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Requiescet in Pace Dianne Spinner

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1992 - 1997 850, including 850 R, 850 T-5R, 850 T-5, 850 GLT
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Re: Requiescet in Pace Dianne Spinner

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Thanks for all who helped here.
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Post by MrAl »

Hello,

Wow, very sorry to hear the news. Sorry for your loss Robert.
RIP Dianne.
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Donation sent, thanks for forwarding the link Abscate
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Post by foggydogg »

I carried on a text conversation with Robert yesterday. He had bought a couple project cars during his western swing, and when Dianne first presented at the ER, he sold off everything except the new yellow T5, so at least the car part of his logistical challenge is slightly lower.
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Post by manovlov »

All these money issues, always and again.... even in a situation like this...

I won't let the helplessness and confusion add to his pain.

He's a friend, i know what to do.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

I was just thinking yesterday that this should be shared on here, I was happy to see the banner on the forum today. I hadn't run into this or the previous thread yet.
Such a sad situation, but it's amazing to see the Volvo community come together for someone who has made such a huge impact on all of us, and does so much good. We love you Robert!
Rest in peace, Diane.
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Post by yanga001 »

He is in all our prayers. Hoping his costs are covered.
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Post by wizechatmgr »

I too was following the developments on Robert's YT channel. I'll see what I can contribute - he has a greater need than I at the moment and like may others, saved me from needing to ditch the car.

Both Robert and his wife are good people, you could tell by the videos. So much pain and Robert always gets back up.
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Post by foggydogg »

Although I did whack the GFM pool to help get it going, I still like a direct PayPal "gift"; I signed up for a small monthly stipend some time ago, so I already have a link.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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