05 June, 2009

Sad news

Chris H died at 3:15 this afternoon.

Dag lieve jongen. You will be sorely missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing you!


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Betsy, I'm so, so sorry to hear this.

Love to you and your family.

Africakid said...

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
--John Donne

I'm sorry, Betsy. He sounds like a wonderful person.

Betsy said...

Thanks guys!

Laurie, that poem is beautiful! Funny, because I've always heard the "No man is an island" fragment but not the rest of the poem-- it's wonderful, thanks!

Africakid said...

Oops, "manor," not "manner."
Glad you liked it, there's more--just pasted part of the poem.

anno said...

He does sound like a wonderful person; I am so sorry to hear this news.

Astrid said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!!
Love to all of you.

christina said...

Such sad news. You're in my thoughts...

R. Duckie said...

I'm sorry about your friend, Betsy

Betsy said...

Thanks Astrid, Christina and Stacey! I really appreciate your comments!

Acedog said...

My sympathies and thoughts are with you.

Goofball said...

Hi Betsy,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope he went peacefully without too much pain after the long battle he's been fighting. I hope your family can find some consolation in the wonderful memories you share together of Chris!