Author Topic: We have lost one of our own  (Read 3288 times)

sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 01:31:44 PM »
Sandrine, it sounds like you must have had a close relationship with him; my heart goes out to you as well. :'(

much more than I can write it

sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 01:32:21 PM »
Sandrine, it sounds like you must have had a close relationship with him; my heart goes out to you as well. :'(

much more than I can write it

Kater

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 01:56:23 AM »
Thank you for updating us and for the beautiful words about him.  I too had communicated with him privately from time to time.  He really was a special man.

Just 3 weeks ago I arrived in Victoria, BC where I will be until the end of the year.  We had planned to connect while I was here and yesterday I had a very strong thought that I should text him to let him know I was here.  I am deeply saddened by this news.  Once again it is a reminder to not take a single day for granted. 

Kate
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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »
How very sad  :'( I'm really sorry to hear this.

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 05:24:57 PM »
Can't think of a single word to add to the beautiful ones already shared,  but posting that I too appreciated how his goodness came through his posts,  and I kept thinking he wasn't on the board much lately as he was off rebuilding his life with his daughter in a grand and adventuresome  way. 

My heart is breaking.
Thank you,  Maureen,  for sharing your personal insights and reflections with us.
Yes,  another reminder of the precious gift of every day.
Sad.

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2017, 06:35:32 AM »
So very sad to hear this news.   May he find comfort and peace.

trying2breathe

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2017, 12:13:04 PM »
Beautiful words in tribute to a beautiful man, thank you for letting us know Maureen.  So very sad
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Wheelerswife

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2017, 08:22:40 PM »
I miss my friend.

I miss my husbands.

I wish I could hear their voices or just get a text message.

I cry silent tears.
Life is short.  Love with all you've got. 

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sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2017, 10:31:33 AM »
I miss Fly too... like crazy ....

sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2017, 01:06:44 PM »
12 weeks tonight ...

Wheelerswife

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2017, 06:42:17 PM »
12 weeks tonight ...

I know. I miss him. I know you do, too.

Hugs,

Maureen
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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2017, 08:06:02 AM »
I hope his family's doing ok.  Love to you, Maureen.
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sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2017, 08:51:05 PM »
still can't believe he is not there anymore...

Wheelerswife

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2018, 02:04:41 PM »
It is hard for me to believe that it has been six months since I wrote this post.  My friend Fly has been gone that long.  I wish he was here so that I could tell him that I finally found a job in my field.  Part of me wishes he could have seen my perseverance.  He certainly listened to me lamenting the challenges and failures along the way.  He was willing to give me a job in one of his businesses, but I turned him down in order to focus on my own goals.  He encouraged me to be open to possibilities that might be outside my immediate vision for myself.  I find myself listening to this advice now, as I start thinking about the possibilities about finding a new place to live, meeting new people, and finding ways to connect with community.

I have refrained from communicating with his family too much.  I know that they are struggling to integrate more than one loss into their own lives.  His daughter, now approaching age 7, lost her mother almost 2 years ago and her beloved daddy 6 months ago.  She is a smarter version of her intrinsically driven father and I imagine she is keeping her guardians on their toes.  Fortunately, she has a village surrounding her.

I miss him.  I know others do, too. 

Sigh.

Maureen
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sandrine2279

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Re: We have lost one of our own
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2018, 11:03:14 AM »
you're right Maureen.  Missing him too...I have no words...