Monday, June 4, 2012

Rest easy my friend, I will miss you...


Like the tides of the ocean, the earth's population ebbs and flows every day.  Births and deaths occur moment by moment bringing hopefully more joy than sorrow into our lives.

Yet, when deaths do occur, we hope that they are taking place after following a long and eventful life path.  Such is the case with my friend, Old Doug from BC.

Strawberry Ebelskivers
You may remember our Strawberry Ebelskiver post from just a few weeks ago where we dedicated some of Liv's favorite Danish style pancakes stuffed with sweetened strawberries to Doug.  Suffering from a lung disease, Doug's family had emailed to let me know that he was in the hospital, and would most likely be there for the rest of his days here on earth.

Just before we published our post I received an email from Doug himself.  He was checking in on me and letting me know that he wasn't doing well, but he wanted me to know that he was thinking of me.  As it turns out, that email was the last one he would ever send me.

Our Ebelskiver post dedicated to Doug explains our relationship and how our paths have crossed in this lifetime.  And while I never had the opportunity to meet Doug in real life, today I feel an incredible loss at his passing.

Father, grandfather, great grandfather, loving husband, wonderful cook and a good friend.  The angels in heaven received a special new member yesterday, and I'm fairly certain that they are in for a treat when he takes a turn in the kitchen.

Rest easy my friend...  I will miss you.




23 comments:

  1. so very sorry - sending healing energy to everyone who feels this loss.

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  2. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like Doug let a wonderful life and you were lucky to have known him. And vice versa! I'll be thinking of you!

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  3. So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I read your moving post about Doug a few weeks ago. He sounds like an incredible man.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear this. It's always so touching when a stranger enriches your life the way he did...and you did for him.

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  5. How thoughtful of you to dedicate a post to your friend. Very touching one, Kim! Made me think of people that I lost over these past few years. i am sorry for you loss sweetie!

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  6. It was beautiful of you to dedicate this post to such a friend. My condolenscenes my friend.

    Uru

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  7. I am so sorry to hear it. I know you had the sweetest connection with this man and I thought it was so lovely.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my prayers.

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  9. Sending positive thoughts to you and to Doug's family. ♥ (Lovely post.)

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  10. I am so sorry and hope that both you and his family manage to smile at the good memories soon. *hugs*

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  11. I remember the post from last month. I hope that post and it's moving tribute can be a comfort to you now. Because it so beautifully honored your friendship. GREG

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  12. Sending you lots of hugs at this sad time, Kim. So sorry you lost a special friend. Your post last month is sweet and tender. You are in my thoughts today.xx

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  13. I am so sorry about your loss. May he rest well :)

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You wrote such a beautiful tribute to your friend.

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  15. Kim,
    So sorry for your loss. I know that your friendship with Doug meant a lot to you. Hugs and prayers!

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  16. Oh Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is always painful, even when it means the end of a long happy life. Whatever awaits us in the afterlife, I hope it makes him feel happy and loved. Many hugs for you!

    Sarah

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss my friend.. much love and hugs to you! xoxo

    p.s. we live too close to let our friendship just be virtual.. so lets get together soon with Allison and do a foodie shoot!!

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  18. Thinking about you. What a wonderful tribute at just the right time. It's tough to lose someone who had such an impact and touched our lives in such a way. xo

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  19. so sorry for the loss of your friend Kim. I remember from your previous posts how close to your heart he was.
    Rest in peace Doug

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  20. Such sad news. I'm glad, though, that you communicated before his passing. Isn't it funny how strangers can catch our attention ... and become our friends even over distance? RIP, Doug. Thoughts of you, Kim ...

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  21. My condolences to you and yours for your loss. This is a beautiful post.

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