A Tribute to Warren Pateman, may his memory and spirit live on!

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4:48 PM - Jun 19, 2006 #1

This is a abbreviated photo album of Warren, Del, Graeme, and their living environment.

Regretably, Warren passed away peacefully yesterday, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Our hearts and prayers are with Delma and the rest of the family.




Warren (left) and Graeme Robertson, friends of 60 years.


Warren's title of this photo is "Warren, doing what Warren likes doing".


Warren with his grandson, Harrison. Passing the Chris Craft Commander heritage on to the next generation. This is one of the later photos of Warren.


The embodiment of the Aussie spirit.


The love of Warren's life, Delma Pateman.

The love of Warren's life, Delma Pateman.

Warren and Delma, many good times together.


Warren would say, "any time is party time aboard Bambi".


Warren and Graeme aboard Eloise, a 1930s sail boat, three years ago.


Warren's son, Darren, at the helm




Head of the security detail, Mufti, one lucky dog, indeed!


Dinner coming aboard!




The Pateman residence.



Warren posing in the galley area, showing off the big smile many of us got to know though correspondence with this wonderful man.



In addition to the personal and family photos in this thread, there are around 100 additional photos of his pride and joy, BAMBI, a 1965 38 Commander Sport Fisherman, which he stripped down to bare glass and totally rebuilt and remodeled, inside and out.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... 1150922798

For the story of this restoration, in Warren's words, check the following link. It's a very well written piece of literature, and it gives insight into the thoughts, expectations, and decision making process this very informed boater went through during this exciting project. http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... 1136636730





























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Paul
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2:54 PM - Sep 10, 2009 #2

Today I was going through some of my files and I noticed this letter from Warren, and thought
it would be nice to add it here in his memory. It shows more about "the man", who I greatly admired
and corresponded with on numerous occasions. Sadly, he passed away roughly 3-months after this nice letter was written.
He continues to be an inspiration to people world-wide, particularly boaters, specially Chris Craft Commander owners.
Long may his memory and spirit live on.





Regards,
Paul
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Joined: 8:09 PM - Jul 15, 2005

8:19 PM - Nov 12, 2010 #3

This is a abbreviated photo album of Warren, Del, Graeme, and their living environment.

Regretably, Warren passed away peacefully yesterday, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Our hearts and prayers are with Delma and the rest of the family.




Warren (left) and Graeme Robertson, friends of 60 years.


Warren's title of this photo is "Warren, doing what Warren likes doing".


Warren with his grandson, Harrison. Passing the Chris Craft Commander heritage on to the next generation. This is one of the later photos of Warren.


The embodiment of the Aussie spirit.


The love of Warren's life, Delma Pateman.

The love of Warren's life, Delma Pateman.

Warren and Delma, many good times together.


Warren would say, "any time is party time aboard Bambi".


Warren and Graeme aboard Eloise, a 1930s sail boat, three years ago.


Warren's son, Darren, at the helm




Head of the security detail, Mufti, one lucky dog, indeed!


Dinner coming aboard!




The Pateman residence.



Warren posing in the galley area, showing off the big smile many of us got to know though correspondence with this wonderful man.



In addition to the personal and family photos in this thread, there are around 100 additional photos of his pride and joy, BAMBI, a 1965 38 Commander Sport Fisherman, which he stripped down to bare glass and totally rebuilt and remodeled, inside and out.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... 1150922798

For the story of this restoration, in Warren's words, check the following link. It's a very well written piece of literature, and it gives insight into the thoughts, expectations, and decision making process this very informed boater went through during this exciting project. http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... 1136636730




























To all,

I thought some of you might like to know about this.

It is with sadness but honor, that a complimentary and autographed edition of "The Legacy of the Fiberglass Chris Craft Commander" was just sent to the Pateman family in Perth, Australia. Warren Pateman did a lot for the Commander community, and it was just the tip of the iceberg about who he really was. We just scratched the surface of "the man" through our common love of boating. He will remain an inspiration for boating and integrity.

Sincerely,

Paul
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