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post #101 of 115 Old 02-11-2012
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I was inspired by i2f. Was hoping he'd sneak on past that nastiness and hang around a lot longer.

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This is very sad news, my best to his family.

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Very sad news. My thoughts are with all his friends and loved ones.
I spent a good while reading his blog this morning, what a gift he gave us all!
What a beautiful way to inspire us and make us realize our dreams are there to be lived, not to be wished.
Thank you I2F.

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I am deeply saddened by this news. By his example, John has taught us all one of the toughestg lessons in life, how to live fully until you can't any more. I will miss his insights and courage, and the knowledge he so freely shared with others. May he rest in peace and may his family and friends find whatever solace that they may from knowing how much he was respected and cherished within this virtual community.

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Sadly, we did not know John in person, but we have been so inspired by his courage and attitude. He has left a lasting impression, which will remain with us for life. Memories fade with time sometime, so I have placed several photos of John and Mel and Imagine, on our screen saver as a daily reminder to stay the course, with a positive attitude, to the bitter end and hang in regardless of the odds against us. Thank You John!

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I was another who was inspired by i2f's posts. Sad news indeed.
But what an example of a life properly lived.

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Just saw the sad news on this thread this morning.

My heart goes out to Melanie.

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I saw that CP had passed, and it was mentioned there that I2F had recently passed. (It seems that a lot of people pass away in February. )

I re-read the tail end of John's blog looking for an announcement. John was one of the good guys.

My heart aches for Mel. I hope that she is OK, and that she asks for help if it is needed.

I believe that Imagine is in Panama. She may need help returning it to the states. I know that if she asks for it, that SailNetters will be crawling out of the woodwork to help her get their home, home...

Very, very sad...
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I received an email from Melanie this morning -

John peacefully passed and now in peace with the Almighty God. Knowing the Love of the Lord is in his hands, he passed with a smile in his face...knowing he had been loved and have been an inspiration to many. He want to be remembered that he lived a full life. He dont want us to be sad in his passing...he was content and cared and loved.



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I'm not sure what progress has been made getting Imagine back stateside. Last I heard they had a capable crew available to bring the boat home, but not sure the expenses are there to cover the Canal transit and related costs for the passage.

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Condolences to the family.
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