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Steve Rann RIP

edited March 2012 in General Charlton
I attended the Funeral yesterday of my friend Steve Rann who passed away the day after the Stevenage game. There was a good turnout from the Addickted and his parents were genuinely touched by how well regarded Steve was in our community .

Steve was an avid Addicks fan who rarely missed a game either home or away .He was a modest and unassuming man who had a dry sense of humour . He could always be found in Real Ale Pubs off the beaten track when travelling away . I never saw him lose his temper and he would always look at the positives regarding his beloved Charlton .

As well as Charlton he followed Kent Cricket in the Summer months and kept a Border Colly Dog . In his career he worked on the Railway as a Quantity Surveyor.

RIP
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    RIP
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    Trying to place him from the real ale and Kent CCC clues. Was he the man with the overcoat and Charlton tie or a slightly bigger bloke, jeans and plastic bag? (or neither).
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    If it is either of those gents Simonsen it would be the latter .
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    Was very sad to hear this news last night.

    Knew Steve for many years and he would always be seen at away games. I think he once reached 450 consecutive games home and away.

    There are plans to spread his ashes at the Valley.

    RIP
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    edited March 2012
    RIP
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    edited March 2012
    Richard...in due course and if you think it's appropriate a picture of Steve would be much appreciated.....but as I say, 'only' if you feel it's appropriate.

    And of course..... RIP fellow Addick...RIP.
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    OMG that is terrible news. I knew Steve for years since we played in the same Charlton Athletic quiz team. He was a very quiet, unassuming guy and we always exchanged a 'hi, how are you doing' when we saw each other. A permanent fixture at away games. I am genuinely shocked at this news. RIP Steve, a true gent.
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    Sorry Soundas I do not have a picture of Steve .

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    Sad news. I knew him but not very well. Quiet guy who kept himself to himself and hardly ever missed a CAFC game, league or cup, home or away.

    RIP.

    Any idea what he died from ? He wasn't that old (late forties ?) and I know he was a biggish guy, but still seems a young age to go.
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    Golfie I know he has had blood circulation problems for around four / five years which had drastically reduced his walking pace and I think this is what led to the latest set of complications .

    We would have been 55 on 4th April , as I said in my initial post it was of great comfort to his elderly father that Steve had a decent turnout from the Addickted and we all shared our stories with him .
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    MOG may have a quiz team photo with Steve in it.
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    RIP.... far to young to be gone. Never knew him at all, but still sad to hear, and it's good to know he had a good turnout from friends and family.
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    RIP fellow Addick,
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    Richard you have a message on the activity board.

    I keep telling people there are unanswered messages on there... what is the point of it.

    RIP fellow addick.
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    Thanks Curb it ,I've replied to the message.
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    Very sad news. Always seemed to be at those far flung away games.

    RIP Steve.
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    RIP

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    Always sad to hear of an Addicks passing. RIP.
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    RIP Steve.
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    RIP
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    Very sad news.God bless him.
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    Travelled with him in the 90s could always be found at agame.Sorry to hear this very sad news,glad he had agood turn out of friends and fans alike yesterday.True gent who loved his football and would always stop for a chat.Steve you will be sadly missed.RIP.
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    One of the good guys

    RIP Steve
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    edited March 2012
    I'm shocked! And deeply saddened. I went to Sweden/Finland pre-season 2001 with (with amongst others) Steve, and sat with him at my last Charlton game (Wycombe away in October) but in general I would hate to have to count the hours I've spent with Steve either watching footy or drinking beer.

    On the morning of the Stevenage game I was looking around for a good "football" beer and came across some bottles of Old Tom. It went down a treat - together with the result - and brought back many happy memories of the Castle in Oldham Street in Manchester. And one thing about the Castle was that you almost expected to see Steven Rann when you walked through the door.

    I picked up another couple of bottles of Old Tom this evening ready for the game tomorrow, so I'll enjoy them in honour of Steve.

    Thanks for the information, Richard, even if it is very sad news.

    Simmo (and anyone else interested) here is a photo from Sweden, Steve is the one on the left. I'm sure you'll recognise him

    http://www.garlicconch.com/hackenbushtelegraph.htm


    God bless you, Steve

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    Yes. RIP fellow Charlton man.
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    RIP fellow Addick.
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    RIP
    one of those faces that you would have clocked if you travelled throughout the years and didn't really know who they were
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    Another couple of photos here of Steve (with an unusually and pathetically small glass) in Kerkrade in 2001 and - very untypically - without a pint of beer in his hand (2nd from right)

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    the JC Roda Trip ....
    i notice 'the worlds tallest man' (that's what we used to call him) behind Steve does he still go , haven't seen him for a while
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    Was looking through this thread thinking I didn't know who he was until I saw Hugo's pic from Sweden. Didn't know him very well but spent a few hours in bars in Birmingham and Kilkenny with him and always said hello. Also met him in the most unlikely places - Amsterdam at the Cricket World Cup 1999 and Porto for Euro 2004 (Denmark v Sweden). Very sad. RIP

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