annie Haston will miss her for her sense of humour and wit, her pleasure in keeping up with loyal friends and her determined independence. The death of Annie Haston last November 2009 was an unexpected shock for her close friends.

Nov 25, 2009
DORIS RIVAZ TRUMPLER – 26.09.1930 – 18.12.2008

Doris will remain in the hearts of her grandchildren Marc Alasdair, Estelle and Elina as well as with Chantal and her husband Pierre

Nov 17, 2009
Laurie Ramsay

Sad to report that we lost Laurie Ramsay on Oct. 27/09 due to many complications from juvenile diabetes. By Jan Lawrence

Oct 5, 2009
BLYTH WRIGHT – October 28, 1943 – May 23, 2009

Blyth will be missed by the many friends he made in Leysin Switzerland, especially through ISM, The International School of Mountaineering, and through his regular presence at Club Vagabond.

Sep 19, 2009
Francis (Frank) Johannus van Kampen – 14/03/1963 – 18/09/2009

Frank van Kampen, 46, from Otaki, died after being hit from behind while riding north towards Te Horo on State Highway 1 about 5pm.

Mar 19, 2009
Tony Tighe (1948 – 1972) Painful Memories renewed …

Australian born Tony Tighe lost his life in 1972 while working with the British Everest SW Face Expedition under the leadership of Chris Bonnington.

Sep 30, 2008
Comment from Rhodesian Mike (Mike Lee)

A long and obviously heartfelt comment from Rhodesian Mike (Mike Lee) posted on the Absent Friends page

Sep 10, 2008
Larry Metzger – December 5, 1948 – September 4, 2008

Larry was well known in the late 60’s and early 70’s as the Head Cook at Club Vagabond until May 1974.

Jun 17, 2008
Mrs. Simone Klein

Has passed away on June 17th 2008

Nov 26, 2007
Phil Bowen

Aug 5, 2006
Paul Shaver 1941-2006

Aug 5, 2006
Barbara Lea Hefti-Freeman – 1946-2005

Mar 21, 2005
22 march 2003, 2 years ago, our dad, Allan, died …

Aug 6, 2006
Old friends

Mar 30, 2003
Allan Rankin passed away, Saturday 22 March 2003

Dec 12, 1987
Brian Travers 12.03.1941 – 12.12.1987


6 responses to Absent Friends

  1. Simon Emerson nee Anne Garin ~ ~ 1947 – 2012 ~ ~
    Just 6 months after attending the 50th (And last) BIG Club Vagabond bash Simon passed away from an inoperable brain tumor. Just goes-to-show-ya that NOW is the time to re-connect with our irrepacable friends.

    • We want everyone to know we displayed a collage of photos of Vagabond friends who joined the reunion in Leysin in 2011 at the most recent Vagabond reunion in Mollymook in March 2013. Simon was in the photos and a toast was made by Jon Travers to “absent friends”, Joh & Vi Travers and Cath and Pete Craig organised a wonderful weekend in Mollymook and all those who attended thought it was a very special time in a special part of the world.

  2. I would like to add to the list of absent friends, regretfully, my brother ;
    Brian Travers
    12.03.1941 – 12.12.1987

    Brian was first at Club Vagabond in 1966 and last in 1985.

  3. awaiting moderation??? story of my life!!

    • Hi Jon,
      I have added a page for Brian, please contact me if you have some words or photos you would like me to add.
      It’s finally snowing today in Leysin, around 40cm so far!

      • Hi Dan, Thanks for that. Good to hear you have some snow at last. How are you keeping.? I was wondering if you have an email address for Allen Frame Hill? I have a few stories he may be interested in.

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