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Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by Mrs Rum, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Mrs Rum

    Mrs Rum Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    Most of you would have known or met my husband, Pete also known as MR RUM or just RUM.

    It is with the deepest sadness and disbelief that I share with you the new of his involvement in a car accident in the Victorian High Country last night in which the authorities were unable to save him.
    The police article is available here for those who would like more details:

    He treasured his involvement in 'Earth' and made many wonderful, like-minded friends.

    I don't know what else to say except he will be missed very much by his family and friends.
    I hope it's okay that I've made this post.

    I will post funeral details when they are available.
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  2. Wang

    Wang Well-Known Member

    This has totally rocked me.

    Rummie was an absolute legend who always made me smile.
    I will miss him dearly
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  3. Aus_Jeep

    Aus_Jeep Active Member

    Rip Pete.

    Such a great bloke to always have around the campfires. Always brought out the funny side of anything and gave us all many laughs. Will be very much missed.
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    RODEODAVE Well-Known Member

    I’m lost for words !!
    He will be sadly missed around the fire
    Who is now going to roll up in the middle of the night to carry on with us now
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  5. richardlnsw

    richardlnsw Moderator

    Stunned and heartbroken to say the least.
    He was a very much loved part of our family here at Earth. Part of the furniture around camp, so full of love for life, so much enthusiasm for travel.
    To say he will be missed is such an understatement.
    To you Jen, and all family members, our deepest sympathies.
    I will be having a few rums tonight in his honour.
    Miss you mate.
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  6. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe
    Doing something we all love doing and never really crosses your mind you might not make it home.
    and if it were not for work i could have been right there with him.
    Will be greatly missed from 4x4earth
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  7. bradlaurent

    bradlaurent Active Member

    Such sad news, he was always good for a story or 10 around the fire..

    Like others have said, if you need anything, let us know.

    RIP Rummy
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
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  8. Chatty

    Chatty Well-Known Member

    Absolutely lost for words. All I can say is that our thoughts and wishes are with you and your family and if there is anything any of us can do to help you only need to ask.
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  9. jacnden

    jacnden Well-Known Member

    Mrs rum
    I’m so sorry for you and your family .
    I have never met you husband but I’ve enjoyed his posts here on this forum, I think I might have seen one or two from you as well
    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family
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  10. Jaye

    Jaye Well-Known Member

    RIP Pete

    He was always happy, always smiling, loved his wife, rum, Australia and photography. That's how I will remember him.
    I dont think I will ever have a rum and not think of him, it was his trademark.

    Anything that you need @Mrs Rum please don't hesitate to ask the 4x4earth family.
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  11. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    Totally lost for words!
    This is very sad news & a realistic reminder & wake up call to all that things can & do go horribly wrong even to the most experienced of four wheeler s ,
    my deepest sympathy & condolences to all of Pete's family & friends.
    Rest in peace MR RUM I loved following your adventures & browsing through all of your pictures
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  12. Aza013

    Aza013 Well-Known Member

    My deepest condolences to you and all the family in this sad time.

    R.I.P. MR RUM.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
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  13. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    My deepest condolences to you Jen and all your family.
    I never had the pleasure of meeting Pete but I thoroughly enjoyed reading of yours and his adventures and chatting with him online.
    Best wishes and stay strong. Reach out if things start to get overwhelming for you.
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  14. Patriot

    Patriot Administrator

    @Mrs Rum I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Pete was a great guy to be sitting around the campfire with and we will all miss him.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

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  15. Patriot

    Patriot Administrator

    We will miss you buddy.
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  16. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    Words escape me...
    Firstly Jen, so sorry for your loss... I am sure I speak for all in the forum... If you need someone to talk to reach out.

    I loved reading what Pete did, his trip reports and his philosophy of just getting out there and doing it, his trips, his reports and his attitude will continue to inspire for years to come... Just wish I could have shared some adventures with him.
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  17. Shane Cheney

    Shane Cheney New Member

    Pete touched many lives. He was a true inspiration to so many.
    His passing has totally shocked me, and I've never felt such sorrow and loss hearing this news.
    I first met Pete on a NSW Utes cruise down to the 'gong in early 2004, even before we all got so involved with Utez. More recently, I asked him advice on 4wd's etc, and he got me in touch with 4x4 Earth.
    He was a character and a mate, who will be sorely missed by everyone who had the great fortune of knowing him.
    I can't imagine what your going through at the moment Jen, but we're all here for you and both your families.
    God, I haven't stopped crying all day!
    I will be raising a few rums to a great Australian tonight.....
    R E S P E C T
    Lest We Forget......
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
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  18. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    While iv never been lucky enough to meet you Jen i have been fortunate enough to do a few trips with Rumbo. Great bloke and always the life of the party , always jovial and a real passion for travel and the outdoors.

    May his soul rest in peace at the big off road playground in the sky.

    4x4 earth is abit lesser of a place today knowing he is no longer with us but will always be part of our off road family. :(:(:(
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  19. Ashbine

    Ashbine Active Member

    Terrible news.
    I met Mr Rum halfway along the Hay River Track last year.
    RIP mate....your travels have only just begun.
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  20. Aaron Schubert

    Aaron Schubert Moderator

    Truly sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with you, and deepest sympathies

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