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A Passing

Post by Atomic » Sat May 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Paul Taylor's mother passed away this evening around 7 PM, per his Facebook page.

Sincerest condolences and may he and his family find peace.
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Re: A Passing

Post by Bookworm » Sun May 26, 2019 12:02 am

I understand some of the feeling. My FIL passed away at 4:30 AM on Good Friday, which left my wife (designated to take care of things) in a tizzy. a four day visit to him in the hospital became two weeks of heck.
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Re: A Passing

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun May 26, 2019 1:45 am

I hadn't seen my mom in a while; i was planning to run down to Milner where she was living with my brother to visit her one Saturday, and i got a call from my sister-in-law telling me not to bother coming down...
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Re: A Passing

Post by TazManiac » Sun May 26, 2019 9:08 am

The Inevitable is often Unwelcome, Yet- we stand with you Sir.

We offer Strength.

We offer Love...

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Re: A Passing

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 pm

My condolences to Paul. It's never easy. Even if they had lived a full life.





My older brother died, back in 96 (at age 32)... And my supervisor at work wins the cake in the worst way to announce it to someone!

I had just gotten in to work. I was working at a call center, doing tech support for Canon Bubble Jet printers. I put my stuff at my cubicle, and went to the water fountain for a drink.

My immediate supervisor comes by, while I'm drinking, and tells me that my dad called.

I think OK, and keep on drinking.

She continues, saying that he called, and would be calling again.

Sure, whatever, I think, but continue drinking.

She then drops the bomb: he's going to call you to tell you that your brother died!

WHAT???????!!!!!!!???????

Couldn't she had let my dad do the actual announcement? What was she thinking, dropping a bomb on my like that?!?


I was unable to work, that night. And since my wife had gone to visit her mom in the States, with the kids, I was alone in Toronto. I ended up calling a friend, and sleeping at his place.


Even after all this time, I can't get over the lack of tact shown by my supervisor...

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Re: A Passing

Post by Dave » Mon May 27, 2019 1:01 am

Sincere condolences, Paul. Sending thoughts of strength to you and, especially, your dad.

Letting go of someone who has been a part of your life for so long... that can sometimes be the toughest thing we ever have to do. :(

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Re: A Passing

Post by Atomic » Mon May 27, 2019 2:02 am

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Even after all this time, I can't get over the lack of tact shown by my supervisor...
Then there's the Army story about the Sergeant addressing his troops.

"All you married men can have furlough this weekend. Not so fast there, Wilson!"

Some people simply don't know how to break bad news to others.
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Re: A Passing

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon May 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Atomic wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:02 am
lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Even after all this time, I can't get over the lack of tact shown by my supervisor...
Then there's the Army story about the Sergeant addressing his troops.

"All you married men can have furlough this weekend. Not so fast there, Wilson!"

Some people simply don't know how to break bad news to others.
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Re: A Passing

Post by Typeminer » Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 pm

My condolences, Pablo. Did not check the board for a few days and am just seeing the news here now.

Sometimes the waiting is worse. Wishing comfort and peace to you and your family.
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Re: A Passing

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon May 27, 2019 9:25 pm

Atomic wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:02 am
lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Even after all this time, I can't get over the lack of tact shown by my supervisor...
Then there's the Army story about the Sergeant addressing his troops.

"All you married men can have furlough this weekend. Not so fast there, Wilson!"

Some people simply don't know how to break bad news to others.
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