This morning a comment was left on the open thread:
My wonderful brother, Gary, passed away on Saturday from lung cancer, which had been eating him away for a long time. Yes he had been a heavy smoker from his early teens.
He asked me from his deathbed to find this website, but he didn’t write its name down. He called it The Cat, run by a man named Sinc Davidson. I tried googling and eventually came here.
He told me he was a regular commenter, and used his formal first name Gareth, which he never used in real life.
Gary found amusement in sometimes childish activities. He told me he pretended to be a left-winger, commenting on a right-wing blog (whatever turn you on I suppose!). Actually he was extremely conservative both in his social views and his economic views.
He wanted me to tell you all of his passing and to wish you all well, particularly a commenter with a nickname of Jaycee.
He did tell me what nickname he used (besides his first name) on the site, but I’ve forgotten it. Maybe some of you can place him.
I have been in contact with June and she has confirmed that her brother was Gareth Hamilton – known to us as “Hammy”.