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Hawker

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Age : 51
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

PostSubject: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Just back after saying goodbye to my father in law on the weekend. He was a wonderful man that will be greatly missed. He lost his fight with COPD & CO2 retention on Feb 8th and we bid him farewell on Feb 15th.
Although he believed in God he wasn't a church going man so we sent him off the way he wanted to go. He was an oldtime cowboy a bit rough around the edges but with a great sence of humour.
He didn't want a traditional funeral but requested a "Happy Hour" (which lasted from 3 pm till 4 the next morning). There were over 500 people in attendance and the event was MC'd by my brother in law & nephew
who did an amazing job keeping the service light hearted and funny just the way he would of wanted it.

One of his favorite places to be was the backyard fire pit spending time with friends and family.
I havn't wrote a poem since my grade 9 english class but at 4 am one morning this just came to me so I went with it and thought I'd share it with my Brothers of Briar. It's called :

                  The Backyard Pit

Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust.

It is here that we have chosen - In this place
To lay Lyle to rest - With Gods Grace.

It's where special memories have been forged with fire & smoke
That we all got to share Lyle's wit and banter with a joke.

It's where Beer, Wine, Rye Whiskey & Rum
Have been enjoyed by all - In excess by some.

It's where Cig's, Pipes and a few Cigars
Have brought us all closer - under the stars.

It's where we've been blessed to see - That twinkle in Pa's eye
When Shane pulls out his guitar - And begins to Kyeye.

We bid you farewell knowing - You'll be watching from above
When we carry on this tradition - We know that you loved.

This bowls for you Lyle.


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Hiram-2011

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Age : 39
Location : Illinois
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:45 pm

Sorry for your loss brother. Indeed sounds like he was a good man.
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Coastie3202

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Location : New Mexico
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Sorry for your loss, and good job on sending him out in a manner he would have appreciated.
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:27 pm

He sounds like a wonderful man, Kevin.
May the smoke from our pipes carry our love and prayers to the heavens above.
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Briar Spirit

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Location : England UK
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:50 pm

Thinking of you Kevin, sorry for your loss my friend.
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:51 pm

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
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Mozjo33

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Location : Just moved...Chantilly, Va
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:37 pm

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Beautiful poem.
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Bluefisher

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Location : Seattle, WA
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:00 pm

My condolences brother. May we all be so lucky as to be sent off in such fine style.
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Location : Tallahassee, Florida
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PostSubject: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:07 pm

Bluefisher wrote:
My condolences brother. May we all be so lucky as to be sent off in such fine style.


This^^^^^.
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:44 pm

A fine tribute to a fine man.

RIP Lyle. You will live on in the memory of your kin and friends.


Cheers,

RR
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:11 pm

I agree with Brewdude; an excellent send off, one we could all wish for
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keen smoke

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:41 pm

Brewdude wrote:
A fine tribute to a fine man.

Agreed.  I'm very sorry for your loss, and your poetry to do tribute to the departed was very touching.  All the best to you and your family and friends in this time.  Raising a pipe to you.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences sir.
He sounds like he was a man I could relate too.
And that's a wonderful poem for him sir.
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cigarsarge

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:53 pm

Sorry for your loss.
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Sorry for your loss, Brother.
Sounds like the family did a fine job in the way it was handled though.
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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:39 am

Sorry for your loss brother! May time heal your wounds.

Jim
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Hawker

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:13 am

Thanks for all the heart felt condolences Brothers, means alot.
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RAlden

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PostSubject: Re: Said goobye to a wonderful man on the weekend.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:12 pm

That is a heck of a tribute to a life well lived. My condolences to your family.
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PostSubject: Poem   Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:24 pm

Oh, the truth in that poem says it all. Thank you for letting us see a pinprick of his life and what he meant to you.
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