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RON DAWBER 1929-2020 RIP
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I would really like you to post this photograph of Ron Dawber, he sadly passed away on 18th April, he enjoyed Wigan world for many years and contributed countless photograph's to your feature, photo a day. On behalf of his family they would all like to thank you for publishing his photograph's all these years

"Rest in Peace Ron 1929 to 2020"

Thank you

Sue Dawber

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th April 2020 at 13:33

Ron was a major contributor to the site for many years and will be sadly missed by the wiganworld fraternity. Condolences to Ron's family and friends from Brian and myself.

Comment by: John G on 20th April 2020 at 13:52

Sue: please except my deepest condolences to you and your Family,Ron's contributions to Wigan World will be on here for ever in his photos.
Thank you Ron, may he rest in peace.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th April 2020 at 15:10

Ron posted some lovely photos, very sad To hear the news. RIP Ron xx

Comment by: Philip G. on 20th April 2020 at 15:13

So, this was Ron Dawber: The man with the gift of not only 'taking photographs', but also with the gift of naming them, with style.
God Bless his soul.

Comment by: DTease on 20th April 2020 at 15:53

An admirable man with an admirable talent.
May he walk with his God.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 20th April 2020 at 16:26

Thanks for all your hard work Ron, R.I.P Lad.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 20th April 2020 at 16:34

May he rest in peace, God Bless.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 20th April 2020 at 16:39

Ron. Rest in perpetual happiness and peace. Condolences to all of Ron’s family, and loved ones.

Comment by: Harry Cunliffe on 20th April 2020 at 16:59

Very sorry to hear the sad news about Ron, I have known Ron for a long time, it was Ron that got me into Wigan World photo a day, he will be sadly missed. may he rest in peace. H.

Comment by: Maureen on 20th April 2020 at 17:29

God bless Ron..and thank you.xx

Comment by: Allan on 20th April 2020 at 20:04

Sue very sorry for your loss... RIP Ron you will be sadly missed

Comment by: Dougie on 20th April 2020 at 20:13

Know him by name but never seen a photo of him till today.
R.I.P. Ron

Comment by: Mick on 20th April 2020 at 20:36

So sorry to hear this news Sue, Ive been looking for him coming along the canal bank

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th April 2020 at 21:00

God Bless. xx

Comment by: Garry on 20th April 2020 at 21:16

I'll have a double sherry and cheers to you Ron Dawber.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 20th April 2020 at 21:30

I was sorry indeed to hear of Rons death , although I never meet him I felt I knew through his work on Wigan World . I was taking to someone not long ago who did know him well ,he ' said was a gentleman and a gentle man . What a lovely tribute. To Sue and his family the hundreds of photographs on the site taken by him will be of great comfort when you look at the back library. Wigan World has lost one of its best friends .R.I.P.

Comment by: Julie on 20th April 2020 at 22:27

What a lovely gentleman he put some lovely photos of all over the wigan area, sorry to all Rons family for the loss of a nice man. God bless Ron and RIP.

Comment by: Ken R on 21st April 2020 at 01:39

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing, many people will miss his photography. A few years ago I had an idea to meet him in person. I live in Canada and used to come back to the old Country. I left a message on WigWorld and laid out my scheme, I told him of the dates that I would be there ( I was with my sister-in-law on Scot Lane ) so I told him to keep an eye open to see his front garden wall for a stranger sitting there. So after a walk one day I sat on the low wall, it was not more than 2 minutes before I heard his voice saying is that Ken, I was invited in to meet Sue and for a great cup of tea and a good chat. After that we seemed to bump into each other in other parts of Aspull and Haigh Hall. So-long old friend you will be missed.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 21st April 2020 at 08:02

Sue, may I offer you my sincere condolences. I can only echo the sentiments expressed above. Rest In Peace Ron.

Comment by: Aubrey on 21st April 2020 at 09:04

Very sad to hear, his contributions were always so welcome.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st April 2020 at 09:16

Ron's photographs on P-a-D and in the Album are his legacy to us all, and, hopefully, to future generations. He also inspired others to root out their old snaps, or to get out and record the world around them. Thanks, Ron - rest in peace.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 09:28

Ken R what a lovely memory to have of Ron... you will still see his photos though and some of his comical captions to them. He won't be forgotten as long as his beautiful pictures 'pop' up - there must be thousands, what a legacy.

Comment by: John Peters on 21st April 2020 at 09:38

My most sincere condolences to you Sue. I enjoyed Ron's many and interesting submissions to Photo-A-Day. Take care.
RIP Ron.

Comment by: A.W. on 21st April 2020 at 09:54

RIP, will be missed.

Comment by: Philip G. on 21st April 2020 at 10:42

Mick, I remember your earlier concerned mention of you not having seen Ron, for a while, and here I read your touching echo of those missed, occasional meetings with him.

Comment by: Beryl on 21st April 2020 at 11:17

I agree with all that has just been said and offer my condolences to Ron's family. I never knew him but like others enjoyed his photographs. However it is so lovely to see the face and name behind the camera. Ron enjoy your new setting with lots more photo opportunities, such a shame that we cannot yet see them. Love and blessings to your family.

Comment by: David on 21st April 2020 at 12:49

Sincere condolences Sue and family. I first met Ron years ago when I bought some CB radio equipment off him. We bumped into each other and had a nice chat a few times since then. A lovely man. Rest in peace Ron.

Comment by: Methinks on 21st April 2020 at 15:30

RIP Ron Dawber, your contributions are what Wigan World is all about. Many good photos and only good comments. Will be missed.

Comment by: Poet on 21st April 2020 at 17:32

That was a wonderful innings Ron. Well played Sir.

Comment by: Cyril on 21st April 2020 at 19:19

Rest in Peace Marra.

Comment by: John D on 21st April 2020 at 20:05

An Aspull legend, gone but definitely never forgotten. Farewell Ron and rest in peace.

Comment by: fw on 21st April 2020 at 20:06

The face behind the camera,
now meets his gentle sleep,
his camera rests upon his lap,
his memory.. we now keep.

Comment by: John Gallimore on 22nd April 2020 at 23:29

Enjoyed our chats by Top Lock. Sleep peacefully.

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