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    Jim_Mex has been having problems responding to posts in this forum and asked me to pass on this message:

    Our friend Jim Sawyer lost a dear friend in the past day or so after battling illness for a very long time. Jim_Mex asked me to pass on his deepest sympathy and condolences to Jim Sawyer. I would like to add my sympathy as well. We're so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.


  • #2
    Sorry to hear of your loss Jim. Hang in there and know we're thinking of you.

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    • #3
      Sorry for your loss, Jim. You will be in my thoughts.


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      • #4
        sorry to hear someone has gone on and sorry for your loss.Lance


        • #5
          Jim S -missed so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


          • #6
            Sorry Jim for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts. Just know we're here for you...big hug bro...

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            • #7
              G'day Jim,
              Words aren't enough in this situation, but they are all I have mate.
              Sincere condolences on your loss, Good memories will dull the pain.
              You are in my thoughts.
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              • #8
                Sorry to hear of your loss Jim. Our thoughts are with you.
                Dan H

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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone...And thank you Jan and Jim...

                  My friend Don was a very important man to me. He taugh me the meaning of courage, determination, and grace. He beat throat cancer 16 years ago, and came out of it with a tracyotomy, (a hole in his throat). That never slowed him down.
                  We worked on his 1.5 acre yard over the years, and dispite arthritis in both hips and one shoulder, he created the most lavish lush yard, (he had the greenest thumb I've ever seen). I'll post some pictures later on. It was always fun to jump in and help out. He had the most unusual way of going about doing things, but when he was done, you'd say, " I get it.. Freakin' genius"...
                  Some of you know that I have Tourette's syndrome, and a rather vicious and painful version at that. Every time I thought of just giving up, I would remember Don. Nothing stopped that guy. I've gotten a lot done by adapting his attitude that I might not have had I never known him. He went out in that yard every day, even when he was in pain, and did something, even if it was only a few small victories. I remember his little saying, " There are no bad days, just the bad moments". He was quite the charcter. He grew up on a farm and knew weird little things about stuff that you just don't hear about. He was like a living Farmers Alminac...
                  He will be sorely missed. I did get to tell him before he passed how much of an impact he had on my life, and that I loved him, (He always knew, but we never said it).
                  When this second bout of cancer hit, this time lymphatic, he still kept it up working in the yard and other projects, right up until he had no strength left. Then he went with the seasons. As autumn staarted to move in, that's about the same time he started to get worse. Then as quickly as the leaves fell from the trees, so went he. I seemed swift. I remember that it rained hard the day he passed. And then the day of his funeral, was the best weather we've had in quite some time....The dude's got connections, I'm tellin' ya... He was looking out for us.
                  The sevice yesterday was beautiful. A lot of tears that day. He was one of those rare people you know you're blessed to have known.....

                  Again thank you to all my friends here.. I was touched to see this thread...

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                  • #10
                    I'm happy for you Jim that you had such a good friend, and so sorry to read of his passing.
                    My heart goes out to you at this time of mourning, and hope you will find comfort in your friends here. Be well my friend.
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                    • #11
                      We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

                      Dan and Glenda


                      • #12
                        Jim, it is always so sad to hear of the passing of a Dear Friend. You are in my thoughts & prayers. I'm glad that you were able to have such a wonderful friend. I'm sure he was too. I count my blessing now & then, when I think of my health being as it is. I wish you the very best. Bless you.


                        • #13
                          Thinking about you and hoping you mend rapidly I know how difficult this time can be. Cherish the memories.
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                          • #14
                            Jim, thinking of you and thanks for the touching tribute to your pal.

                            Hang on in there.
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                            • #15
                              We have acquaintances who pass through our life and we have friends. Don was a true friend and treasure that came into your life when you needed each other most. You may not have realized it at the time but there you were, each with your own disease and the problems it causes. You accepted each other "as is" which allowed both of you to become the best you could be, everything else be ****ed, and each other's support. It's a shame that more people don't do that - look past all the stuff and see the real person inside. How many people are there that can enrich our lives but we look right past them? You each had the gift to see the real person and accept them.

                              #1 on my list for next year is a plaque "There are no bad days, just the bad moments." Every penny will be donated to a foundation to help your disease. If there is one in particular you would like money donated to, please pm me with the address.

                              I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and for a cure for your disease.

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