I am devastated to have to tell you all that Puff (Dave) died in the early hours of this morning.

It is a terrible shock to all of us who knew him.

He had been ill recently but had seemed to be recovering well. He was away from home visiting his children when he was taken ill with pneumonia and hospitalised yesterday..

He loved talking to his friends on BLF and I think he was appreciated by everyone who read his messages and posts. A lovely man. I will miss him enormously, as will his lady, Theotherdragon.


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  • I'm devastated too Toci. He seemed upbeat and to be improving. He was very helpful to me and many many others. He will be missed greatly. Condolences to Family and friends.

    It is indeed a terrible shock.

    R.I.P. Puff.


  • Condolences to his family. May he now RIP. Thank you for letting us know.

    Such terrible news. X

  • I am very sorry to hear the news, Puff was a great contributator to this forum and will be missed by many of us. My thoughts and commiserations to his family and friends at this sad time.


  • That is tragic news condolences to his family ,thank you for letting us know

    You take care


  • I am so so sorry to hear this sad news. Was helpful and welcoming, only knew him from here for a short time. My condolences to his family, he will be missed.


  • A fair minded and kindly man who always went out of his way to help others.

    Condolences to his wife and family

  • Thanks for taking the time to inform us.R.I.P.

  • Sorry to here my condolences to all

  • Sad news, my condolences to his family and friends.

  • So sad. Condolences to his family - must be such a shock.

  • I cannot believe this sad news. Puff seemed to be picking up and I was 'talking' to him a couple of days ago when he said he was going to visit his children.

    He was always helpful and will be missed.

    Deepest sympathy to his family. I am so sorry.

    RIP Puff

    hugs from Huggs xxx

    Thanks for letting us know Toci

  • I think this has come as a shock to us all on here too, sending our thoughts to all who loved him, rest in peace,sleep tight.

  • Shocked to hear this news. But at least Puff is now at peace. My thoughts are with TOD. Sincere love and hugs. X

  • so shocked and sorry to hear this news. Feels like we have lost a dear friend, even though we never met. How fragile we are, condolences to you and the children. Love Iris x

  • Condolences to all his family will sadly missed may he rip I will miss him on the site goodbye old friend

  • I'm so deeply saddened by this news, Puff you will be sorely missed, my Sincere Condolences to TOD and all the Family,huff.

  • What a sad loss.A lovely gentleman.Condolences to you,& the family,RIP PUFF xxxx

  • Sorry Toci,just realised you posted,thank you,take care xx

  • What terrible news Toci, but thank you for letting us know. I used to meet Puff at P.R and we kept in touch. My heart goes out to Ton and his family. A sad loss of a valuable member. xx

  • Oh my goodness! My thoughts are with you all.

    Love and hugs



  • Sad news my condolences rip

  • Such dreadful news Toci and so very sad and sudden. Puff was a great contributor to the site and will be very sadly missed. Heartfelt sympathies to his family and especially to the Other Dragon.

    RIP Puff. xx

  • I can't believe this - Puff was only posting at the weekend Im sure. How truly dreadful, such a loss to everyone, his family, especially TOD, and to us here - he was such a great contributor, people across the world who never met him in person will be reeling at this sudden news.

    Rest in peace Puff and sincere condolences to your family. xxx jean

  • What a terrible shock. He spoke of feeling better and visiting his children.

    He sounded good. He will be missed by us all. My condolences to the family.

    RIP Puff. You will be missed.

  • I am shocked, can't believe he will not be posting any more so sad so many people will miss him.

    Rest in peace Puff and condolences to his family.

    polly xx

  • Rest in peace Puff you will be sorely missed condolences to your family

    Carole xx

  • Oh no I had no idea he was that ill. Poor Dave, he will be missed on here. Can you pass on my love to the other dragon and his family please Toci and thanks for letting us know.

    R.I.P. Dave. xx

  • Such sad news. I would like to send my condolences to his wife and all his family. He will be so missed. Xx

  • Cant believe Puff, the man with the coolest name on this site has left us. I have been totally stunned by this news as many of us will be.

    When I saw Toci's post this morning I really didn't want to open it, something told me it was going to be bad news.

    I felt I had a connection with puff and would have loved to have met him, I'm sure that goes for many of us here.

    I remember him writing about walking up a lot of steps somewhere and pushing himself to stay as fit as possible. He kind of reminded me of myself.

    From a deeply saddened and tearful Tony R.I.P Puffthemagicdragon.

  • oh my god toci that has knocked the wind out of me.....its the worse news im so upset and shocked x

  • Thank you for letting us know, thoughts are with his family x

    Puff may your transition be a smooth one, you will be sadly missed on this site xx

  • I,m so very sorry to be reading this Toci, Dave & TOD were very kind to me when I was at my lowest, I shall miss "hearing" his voice here, always sensible, often funny, & very supportive of those who floundered round at a loss with a diagnosis of this bloody awful disease

    Please pass my deepest condolances to TOD & family

    Karen xx

  • So sorry condolences to all x

  • Appalling news . Puff had such a strong spirit, I thought he would outlive us all.

  • I am so, so sorry. Such sad news. He gave me some good advice lately, when I needed it.

    Sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to all

    here who may never have met him, but cared for him and valued him.

    He will be sorely missed.

    R.I.P. Puff


  • Deeply upsetting news. Puff was such a rock to a lot of people, to TheOtherDragon and all his friends on various sites he used. He will be greatly missed.

    RIP Dave.

  • So sad RIP Puff and kind wishes to his family x

  • So sadden by this new. RIP Puff. Moll xx

  • Ton (theotherdragon, Puff's partner), can read your comments but not reply so has asked me to pass on this message:

    Thank you to everyone who has written in this thread, it means a lot to me to read your messages, Dave would have been so proud and happy to think that he had meant so much to so many people.

    Dave was the sort of person who would do anything to help if he thought someone was in trouble, or scared, or needed some sort of help. He lived for me, his children, his job, his boat, his dog, his birds, and BLF. Not necessarily in that order. We will all miss him greatly.


  • Very sad news RIP you will be missed god bless

  • R I P puff, sorry to hear the sad news, Sally xx

  • Lost for words, can't believe it, love to all who knew and loved him, which I'm sure are many, so very sad, will light a candle to see him on his way xxxxx

  • sorry to hear about puff, I was only speaking to him at weekend.

    my condolences to his family.


  • Shockingly sad news, only knew him a short time but will miss all his comments on this site as will everyone. My condolences go to his family and friends. Tina. xx

  • Didn't know Puff as well as my good friend Gordon, but still shocked to hear this sad news come out of the blue. A great thinker and contributor to this site and will be massively missed. Sincere thoughts to his partner and family.

  • Peace Puff.

  • RIP Puff you will be missed

  • I never 'met' puff properly but it was his posts and my reading of them that gave me the courage to join the site. He seems to have been a very special person. R.I.P.

  • such sad news....condolences to family.

  • Such shocking news :( Puff will be sadly missed, my condolences to his family and friends. RIP Puff

  • What terrible news that I have just seen.

    Thoughts for his family.

  • I am so so very sorry. His posts cheered me up no end. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless them. Marie x

  • Terrible, terrible news. Condolences to his family, he will be soooo missed xx

    R.I.P Puff xoxo.

  • Hi

    The forum as lost a great ambassador, a true gent who believed in fairness.

    Who supported many members in their hour of need, with great knowledge and understanding.


  • I'm devastated. He always had a kind word for everyone, and such great advice, he really will be missed.

    My deepest sympathies to his family.

    Kim xxx

  • Oh no I am so sorry to hear this, what a fantastic person very helpful when I first joined this site after my diagnoses, my sincere condolences to his wife and family 😢

  • What a shock, a lovely man who was always very positive and ready to help anyone who needed any advice. I'm sure he was on the site only a few days ago, I can't believe it. Please extend my deepest sympathy to his family.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Take care.


  • What a shock to hear this devastating news about our own dear Puff. He seemed to be doing so well of late.

    He was always very supportive to members here, especially newbies and talked a great deal of sense. He will be sadly missed.

    TOD - Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family of the passing of your dear Husband and Father. It must be of some comfort to you to know he was much loved and admired by so many. May you have strength during this most difficult time. I imagine you must have so many happy memories of the times you have spent together.

    With love


    Thank you Toci - it can't have been easy to post this sad news. xxx

  • So sorry to hear that Puff has passed away. Tragic news. Sending my condolences to family and friends. Puff will be sorely missed xx

  • Such desperately sad news, I will miss Puff's posts and his sense of fairness. Rest in peace Puff. Xris x

  • Big shock. Lot of respect - sympathy for his family. x piggi

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  • Oh no I'm so shocked and saddened to hear this, I can't believe our lovely puff has left us.

    Such a kind,caring intelligent man. I will miss him so much.

    Deepest sympathy to his family.


  • I'm truly saddenedsaddened and upset to read that Puff, has passed away.

    He was such a lovely, caring man and full of fun. Above all, his positive attitude was invaluable to us all. He will be greatly missed.

    My deepest sympathies go to his dear wife and children. RIP Puff. xxx

  • May I add my belated condolences to The Other dragon and family and friends of Puff. Puff was only wishing me well on coming out of hospital at the weekend. A lovely man who always managed to see three sides to every thing. Who found the time to inject just the right words of advise to help things back on track.

    Puff will be missed here by his extended friends and family too. Of that it is certain. I hope that the celebration of his life helps to ease the sorrow that you must all be feeling.

    Thank you Toci for bearing the sad tidings. RIP Puff.

  • So sorry to hear Puffthemagicdragon has passed away. He was very kind and helpful to me when I first joined this site very distressed, as my mum was very poorly and we lost her a few weeks later. I thought his name on here was brilliant and one that always brought a smile. RIP.

  • Terribly sad news which I'm very sorry to hear. my condolences to the family for whom this must be devastating.

  • A terrible shock to all. My deepest condolences to all his family he was an inspiration to us all. RIP Puff.

  • Such a shock - he will be sorely missed. Please pass on my condolences to his family.

    Thank you for letting us know. xx

  • So sorry. Rest in peace, Puff.

  • So sorry to hear this, it is amazing how quickly our struggles can end when we would like to go on struggling! I don't post often but when I did Puff was always one of the regulars that came back to me! Be strong TOD my feelings go out to you. This is one post I won't finish with 'keep smiling'.

    Carole x

  • So sorry to hear about Puff my thoughts nd prayers are with the family.

  • Very sad news hearing about Puff, condolences to the family .

  • Oh goodness what a shock for you.

  • I'm so sorry to hear this I am a newcomer on this site but I have read a lot of his posts which helped me to understand more about my condition my thoughts are with you xx

  • Rest in peace puff, you will be missed. X x x

  • This is devastating news, I will really miss him, his helpfulness and open thoughtful nature, I'd like to add my condolences to theotherdragon, family and friends.

    Thank you Toci, sad news indeed.

  • Farewell to a gentle man, one who always had the right words to help others and give them the courage he had in abundance. I followed the site for months before posting and it was Puff who gave me the courage to contribute.

    RIP and condolences to all who will miss him.


  • WOW I'm stunned that this just all happened so quickly. How terrible.

    Condolences to his family.


  • I never knew you yet you gave me courage and strength thank-you Puff ♥

  • So sorry to hear this news rest in peace Marian xx

  • So so sad. He was always helpful and perked me up on several occasions. RIP lovely man you will be missed by many. My condolences to his family and friends (which I am sure were many) xxxx

  • So sad to hear of the loss of this much loved man. Condolences to his family and all those on here who knew him well. RIP Puff. xx

  • So sorry to hear about Puff. condolences to his family. RIP puff xx

  • RIP dear Puff. To think we were going to meet when he felt better. So very sad to hear this news. condolences to Puff's family.

  • He will be so missed. God bless Puff. Sheila x

  • My belated, sincere condolences to all "Puffs" family.

    I am utterly stunned/devastated at the sad news of puff. A great member on this site, and a great gentleman.

    After enquiring about puff, then finding out this bad news , i am completely taken aback and shocked!!.

    He will be sadly missed by all.

    R.I.P. "PUFF"


  • How very sad it shows how much he was loved by all the comments on here ,,, Ive read many of his messages and he really was a very caring person, condolences to all his friends and family he will be sadly missed by all.

    Sue x

  • This is devastating news Toci.

    My heart goes out to TOD and Puff's loved ones. Thinking of them all right now with love.

    TOD, your Puff will not be forgotten in a hurry. He's was a good, fair man, a friend and brilliant support to hundreds here. Such kindness across the board to members new and old. In short, a legend, a man who made a difference.

    When he's been so loved here I cannot imagine what you are all going through. All my love


  • Hello everyone, I am Dave's (puffthemagicdragon) daughter we just want to thank you all for you kind and thoughtful messages it brings us; his family great happiness to know that he helped so many. He was a strong man and determined not to give up.

    I would like to let you all know I have printed off these heartfelt messages and will put them with him tomorrow when we say our final goodbyes.

    Thank you all again and please stay strong for one another.

    We would also like to take this chance to thank his partner for the support and love she gave him and the support she is giving us now.

    From His Dearest Children xxx

  • You are all in our hearts, as he was. xxx

  • AMEN...he was a super man and as everyone has said he will be sadly missed on the site.

    God bless you all.

    etch45 xxx

  • Rest in peace Puff Bliss 2 xxx

  • Such an inspiring and optimistic man. The perfect friend.

  • I am so so sad to read this. And so sad I didn't catch up with him before it was too late. A truly wonderful gentleman. He 'saved' me when I most needed it.

    Belated and heartfelt condolences to his family.

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