Very sorry to hear this Ray. Sincere condolences to you and yours. 58 is much too young.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 20:32
My condolences to you and your family, Ray.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 22:12
So sorry to hear this. All my best wishes to you, Ray.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 22:18
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:05
Ray, I have no doubt that now, as ever, she is an angel.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:13
Very sorry to hear of your loss Ray
Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:30
Very sorry to hear this. I hope you and I can get together when you visit the US next year.
Vince H., Victoria, BC, Canada
Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:34
My thoughts are with you, Ray, and your family.
Edited by Gary C, 09 December 2013 - 08:47.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:28
Ray, really sorry to read this, much too young to go. Will be thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 20:02
Very few of you ever met my little girl, but your expressions do her proud. She is indeed sleeping peacefully awaiting her time.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:18
I had no idea.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Ray.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:10
Sincere condolences, Ray, and best wishes to you and the family at this sad time.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:51
i've just come back from a long weekend away and found this. My sincerest condolences, Ray.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:21
Just back and very sorry to read this. Condolences to Ray and family.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:43
Just heard your sad news, Ray.
My heartfelt condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 21:09
Very sorry to hear this Ray. My condolences to you and yours.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 00:22
Our paths crossed online several years ago on another forum for a now-defunct series, I doubt you'd remember but I always delight in spotting you online, for your valuable encyclopedic knowledge, wisdom and insight.
Hence, I am truly sorry for your loss, and can only offer my humble condolences and offer thanks that you have a loved family to help and share memories with.
To quote Ernest K Gann:
You are standing upon a shore...somewhere. A ship before you spreads her white sails and starts for the blue ocean. It is a beautiful and strong ship and you watch until it hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at your side says, "There...well, well, she's gone."
Gone where? From your sight - that's all. she is just as large in mast and spar as when she left your shore, just as strong and able. Her diminished size is in you, not in her, and while someone is saying, "She's gone..." there are other eyes watching her coming and ready to take up the glad shout, "There she comes!"
Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:56
That is nice, David...
To make your first post here for this purpose, and to go to the trouble of including that quote, shows you do care and I appreciate it.
Not that I don't also appreciate the previous posts, I am indeed moved by the level of comfort expressed here. And the number of e-mails I've received from others who've seen the thread and chosen to contact me personally.
My thanks to all of you.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:29
Thanks David - I think that is both a lovely and apt quote for the passing of someone who was obviously well loved.
Posted 13 December 2013 - 19:09
My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family.