Our friend has died

@JudyEv (232540)
Bunbury, Australia
November 30, 2020 5:18pm CST
A good friend of ours passed away yesterday. They live about an hour away and we had intended to visit them when we were over that way a few weeks ago. However, we ran short of time and decided to make a separate visit at a later stage. And now it’s too late. The couple were very good to Vin before he was married, then kind to both of us after. We ended up in partnership with them in a farm machinery business. During that time, Vince played in a dance band with them. However, four years of drought pretty much crippled the business and Vince had to find another job. Our friend put his farm on the line and eventually the business came good and did very well. Our friend had debilitating arthritis and had a heart condition. He is at peace now. Photo is of the dance band which many of you have seen before. Vince is on drums and our friend on saxophone. His wife played keyboard. His brother played guitar and was another good friend of Vince’s and closer in age. He passed away in May from cancer.
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@CarolDM (108961)
• United States
30 Nov
So sorry for your loss. We never seem to have enough time in this life.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thanks and what you say is very true.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
1 Dec
Poor health has certainly taken its toll on that family this year. I am sorry for your loss.
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@kaylachan (10305)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
I am so sorry you lost your friend. A few months ago, one of my husband's former co-workers passed away. We'd talked about gogoing to see her before she passed away, but when my husband decided to get the address, we learned she'd passed that morning. Perhaps it was for the best. I doubt he would've wanted to see her on life support.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
It can be very hard sometimes to see someone who was once fit and strong reduced to a very frail person. Seeing a person on life support can be quite confronting. Thanks for the kind words.
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@kaylachan (10305)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Dec
@JudyEv Not a problem. I watched both my parents pass of natural causes at home. So, believe me, I understand.
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@DianneN (213018)
• United States
30 Nov
Oh, my! I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thank you. It's always a shock somehow.
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@rebelann (79606)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
Oh no, my condolences for your loss.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thanks. It would have been their 60th wedding anniversary in a few weeks.
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@rebelann (79606)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Dec
So sad he didn't make it @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
@rebelann Thanks. And deaths around Christmas always seems a bit sadder too.
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@Thrilliana (14062)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Im sorry for your loss.. huuuugs
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thank you Anne. Hugs always help. :)
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@Thrilliana (14062)
• Philippines
2 Dec
@JudyEv that is the only way we can do now.. i hope you are feeling better now
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
@Thrilliana Yes, thank you.
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@sallypup (42411)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Dec
I love the photo though I am sorry about your loss.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thanks. Nancy (piano) made their shirts and jackets. The shirts were a bottle green, although they don't look it here. The coats. were white.
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@sallypup (42411)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Dec
@JudyEv Nancy did a fine job.
@much2say (45193)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec
So sorry for your loss. In business and pleasure, sounds like you all had wonderful history together.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
The business came so close to going broke. We walked away with nothing but we still remained friends. Thanks.
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@much2say (45193)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec
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@Deepizzaguy (43374)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Nov
I am sorry to learn that a friend of yours passed away.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thank you. He is at peace now.
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@Deepizzaguy (43374)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Dec
@JudyEv You are welcome.
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@rakski (74086)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I am sorry to know that. may his soul rest in peace.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thanks. Yes, he is no longer in pain.
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@rakski (74086)
• Philippines
1 Dec
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@jstory07 (99964)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Dec
Sorry you loss a friend.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thanks. We had known them for a very long time.
• Philippines
1 Dec
So sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thank you. That's our prayer too.
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@snowy22315 (104965)
• United States
1 Dec
I was married to a Gordon which is supposed to be a Scottish name but his father was a Russian Jew...go figure! So sorry about your friend, and sorry you didn't get to see him before he passed. We never know when is the last time we will see someone.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
We need to take opportunities when they arise. Our friend had a great nephew (or is it grand-nephew?). Australian born and bred for a heap of generations back but his name is Sanjay - as Indian as you could get. lol
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@wolfgirl569 (34891)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Dec
So sorry. He is pain free now.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
He hasn't had much quality of life the last few years. Thanks.
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@FayeHazel (36063)
• United States
1 Dec
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, and if I understand right the friend's brother as well? That is tragic. Like you said , he's not hurting any more... that helps a bit to think of it that way I find when I think of my dad. I'm sad he's gone, but he isn't being tormented anymore, either. Fascinating, I didn't know Vince is a drummer, that's awesome. Does he still play?
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@RebeccasFarm (19987)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Dec
Oh dear I am so very sorry to hear it. RIP both You tried to go see them dont feel bad
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
We have visited him quite regularly since we moved closer to them so I don't feel too bad about missing him the last time. These things happen.
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@edisondanila (37016)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I'm sorry to hear this and may yourvfriend's soul rest in.peace.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Thanks for the kind words.
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• United States
2 Dec
my deepest condolences, hon. may ya find some comfort knowin' he no longer suffers.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thanks. We knew them for so many years.
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• United States
5 Dec
@JudyEv yer welcome, hon. i've lost 2 family members since september, so's can relate ~
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@crazyhorseladycx I'm sorry you've lost family members. It always leaves a gap, doesn't it?
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@DocAndersen (32117)
• United States
1 Dec
i am so sorry for your loss
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@DocAndersen (32117)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv it is hard when you lose a friend
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
@DocAndersen They were just a few weeks short of 60 years married.
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@DocAndersen (32117)
• United States
2 Dec
@JudyEv my grandparents hit that milestone it is impressive.
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@porwest (36469)
• United States
1 Dec
Always hard to lose someone we care about. But sounds like you had lots of good times. That's what counts.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
For sure and, towards the end, his quality of life was just about zilch.
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@porwest (36469)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv As much as I love life, I have always said, if I am alive and not living it...it's probably not worth it anymore.
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@JudyEv (232540)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
@porwest We feel the same. There is a good case for assisted dying I feel.
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