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Pusser RIP

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of one of Motorhome Facts National Treasures. Our beloved Pusser.

There is a link to the official obituary in the Bucks Herald below but Pusser (John) passed away peacefully at home on Friday 13 November 2015.

Pusser was one of the very early members on our forum and over the years kept many of us entertained with his often eye watering humour and stories about his trips and adventures. Indeed it was Pusser’s way of writing which shaped the tone of my own blogs over the years.

He touched so many far and wide with his humorous accounts of his trips away, the epic fails and his encounters with people he met along the way. One of his funniest lines (for me) was his wife shouting at him to slow down in France (Pussers Report Part 3) “Slow down! - you are doing more than 50 Rappels”. “How many Rappels are you doing?” has become the norm in our van now.

Sadly I never got to meet Pusser and I don’t think many did but I felt like I knew him. We kept in touch by email and on the forums and often traded stories about work (he also worked in IT) but mainly just laughs really. I knew he was ill and wanted to find out what had become of him so with the help of Spykal and Erneboy I manged to track down his daughter Sherie who (after establishing I wasn’t a stalker / nutter) kindly agreed for me to write an obituary for him on here.

Pusser could go on a bit in his stories but I never got board of reading them and he was one of those posters that as soon as you saw a topic started by him or a reply in a thread your face would light up and you would smile with the anticipation of reading what he had posted.

He also wrote a brilliantly funny book (Pussers Progress) for kindle which I would encourage you to download. It might raise some cheer in the gloomy months ahead. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pussers-Prog...ssers+Progress

Thankfully his accounts on here have been preserved for all time. I have over the last few days been scouring the archives back to 2004 and have included some links below to some of his most memorable threads. There is enough there to keep you going until Spring!

Please feel free to post any of yours. I will be sending Sherie a link to this thread so hopefully the family can enjoy them also.

Rest in Peace Pusser me old mate. Gone but not forgotten. Thanks for all the laughs!

Bucks Herald Obituary http://announce.jpress.co.uk/bucks-h...ource=jpmi_bha

Pussers Progress







“Slow down - you are doing more than 50 Rappels”.






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What sad News, I had the privilege to meet and have a long chat with Pusser on one occasion and can confirm that he was one hell of a character.

He will be very sadly missed.

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Sad news indeed. He will be fondly remembered. I downloaded "Pussers Progress" on my kindle when it was first available. May have another read now.


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Truly a funny man. RIP Pusser.

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So sorry to hear that. He was of course already missed on here but it's so sad to know he's really gone.

Thank you for the links, Barry. We'll enjoyed reading through them.

We already have the book and would recommend it, particularly to relatively new members.

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One of the funniest men I have ever read. I have his book on my Kindle a great read.
As you said, whenever he posted it was always a good uplift. RIP.


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Sad news rip, Pusser helped me with my computer problems (initially setting up connection to my router when first on broadband. Hope I thanked him enough, Wendy
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So very sad to hear this.

Never has one mans words made me laugh so much as yours.


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Sad news.
I note his passing with sorrow and will forever remember his very funny posts over a number of years.


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