After several days of riding with no helmet and returning home thru Colorado, the sky was a light blue and pastures on each side of the road. I’m riding behind Dave and thinking to myself. Look at this guy, with his blonde brush cut flattop hair cut. And when he’d turn his head to check out the view with those Jack Nicholson sun glasses. I started to laugh, cause it looked like Bart Simpson on a motorcycle ! Since then the name stuck.
One of my fondest memories about ” Bart “, was on one of those group rides to nowhere. At a lunch stop in McCall Idaho. There was some lady riders with us on that trip. And after the well endowed waitress had taken our order. The female riders were commenting on how white the waitress’s teeth are. Bart pipes up and says, ” she had teeth “.
JEFF CAIRNS UMF# 41
Hello my name is Vern UMF #39 and I am a friend of Jeff Cairns.
I would like to say a few words about Our friend Jeff.
I met Jeff in Nelson when we were much younger and it seemed we had some common interests and so our friendship grew. I just liked being with Jeff he was interesting and fun.
Jeff had the best jokes and the way he told them always had me spell bound. His sense of humour was the best he could always find some thing funny in the most serious things.
He always had the answer to the questions that I asked, and those answers always involved the well being of people or society, Jeff always thought about other people first.
Jeff was a man of taste, he knew the value of quality and it was reflected in the possessions he left behind.
Jeff was also a man of adventure, having lived and travelled from the artic circle to Mexico, born in Manitoba, school in Los Angeles, building a house in Nelson . Jeff liked to travel and I
liked travelling with him.
Jeff was a biker and owned several different motorcycles. But he loved his Harley the most. Jeff is a well respected member of the UMF I have ridden with Jeff on countless trips,
and he was a great riding buddy.
I could go on and on about what he had done and what a fine gentelman he was, but the one thing that I loved about Jeff more that anything else was his wonderful smile, and I will miss him dearly.
Bunty (Harpo) Maxfield #49
It is with great sorrow that I must report the passing of yet another Ugly Mother Fucker far too soon for everybody.
Bunty was born on October 16th, 1949, and left us on June 16th, 2012. An accident had some time ago broken his neck and had left him a quadriplegic. Bunty bore this like the great man that he was. Recently, he had been having trouble sleeping, and felt that his end was near. Dave West and Marshal and others went over and Dave played the guitar, and Bunty played his harp. After this great time with great friends, Bunty went to bed, and slept.
Rest in Peace Brother, we are all coming.
Respectfully submitted, Greg Mahaits #3 BCUMF of A, Pres.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday the 24th of June at 2:00pm at the Legion in Nakusp.
IN MEMORY OF JOHN PHILLIPS UMF #28
It always feels like it is far too soon to lose a friend, and a brother. Age isn’t the issue that strikes us so hard. It is when death is so unfathomable because that person was so vitally alive, contributing in their own unique way to all of their friends their great cheer and happiness in their every contact with us all. John Phillips was this kind of man.
He was a large hearted man who would drop everything if he thought that he could help somebody along whether it be, physically, mentally or financially, He always had a joke to share with those around him. When John and Mo would show up at a get together you knew the tempo of the party would jump up a few notches.
Not just a ‘Good guy’. A GREAT guy. And I believe that he is, still. I am very happy to have known him. I had expected to know him better. I am sure that I will, as stories come out, as time passes. We will not ever forget him. I am certain that I can speak without reservation for all of us in the BCUMF of A in expressing our deep sadness
and condolences especially towards John’s dear wife Maureen, and for all of us. We are measurably diminished.
Greg Mahaits #3 BCUMF of A. Pres.
IN MEMORY OF “PORKCHOP” UMF #53 DARRYL SETTLE
I am very unhappy to report that we lost Darryl Settle to a heart attack on January 07 at 0700. BCUMF #53. ‘PORKCHOP’ was the Okanagan area Rep for the BC chapter, and was an influential and always outspoken member. Porkchop was only in his forties.
We all do as we wish. That is one of our most guarded and cherished attributes, and one that we appreciate and respect in each other. But please, do what you need to do to survive if you can. Each man is his own judge on the last day.Too many are going.
I’m pretty fucked up, and I’m not alone.
President UMF of A BC chapter