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Old Salt Passed Away #202295
08/12/2019 08:53 PM
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For those who might remember us, my husband Roy passed away last night from pancreatic cancer. We chartered 23 times in the BVI, stayed at the wonderful CRC, Great Camanoe, South Sound, etc.

Roy loved sailing and the BVI.
For the past two years, we've been in Akumal, MX, as the aches and pains of aging got to us.

Karen Thorpe

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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202297
08/12/2019 09:11 PM
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Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing.


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202298
08/12/2019 09:13 PM
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Karen, there are no words to convey the depth of our sympathies on Old Salt's passing.

D and I hope you have family and friends close by to support you at this most difficult time.

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202299
08/12/2019 09:45 PM
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Our condolences... May your memories of your life together comfort you in this time..


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202310
08/13/2019 07:24 AM
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Karen, good thoughts coming your way as you navigate this difficult time. Lean on family, friends, or us, as needed.


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202343
08/13/2019 11:06 AM
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Oh Karen..so very sorry..we would love you to come back to CRC when the time is right so we can toast Roy and you..Our thoughts are with you and we send all love xxxx

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202370
08/13/2019 03:30 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Karen, sorry for your loss. Come visit South Sound next time you are in the BVI


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #202388
08/13/2019 07:17 PM
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So very sorry to hear this. Roy was a real gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: Manpot] #202779
08/19/2019 08:24 PM
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We had great times with you. I will never forget the wave that soaked me as I drank my coffee.

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: RatmansWife] #202780
08/19/2019 08:25 PM
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We had great times on GC!

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: tpcook] #202781
08/19/2019 08:25 PM
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Our grandchildren still talk about their time at South Sound.

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #203042
08/23/2019 03:19 AM
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Sorry for your loss. I did not know him. Pancreatic cancer is wicked and I have seen too many die at too young of an age due to pancreatic cancer.

When the time is right, I hope you can find peace and relaxation in BVI, and remember the good times.

Prayers with you and your family.


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #203133
08/24/2019 04:10 PM
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I also did not know him but am very sorry for your loss.

A poem I like to think of when I think of death:
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. (Khalil Gibran)

I believe that love is the only thing that lasts after death and in time you will find tho he is not walking with you on earth anymore he is always with you.
After my brother passed it was raw pain for a long while then I came to know that the love we share transcends death.


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: Tammy] #203314
08/27/2019 07:16 PM
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Thanks, Tammy.
Each day is bit better.

Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #203350
08/28/2019 11:54 AM
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Sorry to read this. My wife and I have been chartering in the BVI since the late 70s so I know the feelings you and your husband feel for this place. We both feel the same as we sailed through the changes in the BVI during the last 40 years. May Roy rest in peace and be looking down on our beloved islands and smiling.



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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: Tammy] #203390
08/28/2019 02:15 PM
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Tammy,

I lost my youngest brother in April and even though it's been several months your posting of this poem brought me to tears again (even as I type this) but it is so, so much what I needed to hear. Thank you.


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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: SMC_Irish_68] #203543
08/31/2019 05:50 AM
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I know how you must be hurting.
My brother was also younger than I.
I miss him so.
My mum and I still talk about him almost everyday and we still cry a lot.
But now the tears are not of pure grief, we are crying for what a wonderful person he was and all of our lovely memories, so it's happy thoughts and love that brings tears.
In the beginning we had trouble accepting it, didn't understand why and thought it unfair.
Now we have some peace.

Irish I'm sending a hug your way. Hope the holiday weekend finds you with some loved ones.
Holidays are hard.

Last edited by Tammy; 08/31/2019 05:50 AM.

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Re: Old Salt Passed Away [Re: Tammy] #203650
09/02/2019 08:45 AM
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Thanks, Tammy.


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