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    The Sad passing of a fellow Hibby

    My Dad, Dr. Simon Hart passed away suddenly on Sunday night.

    Originally from London he moved up to Edinburgh as a student and became a Hibby, and remained so for about 45 years till his death. Latterly had taken to forgoing the pub and having a cup of tea and a roll in the Albion cafe before games. (If anyone knows the old guy Alex from Rosyth who goes in there, can they get in touch with me please).

    Season ticket holder in the East for as long as I can remember and present and correct at Hands off Hibs. Had not been feeling well enough to go to many games recently but still as interested as ever.

    His story was, when he moved up to Scotland he went to a few games here and there, went to watch Hibs playing Celtc (circa Lisbon Lions era) Hibs winning 2 - 0 at half time and ended up getting beat 2-4 or something (not entirely sure of the final score) and thought 'thats the team for me'

    Funeral not yet arranged, though if folk know him and want to come along PM me and I'll let you know the details when I have them.

    Sadly missed Dad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EuanH78 View Post
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    My Dad, Dr. Simon Hart passed away suddenly on Sunday night.

    Originally from London he moved up to Edinburgh as a student and became a Hibby, and remained so for about 45 years till his death. Latterly had taken to forgoing the pub and having a cup of tea and a roll in the Albion cafe before games. (If anyone knows the old guy Alex from Rosyth who goes in there, can they get in touch with me please).

    Season ticket holder in the East for as long as I can remember and present and correct at Hands off Hibs. Had not been feeling well enough to go to many games recently but still as interested as ever.

    His story was, when he moved up to Scotland he went to a few games here and there, went to watch Hibs playing Celtc (circa Lisbon Lions era) Hibs winning 2 - 0 at half time and ended up getting beat 2-4 or something (not entirely sure of the final score) and thought 'thats the team for me'

    Funeral not yet arranged, though if folk know him and want to come along PM me and I'll let you know the details when I have them.

    Sadly missed Dad.
    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    I think the game your dad was referring to was when we lost 5-2 after being 2-1 in front with 20 minutes or so to go.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    I think the game your dad was referring to was when we lost 5-2 after being 2-1 in front with 20 minutes or so to go.

    Played on a gluepot pitch. Paddy Stanton had been out with an injury for some time, and Bob Shankly played him at right back that day. Paddy had Bobby Lennox in his pocket for 75 minutes; we were leading 2-1 and looking fairly good for it. Then Stein took Lennox off and put Thug Hughes on. Paddy was just about done by then - first game back, heavy pitch - and Hughes scored 4 in the last 11 minutes. You were only allowed one sub at the time, and we'd already used ours.

    I still bear the scars to this day.


    Euan - very sorry to hear of your dad's death - you have all my sympathy. By your account he was a really nice guy. Take care.
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    Sorry for your loss Euan
    This is how it feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuanH78 View Post
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    My Dad, Dr. Simon Hart passed away suddenly on Sunday night.

    Originally from London he moved up to Edinburgh as a student and became a Hibby, and remained so for about 45 years till his death. Latterly had taken to forgoing the pub and having a cup of tea and a roll in the Albion cafe before games. (If anyone knows the old guy Alex from Rosyth who goes in there, can they get in touch with me please).

    Season ticket holder in the East for as long as I can remember and present and correct at Hands off Hibs. Had not been feeling well enough to go to many games recently but still as interested as ever.

    His story was, when he moved up to Scotland he went to a few games here and there, went to watch Hibs playing Celtc (circa Lisbon Lions era) Hibs winning 2 - 0 at half time and ended up getting beat 2-4 or something (not entirely sure of the final score) and thought 'thats the team for me'

    Funeral not yet arranged, though if folk know him and want to come along PM me and I'll let you know the details when I have them.

    Sadly missed Dad.
    Sorry to hear of your and the hibs family loss , rip .

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to you and all your family at this sad time!

    Hopefully we can win on saturday for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuanH78 View Post
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    My Dad, Dr. Simon Hart passed away suddenly on Sunday night.

    Originally from London he moved up to Edinburgh as a student and became a Hibby, and remained so for about 45 years till his death. Latterly had taken to forgoing the pub and having a cup of tea and a roll in the Albion cafe before games. (If anyone knows the old guy Alex from Rosyth who goes in there, can they get in touch with me please).

    Season ticket holder in the East for as long as I can remember and present and correct at Hands off Hibs. Had not been feeling well enough to go to many games recently but still as interested as ever.

    His story was, when he moved up to Scotland he went to a few games here and there, went to watch Hibs playing Celtc (circa Lisbon Lions era) Hibs winning 2 - 0 at half time and ended up getting beat 2-4 or something (not entirely sure of the final score) and thought 'thats the team for me'

    Funeral not yet arranged, though if folk know him and want to come along PM me and I'll let you know the details when I have them.

    Sadly missed Dad.

    Sorry for your loss mate. Lets hope your dad will be watching over us as we celebrate winning the cup

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    Sorry for your loss, all he best to you and yuor family through this.

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    Growing up as a Hibs supporting kid in Kirkcaldy, our friends the Hart family were the only other Hibees we knew in the town for many years until the formation of The Famous Fife branch of the Hibs supporters club. Simon is very well known to former members of that club and I'm sure everyone who knew him will be like me, very sad to hear of his passing. His loud booming shouts of support for 'the cabbage and ribs' in Scottish dialect and a southern English accent will long be remembered!

    Considering his background, his passion for Hibs was truly amazing. Wearing 'Hibs coloured specs' was a phrase that could have been invented for Simon and at times he had people literally shaking their heads at his optimism regarding all things Hibernian. He truly believed it too! It did actually lead to many a 'Keegan-esque' moment during games which would involve him telling everyone that Hibs were in complete control and had nothing to worry about, quickly followed by an opponent bursting the net from 20 yards! He never learned though and was genuinely a real character.

    I've no doubt Simon will have been supremely confident about this weekends game so it would be fitting if his faith was justified this time.

    RIP Simon

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    Sorry for your loss mate, lets do it for Simon on Saturday

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    Sorry to hear of your sad loss.

    I was at the game I think you are referring to. Think Joe Davis put us ahead 2-1 with a penalty at the Dunbar end with 15 or so minutes left but Celtic won. 5-2.

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    Sorry for your sad loss.
    RIP

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    My condolences Euan.

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    Thanks for sharing your loss. Think most of us can emphasise with what you're feeling. C'mon the cabbage!

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    Didn't know your Dad, Euan, but I'm sure you'll have a whole host of happy memories to sustain you.
    Sincere condolences to you and your family.

    RIP

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    Many thanks all for your messages.

    As those have noted, the eternal optimist as far as Hibs went. I think the fact the doctorate he held was in philosophy probably helped with his/ our Hibs affliction .

    Many thanks again to those who have corrected me about the game he was talking about.

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    Terrible to hear, R.I.P.

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    That's awful, sorry for your loss Euan.

    He'll be looking down and smiling when he watches us progress to the SC final on Saturday

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    Hopefully the boys can do the business for your dad on Saturday, my condolences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuanH78 View Post
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    Many thanks all for your messages.

    As those have noted, the eternal optimist as far as Hibs went. I think the fact the doctorate he held was in philosophy probably helped with his/ our Hibs affliction .

    Many thanks again to those who have corrected me about the game he was talking about.
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    Sorry to hear of your sad loss.

    I was at the game I think you are referring to. Think Joe Davis put us ahead 2-1 with a penalty at the Dunbar end with 15 or so minutes left but Celtic won. 5-2.
    Sorry to hear such bad news but it sounds like you were lucky to have such a fine guy for a father

    BTW Alan McGraw scored a third for Hibs in the last minute to make it 3-5 by all accounts Simon would have expected us to go on and win in injury time

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    Really sorry 2 hear of your loss Euan, your dad sounded like a real character, and a great hibby. Thoughts go out to you all at this sad time !

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    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.

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    RIP Simon

    Met him through the Famous Fife Supporters club mentioned above, was a truelly lovely guy. Remember him telling me stories of far better Hibs teams as the bus made its way over the bridge back to Fife after another Bobby Williamson defeat, and trying to introduce me to the world of stamp collecting and ebay trading - neither of which stuck.

    I was very surprised to hear of this, I had just asked on the Sunday morning if Simon would be on the bus FF bus through to the semi.

    Hopefully we get a result for him, RIP Simon.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Having only met Simon for the 1st and only time quite recently he appeared a very upbeat guy regarding Hibs . I was shocked to the core to hear this terrible news . As others have said I'm sure he'll be at Hampden in spirit on saturday and will be proud to know you're there too .
    See you on Saturday Euan

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    So sorry to read of your sad news, Euan. We only get one father and I'm sure he was a lovely man. It takes time to come to terms with losing someone suddenly. All the best to you and your family at this difficult time.
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    Sorry for your loss, Euan. Didn't know your dad, but he's of my generation and optimistic outlook and I also have an Englsih accent picked up when I moved down south, so I feel like I would have got on with him. I hope your shared Hibee memories will be a comfort to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hibbybrian View Post
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    Sorry to hear such bad news but it sounds like you were lucky to have such a fine guy for a father

    BTW Alan McGraw scored a third for Hibs in the last minute to make it 3-5 by all accounts Simon would have expected us to go on and win in injury time
    Think we are talking about two different games. We lost 3-5 in 1966 and 2-5 in 1968. I'm pretty sure that it was the 1968 game I was at if that was the one in which Joe Davis scored from the spot late on to put us 2-1 up but Celtic stepped it up a gear and put 4 past us in about 20 minutes or so.

    1966

    http://www.fitbastats.com/hibs/game.php?gameid=2940

    1968

    http://www.fitbastats.com/hibs/game.php?gameid=3059

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    I'm very sorry to hear your sad news Euan. I too lost my dad suddenly so I can empathise with you. He sounds like a really good man and as other posters have said, here's hoping the Hibees do him proud on Saturday

    PS My dad was a Jambo, but a good dad nonetheless

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    Always sad when a fellow Hibby goes. Sorry for your loss.

    How many Hibbies will and have passed without seeing us win the cup

    RIP Sir

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