12 Apr 2018 16:38:07

Dad (Grumpytoffee) passed away yesterday morning 11th April aged 75.
He had been fighting tumours in his brain for the last 18 month. He alaways loved a battle and never knew when to give up, he battled with his illness for 14 months longer than the doctors originally gave him, he said that he could hold his head up high when he knocked on the pearly gates because of that fight.
I tried to let you know yesterday but everytime I came on to do so I would read his messages of support from people on here and found it increasingly difficult to tell you he has lost his fight.
He never actually managed to take mum upto Scotland and we know he will find it hard to forgive himself for that as he has never broken a promise.
Thank you all from all of us for the support you have given him, we know he enjoyed coming on here a lot. He made me promise to come on here and inform you and I am also to say "grumpy says I told you so" he said you will all understand that.
Thank you

{Ed025's Note - thats very sad news tony and im gutted mate, he had a lot of friends on here and was a long time poster who debated his views very well and earned a lot of respect, our thoughts and prayers go out to your mum and the family and he will be sorely missed on this forum, thank you for letting us know as as we were all wishing him well and hoping that he would battle back from adversity...RIP grumpy toffee you may be gone but will never be forgotten my old friend..

1.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 16:57:45
RIP Grumpy it was a pleasure to read your comments. Condolences to all your family and friends at this differcult time x.

2.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 17:03:43
Omg I'm so sorry to hear that. Never always agreed with him but always respected him and liked his posts. Sending love to you and your family. Football means nothing st times like this. RIP grumpy. Always remembered.

3.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 17:05:04
Absolutely devastated for your family. Our opinions may have been different but our love for the club was the same. He will definately be missed by us all. Thinking of your family at this extremely difficult time. A true blue RIP. Godbless GT 🙏🏼.

4.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 17:08:35
RIP Grumpy mate sad to lose another true blue, enjoyed the banter and the passion you showed for the club.

5.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 17:15:05
My sincere sympathy to family and friends of Grumpy. I allways enjoyed his posts whether I agreed or disagreed with him

6.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 17:35:25
Condolences and thoughts are with you all. Grumpy although I only knew him through his posts on here will be sadly missed.

7.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 18:02:14
Thoughts are with your family mate you were the BEST.

8.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 18:20:50
RIP Grumpy. You will be sorely missed on here.

9.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 18:40:45
RIP Grumpy. Puts much into perspective. Whatever your opinions you certainly cared about your beloved Blues.

10.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 18:48:14
He will be much missed and a sad loss to the world. I would say RIP but I doubt he would want peace, he would probably much prefer an argument up there! Thank you for letting us all know Tony, I know you must have a lot on your plate right now so take care of yourself and my best wishes to you and all the family.

11.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 19:09:22
RIP Grumpy. Pleasure doing battle. I believe us blues get the best seat in the house when we pass. Tony, to you and your family I offer my deepest condolences.

12.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 19:24:33
Actually brought me to tears that news, RIP mate and to you tony and your family my deepest condolences mate terrible news, another good man gone.

13.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 19:31:10
Rip GT . Nil Satis Nisi Optimum. God bless pal 👍.

14.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 19:31:16
So sad to hear. Condolences to your family Tony.

15.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 18:21:34
So sorry that we will never read any more posts from grumpy we have lost a true blue and by reading his posts a true gentleman my thoughts are with you and your family . words are always hard to find at times like these but he will not be forgotten on these Everton pages that's for sure.

16.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 20:38:07
RIP Grumpy - you will be missed but never forgotten, enjoyed reading your posts. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am sure the Blue family will support them in whatever way we can. RIP Grumpy Blue.

17.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 21:16:22
So sad and absolutely gutted to hear this news.
Grumpy always put his point across very eloquently and politely but firmly.
Hopefully he's up there with Kendal, Ball and Young and all the other Blues he held in such high esteem. God bless and sleep well.

18.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 21:43:30
Absolutely gutted with the news of Grumpy passing away, he spoke from the heart and stood by his beliefs in his eyes where others would have backed off and admitted defeat.

It is ok to not agree, but he never backed down with what he truly believed, for that I admire him for not sulking away or being told he was wrong, when you see something you grasp it and stick to your beliefs, everyone sees things different, but we are all Evertonians and I for one will miss Grumpy posts.

I would like to pass on my condolences to yourself Tony and all the family, he certainly did tell us all, we have lost not just an Evertonian but a family, he was part of the furniture on this site and will be greatly missed.

R. i. p Grumpy.

19.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 22:05:59
RIP we have lost a true Evertonian a Gentleman and a friend, my condolences to you and your family Tony and just remember your Dad will be sorely missed and always remembered by us all on this site.

20.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 22:19:44
Condolences to Tony and family. Grumpy will be missed by all of his friends on this site,

21.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 22:25:01
That post brought tears to my eyes. Obviously a legend on here. Thank you for posting Tony. Condolences to you and your family. He was my favourite one on here. You could tell he had a fantastic personality. No doubt he passed that onto you Tony. Would be nice to hear from you on here from time to time Tony.

22.) 12 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018 23:04:57
R I P grumpy
A true blue.

23.) 13 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 02:11:29
R. I. P GT.

A true Blue - and a true Gentleman.

24.) 13 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 10:29:42
How sad this news is. Never afraid to speak his mind about his Everton, respect to the man who had endured more than most the different eras of the club. Must have seen some top players in his time. Grumpy, you will be missed on these forums, I'm so sorry you never got to get back to Scotland.
I seem to remember him saying he was 75 or 76, can't we get as many fans as possible to do a minutes applause for him at the next home game, it's been done numerous times before now.

25.) 13 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 11:50:20
Rip grumpy.

26.) 13 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 17:46:41
Just reading the awful news about Grumpy, thanks for letting us know about your Dad, Tony. Your Dad will be sorely missed on this forum by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

27.) 13 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 17:55:54
Really sad news. My condolences to you and your family Tony. This forum will be a poorer place without Grumpy.

28.) 14 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 08:18:18
RIP Grumpy.