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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  R.I.P. Allan Ferguson

Allan Ferguson (Allan & Linda) was found dead at home this morning behind a couch.

His partner Linda had declared him missing last Saturday. She can't be contacted by phone for the time being, staying in a guest house.

I'm trying to contact his sisters in the UK via his nephew as nobody else seemed to have the contacts. More details will become available soon. Many Lammaites have known white-haired Allan for many years, even decades. Anybody living in YSW has probably noticed him sitting often outside HSBC. R.I.P.

Author:  defensive tulip [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Allen

Sad news.Rest in peace Allen.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Allan & Linda

Insomniac wrote:
Sorry to hear this today, rest in peace at last Catweazle.

Author:  leslie partington [ Wed May 08, 2013 6:16 am ]
Post subject:  Allan's Nephew

Hi this is Allan's Nephew Leslie
Thank you for contacting me, Allan's Family have now been informed of the sad news, if there is any more information please contact me, condolences to Lynda. les

Author:  Marc Antony [ Wed May 08, 2013 10:01 am ]
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RIP Allan. You were a real Lamma institution.

Author:  Xerxes [ Fri May 10, 2013 11:55 am ]
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Sad news, Rest in peace Allan.

Condolences to Linda and the Family.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sun May 12, 2013 3:27 pm ]
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Latest news update this morning:

Linda's back home now, all the dogs taken care of, thanks to the great kindness of friends and neighbours. Her phone's still not working.

Nick the Bookman has identified Allan's body in the morgue, autopsy results not known yet. He was 69. Our new police chief has kindly stepped in to get help from Govt. to clean up their place. No details about funeral arrangements yet.

The only reference I could find in the SCMP archives is this article which talks a lot about all the local support Allan & Linda got during their trial in 2005, and their love and care for animals:

(C) SCMP, 4 Nov 2005, by Norma Connolly:

A Lamma couple renowned for finding homes for stray and injured animals pleaded guilty yesterday....

The couple's lawyer, Christopher Morley, said the couple, who had lived in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, were 'unusual for the kindness and generosity they had shown others'.

He read out letters to the court from Lamma residents, who said the couple went out of their way to help others and rescue animals.

One letter described their 'care and concern for animals' as 'legendary'. Letters of recommendation from a local vet and an owner of a local dog sanctuary were also submitted...."
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I remember those days, a major local story and their friends even designed, printed and sold "FREE the lamma 3" T-shirts to raise funds for the lawyer defending them (see below). They're part of my growing collection of Lamma T-shirts.

Photo below submitted today by Mr DickStock, Allan & Linda sitting besides HSBC, their regular hangout. Plus Allan & Linda during better days, from the Lamma-zine archive, submitted by Allan's nephew a while back.

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sun May 12, 2013 4:00 pm ]
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Allan's been mentioned in the Lamma-zine and this forum numerous times over the years, including being seen on the "Lamma My Island" video several times.

But this is my personal favourite, Lamma-zine Jul 7, 2006:
Allan telling me a story specifically for the Lamma-zine because he had heard that I was collecting tribute stories after our friend Pinky Chan's death:

'Pinky Enlightened Me!'

Allan had severed all contacts with all of his family in the UK, including his 3(?) sisters, a long time ago. His nephew found my story above online by pure chance, contacting me by email searching for his uncle Allan whom he had traveled with in Thailand and beyond. The story didn't mention Allan's surname, but the nephew thought, "that story sounds like uncle Allan!", and he was right.

I reconnected them, they talked on the phone and Allan got an update on his family and all their contacts. I'm not sure if Allan ever contacted his sisters as well, but at least they heard that he was still alive and living on Lamma. Thanks to this exchange, I had a contact to let his family know about Allan's death.

Author:  Boss [ Mon May 13, 2013 12:00 am ]
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With the twinkle in his eye in the 1985 photo you can really see the old Allan. No wonder Linda has hung in with him all these years. Great to see these old shots. Should make Linda feel happy that people remember them like this. Hopefully she will rally and get some of her old sparkle back.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Mon May 13, 2013 9:33 pm ]
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From Mr. DickStock:

”Allan loved his dogs. He always had a cheerful, up-beat demeanor and never had a bad word for anyone. He had a damned good stake-out place to pan-handle: right near the ATM!"

Author:  leslie partington [ Wed May 15, 2013 6:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Allan and Linda

To Lamma Gung Thank you for all your help in finding Allan, also informing me of the sad news about Alan's death, Allans 5 sisters have now all been informed,

i did try the phone number you had left for one of Alans friends, i did not manage to get through on that number for some reason. regards. Leslie Alans nephew

ps if anyone has a contact phone number for Linda could you please let me know.

Author:  Rach [ Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 pm ]
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Aw, Allan. He was always very sweet and once showed me a great kindness by getting some rings back to me that had been stolen (I assumed by some druggy of his acquaintance). God bless him and may he rest in peace at last.

Author:  alice dancer [ Thu May 23, 2013 4:34 am ]
Post subject:  allanandlinda

i think i,ve looked at this site three times since i left the island however long it was i have no idea
i saw the info about allan and the old pics of himself and linda
i was only once at thier hoos but i,d see often see allan knocking about and always had a blether with him,he always had something interesting to say
he was a charming soul allan and linda spoke of her time in ballet to me at times
i, hope the govt. does help with the house and linda finds her way now,and with the animals



"the end may just be the beginning"

Author:  leslie partington [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: allanandlinda

alice dancer wrote:
i think i,ve looked at this site three times since i left the island however long it was i have no idea
i saw the info about allan and the old pics of himself and linda
i was only once at thier hoos but i,d see often see allan knocking about and always had a blether with him,he always had something interesting to say
he was a charming soul allan and linda spoke of her time in ballet to me at times
i, hope the govt. does help with the house and linda finds her way now,and with the animals



"the end may just be the beginning"


Hi I've just logged on the first time in a few years and found out about Linda's death in April of 2015, not sure if you already know?

As you say the end may just be the beginning, but the end may also be the end.
Regards Les

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