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techie_alison

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:35 pm
by drjeep
I have just registered to this board to convey the saddest of news, the sick feeling inside me is making this all the much harder.

The user who I believe was active on this board as techie_alison aka Alison Challis suffered a fatal motorcycle accident on the 28th of April

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/862060-ipsw ... gine-crash

If I have got this wrong and techie_alison is not Alison Challis then I sincerely apologise in advance..grief and sadness is clouding my view but I have done everything I can to try and confirm this user is who I think they are and figured if it is true your community deserve to know.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 am
by Mug UK
Sad news :-(

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:07 am
by wongck
Oh god, this is very sad indeed. :(
I had sent a postcard with that name on it.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:43 am
by DarkLord
Oh my word.... :(

I've bought several items off Alison and have benefited (as have many) from
her technical expertise with Atari computers.

We've lost a great friend. :(

PS Can anyone verify for sure? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its not
the same one. I do know though, that she posted messages here about her
bike.

Here is a pic she sent me once, when we were exchanging e-mails about
the PeST/JeST:

Alison.jpg

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:21 am
by christos
That's sad. My condolences to her family.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:27 am
by spiny
Very sad news :/ she will be missed.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:29 am
by Dal
That is very sad news indeed. :(

RIP Ali.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:43 am
by Sauron
Wow, that's shocking news. I didn't really know her, but have remembered seeing her post here and at AA over the years. Very sad news indeed. :(

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:44 am
by Greenious
:(

Rest in peace Alison.

I'll miss you...

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:22 am
by Mug UK
Funeral is next Thursday judging some Googling I've just done: http://www.familynotices24.co.uk/948052 ... e=arsf_edt

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:37 am
by flashjazzcat
This is just awful news. Alison seemed a kind person as well as a knowledgable and helpful member of the Atari community. I'm absolutely shocked.

My sincere condolences to her family, friends and loved ones. A very sad loss indeed.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:47 am
by Nyh
I am very sad to hear this. She was a great fine member for this forum. A great loss to us indeed.

Hans Wessels

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:05 am
by majere
I'm very sad, I'm biker too and I'm affected a lot :cry:

My condolences to her family.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:36 am
by Shredder11
Stunned beyond belief... I have had a fair bit of chat via email wit her over the past three years, and always warm, friendly and helpful.....simply adorable really. Like many others I have bought and had things made, of which I do not have the skills or knowledge to make myself. She seemed so talented and yet so modest and down to earth with it, something many other people could learn from; she was more interested in just being happy and enjoying what she loved. The last thing she did for me was to make some dual TOS ROMs for my STE machines, one of which my dear uncle aged 70 fitted and soldered for me last year. That computer has taken on a lot of emotional and sentimental meaning for me, because I will always remember three things when I look at it; it was my first ST that helped me become a proper musician and gigged with it and a whole lot more; my uncle worked on it and he is VERY special to me; finally dear old Aly helped to upgrade it and I came to value her very much, but sadly never got to meet her in person which I planned to do.

R.I.P. Aly you WILL be MISSED... :cry:

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:37 am
by AtariSince1989
Shocking news. I had to read the post 3 times to really believe it. I'm very sad now. I bought some stuff from her and kept correspondance through PM about some questions I had, and she was always really helpful and cheerful.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:44 am
by Mal7921
Devastating news. My condolancies to her family and all of her friends. Such a great person to communicate with and always willing to go that extra mile if there were any problems. She will be missed by many.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:32 am
by Poobah
I am stunned.
We will miss you Ally!

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:13 pm
by Anemos
Very sad news...

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:54 pm
by ijor
Shocking and very sad news :(

RIP Ali

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:56 pm
by Grunaki
Wow, that's terrible. :(

R.I.P. Alison.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:02 pm
by CiH
From a previous forum posting by 1024MAK on the 3rd May 2010 addressed to Ali when she was talking about getting a new motorbike.

If you do get a bike be careful out on the roads.


Foreshadowing sucks..

Ali will be missed by a lot of people. I never knew her personally, but from her presence on the forum, you could tell that she was an exceptional lady in any walk of life. Condolences to her family and friends.

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:52 pm
by nativ
Bye Ali, keep on techin'

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:49 pm
by Marcer
This was really chocking reading for me.. I will surly miss her acitivitys and presents!
All respect for her.

all my condolences to her family.

Rip!

// Marcer

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:38 pm
by BoNuS
This ain't good at all, 2011 seems to be one of those years :(
This is already the second biker friend I lose in 2 weeks, althought I knew Allison only
through the internet, it feels like more. We liked to discuss motor things
above Atari things and I loved here for the fact that she took her bike apart in
the living. Where on earth can you find that kind of woman :)

Alison I'm going to miss you esp. your crazy lines on facebook.
Your were too young to go, but someone decided elsewise.

Ride to stairway to heaven, give them a good burn-out over there !

Re: techie_alison

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:38 pm
by simonsunnyboy
spiny wrote:Very sad news :/ she will be missed.


Seconded! Farewell, Aly, your expertise will be missed alot!