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    Post by Pavise Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:13 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Mr. Robin Allen has been admitted to hospital today with yet another infection which means he will be unable to respond to any enquiries etc. Although he has not yet registered on this forum we all know that he is a true and kind crossbowman if ever there was one.

    Right now he needs all of our prayers and good wishes.

    Get well soon Robin and God Bless.

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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:53 pm

    That is terrible. Hope this turns out to be a minor thing.

    But prayers sent



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    Post by Ivo Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:40 am

    Get Well wishes for Robin! Hope he gathers his strength and get's out of this one quick.

    I understand he is no longer a young lad anymore and time and age are taking what is theirs, but really...How serious is his condition?

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    Post by Pavise Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:28 am

    Hi Ivo,

    I'm delighted to tell you that Robin underwent recent surgery and is now recovering in a Vancouver hospital. The prognosis looks good and with our continuing prayers and well wishes he should be back at his bench in the Den very soon. However I doubt that he will be hand-spanning any crossbows for a while. Ouch Robin Allen Icon_sad

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    Post by Ivo Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:17 pm

    Glad to hear all is well. Robin Allen Icon_smile

    I believe in Robin, no doubt he can get back on his feet and be off to enjoying life in no time. Hand spanning a crossbow? I'm sure Robins expertise will allow him to fabricate even the most exquisite of spanning devices whether external or built into the crossbow. Looking forward to hearing from Robin when he is ready to join our discussions. Robin Allen Icon_biggrin



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    Post by Lightly Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:58 pm

    My heart and prayers are with Robin. I so hope that he will join this forum, and share his amazing breadth of knowledge, when he is feeling up to it. Very much look forward to learning from him!

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    Post by kiwijim Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:42 am

    Yes,
    I wish the very very best of the best to Robin and Wendy. They deserve it.
    Robin's knowledge ( Robin Allen Icon_cheers Robin Allen Icon_cheers Robin Allen Icon_cheers ) will be an excellent addition to the site - and I really want to hear an update on his 2000# medieaval siege crossbow

    Cheers to Robin!!!
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    Post by William Tell Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:42 pm

    OH that is so good to hear that Robin is fine, quite sincerely I was kinda worried as I wrote to Wendy and never got a reply. Well all that matters is that he is fine and on his way to recovery.

    Cheers to Your Good health ROBIN !!! Robin Allen Icon_biggrin
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    Post by Pavise Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:57 pm

    Hi Y'all,

    Dear Robin is not yet out of the woods as we say, but today is his 74th birthday and regretfully he has to spend it in hospital there on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

    I trust you will all join me in wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robin and please God make him soon well again.

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    Post by Ivo Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:11 pm

    Good Year Robin! Robin Allen Icon_biggrin Happy Birthday from us as well, I just recently had one too > April 5th ---22. Robin Allen 49543



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    Post by Pavise Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:13 pm

    Dear Friends,

    Just a quick update on Robin.

    I've just spoken to his wife who tells me that Robin is in an islolation unit at their local hospital. However he is now fighting off a VRE super-bug infection that he picked up from the main hospital and until that clears up he will have to remain where he is. But he is mobile and responding to the treatment he is getting, and it is obvious that our prayers are working too. Robin Allen Icon_biggrin

    One of his local friends bought a laptop for Robin which he is now watching movies on whilst in bed. It is hoped that a hotspot is available whereby he can get online and read the crossbow news from around the world; especially on these great pages. Robin Allen Icon_cool

    Way to go Robin mate. Robin Allen Icon_cheers Robin Allen Icon_cheers Robin Allen Icon_cheers

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    Post by Ivo Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:26 pm

    Good to hear Robin is standing strong on his path to recovery...also good to hear that he has a computer to keep boredom out of his way >>> Mine got taken away when I was sick. Robin Allen Icon_lol



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    Post by Pavise Wed May 05, 2010 3:49 pm

    Dear fellow Guild members,

    Robin is due to be released from his local hospital today and there is a message to that effect on his website. He is still very weak but with some ongoing prayers and best wishes from around the world, along with some home cooking and sunshine, he should soon be back in his Den where he belongs. Robin Allen Icon_biggrin

    Kindest regards to you all,

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    Post by Ivo Thu May 06, 2010 3:24 pm

    Excellent news Pavise!

    To go through something this difficult one must posses serious power and support of others, may all of us when faced with a similar situation be up to it, just as Robin and his family were.

    Wishing all best to Robin and Family! Robin Allen Icon_smile

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    Post by Crossfire Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:37 am

    Very sorry to report that I have been just notified our friend Robin Allen has passed away. After months of fighting his illnesses Robin has left us. His passing has left a huge hole in my heart. He was my friend and my mentor. I will miss him terribly.
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    Post by Pavise Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:09 am

    Dear Friends,

    I too have just learned from Mrs. Wendy Allen that our dear friend Robin passed away just hours ago. An era has passed.
    Rest in peace Robin.

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    Post by kiwijim Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:43 pm

    Very sad news Parvise
    RIP Robin, you cranky old bugger. You are already sorely missed.
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    Post by Ivo Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:51 pm

    Robin Allen...I will forever regret that I have not once met the man who inspired me.

    Travel well Robin!

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    Post by Geezer Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:34 am

    Usually I think of our culture being one built on the shoulders of a myriad of pygmies rather than giants. In Robin Allen's case... well, he might just be one of the giants. Fare well, Robin, fellow traveler I have never known. Geezer
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    Post by Pavise Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:46 am

    Dear Friends,

    There have been some lovely words and tributes written in honour of dear Robin Allen and I thank you sincerely for yours. Undoubtedly there are many others who just can't find words to say at a time like this, but their presence is felt. Many have written in to the Excalibur Forum and to Crossbows on Archery Talk. Robin is known world wide and his influence is simply outstanding. He will be missed.

    More will be found later in the local newspaper which is: http://www.coastreporter.net/

    Meanwhile, his daughter has provided an e-mail address on Archery Talk for messages of condolence to the family and it is: iloveguns@hotmail.com

    Sincerely,

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    Post by William Tell Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:35 pm

    BLESSING AND LOVE TO YOU MASTER ROBIN, FOR YOUR KINDNESS, PATIENCE, AND LOVE. YOU MAY HAVE LEFT FROM YOUR PHYSICAL BODY. BUT IN OUR HEARTS YOU SHALL FOREVER REMAIN. WHEN I PICK UP MY CROSSBOW AND LOOK AT IT I THINK OF THE FINE INSTRUCTIONS YOU THOUGHT ME TO FINISH IT.

    THANK YOU.

    Our love and Sympathy goes with your beloved family.


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    Post by Pavise Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:50 am

    Dear friends,

    Please visit Robin's website to see the recently posted link to a lovely photo tribute with music. And have your tissues handy too.
    http://www.thecrossbowmansden.com/Home.html

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