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My uncle; Bob E. Miller, in memorium...

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by Grimsi, May 23, 2006.

  1. Grimsi

    Grimsi Restored member

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    My dear uncle Bob died peacefully on 5-22-2006 at around 19:00 hours EDT.

    His wife of more than forty years at his side. He went quietly into his eternal reward while out with his wife. She had taken him out of the nursing home in his wheelchair to enjoy the Wisconsin spring.
    My mom writes that he simply sighed once in his sleep then was gone.

    His son David had proceeded his father many years ago as had his favorite dog , a beagle named Patches. (So I know he wasn't alone for his final journey nor will Patches need to wait by the bridge any more.)

    I learned about firearms from uncle Bob and treasure those lessons.
    He taught me many things great and small.

    He is survived by his wife Gwen , his sisters Jane Simpson (my mother) and Susan Miller as well as his children Richard and Susan.

    I will miss him.

    "God bless you Robert, God bless you."
     
  2. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

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    God Bless You Robert, and may you rest in peace. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to know that Patches met you at the Rainbow Bridge.

    I really can't say anything more honorable than wishing his pet met him at the bridge. :)
     

  3. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits Not Again.....

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    Grimsi,

    I wish you and your family well. I'm glad it was under good terms.

    Best wishes.
     
  4. Grimsi

    Grimsi Restored member

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    Thank you both for the nice words and all the good thoughts.

    I have a memory of Uncle Bob to share:

    About twenty years ago he, my couson Rick and a family friend
    went on a week long fishing trip into Canada's lake of the woods.

    One day ,about the third morning, Uncle Bob was cooking breakfast.
    My cousin and I went to gather some firewood. While we were out we
    came across some wild blueberry bushes. We filled a neckerchief with this bounty and returned to camp.

    Just as we got there we saw that breakfast would consist of pancakes but, as often happens , Bob had descovered that we'd forgotten to bring syrup. Everyone was very happy that Rick and I had found those berries.

    Uncle Bob said that we were both fine outdoorsmen.

    On the way home (we had canoed in) we needed to cross several beaver dams. On one that had decayed to basicly a mound of stones, we decided to shoot the flow . Uncle Bob and I were in the first canoe and made it almost all the way through. Then we hit THE ROCK! The canoe got stuck and brodside to the flow to boot! Uncle Bob stepped out on the upstream side onto the dam, I tried to emulate him but found out that the dam structure only extended so far...SPLOOSH, down I went in to more than six feet of water.(very cold water)

    As I surfaced I remember seing the second canoe fly past with out even scraping. Then as I climbed out onto the bank I saw my uncle Bob
    single handedly heave the stuck and half submerged canoe free.

    The canoe was brought to shore and our escaped supplies chased down.

    The canoe now has a distinct bend right in the middle.
    But with an hours labor and some makeshift bracing it was rendered
    usable again.

    We even saw a moose as we paddled back to the car.

    That's who my Uncle Bob was.

    Thanks for reading this and allowing me to share.

    Gregg
     
  5. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    RIP, Uncle Bob.

    Treasure the memories you have with him, and just be thankfull he's healthy and whole on the other side -- you'll see him and go camping again someday, I'm sure, and he'll be back in that younger, stronger, body you remember. His illnesses are over with.
     
  6. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits Not Again.....

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    My Uncle Mike was big into boats and cars. He once told me, "I don't care what ANYONE says, a clean car is always faster than a dirty one." He used to give me car cleaning products for birthdays and Christmas after I turned 16. And I always loved em. He died of cancer to pretty much his entire body not too long ago. I got married on his pride and joy sailboat in October.

    Good family is all that matters. Be proud that you had time shared with Uncle Bob. As I'm sure he is for time he spent with you.
     
  7. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

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    I am sorry for your family's loss. :angel:
     
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    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

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    Is this supposed to be in the support forum?
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    Hi Jay. Yes it is. The original poster wanted access to the thread again, so he could print it out. I decided to restore it here, rather than having it popping back up on the radar in one of the public forums and causing some confusion. Eric
     
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    I am late but I would like to express my condolences...