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TekDiveGirl / Kimber Hawkens Thurman

Discussion in 'Passings' started by D_B, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Kimber was one of my favorites here on SB... but it didn't start out that way. My heart is heavy. She helped me to kind of like pink... tolerate it at least. When ever I see that color, I'll think of her pink wings.
     
  2. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Your supporting a non diving thread and by making a non diving related forum area , is what allowed Kimber and I to meet and for her to become my Sweetie :jump:
     
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  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Divers are going to talk. Giving divers what they wanted when they wanted it is why we haven't been totally overblown by Face Book. We're almost the last forum standing. I've met so many friends here, have witnessed their progressions and yes, had to deal with their mortality as well. Some have stayed. Some have left. All have been appreciated. Kimber taught me the importance of compassion and second chances. She was perma-banned at one point, but she went through the death of a loved one and I lifted that ban. She needed the community and frankly, we needed her although we didn't know that at the time. We even had a moderator leave over that, but I figured we needed more compassionate mods anyway. I've never been afraid to change my mind about someone after that. People and perspectives can change, me included.
     
  4. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    She knew she was an inspiration to others, there were so many that said that to her , but she wasn't convinced of it making her special ... her thoughts on such comments about admiring her struggles and will to succeed was "what else could I do?"
     
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  5. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    So very sorry to hear this. I had no idea this was even a possibility. Nothing I can say that won't sound stupid so ... Condolences.
     
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  6. Danseur

    Danseur Instructor, Scuba

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    Was just talking about what an inspiration she was on Friday.

    Alas, I never met her in person. RIP and Thank You!
     
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  7. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    I was new to the board back then, but I remember TekDiveGirl. My condolences.

    -Lorenzoid
    former San Diegan!
     
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  8. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    July 3rd 2006 ... her accident was on this trip, they were diving the Hogan before going to the destroyer Yukon to leave a memorial plaque for her friend Steve Donatan
    this is video of Kimber before it happened (she's in pink .. you know ... "Pink, it's the new black" :wink:

     
  9. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

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    Very sorry to read this. My condolences.

    DW
     
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  10. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Don, I'll offer my condolences once again to you, my friend, as well as Kimber's family and friends. Such a shock when I saw this yesterday on FB. Be strong, my friend!
     
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