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TMacphersonNH

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Age : 51
Location : New Hope, PA
Registration date : 2013-11-25

PostSubject: Update on Tom   Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:49 pm

Hi everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know Tom will be moving to a hospice facility in the next few days. He needs full time medical care at this point and we recognize that family can't provide the support he needs. Thanks again for all your very kind notes and emails.

On a different note, he asked me today to see if anyone would want his Peter Matzhold pipe. I believe he posted it here when he first received it but never had the chance to smoke it. He wants it to go to someone who would appreciate it.

He says hello to all and always gets a kick from the updates here on the site which we read to him regularly. Thanks again for all your support. It has meant a great deal.
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hobie1dog

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Location : Denver, NC
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:29 am

Thanks for the update on our buddy. I'm sure someone on here will love getting his beloved pipe. That is way out of my reach right now.  Tell him we appreciate letting his fellow members have first chance at it though. That one will end up being in a Curio cabinet on display and reserved for smoking on special occasions.

Keeping him in our thoughts as usual.

Marty
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Fatman

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Age : 54
Location : Alaska
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:49 am

Thank you for the update, and give Tom a big hug!
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joshoowah

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Location : Nairobi, Kenya
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:30 am

Thank you for the update!



To answer your inquiry, I am possibly interested in acquiring the pipe if no one else is. PM me whenever you have a moment.

Blessings to you, Tom, and your family.

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ftrplt

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Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:03 pm

My heart is heavy with pain at this moment. My warmest thoughts and blessings to our Brother Tom and his wonderful family. FTRPLT
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:23 pm

Hospice..............

Well, they will have the facility and the staff to hover over him. I have visited several in my short time here, and they are nice places...

My thoughts are with you both.

Take care
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Stick

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Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:58 pm

Good evening Ms Lori,

As always, thank you for the update. They are always very much appreciated. It's no bad thing moving Tom to a Hospice. These are highly trained staff who, like you, will continue to be there for him every step of the way - much as we are on the BoB.

My fondest regards as always,

Stick.
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mgtarheel

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Age : 66
Location : The Tarheel State
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PostSubject: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:01 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you always Tom. Thank you very much for the updates, Lori.
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Blackhorse

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Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:41 pm

If his pipe is still available perhaps you would consider donating it to the site or to one of the site's activities. As a Moderator here I would be pleased to receive it and pass it along according to his wishes, or perhaps forward it to one of the current Commanders of the BoB Bombers Group (there are two...either one).

We look forward to sitting down with Tom for a long smoke in the hereafter.

God bless you all.
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nismo270r

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Age : 37
Location : Northern KY
Registration date : 2011-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:06 pm

Thank you for the update Lori. Give Tom our best as always and hugs to you all!
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:48 pm

Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Tom as well as your family in this time of need.

There are a great many folks here on this site that hold Tom as one of the most courageous people we've ever known, even if only on the internet. His upbeat attitude, indomitable spirit, and positive outlook should do much to inspire those who face far less than he has to bear.

We can and should take a page from his fight in this hour as an model from one who faces eternity with all the muster one can bear.

Blessings on Tom, you, and your family.


Cheers,

RR
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:58 pm

Lori, thanks for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to keep us informed. All of my best to you, Tom and the rest of your family. I hope Tom gets the care he needs and deserves in hospice. Peace and love to you and Tom.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:55 pm

Lori, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Tom. My experiences with hospice centers have been that they are wonderful people who give the time and attention that every person deserves...and they are equally wonderful to family members of the ill.

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:47 am

It's been too long.

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"Pacem en Puffing!"
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TMacphersonNH

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Location : New Hope, PA
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:31 pm

Hi Everyone. Thank you for all your wonderful notes. We are sad to say Tom passed away quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family and his two boys - his cats Braddach and Callum - resting next to him. A private family burial and event will be held in his native island of Skye in Scotland. I want to say how much he enjoyed meeting everyone here on Brothers of Briar. All of Tom's family can't thank you all of you enough for your thoughts, notes, and messages. It meant so much to him.

He will be missed tremendously by so many he touched. Tom asked that we not grieve but rather work each day to approach others with compassion, love, and a desire to learn. He set a standard for all of us that will be hard to maintain, but we look forward to the future with bright, happy (and sad!), and open hearts.

This is likely the last time I will post here and will likely be closing all his accounts. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
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Blackhorse

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:38 pm

Amen
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joshoowah

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:10 pm

Thank you for keeping us updated. Tom will be missed dearly. You and your family are in our prayers.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:40 pm

Rest in Peace, Tom.

Take care Lori, and thank you kindly for keeping us updated.
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ftrplt

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:36 pm

Resting with the angels! Bless you and your family!! Sad FTRPLT
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:47 pm

And he is released.................

I am sorry for your loss, and will be mindful of his last wishes.

Thank you
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:25 pm

TMacphersonNH wrote:
Hi Everyone. Thank you for all your wonderful notes. We are sad to say Tom passed away quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family and his two boys - his cats Braddach and Callum - resting next to him. A private family burial and event will be held in his native island of Skye in Scotland. I want to say how much he enjoyed meeting everyone here on Brothers of Briar. All of Tom's family can't thank you all of you enough for your thoughts, notes, and messages. It meant so much to him.

He will be missed tremendously by so many he touched. Tom asked that we not grieve but rather work each day to approach others with compassion, love, and a desire to learn. He set a standard for all of us that will be hard to maintain, but we look forward to the future with bright, happy (and sad!), and open hearts.

This is likely the last time I will post here and will likely be closing all his accounts. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.  


He did indeed Lori. Tom will be missed by us all here, and was an inspiration to myself and a great many others as he suffered his burden without complaint.

May he rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.


Cheers,

RR
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juanmedusa

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Location : Falls Church, Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:33 pm

I wish we could keep the good ones around forever. My thoughts are surely with the family. Bless them all.
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:46 pm

I feel both privileged and truly humbled to have made both Tom's and Lori's acquaintance.

Rest in peace Brother Tom. Bless you and your family Lori.

Out of respect, no more posts from me tonight.

Deeply saddened,

David, 'Stick'.
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eklektos44

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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:54 pm

R.I.P. Brother. I barely got the chance to know you. Our family's prayers are with your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Update on Tom   Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:05 pm

I never got the blessing of meeting this man but god bless his sole and tho I never got to meet him it would be cool to start a thread in his name and honor dedicated to everything he stood for compassion kindness and a all around kind place just to post things in the day that make u think of him and things that would make him proud that we are carrying on his name

god bless him and ill pray for his family to be able to heal from such a tragic loss
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