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Condolences for Daniel; Nanaimo 11/24/07

Discussion in 'Passings' started by gchapman, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. didekeer

    didekeer Angel Fish

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    Hi, please add my condolances to this list...

    I only met him a few times at the shop, but he was for sure one of those guys that you instantly like from the first moment you see him. One hundred percent smiles, all the time.

    My thoughts are with him...

    Dirk
     
  2. Parysa

    Parysa Barracuda

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    Candace,
    I don't know either you or Daniel, but I just want you to know that my heart is breaking for you right now. There's nothing that can be said to make it better. Just know that you are in my prayers.
     
  3. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

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    Candace.... there are no words, i hope you are finding the strength to get thru each day... i wished such a thing would never happen

    :hugs:
     
  4. scubajew

    scubajew Garibaldi

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    Daniel was a good friend of mine... his story reached me here in Thailand not 4 hrs ago. his laugh always made the grey days at white cliff sunny. I'll miss you tones dude. my best regards for his beloved wife and all his friends in Vancouver.

    - Darren Moss
     
  5. cjfox

    cjfox Nassau Grouper

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    Although I only just met Daniel a few weeks ago, to know him was to love him, he overflowed with the joy of life. I just learned of his passing today.
    My condolences to Candace and his family.
     
  6. ketchumid

    ketchumid Nassau Grouper

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    There's a connection to other divers that I think we all feel each time we meet or encounter each other while diving. This is why we are a community- I feel bad for the lost and sad for those left behind- peace be with you and my prayers will go out tonight for all effected.
     
  7. reginold

    reginold Garibaldi

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    I read these words and they try to stick in my head but the disbelief tries to push them out again.... daniel? no way!
    For those who did not know him, well daniel could rock the room with his laughter...... and that is the hardest thing to accept.... that i won't hear that laugh anymore.....
    i trashed some photos some time ago from a christmas party..... daniel, red faced and mouth agape sharing a laugh with some guys from the shop..... just silliness.... but what i would not give to have those photos back again.....

    favorite memory..... problem solving with LS, Daniel and myself after a trying day teaching, having a beer.....

    My favorite photo of daniel is one of my favorite photos i have ever taken....
    I lay on the deck of the rivtow lion as daniel descends above me.... silhouetted by the sunny sky above him.....

    I will miss the man who i could make laugh in 2.8 seconds flat....

    T
     

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  8. CBulla

    CBulla ~..facebook conch..~ ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I guess being gone last week leaves me open to having missed this.................

    It's always sad to hear of a diver passing, its heartbreaking to read that it was a memeber of our ScubaBoard family. Condolences to you and to the family of this fellow diver who is now diving without fear of DCS.
     
  9. puffy

    puffy Angel Fish

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    I just wanted to express my extreme gratitude to all involved in the search and recovery efforts and the sensitivity with which the RCMP staff and crew, Dave and his dive crew, and Ken and Carolyn and all others involved handled Daniel's passing. These people went above and beyond to help myself and his family deal with this very difficult situation. My hope is that all divers resolve to become diligent in following procedures, and never get complacent despite how comfortable we all get in the water. It IS a life support environment, and we can't forget that.

    Thanks to everyone for their condolences and for sharing their memories of Daniel.

    Daniel was a huge part of my life, and one of the best divers I know. There is going to be an undefinably big void now without him around.

    Cheryl Beyak-Harrington
     
  10. seacook

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    cheryl
    just so you will know...people who only met you briefly years ago, have been thinking of you at this time.
    -trudy
     

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