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A Great Man..... #14063083 08/19/19
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....and MY FRIEND is under hospice care at home surrounded by his family.

Please keep his family in your prayers. My friend is a God fearing, family loving, outdoorsman that is 57 years old and has battled cancer for 9 months. His 2 daughters recently blessed him with grandsons whom he’s doted on since they were born. They were the sons he never had. They moved to Bend Oregon from Kirkland a few years ago to be close to their family, he was living the dream. He and his wife skied in the winter, paddle boarded in the summer and hunted and fished in between. Our days of running 50-65 miles offshore for tuna turned evolved into him taking his grandsons trout fishing and sitting on the shoreline soaking worms. While our times together were always filled with laughter and our adventures together EPIC I know for a fact that nothing compared to the satisfaction he felt sitting on the shoreline with his grandsons.

While I cry for “my” loss I weep for his family, especially those little boys that were deprived of the experiences that were in store for them. His faithful wife and beautiful daughters are the pride of his well lived life and he will leave a void that’s too big to fill.

He was a staunch conservative and faithful man of God. He was extremely civically oriented and gave back to his community FAR more than he took. This past Easter he was hospitalized but he wasn’t going to miss Easter church service so his family and friends were packed into his hospital room celebrating our risen Christ. They sang hymns and took communion with a happiness of spirit that transformed a dreary hospital room into a “house of the Lord”. I hope to live a good life so that someday we’ll be reunited in the happy hunting grounds of eternity but until then there will be an emptiness when I’m afield or afloat. I will never fish again without remembering the epic adventures and his youthful enthusiasm nor will a successful elk hunt have that same sweetness that it once had. I’ll see his face in the colorful foliage of fall and his laughter will crash upon me with the roar of every swell that washes the beach.

He is a GOOD man that will NEVER be forgotten......he WILL BE MISSED!


�Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician.� �General George S. Patton, Jr.

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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063121 08/19/19
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Prayers for your friend - so sad to read such a thing it is just so unfair .


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063125 08/19/19
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Damn, Aces. Sorry to hear you're losing a good friend, too.

Sucks.


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063128 08/19/19
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Sorry to hear of your friend's situation. God, I hate cancer.


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063139 08/19/19
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So sorry man.


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Nice eulogy. Prayers for those who suffer loss.

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Prayers sent.


Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063288 08/19/19
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Prayers for a painless passing for him, and healing and understanding & acceptance for you all and family. From the sounds of it we are all the lesser for his passing...

Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063304 08/20/19
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Lost a Good pard back in January, suddenly, heart attack on Sunday morning right in front of his son, daughter and wife.... We killed A LOT of bucks n bulls together, Montana Idaho and here together. I'll never forget a 7x8 bull he called into 15-20' to me with a hoochie momma.... I think about him everyday... Dunno if it gets better or not... Wish I coulda said bye to him..... Godspeed aces ....


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063364 08/20/19
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That's a tough thing, Aces. Keep your chin up and live every day to the fullest. It's a sad thing, but we are bound to lose much as we move through life because we are given so much. All we get to carry away are memories. Don't let them slip away and don't stop makin em.


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063374 08/20/19
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I'm sorry to hear this, good friends are no different than family.

Prayers for him and his family and you as well.

Stand strong.


Paul

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"Because I'm President and they're not".... DJT

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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063377 08/20/19
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Requiem, by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me die.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."


Me solum relinquatis


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Prayers on the way.


The way life should be.
Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063510 08/20/19
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When good men pass, we are all the lessor for it.


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063515 08/20/19
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Best wishes at this tough time.


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Will do.

I know how it is. I've certainly lost a lot of friends lately-- over the last couple of years.


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It's good to have friends.

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Thanks for posting. Heartfelt prayers sent from MInnesota.


molɔ̀ːn labé skýla
Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063620 08/20/19
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Aces, I’m sorry for your loss. Keep in mind the good news. He had his fire insurance paid up. Hasbeen


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Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063670 08/20/19
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The best of relationships are the hardest to lose. He's in God's hands no matter which side of life he's on but it hurts those of us left here the most. May the Good Lord comfort all who will miss him.

Re: A Great Man..... [Re: AcesNeights] #14063677 08/20/19
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Prayers for your friend and his family! It is difficult to watch someone your close to, experience these types of tragic events! The main consolation is that......he’ll soon be in a much better place! memtb


You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong." -Bob Hagel

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