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In memorium: Rob Davie, aka BigJetDriver

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by The Chairman, Apr 24, 2006.

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  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under heaven:

    2 a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,

    4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

    6 a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

    8 a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

    We have lost a great friend. We have lost a dear brother with a huge heart. Rob Davie, our BigJetDriver, died this past weekend while pursuing the sport he loved: Scuba Diving. Most people pass through this life hardly making a ripple. But with Rob, the surf was always “UP!” He brought so much joy, knowledge, caring and passion to every thing he did, and he did so much. He was a moderator on at least three discussion boards, including here at ScubaBoard. He was an apt instructor for many disciplines and excelled at EVERYTHING he set his mind to. The world has lost one of its best assets and here at ScubaBoard, we mourn his passing. As you can imagine, the staff and moderators here on ScubaBoard are simply stunned, and I am having a hard time controlling my tears as I try to type this.

    There are very few facts that are available to us at this time. Out of deference to his many loyal fans and friends, we ask that you keep this thread positive. There is no need to guess a cause and there are too many of us who are not dealing well with his passing. Your consideration during our intense time of mourning is appreciated. We will be sure to post any funeral arrangements as we learn of them.

    This is the hardest thing I have ever had to type. Please pray for his close friends. Rob, I love you and I miss you terribly. Your posts were always funny and insightful. I was SO looking forward to our class. Farewell, mon ami!
  2. do it easy

    do it easy Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicagoland, USA
    This is sad news. I offer my condolences to his family, friends, and all those that he has touched here. Rest in Peace, BJD!
  3. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Western Australia
    I have no words. We miss you, Rob.

    My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    One of the first PMs I got on SB was a lovely note from Rob, welcoming me to the board, and thanking me for sharing my medical knowledge. He seemed like a warm and charming person. I never met him IRL, but I'm also shocked and saddened at his passing.
  5. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

    I am stunned.
  6. Rick Inman

    Rick Inman Advisor ScubaBoard Supporter

    I've been looking back at some of his posts... man, I'm gonna' miss him. I'm still in shock.

    Well posted, NetDoc.
  7. Snowbear

    Snowbear NOK ScubaBoard Supporter

    I have enjoyed and respected Rob's wisdom and passion on this board ~ Before and since he became a moderator. I know I am not alone as one who already misses him. I actually perused a bunch of his past posts when first reading the news... I'm glad his presence will always be here on ScubaBoard.

    Prayers are with his family and friends in this time of tragic loss.
  8. Jeff Toorish

    Jeff Toorish Instructor, Scuba

    I'm stunned. I never met him, but found his posts always insightful and often witty. I know he will be missed by everyone, not only here on ScubaBoard, but everywhere.

  9. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

    I'm shocked and saddened. Goodbye BJD.
  10. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
    oh my god

    i just can't believe this. this is just terrible

    Rob was one of a kind. Rob was Rob.

    my heart goes out to all who knew him, his friends and family,
    and to those of us who worked with him and came to love him
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