Uncle Bill Is Gone

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Rusty, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Moderator Moderator

    Mar 8, 1999
    He had been relased to in home hospice care from St. Mary's earlier. Hospice staff were on hand when he passed about 4 PM Pacific time today, Monday March 28th.

    Yangdu called me while he was still waiting to be picked up. She said she'd call again later. When she does, I'll have more information.

    She is very distraught at this time as she very rightfully should be.
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  2. 37up


    Jun 16, 2002
    I don't know what to feel or say...
  3. Jebadiah_Smith


    Jul 28, 2004
    When I am dead, my dearest,
    Sing no sad songs for me;
    Plant thou no roses at my head,
    Nor shady cypress tree:
    Be the green grass above me
    With showers and dewdrops wet:
    And if thou wilt, remember,
    And if thou wilt, forget.

    I shall not see the shadows,
    I shall not feel the rain;
    I shall not hear the nightingale
    Sing on as if in pain:
    And dreaming through the twilight
    That doth not rise nor set,
    Haply I may remember,
    And haply may forget.
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  4. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    I'm glad he is out of pain, but what a loss!

    Not just for the Cantina, but for those whose lives he touched personally, including you, Rusty, as well as the literally hundreds of folks in Nepal, and throughout the internet, with his integrity and resolve for tolerance, respect and forbearance.

    I feel blessed to have had him touch my life. He will be a part of who I am for the rest of my life.

    If there is anything I can do to help, Rusty, please let me know...either for H.I., Yangdu, or you (who are suffering more than you have ever let on.)

    Be gentle with yourself.

    Happy Trails, Bill Martino, thank you for being in my life.
  5. Josh Feltman

    Josh Feltman

    Feb 12, 2001
    Oh geeze, I, just, wow.
  6. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    I knew this day would be coming sooner than later.:(

    My heart is on the ground! :(
    Smoke going up for the start of Uncle Bill's Star Journey and for Yangdu and all the rest left behind.

    Little Bro, if there is anything in my power that I can do and you need done please ask.
  7. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Thanks Rusty...

    I am glad Bill is no longer suffering...he deserved to move on peacefully. I hope to meet him again one day.

    Blessings to Yangdu...smoke and song tonight for everyone.

  8. munk


    Mar 22, 2002
    Fly away straight, Bill, fly away straight.

    God Bless you, God Keep you.

  9. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Damn. I just feel empty.
  10. Berkley


    May 5, 1999
    Fair winds and following seas to an old sailor as he begins his new voyage.
    Smoke and prayers for Yangdu. Rusty, thank you for all that you do and have done for all of us.

    For once, I am at a loss for words.....
  11. shappa


    Oct 15, 1998
    I'm glad he is no longer in pain and equally sad for our loss.

    Day is done, gone the sun,
    From the hills, from the lake,
    From the skies.
    All is well, safely rest,
    God is nigh.
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  12. SALLEN


    Feb 26, 2005
    Im sure he's in a better place. The world will be a little poorer without him.
  13. lcs37


    Jul 31, 2002
    Bill made his peace beforehand, as he often stated. Now he is truly at peace.
    Yangdu needs all the support we may give her.

    He will be sorely missed.
  14. 50 Freak

    50 Freak

    Dec 16, 2003
    Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. You'll be missed.

    Best wishes to Yangdu.
  15. FallingKnife


    Jul 13, 2003
    I like to think he lives on in us all.
  16. Dave Rishar

    Dave Rishar

    Oct 25, 2004
    At least he's not suffering any more. Shipmate, rest your oars.

    Poor Yangdu. My heart goes out to her.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date over the last few weeks, Rusty. I can only imagine the pain that you're feeling right now as well and my heart goes out to you too.
  17. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    I'm very sad. Bless you all,wishing for a happy journey for UB and blessings for Yangdu. Nothing to say. Just very sad.
  18. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    A soft path for the far traveller.

    Put in a good word for us, Uncle Bill. We love you.
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  19. sweet


    Nov 11, 1999
    Condolences from the Sweet, Hubbard and Chan Families
  20. BruiseLeee


    Sep 7, 2001
    :( .

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