When Your Hear Your Former Classmate Died, How Would You Feel

@salonga (27957)
Philippines
February 29, 2016 9:36am CST
My husband and I got the sad news that a high school classmate died already. We both felt very sad. We only see our classmates during class reunions so it is really sad that one classmate will not be able to attend the next reunion anymore. The whole day, I kept thinking of her. I could not believe that the once bubbly classmate would perish this soon.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I have had a couple of classmates pass away, very young but not really healthy either; however the loss though can bring so close to their own mortality, it can be a very sad time. Sorry to hear of this
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
Those who departed too soon in my batch were sickly. Yes, it is sad.
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@salonga one of the ones we lost opted to take his own life because he was facing yet another amputee situation as his diabetes and drinking was out of control . . . way too sad since that one and I dated in junior high and high school, till I got serious about someone else
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Oh that was tragic!
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@PainsOnSlate (20422)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
My husband and I are in our 70's yes, we have lost classmates but you expect that at our age. its never easy to hear, but I know how you feel. if we could only be young forever...
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@TheHorse (71212)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
My Aunte is in her 90s. Some of her old friends are still around. But many have passed on.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
13 Mar 16
That is sad but we all have our time to go. All you can do now is to remember your classmate fondly.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Yes now that she is gone, I have to just look at our high school photos to remember the good memories.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@salonga Tthat is keeping her in your heart and mind.
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@sofssu (14448)
1 Mar 16
I guess its painful. I have had a colleague at work pass on, he met with a terrible accident on the way to work. I will never forget that day. He was the same age as I.
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@sofssu (14448)
1 Mar 16
@salonga Its been 17 years since but I remember the day so well. The 17th of January does not pass me by without thinking about this young man.
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Mar 16
Well you still have some highschool friends who are still alive. You can still communicate with them if you will find them in social networks. All of my former classmates of mine are facebook friends. If it is a friend, I will be sad because I never get to thank that person for making highschool enjoyable for me. If it's a bully I will be sad because.....I never get to punch his face and now it is too late. (sorry for the joke)
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
I know you are just joking! as always
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Mar 16
@salonga Not bodyslamming my bully though a table is also one of my biggest regret too.
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@gudheart (12742)
15 Mar 16
I would be really sad. I have not been in contact with any of mine for years. If I had found out one of my closest friends had passed away I would definitely be quite sad.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Yes, they have a part in our life so we can't help but get sad.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Mar 16
It really is sad when you hear news like that. I remember feeling like you when I heard about one of our classmates. I am so sorry for your loss.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
Thanks! It is a proof that life is really short.
@divssri (981)
• Bangalore, India
14 Mar 16
Whenver i hear aboutdeath of anyone i think about him/ her whole day. I disturbbed totally. I cant handle my self easily may that person close to me or not.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
I think it is but normal to feel that way,
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@TheHorse (71212)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
I've lost a few classmates, both from high school and college. I've also lost some favorite teachers. It always makes me sad. When it's someone I really liked, I try to carry bits of them forward in my own personality.
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@jstory07 (69316)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Mar 16
That is really sad when that happens. You can not help to think that person was the same age as you.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
I can't believe she'd die too soon.
@birjudanak (7293)
• India
7 Mar 16
Its very bad feeling and sad thing because our first ever relationship is friendship and what ever say classmate or childhood friends cant forgatable so we feel too much sad....
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Yes my friend, it is a very sad feeling.
@Elizaby (3836)
• Pensacola, Florida
2 Mar 16
I haven't seen most of my classmates in 41 years as our paths have not crossed but when I hear of one passing it does bring memories
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
4 Mar 16
i also can't help but remember the memories i had with them.
@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
If he/she was my enemy in school, I don't care. Haha bad me.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
I know you are just kidding.
@moondebi (1209)
• Bangalore, India
1 Mar 16
It's sad! Such incidents leave a deep scare in mind!
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
Yes somehow it does leave some fear in the hearts of many.
@1hopefulman (31696)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
That is very sad and I'm sorry for your loss as our classmates are like a second family.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
Exactly, it was like losing an extended family.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
I am sorry for your loss. It is a shock when we lose people at a young age.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
I wish she lives till 70 or more.
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
1 Mar 16
I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. I would be really sad too.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
I think we all would because classmates have been part of our lives.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
Sorry to hear that ma'am :(
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
Sad news indeed.
@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
29 Feb 16
When you hear about people the same age as you dying, it makes you think - 'could have been me', doesn't it? Sorry about your friend.
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@Shiva49 (13832)
• Singapore
29 Feb 16
My memories go back to the good times I had with them, it is indeed sad news - siva .
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
It was sad because i remember the good times we had.
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