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    dad died Sunday afternoon.

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    he lived a remarkable life.
    his boatbuilding career was outstanding.
    he was prolific and the level of craftsmanship was exceptional.
    just two examples:

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    The 106' "Whitsunday Wanderer."

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    7' Oughtred "Dominica" my tender to Decatur. This boat saved my life once. I still have her.

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    a frontline soldier in the Korean War (white shirt, green tie).
    Last edited by Bernadette; 05-22-2023, 06:04 AM.

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    we shared a very close bond.

    I stayed with dad till the very end. he died several hours after this photo was taken.

    I loved him deeply.
    Last edited by Bernadette; 05-22-2023, 06:06 AM.


    • #3
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      Bern ,
      He was obviously a great inspiration to you.
      ya know what ? He was for us as well.
      Take Care of yourself.


      • #4
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        So sad to hear Bernadette, very sad news.
        What a legacy, what a life - it was worth living.
        My thoughts are with you and yours.
        It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.


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          Take care Bernadette. Condolences to you and those who remain. It was my pleasure to sail with Keith (and you) and he certainly lived a full and honorable life.


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            my heart goes out to you bernadette
            Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.


            • #7
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              Sad news.
              Please accept my deepest sympathies.
              It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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              • #8
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                Oh Bernie, such sad news. But a life well lived. I know how much you loved him.
                My elder half brother is a Korean veteran


                • #9
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                  Take care of yourself, Bernadette.
                  My condolences. He appears to have been a man I would have enjoyed knowing.

                  There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.


                  • #10
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                    So sorry. Take care of yourself.


                    • #11
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                      I am deeply sorry for your loss. He seems like a man who lived life to the fullest.
                      "Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world." - Bono

                      "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers

                      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx


                      • #12
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                        Sorry to hear this.
                        It sounds like he lived quite a life.
                        Please accept my condolences.


                        • #13
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                          I'm sorry to hear this Bernadette, but his live seems to be well lived, my sincere condolences.
                          I certainly admire his boatbuilding skills.
                          Zorg goed voor jezelf !( take care of yourself).


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                            I'm sorry man.


                            • #15
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                              My sincere condolences Bernadette. I'd give you a hug if I could. You loved each other and made each other proud- it's as much as we can hope for. Jay.