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Old 12-02-2012, 22:09   #121
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Re: Sailing With Cancer

Fiddler's Green YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. an appropiate song for sailors when they die.
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:12   #122
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The link will take you to the blog site for the last days of his passing...my heart goes to those who are still suffering and fighting for a cure for Cancer.

http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/2012/02/johns-passing.html



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The link will take you to the blog site for the last days of his passing...my heart goes to those who are still suffering and fighting for a cure for Cancer.

http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/2012/02/johns-passing.html



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Thank you Melanie for the link. It is hard for me to mourn his passing, I would rather celebrate his life and just feel he is on another passage.
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Thank you Melanie for the link. It is hard for me to mourn his passing, I would rather celebrate his life and just feel he is on another passage.
Deckofficer I think it's what you've become accustomed to. Some grew up like my folks with 3 day funerals and others more toward the Irish wake. I'm with you on celebrating life but families often mourn the loss as well in private. It can be a difficult adjustment for people trying to move on as Mel stated in the blog post.

I raise my glass to John. I wish I'd had the pleasure to meet him personally. He is proof that a determined person can achieve their dreams.

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What beautiful, inspiring tributes to a man who I had the misfortune of not knowing. Obviously, he enriched the lives of everyone he met. That is the true measure of a well-lived life. RIP John
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Old 13-02-2012, 19:25   #126
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I just saw this thread/posts. Many condolences to Melanie. I guess I'll be meeting John eventually as we all will one day. Must be a hell of a guy. I'm sure the party will be the best when we all get together at that great cruisers gathering on the otherside. Sail on John, sail on!
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I haven't posted here much in a long time; mostly because life doesn't go the way you're wanting, or hoping, or planning for. I keep plugging away at it, things will eventually calm down, opportunity will eventually knock, doors open if you keep knocking. With no experience, though, I feel that I don't have much to say, or know enough to ask the right questions.

John - i2f - was one of the members of this forum that I had truely hoped to actually meet someday, along with others here whom I've come to respect. I found out about his passing on his blog, knew there had to be a thread here somewhere and I've finally come across it.

Like Neil, looks like I'll be meeting John eventually on the other side. I hope he's had some truly epic challenges, between now and then; hope by then I'll have some stories of my own.

Don't quit. Don't give up, don't surrender... Very few of people, in my experience, exemplify such sentiments better then i2f.

You'll be missed, and when I've the money, I'll lift a glass to you.
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Bon voyage John

I have just read the link on FB about the very sad loss of John Imagain2frolic

Its a reminder that no matter how young we might feel, one day, that day will be our last and its too late to wish we had stopped dreaming and just done it.


Nuff said

My sympathies to Melanie and family.

Bon voyage and fair winds John.
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I'll post a couple of messages I received from him, soon. I've just read about John passing & I'm a bit at a loss for words, but I wanted to say, "Good-bye, John." He was a great guy and will be missed by many on LiP forums, as well. What did John love most about life? Melanie.
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I communicated with John, i2f, on a couple of forums and have read about his health problems. It is so sad to here of his passing but he did live life to the fullest rather than sit and dream about it until the end. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends. Chuck
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“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventure. Let the noon find you by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played.” Henry David Thoreau

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Viao Con Dios John
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Melanie, condolences from one who did not know John but has been on the same journey as you are on.

In some ways John was very lucky, not only did he have the support of you and his friends but also those whos lives he touched. He had learnt what was important and what is superficial before he passed, wisdom that eludes many.

John will allways be with you because the journey remain even if you have reach your destination. Fair winds & safe harbours to you and your family.

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Melanie has updated the blog, with details and photos of "Imagine" (For Sale):

Sailing with Cancer- One Man's race against time!

Email Mel for more details at: mt_lanie@yahoo.com
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Thanks Gord. John is still much missed, and I hope Mel is well.

I have taken the liberty of creating a classified ad for this boat: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1012234

Mel didn't list a value she'd like, so I have asked friends to give an opinion on the value of such a boat.
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