PRESENTLY IN: Cape Town
MESSAGE: I would like to second the thoughts and thanks Bryan Webster
posted recently regarding the service Ian provides us all to mourn the
loss of all our YOUNG collegues who have passed away over the last few
years. Whilst it is shocking and painful for those left behind. We must
remember we have for the most part lived hard and played hard, this is
when we laughed the most. For that is the nature of this business and most
of us would not have had it any other way. For our fondest memories are
of the times we were working hard or playing harder and for all those who
have passed that is how I will remember them laughing.
NAME: Tommy Gibbons
MESSAGE: Sad to hear about Leon. He was a great bloke and I really
enjoyed his freindship at Thaba 'Nchu and Sun City. RIP mate and I hope
his family can find strength during this terrible time.
NAME: Nick Holt
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon - one of the nicer guys at Sun City.
Raising an Amstel ATM ... cheers mate.
NAME: Paul Winder
MESSAGE: I am heading over to London Saturday 6 June and a few old
casino faces are getting together for a drink at The Captain Kidd pub in
Wapping for a few drinks. Alex Dalton and Nigel Wyles are coming down so
anyone in London next Saturday, pop in for a drink.
NAME: Lisa Waterfield
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas, NV.
MESSAGE: Very shocked to hear about Leon. Many fun memories of you
at Sun City 1984-86. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP Leon.
NAME: Jeff Barnett
MESSAGE: My heart weeps for my cousin Leon.
I am so pleased that he has been remembered so well by so many.
Thank you Robin for all you have done for Leon in life and death.
NAME: Susan Haines
PESENTLY IN: Shropshire, England
IS SEARCHING FOR: Eamon J. Nelson
THE CLUES ARE...: Loutraki '96, U.S national - possibly in Spokane
age ? - he wouldn't thank me for revealing that!.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Liz Bowman and Katie
THE CLUES ARE...: Wolverhampton and Loutraki. what are you up to these
IS SEARCHING FOR: Rachel and Jeanette
THE CLUES ARE...: Loutraki 95/96. you looked after me when I was ill.
NAME: Vic Aslet
MESSAGE: Very sad news about Leon. As many people here have said, he
was an all round good bloke and will be missed by many. Another Sun City
good guy gone. My thoughts go out to his family. RIP Leon.
NAME: Brian Moss
MESSAGE: I was at Sun City in the early days back in 1980, and
I remember Leon as a lovely fellah, and we all know how much he will be
sadly missed. RIP
18/5 job listings...
Gow Tiles - It's LCI and the Ad's in Chinese.
Dealers for Summer Months - London. Genting.
NAME: CARL FARRELL
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon. As with many on here I worked with
him in Sun City and he was indeed one of the nice guys. Condolencies
to the family.
NAME: Jeremy Law
MESSAGE: I was shocked to hear about Leon, my condolences to his wife
and family, a lovely man that always had time for people. A sad loss!
NAME: Ian Belgian
MESSAGE: I am deeply shocked to hear the news of Bonnie, she was an
excellent card room manager with a great personality, a real pleasure to
work with. She will be missed by all, my condolences to her family.
NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: There have unfortunately been a number of very sad bereavement
notifications recently and several more over the years that Gaming floor
has been in operation. May I say on behalf of us all, a very sincere Thank
You, to Ian Sutton for posting our bereavement notifications and condolance
messages. The casino industry is a close knit one and Ian has provided
a way of expressing our loss of great characters and friends that we have
worked with over the years. Thanks Ian
Thank you Bryan, appreciate it GF has always
been a Ltd. company and still is a one man band so pats on the back are
very welcome. Ian
NAME: Alison Dye
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Fabio Moretti
THE CLUES ARE...: Last known in Venezuela
NAME: Ian Wilson
MESSAGE: So sad and shocked to hear about Leon. Was a great guy, have
great memories working with him at Star Cruises.
NAME: Douglas Alexander Tait
MESSAGE: I'm stunned and saddened to hear of the passing of Bonnie
Price. I had the pleasure of working with her in 2006 at Star City's card
room. My condolences goes out to her family.
MESSAGE: I am sad to say that Bonnie
Price passed away last week, she was an excellent cardroom manager
and I'm sure anyone that knew her will be shocked and saddened to hear
NAME: Mike Walker
MESSAGE: So sad to here news of Leon's passing ... Deepest condolences
to his wife & family... Itís certainly a huge wake up call when someone
so full of life is taken from us...
NAME: Alan Simpson
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear of the passing of a true "Gaming" gentleman.
My heartfelt sympathy to Leon's wife and family.
NAME: Tina Jones
MESSAGE: Some happy memories of the caroursel SA 1991 feel lucky to
have known Leon Penner, god bless
NAME: Robin Humphreys
MESSAGE: Leon what a great guy and will be missed by all that know
him RIP mate and I will have a Black and Coke for you. I have passed all
messages to his wife and she thanks everyone for the kind words. Leon's
funeral will be held on Monday 18th May in Thailand.
NAME: Stuart Warren
MESSAGE: Sad to hear of Leon's Passing. Many fond memories of him still
in my heart. He still holds the record in the oyster bar in Pretoria of
68 oysters in one sitting.
God bless you Leon. x
NAME: Simon Purtill
PESENTLY IN: Purgatory
IS SEARCHING FOR: Hugo Mersey
THE CLUES ARE...: Last seen in a pair of hotpants backstage at the
Led Zep gig.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gregg Braun
THE CLUES ARE...: Last seen in a pie shop.
Name: Gaming Awards
Find me on...: Twitter
Name: luke everitt
Find me on...: Facebook'
NAME: Nigel & Celeste Block
MESSAGE: Unbelievable news about Leon it just goes to prove yet again
only the good die young. R.I.P.
NAME: Mandy Hayden
MESSAGE: So sad to hear Leon's no longer here, he was one of the best
friends I ever had.
NAME: Rene Kunzi
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon, remember the good old days playing
golf in Sun City. Condolences to his Family and rest in peace my old mate.
NAME: Andrea Dudbridge
MESSAGE: So sad to hear Leon has passed away, can't believe it. What
a fantastic guy, always smiling and such a gentleman. Have lovely memories
of the Sun City days and will always treasure them. R.I.P.
NAME: John Head
MESSAGE: Sad to hear of Leon's demise he was a good man and condolences
to his family.
NAME: Dean Evans
MESSAGE: Leon was a gentleman of the highest order and the best neighbour
one could wish for in Sun City. Have an Amstel with the rest of the boys
Rest in peace my friend.
NAME: Jackie Fell
MESSAGE: So shocked and saddened to hear about Leon. Last saw him in
Tanzania. We had some good lunches with lots of talk about the good old
days. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this very emotional
NAME: Mike Simms
PESENTLY IN: Freeport, Bahamas.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Martin Burnside
THE CLUES ARE...: Hi There Martin, trying to touch base, to say hello
& how are you ?. Mike.
NAME: Mark Hopkins
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Paul Hooper
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked together for Holland America cruise line.
NAME: Ray McCluskey
MESSAGE: So sad to hear of the passing of Leon Penner RIP.
NAME: Ian Belgian
MESSAGE: One of the nicest guys in the business.
Really can't believe it, rest in peace mate.
NAME: Neels Meyer
MESSAGE: It is with great sadness to hear of Leon's passing. I have
nothing but fun and fond memories of him. My deepest sympathy and condolences
to Leon's family.......Shalom my friend.
NAME: Frank Braam
MESSAGE: I am very sad to hear about the sudden and unexpected news
of Leon's passing. He was a great guy and will be fondly remembered. My
condolences to his family.
NAME: David Crowther
MESSAGE: So very sad to hear about Leon, i can't belive it, used to
walk to work with him in the early days at Sun city, what a gentleman he
was, nothing ever a problem.God bless you mate.RIP.
NAME: Joe Maguire
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon, a good guy who always had time
for everyone, will be truly missed by all that knew him, my condolences,
R.I.P my friend.
NAME: Craig Field
MESSAGE: Leon, rest in peace mate, I cannot believe we exchanged emails
only two days ago. This is a terrible huge shock. Leon has a heart of gold.
I am just too shocked with this news.
NAME: Scott& Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Our thoughts are with Leons' family at this difficult time.
Rest in Peace.
NAME: David Atkins
MESSAGE: Very sad news to hear of the passing of Leon Penner - A Sun
City stalwart. Like many, if not all, of that era it didn't matter if you
loved him or hated him, he always had you back. RIP mate.
NAME: Dave Lawrence
MESSAGE: Still in shock, worked with Leon in Star Cruise as well as
Rest in Peace.
NAME: Steve Thornton
MESSAGE: My old mate, I can't get ny head around the fact your gone,
I sit here hoping perhaps it's just a sick joke; but I know it's not. I'll
have 'penguin' sandwiches in your honour for breakfast tomorrow mate, just
like we used to at the Cascades.
RIP. Steve and Michelle.
NAME: Bryan & Julie Webster
MESSAGE: What shocking news out of the blue! Leon was a lovely guy
- I think he got on with everyone he worked with. Fond memories of him
at Sun City in the 80's. Rest in Peace mate.
MESSAGE: I would just like to say some
said news from Poipet, Cambodia.
Leon Penner passed away suddenly
last night. Leon worked in Sun City, on Star Cruises and lots of other
places, he will be sorely missed. RIP.
NAME: Dave Pritchard
MESSAGE: My thoughts are with you Les. sorry to hear of your loss.
NAME: Steve Thornton
MESSAGE: So sorry to hear of your loss Les, Rest in Peace Bernie.
Our thoughts are with you and your son at this time.
NAME: Scott & Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Our thoughts are with both Les and Brandon, we remember Bernie
with fondness. God Bless and Rest in Peace.'
NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Very sorry to hear about Bernie, Les and Bernie were one of
the nicest couples I remember at Sun City. Julie and I send our condolences
to Les and his family.
NAME: Peter O'Neill
MESSAGE: Just passing on the sad news
that Bernie Welch passed away last night after a long and brave
battle with cancer. Les and Brandon you are in our prayers. GOD BLESS GIRL
Peter, Sonell and family.
NAME: john ogden
PESENTLY IN: london
IS SEARCHING FOR: jane mcinnes & therese levine -
THE CLUES ARE...: we worked together at the clifton casino in lythem
Name: Vijay Anand Pillay
Find me on...: Linked In
Enough about Chelsea being unlucky against Barcelona.
This happened in the Hamburg Bremen game the next day.
- Now that's unlucky !
FYI. Donation kitty stands at 75 pounds for this message board. There
hasn't been a single donation in several months. Ian
8/5 job listing...
Dealers - Alea Leeds. LCI.
7/5 job listing...
Dealers - G Casino. Manchester.
NAME: Bryan Webster
PESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Barry (Eezooob) Evans
THE CLUES ARE...: Sun City '83 '84. Eezoob - get in touch or join facebook
- some classic pics been posted including the famous arse-hair burning!
4/5 job listing...
Dealers/Inspectors plus a Slot tech - Gala Casino Leicester
More job listings are required folks !
Four videos from the European Dealer Championship
in Malmö are now online at my Vimeo.com account. You'll need circa
30 minutes tpo watch them all so grab a coffee. Ian
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part I
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part II
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part III
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part IV the Winners
Still time to get on Hadise to win the European Song Contest
for Turkey at 10 to 1 on Betfair. No 1 viewed competitor on YouTube !.
NAME: lesley campbell
PESENTLY IN: cape town south africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: fiona donnan
THE CLUES ARE...: last seen throttling cage desk manager at sun city