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#4461227 - 02/13/19 08:20 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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#4461241 - 02/13/19 09:38 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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#4461259 - 02/13/19 11:02 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Happy Birthday Don! May you celebrate with better health, surrounded with family and friends that you love. May this day shine onto you. My sincere wishes.


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#4461292 - 02/14/19 03:41 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Happy belated Birthday Don. Hope you had a good Birthday.

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#4461421 - 02/14/19 09:53 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Happy belated birthday! smile


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#4461639 - 02/16/19 06:24 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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God Bless u & family Don


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#4461648 - 02/16/19 10:53 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Blade_Meister]  
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I like that picture very much.

If you guys allow and I bring a third chair, I'd also have three beers for the three of us then smile

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#4462159 - 02/20/19 04:17 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Sadly Don has passed away.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed.


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#4462167 - 02/20/19 04:54 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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From his wife on Facebook:

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He has achieved success who has loved much, who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men , and the love of little children, who has filled his niche and accomplished his task, who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul, who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it, who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had, whose life was an inspiration and whose memory, a benediction.
-Bessie Anderson Stanley

My beautiful husband went to where he wanted to go yesterday afternoon. I was holding his right hand and his mom and dad were standing by his left side. His face was so peaceful, more peaceful than I had seen it in a couple of days. He knew how loved and cherished he was by so many. He was at home, this was very important to him. With his white beard and fine nose, He looked like a saint.
The arrangements are yet to be made, probably sometime next week. Please understand that I may not be able to return text and calls right now. The kids are home and we are taking time to grieve. Thank you all your prayers and support. May God bless you all.


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#4462172 - 02/20/19 05:15 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Thanks Alicatt.

Lord grant the family comfort in this time. Thanks for letting us get to know Don.
Amen


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#4462174 - 02/20/19 05:37 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Amen.

What a day for bad news. I just got news a fellow paratrooper died of complications of gall bladder surgery and immediately came here to see how Airdrop was doing. I am sorry to hear both slipped into eternity, but I'm sure they are embraced by a Loving and Good God.


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#4462176 - 02/20/19 05:39 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Alicatt, thank you for sharing. Those are profound words and a great display of love from his wife. No words can describe what this man is witnessing right now. He is with his Savior right now forever. Prayers for his family and loved ones who are hurting and who will miss him badly. Thank you Don(Airdrop01) for the gentleman and member you have always been and also, reading your wife's words, thank you above all for being the kind of man, husband and father you have been.

#4462181 - 02/20/19 05:53 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt
Sadly Don has passed away.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed.


Thank you for this update Alicatt. I just looked at his pics again that he has in the SimHQ sticky thread and it teared me up.


RIP Don. We all miss you.


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#4462184 - 02/20/19 06:14 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Grant
Thanks Alicatt.

Lord grant the family comfort in this time. Thanks for letting us get to know Don.
Amen



Amen!

Goodbye Don. I didn't know you well, but you were still my friend.


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#4462189 - 02/20/19 06:23 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Thanks for the update.

Goodbye, Airdrop.


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#4462199 - 02/20/19 07:11 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Sad news. RIP Don.


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#4462200 - 02/20/19 07:27 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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I only had the utmost respect for you, Airdrop01.
I don't deserve to call you by name- it doesn't feel right.
But I'm so #%&*$# sad to know your gone.
S!

Rest in peace.


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#4462201 - 02/20/19 07:28 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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#4462210 - 02/20/19 08:31 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Even though I didn't know the man, this is sad news. From his posts, he seemed like a good guy. They are quite a few cancer survivors on this site, I had hoped he would have been another one. RIP and condolences to his family.


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#4462214 - 02/20/19 09:17 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Don had the same cancer as my younger brother, my brother was a few years younger than him, he was 46 when he passed away in 2006.

Unlike Don my brother wanted to be alone when he departed, he did not want anyone there to hold him back from leaving and he chased his best friend away, I had driven my wife back to Belgium and I was flying back to Scotland to look after him, but I knew as I left him in the hospital that I would not see him again, it was very hard to walk away that day. As soon as I got away from the house he got a taxi from the hospital and went home.

He told his friend that he felt like a ghoul getting the blood transfusions which were keeping him alive as he could no longer make new red blood cells due to the cancer spreading to his bone marrow, he had told me that getting the transfusions chilled him and made him uncomfortable, all through this he never took any pain medication at all, not even an aspirin, how he managed that I don't know but I do know he was in great pain from it. His friend Graham sat with him until about 1am when my brother chased him home, he was found the next morning by the wife of another friend who had come over to check up on him.

I was just in the air flying back to Glasgow when the news of his passing was sent to my wife, they tried to catch me on the plane and later in the airport but I was focused on getting back home and was making best speed as I had tight timings on the train connections so they missed me. At Queen St. Station I had a few minutes spare so I phoned my wife to say I had arrived safely and she broke the news to me as at the same time the Tannoy called my name to go to customer services. Scotrail upgraded my ticket to first class for the journey up to Inverness which was kind of them.

The doctor informed me that Derek had passed peacefully in his sleep, with the lack of red blood cells not enough oxygen was getting into his system and he would have drifted off into a sleep that he would not wake up from.

Reading about Don just brought the memories flooding back, and the guilt I still feel about not being with Derek when he slipped away, I know that my brother went on his own terms and how he wanted, but it still hurts that I was not there for him.


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