Remembering the Capt.

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    As you all may remember, Capt Kirk had some worrying news from his Doctor last June. www.gardenstew.com/threads/happy-fathers-day.35902/

    Sadly, his health problems were worse than first thought and we have recently learned that he passed last summer. He passed quietly at home with his wife and son near.
    He was 71 years young, a Vietnam War veteran and served in the Navy for 20 years.

    In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the local humane society where he lived. Anyone interested can let me know and I will give you the address and donation information.

    He was a sweet man, he joined GardenStew in Sept of 2005, so he was a long time fixture here and he will be missed by GardenStew.
     
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  3. TheBip

    TheBip Young Pine

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    Id like the info to donate. Im trying so hard not to cry at work!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Such sad news. Captain Kirk will be sorely missed here as he was part of our GardenStew family for so many years. It was a pleasure to know him and call him my friend.
     
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    wannabe Young Pine

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I have been wondering about him as I enjoyed his posts.
     



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  6. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I was so saddened to hear of Capt's passing. As Toni mentioned he joined in 2005 so we were quite honoured to have corresponded with him for so long. He will be remembered as a very humourous guy with a real love for nature.

    Every year almost without fail he would post a photo of his sugar maple tree...
    www.gardenstew.com/threads/6.27455/

    ... and his winter firewood all nearly packed in the shed...
    www.gardenstew.com/threads/all-set-for-winter.16577/

    ... or share a cat related story...
    www.gardenstew.com/threads/the-lion-king.31742/

    I have found myself going back over his posts and I've had a good chuckle. You can also find his blog entries here..
    www.gardenstew.com/blog/all-entries225.html

    Hard to believe you're gone Capt :setc_063: Thank you for all the good times and laughs. Rest in peace my friend.
     
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    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I looked forward to reading his posts and his photos. I knew he was missing but never thought that it was because of his passing. Rest in piece, Capt. dooley
     
  8. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    I was wondering. I have been searching for any information about him, but was drawing a blank. I couldn't remember where he said he lived and wasn't sure if I was searching for his given name even.
    I think it is safe to say we all have and will continue to miss him Rest in Peace Capt.
     
  9. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    As a friend for all Gardenstew members, the Captain always had an interesting perspective or topic to share. He will be missed by everybody.

    Jerry
     
  10. KK Ng

    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    Rest in peace Capt., you will be missed here!
     
  11. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Gardening now where weeds never grow, flowers always bloom and slugs and snails don't exist. Safe journey Capt. .
     
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    I kinda wish I would have thought to join sooner so I could of gotten to know him. I spent a good bit of last night reading the forum and saw his posts all over the place. He seems like a nice man. Wish his famly well please.
     
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    Ah Jeez! :( That really sucks. I loved reading his posts.

    Godspeed, Cap'n. :heart:
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I am so saddened to hear about Capt. He was a great guy, he always had something funny to say to make me smile, and a lover of nature.
    RIP Capt Kirk :(
     
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    He will be missed. RIP my dear Capt......
     
  16. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I am very sad to hear this news, although it was a little bit expected. I shall miss the Capt'n. R.i.p. mate.
     

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