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#4370042 - 07/19/17 07:57 PM RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum  
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Hi Folks;

I suspect a few of you have noticed that RAF_Louvert has been conspicuously absent from the forum for some time.
I for one greatly missed his contributions here and so took it upon myself to ask if things were ok on his end.

Lou responded back to me indicating that he and his immediate family's are doing fine, but that he just recently lost his brother due to an unexpected health issue.
He indicated that he has been feeling gutted and lacking drive, not to mention having to deal with his brothers personal affairs after the fact. I expressed my condolences and relief that he is in fine health, and indicated that many are probably wondering about him.
He gave me permission to announce the reason for his absence, and indicated that he hopes to be back contributing in the near future.

In reflection, we all know how much Lou contributes to the forum and WOFF, and I know we all express our appreciation, but that is why it is noticed when he fails to contribute for a period of time.

If you read this Lou, on behalf of the community we wish you only fond memories of your brother and the times you had together., so here is a virtual toast to you and yours and best wishes!! cheers


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#4370044 - 07/19/17 08:03 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Well said Robert.

#4370045 - 07/19/17 08:11 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Thanks for updating us Robert. Losing a close family member and dealing with the aftermath is very tough, and I know we all wish Lou the best. I hope to see him back when things settle down a bit. He is a big part of the WOFF community and a class act a around.

#4370046 - 07/19/17 08:15 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, you and your family have my deepest condolences on the sudden loss of your brother. Having lost two cousins at a young age, myself, I know how devastating something like this can be. There must be a thousand-and-one things that you have to do or that are on your mind right now, but please know that you are in all of our thoughts and prayers.

#4370056 - 07/19/17 08:54 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, my profound sympathies. I know loosing a family member is extremely tough. Hang in there.


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#4370058 - 07/19/17 08:56 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, accept my deepest sympathy. I have a sister 12 years younger, so I'll most definitely go first. Can't imagine what it'll feel like for her.
Robert, you are right I have been wondering where Lou is. I've assumed busy with work. Thanks for letting us know.


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#4370065 - 07/19/17 09:40 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Thanks Robert. To Lou very sad to hear of your loss and all I can say, as one of many who have been through similar situations, is keep going.


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#4370068 - 07/19/17 09:59 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, I know words don't help much, but we are all thinking of you
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#4370096 - 07/19/17 11:05 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, my deepest condolences for you and your families loss. May you find peace soon and be left only with the best of memories, my friend.


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#4370105 - 07/19/17 11:56 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I know you can pull through this Lou like the hero you are known to me.

All the best prayers,
OldHat.

#4370117 - 07/20/17 01:15 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Deepest condolences Lou.

My heart goes out to you and yours during a most challenging and empty time.
We may not know you well, but we grieve with you. Again, deeply saddened to hear of your brothers passing.
Wish you well during this time.
With heavy heart,
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#4370124 - 07/20/17 01:46 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Dear Lou, I am sorry for your loss. Family first. May you find the strength needed to cope and the time to recharge the old batteries. So many thanks to you for all you have meant to the WOFF forum over the years. Be blessed, best wishes, Jim


#4370125 - 07/20/17 01:55 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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My deepest sympathies for your loss Lou. My family sends prayers and nothing but the best to you and yours in your time of sorrow. I in some ways know how you feel as my best friend who is like my brother is suffering with a disease similar to ALS. I can only hope you see the good in your brother's life and celebrate that. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOURS.
John

#4370148 - 07/20/17 08:38 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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My condolences go to you and your family, Lou. If you love you will grieve, that's just given. Just take your time. We will enjoy your return.

#4370151 - 07/20/17 09:15 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Sorry to hear about your loss, Lou. All the best to you and your family!


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#4370164 - 07/20/17 11:36 AM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Thank you, Robert, for reaching out, and Lou, very sorry for your loss. Return with a peaceful heart, when you can.


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#4370171 - 07/20/17 12:33 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Sorry to hear about your loss, Lou.


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#4370187 - 07/20/17 02:41 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou, heartbreaking news. I hope you and your family are coping well. It's a process, a tough one, but somehow we manage. My deepest sympathies go out to you and I'll look forward to seeing you back in happier times.

Robert, thanks so much for connecting and sharing the sad news.



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#4370208 - 07/20/17 04:35 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Lou: My condolences and best wishes for U and yours.

#4370213 - 07/20/17 04:51 PM Re: RAF_Louvert extended absence from forum [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Sorry to hear of your troubles Lou....wishing you all the best.

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