The Ship Has Sailed One Last Time...

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juozapas

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Aug 18, 2010
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Barrie,Ontario,CANADA
Dear Friends,

Sorry to say, but my dad passed away shortly after 10a the morning of (11/24). A brief illness of pneumonia (one week of ICU) that was too pervasive to overcome. There where other pre-existing conditions including a recent infection of blastomycosis which really did not help. At 75 years (b.Oct 13 1935, Kaunas) Raimundas Namikas led a long life, if not at times trying towards the end. I will definetly miss the guy and my father.

Thanks,

Joe Namikas



 

krgulick

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Jul 13, 2010
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I would like to send my condolances to you and your family. He is in a far better place now.

 

hilojohnny

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Oct 2, 2010
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Joe...I detect a smile as well as a tear in your voice. You have been blessed to have had such a fine father. Our prayers are with you and your family....

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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Joe, my most sincere sympathies. Thanks for posting his pictures. He looks like a jovial guy, easy to take to and like.

I know you'll miss him, but I think you'll find that his spirit now dwells in you and the people whose lives he has touched.

Better to celebrate his life than to mourn his departure. Departure, hmmm... odd choice of words; I don't know if it

means "the act of leaving" or of "setting onto a new course".

 

fred

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Mar 21, 2010
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May the depth of your sorrow be relieved by the sound of

his laughter in heaven...

 

excav8tor

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Aug 28, 2010
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South Devon, England
My sincere condolencies. Your Dad looks like an Old Sailor.... so here is a famous poem for such a person.
Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness or farewell,

When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.

 

yuri66

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Nov 17, 2010
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Sorry for your loss. It's always hard for the one's left behind, try to remember in his glory days.
Yuri