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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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My friend Ben (Tide Pride) informed me this morning of the very unexpected passing last evening of his dear wife Libby. Ben expressed that he was feeling a bit alone today. I'm not sure how he will feel about my posting this, but, I felt it important enough to share with this community as Ben has been a long time member of it. Please join me in wishing Ben and his family our sincere condolences for his deep loss.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Thanks PapaBill for letting us know....Ben, my sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family...
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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How terrible! Ben.. our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending my sincere condolensces on your loss.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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This is very sad news: My sincere condolences go out to Ben and his family.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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Ben - my deepest condolences to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Our deepest sympathy on Libby's passing.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Ben--So sorry to hear this news. You are in our prayers with the loss of your wife, companion and friend.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:07 AM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Our condolences Ben.........you and your family are in our thoughts



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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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So, so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Ben, I am so sorry for this loss. Your heart must be broken. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 01:09 PM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Oh Ben, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Please know our thoughts are with you, all of us here on the board. Thanks to PapBill for letting us know.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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Ben--Helen and I send our Condolenses to you and your family.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Ben, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Libby. My heart and prayers go out to you. May God comfort you in your grief and surround you with loving friends and family at this time.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 05:21 PM
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Ben- please know that I join the others in wishing you my sincere sympathies. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 06:53 PM
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It seems much worse when the passing is unexpected. Take it one day at a time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Old July 25th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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Ben,
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Thanks, Papa Bill for letting us know.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Thank you CMs... I sincerly mean that.
This was so unexpected. The good thing is that she left us like we all want to go.. No sickness, no pain, no lingering on. One moment she was here and then she departed this earth for what I believe to be Heaven.
I am a person of faith and that is what I am leaning on right now.
I can not imagine that my life partner will no longer be here to walk with me each day.
I am recovering from surgery myself and just got out of the hospital one week ago from a colon resection so I am not at full strength.
I will always remember your kind and sincere thoughts !
Once again I appreciate each and every response.
I will rejoin you when I feel up to it.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 08:59 PM
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Thank you Papa Bill
Tide Pride my heart goes out to you---- and your words remind me so much about my dad's passing---- going out with dignity-----he too went unexpectedly----
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Dear Ben,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I also believe that Libby is in Heaven, waiting patiently, for the rest of her family to come to her at their own time.

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The good thing is that she left us like we all want to go.. No sickness, no pain, no lingering on. One moment she was here and then she departed this earth for what I believe to be Heaven.
We should all be so blessed to go this way. May she rest in peace and may you and your family find peace in your hearts.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:32 PM
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Ben...

I am just newly married (less than two years) myself, so I can just barely imagine what it is like to lose a life partner, but I keep thinking it must be one of hardest things in life to accept.

Just plain sadness, and loneliness, and that feeling of not knowing what you want or need to be doing with yourself is what I imagine.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:07 PM
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Ben: I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you have wonderful memories together. Papa Bill..thank you for letting us know.
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