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Some Sad News

Postby Sir Purrcival » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:01 am

My father recently passed away. March 6th

His memorial was Monday.

The reason I wanted to bring this up is that it was because of my father, that I developed a love for the CFL and the BC Lions. He took me to my first games at Empire when I was young. He talked in almost worshipful terms about some of the Lions early greats, Willie Flemming, Joe Kapp, Jim Young . Later on, we purchased seasons tickets together as father and son. We shared the triumph of 1994 together in the stands at BC Place, enjoyed getting blown out of that same stadium and even made a road trip to Edmonton a few years ago. It was a special thing for me and the BC Lions will always be a part of some of my most favourite memories of my father.

I wish more than anything that I could go to just one more game with him; give him a big hug and cheer with him as we score on an exciting play. Unfortunately, now that opportunity is gone.

So for all you good and wonderful people here at Lionbackers, be sure to cherish those who are dear to you. Capture each special moment and treasure it and the next time you are at a game, give a toast to all the fathers and sons (and daughters) who have laughed, cheered and cried together watching our BC Lions.
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Re: Some Sad News

Postby Robbie » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:47 am

My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family, Sir Purrcival.

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Re: Some Sad News

Postby CatsEyes » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:17 pm

My memory of your dad was when we were all at an Eskimos road game and those young punks were trying to muscle past us, and your dad stood up to them and put them in their place. Classic. Sorry for your loss. :(
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Re: Some Sad News

Postby TheLionKing » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:46 pm

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
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Re: Some Sad News

Postby PigSkin_53 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm

I feel you your lost Sir Purrcy but there cannot many things more rewarding nor as wonderful than a deep-seated father-son relationship with your sire, mentor, role model, confident, and friend.

For me, and my Dad it was about flying, sailing, fishing, and hunting. I got the news of my Dad’s own departure when I was living in Saanich B.C. October 17, 1983. Ron and I had tickets to the 1st Western Final to play at B.C Place that season, where we beat Winnipeg 39-21, but I watched the game from my life-long friend’s home in Ontario after seeing my father to rest.

I acutely feel the lost you must be aching from as I lost my own little brother a little over two years ago in February 2009 and still have a tough time with it, as he was only 53 years old.

It is said time heals all scars, and so it is my wish that you may heal knowing that your Dad dropped his mortal coil, knowing he left behind a greater fan of his beloved team, and in his place.
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Re: Some Sad News

Postby Toppy Vann » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:41 pm

It is never easy to lose a loved one and especially one with whom you obviously had a close and lasting bond.

The good memories though never leave you and if you can find solace and comfort in those I think it helps.

Our kids still talk today about going to sports events together and those memories are special for them and for us as parents.
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Re: Some Sad News

Postby Sir Purrcival » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:07 am

Lots of good words and feelings everybody.

Thanks

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Re: Some Sad News

Postby mws » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:05 am

Dear Purrcival,

Just wanted to share my condolences. However, I'm happy to hear that you had such a great relationship with your Dad. You'll have many happy memories to look back on.

I too lost my Dad some years back and our connections were the Lions & fishing. My "Old Man" and I would hop the bus at Woodward's in New Westminster and head to Empire during the days of Fleming & Kapp. Every season brings back great memories.

Here's hoping that your sorrow soon passes and that the great times with your Dad bring you comfort.

My best wishes,

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Re: Some Sad News

Postby Sir Purrcival » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:47 am

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