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Matthew Chartrand
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 I offer my condolences on your loss.

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Brian Hague
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I was saddened to read of this. I'm glad, however, that there was an opportunity for farewells of a sort. All the best to you at this unhappy time.

 

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Michael Arndt
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JB, sorry to hear this.

My condolences.

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Glen O'Brien
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JB, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. My deepest
condolences.
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Brad Brickley
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Sorry for your loss John.  RIP Lord Rushton.
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Thanks for all your kind words.

From all reports, this seems to have been a relatively easy exit. As noted, he collapsed on Friday afternoon, and did not regain consciousness thereafter. He was in no pain that could be detected, and when the actual end came, it came suddenly, with his blood pressure having been stable until it abruptly dropped and he was gone.

According to his wishes, no "heroic measures" were taken to revive him. One thing I will say for Canadian doctors, they do seem to be a lot more cooperative on the whole matter of DNR requests. There were no quibbles from either his attending physician or the Chief of Medicine.

Strangest part in all this -- and I am sure those of you who have lost friends and relatives will be familiar with this one -- since it was my habit to call my Dad to tell him any news, a bit of muscle memory keeps trying to make me pick up the phone to tell him about this!

Here's one of his favorite photos of himself, taken in 1946, when he was 26, just before he was "demobbed" out of the British Army.

And here's another favorite, Mom & Dad on their wedding day, 1949.

(Those who fret about "civil unions", take note! They were married at the West Bromwich town hall, and it stuck for 59 years!)

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Very sorry to hear about your loss, JB.  Add my condolences to the many that you have already received. 
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David Miller
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John, I'm very sorry for your loss.  Your love and regard for the man shined through the many stories you've told on this forum and in interviews.  My father passed away last year, and I too felt (and feel) the same kind of muscle memory you describe.  Long live Lord Rushton.
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I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I enjoy hearing stories about both your parents. I can tell from those stories the joy they gave you. That is the wonderful thing about life, we in a way can live on with the memories of the people we knew and loved. We can even pass their wisdom on to others through stories of their life experiences. Death can never take that away.
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Jesus Garcia
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I'm sorry for your loss, John.

I confess that -- from reading the snipets of you home live you shared over the years -- I have come to envy you your relationship with your Dad. I consider you having been blessed that way.

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Greg Kirkman
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Condolences, JB.
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Flavio Sapha
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I get the impression you got the top half of your face from your mother
and the lower from your father, JB.

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