View Full Version : Farewell Possum

28-04-2003, 07:14 PM
You will be sadly missed.

28-04-2003, 07:17 PM
Bugger I was too slow(I was going to post the same message)


That is another great sport person gone :( :_|

28-04-2003, 07:20 PM
if you do not know what we are talking about or why we are saying Good bye Possum there has just been a press release.....

As soon as I find a news site, which has this press release one it I will post that link here

28-04-2003, 07:23 PM
Just say it... Possum Bourne's dead.

28-04-2003, 07:31 PM
> Just say it... Possum Bourne's dead.

One News just said that it wasn't in his best interest to keep him on life support... but didn't say anything yet about him having died...


28-04-2003, 07:32 PM
http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,3882-2322501,00.html]Story on Xtramsn[/url]


28-04-2003, 07:32 PM
here is that news link:

28-04-2003, 07:35 PM
NZoom has pretty much the same story.

I guess it's just a matter of time now :(


Rod ger
28-04-2003, 09:03 PM
I would like to pay a small tribute to Possum, who has always struck me as the complete sportsman, no ego, just loved what he did.
The story involved my wife who has a disability sticker(to cut a long story short) appealing to this bespectacled person who had got out of a much bannered Legacy for some help to get her old Nissan 120Y to go. After admitting he was usually reliant on a "whole lot of other guys for this stuff" he managed to get the thing going for her. Like I said no ego here, just a solid 'people person'. We both had a little cry on hearing the news tonight.

28-04-2003, 09:48 PM
i just red on www.stuff.co.nz that his life support got turned off which is pretty gay

29-04-2003, 01:41 PM
Well life support turned off does not necessarily mean that he is dead. Though he most likely is.

29-04-2003, 05:30 PM
> i just red on www.stuff.co.nz that his life support
> got turned off which is pretty gay

Why is it gay? That seems a tad disrespectful! I think it's dreadful :(


29-04-2003, 05:39 PM
life support is a very controversial thing.

The two sides of the arguement is:

You should not keep the person alive only because the ventilator breathes for them, and drugs keep their heart beating, because it's morally incorrect.

The other side of it is:

We have the technology such as life support to help keep people alive, and we can hope that it will give the body enough time for it to heal.

I know now is not a very good time to start discussion on this issue, but it's just factual information I though might be interesting at this particular time.

29-04-2003, 06:39 PM
He isn't dead yet, and he is a fighter, even though it doesn't look good. But thoughts and best wishes go to his family and friends, as well as team mates.

29-04-2003, 06:45 PM
I'll second those sentiments Supergran.

29-04-2003, 10:04 PM
when there life support gets turned off can they still live?

29-04-2003, 10:35 PM
well depending..
his brain mite still be functioning...well the not damaged parts...
and since no o2 would be going in...if they taken oxegyn off too..
then they cant say ur dead till ur brain is not going...and ur heart actually stops..

what life support does is actually keep ur heart beating and ur brain going and o2 going thru...

so i would say give or take 48 hours then yeah...

but i know some cases ppl actually die straight away...but remember he was in a coma too..

I really apologise if i am wrong at all.,.i just going from what i see or hear thru the media

29-04-2003, 11:03 PM
He was alive last time I heard.

30-04-2003, 07:41 AM
He passed away this morning...

Its really weird how he crashed when he wasn't in a rally...I always thought that rally driving would be more risky than everyday driving...

anyway, he will be missed...

30-04-2003, 11:20 AM
:_| :(

RIP Possum :(

30-04-2003, 12:26 PM
Caffy, if he had of been in his rally car, all the safety precautions that are installed, might of actually saved his life. Tis a known fact that cars are more dangerous than race cars. Most race cars, regardless of type of racing, have had a pretty thorough going over safety wise, and with all the technology etc that goes into rollcages etc make a race car a heck of a lot safer than the car you drive to the shops.

But I guess this is really off topic here, and maybe we should look over at Possum's site, and add a message to the message board there. http://www.possumpwrc.com/

30-04-2003, 12:38 PM
was watching midday news...
theres a website made specially for ur tributes..

go to www.possumtribute.co.nz

30-04-2003, 03:09 PM
The guy was a legend- how many individuals/teams have ever beaten the Aussies for 7 years on the trot.
Sadly missed here and there.

30-04-2003, 03:47 PM
What happened to putting OT in fornt of Off Topic posts?


Greg S
30-04-2003, 04:01 PM
Lousy coincidence - my fiance bumped into him just 2 weeks ago and got his autograph :(

> What happened to putting OT in fornt of Off
> Topic posts?
> .Clueless

What a nitpicker! You continue to live up to your name.