Thursday, July 2, 2009

One less good guy.

Today, we lost a friend. It was a shock due to the fact we saw him Saturday full of life. Sunday he went in to surgery for a blocked artery, Sunday night had a massive stroke, Monday he got worse, Tuesday his brain was inactive, Wednesday morning he passed away.

Mike was known in all three small communities around the area. Not because he frequented bars or talked for hours over coffee in the local cafes or for the silly things people talk about in small towns. Mike was a giver and a good guy, he not only belonged to the Lions but was extremely active. He like others in this organization gave willingly to grilling hamburgers and hot dogs on hot days to make money for local needs, but Mike never failed to give. He was also a God loving, family man who when entering a building made people smile. He was a avid golfer and helped in setting up charitable events again for local fund raisers.

Mike was in his 70's but you wouldn't have known it. He was youthful and vibrant. He will be missed. We've had a few days to think about life since Monday when we heard he was not doing well. And when deciding to write this post I too wanted to share my thoughts, don't wait till it is too late to say you love someone near and dear. Life is way to short.

As with every death, you realize that our time here is so short. And the good don't always die young. So for tonight, God Bless and may your loved ones know they are loved when they lie down and close their eyes.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about Mike.
    The way you've described him makes me feel like I could have known him
    May he rest in peace

  2. May Mike's soul rest in peace.
    Death is tragic and it is difficult to come over from the loss of a man.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss! I hope Mikes friends and family can find comfort amongst each other. The loss of someone loved is never easy. May he rest in peace!

  4. May his soul rest in peace, and may his family and friends have the strength to deal with the loss of such a wonderful person.

  5. I Pray that his family will eventually get through this loss.may his soul rest in peace..

  6. Sorry to hear of your loss, sounds like he lived a good full life.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss! He sounds like a wonderful friend and a good parent/spouse/mentor.
    I agree, don't wait to tell the one you love how you feel. No one know what tomorrow holds for any of us.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    I also learned today that a cousin of mine was found dead in his apartment. He was only in his late 30's. Sigh.

  9. I am sorry for your loss sweet Carol. My you always find comfort in fond memories. Hugs! Katherine