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Windarra44 - Sad loss.

For those who havn't seen the various posts in the SongChain thread it is with great sadness that I have to let you all know that last month, Steve (Windarra44 aka Windy) suffered a massive heart attack on board Windarra and passed away.

Windy had become a great mate of mine, largely through musical interests. He was from what I knew of him a good bloke and I'll certainly miss our interaction. My condolences go out to his wife Lisa, who was kind enough to let us know the sad news.
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My best energy to his loved ones . . .
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Oh man. Our prayers and condolences to Lisa and family. God be with you all.
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Re: Windarra44 - Sad loss.

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I was not familiar with Steve (Windarra44) but I do feel your pain. It seems to be a sad part of aging that with increasing frequency I have one of those, "He's gone?" moments as well known acquaintances, close friends and family sail beyond that ever so distant horizon.

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I second Jeff's thoughts. There is no life without death, but it all comes for us far too soon.
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Didn't know the man, but best wishes to his family and RIP.

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Re: Windarra44 - Sad loss.

WOW! Just read this. I had many back & forth posts with Windara44...

Hopefully, he is sailing in a far better place with fair winds and following seas.
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Is this Windarra currently in the Caribbean? I think a beneteau or J42 or similar?
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Re: Windarra44 - Sad loss.

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Is this Windarra currently in the Caribbean? I think a beneteau or J42 or similar?
Mark.. Windarra44 was a Californian SNer who really only posted on the Song Chain. Sadly he passed away last August unexpectedly.

If indeed you've seen him then perhaps there is a another life after all this!

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