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Offline GJ

Re: John Duffy
« Reply #40 on: Jun 28, 2016, 07:30 PM »
Everton season ticket holder  ;)

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #41 on: Jun 29, 2016, 05:58 AM »
Everton season ticket holder  ;)

Sad, but never mind, so long as he's healthy.

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« Reply #42 on: Jul 22, 2016, 11:40 PM »
 :D ;)
« Last Edit: Jul 22, 2016, 11:58 PM by GJ »

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #43 on: Jul 23, 2016, 12:05 AM »
And - Although starb'd side of Deck 7 on board QM2 now has deck-chairs covered with that sort of 'neutral beige',
the Everton Blue were still holding on on port side!
(Why they couldn't these be Red - That 'Beige' is Naff!!)
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #44 on: Jul 25, 2016, 10:44 PM »
  ;)
« Last Edit: Jul 29, 2016, 10:17 AM by GJ »

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #45 on: Jul 26, 2016, 08:52 AM »
Mr D  has  had a bit of bad health and is recovering at the moment any one wishing to wish him well do so and ill show him this  thred  ;)

Thank you for this, GJ.

Very much hoping that Mr D will be feeling much better soon - Please give him lots of Best Wishes and So Many Thanks too!
QE2 would never have been the same without Mr D - You did her proud!

Take Care Mr D - You looked after us so well, wishing in some ways that we could do the same for you - except we wouldn't do it as well as you did for us!
Kind regards
Rosie

(PS - Mr D - when you are feeling better, you will very possibly find the longest piece of Granite-on-a-Pavement behind the Cunard building 'interesting'! It was unveiled for the Centenary Anniversary of the Cunard Building)
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #46 on: Jul 26, 2016, 01:55 PM »
All good wishes to Mr D and hope you will be feeling much better soon. 
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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #47 on: Jul 26, 2016, 08:47 PM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery..
Now about that book... ;)

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #48 on: Jul 27, 2016, 11:36 AM »
Hope you are feeling better soon John. Best wishes  :)
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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #49 on: Jul 27, 2016, 12:47 PM »
All good wishes to you, John, and many happy and lasting memories of your cheerful face greeting us every evening on QE2 as you passed by us sitting outside the Computer Centre using the wifi!

Get well soon and keep enjoying life on land as much as you used to enjoy life at sea :) .

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #50 on: Jul 27, 2016, 01:09 PM »
And best wishes for Yer Health! from me, Tech R/O and wife Sarah Deere-Jones (Harp) N.Cornwall.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #51 on: Jul 27, 2016, 01:43 PM »
I will pass these on later called in to see him this morning. Ended up drinking coffee and eating cakes  he was in good form   And recovering daily  hope I don't get shouted at by his first officer (wife)  for putting this on here  G

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #52 on: Jul 27, 2016, 10:44 PM »
hope I don't get shouted at by his first officer (wife)  for putting this on here  G
Marie is far too ladylike to shout.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #53 on: Jul 28, 2016, 12:47 PM »
Just left mr D   He read this thred  with interest  "CABIN BOY ".  :) junior purser he replied ,   Marie was amused  he is in good form and enjoying life  ;)   
« Last Edit: Jul 28, 2016, 01:37 PM by GJ »

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John Duffy
« Reply #54 on: Jul 11, 2017, 12:01 PM »
I am very sad to let you know that John Duffy - QE2's legendary Hotel Manager and longest serving four-stripe officer in Cunard history - passed away this morning, Tuesday 11 July 2017.

It is strange that he passed away just as Queen Elizabeth was arriving on the Mersey in his home City!

A great man and a Cunard legend.
« Last Edit: Jul 11, 2017, 12:06 PM by Michael Gallagher »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: John Duffy
« Reply #55 on: Jul 11, 2017, 12:21 PM »
Very sad news that John Duffy has died. He was always very pleasant when I had the opportunity to speak to him and always interested in QE2 stories.  A QE2 legend has passed on - my heartfelt sympathy goes to his family. 

I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #56 on: Jul 11, 2017, 12:32 PM »
Thank you very much, Michael, for letting us know. The QE2 network lives on...

Very sad to hear that John Duffy died so soon into his retirement -- I would have wished him many happy years of happy memories and new adventures.

He was a wonderful gentleman. We have great memories of sitting outside the Computer Learning Centre in our evening clothes, writing on our laptops (and using the Computer Centre's wifi). John passed by almost every evening at that time, and always greeted us with a pleasant personal word.

I believe he had Irish roots, and this may have contributed to his remembering us -- but then, I also believe that he had a friendly word for almost everyone!

Michael, if you are in touch with his family, please pass our condolences to them.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #57 on: Jul 11, 2017, 01:48 PM »
Thank you for letting us know, Michael.
We have some wonderful memories of him, he was such a good, kind gentle-man.
As long as the ships have blue seats on the deck-chairs,
people may discover why they are specifically 'that' blue.
They were Mr Duffy's choice - the blue of Everton FC.


[For people who knew John and his family personally
Janice Jeffrey has been in close touch with John and his family - and posted the following on a page on Facebook.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to Marie and Johnny at this time for their very sad loss. As some of you may know John had been struggling with very ill health for the last 7 months and now he is at peace.
As soon as I hear information on funeral arrangements I will let you know....]
« Last Edit: Jul 14, 2017, 06:55 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #58 on: Jul 11, 2017, 03:01 PM »
A very sad day in the history of QE2. Rest in Peace Mr John Duffy. The legendary Hotel Manager onboard QE2. The names QE2 & John Duffy went hand in hand. It was a tremendous honour and pleasure to be invited to dine at your table and to have sat at the same table with the same host exactly 19 years apart . You are as much a part of Cunard history as the ship you were Hotel Manager on. The memories we passengers have of you will be forever in our minds . There is only one QE2...there will only ever be one Hotel Manager. At Rest..At Peace .

On my cruise in 2007 l mentioned as l was seated next to Mr Duffy that it was by a quirk of fate exactly 19 years to the night we were in the same position, l had been invited to the Hotel Managers Table. He told me he would check up as he kept a diary, and he did ! he also told me of one of the best things ever to come out of the 86/87 refit .  Anyone who had the great fortune to dine with Mr John Duffy  was in for a superlative experience. and a level of service like no other.   
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
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Re: John Duffy
« Reply #59 on: Jul 11, 2017, 03:29 PM »
After suggesting it, Queen Elizabeth will sound her whistle for 47 seconds at 2155 hours tonight - just before she leaves Liverpool. 47 seconds for 47 years of Cunard service by a true Cunarder.