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Jonny T
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topic says it all to be honest.

he is...was....an athlete, collapsed due to chest pains during training. he died on the way to the hospital. suspected to be a heart attack as there is a family history of it.

I don't know how I feel. he, like most of my family outside of the parents, I only see at "family things" - births, weddings, funerals, etc. a friend summed it up pretty well for me....it's sad, on one level it's even sadder, and on another it's hard to feel sad for someone you barely knew.

I keep nearly crying.

****.

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Canuckistan
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Jonny, I'm so very sorry to hear that.

My PM box is open if you ever want to talk, okay?

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My condolences to you and your family.

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I'm very sorry, Jonny T.

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You and your family are in my thoughts, Jonny.

Nonny

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Lainie
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So sorry, Jonny.

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GoMeZu
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I lost my uncle last year. I can empathize. My uncle was also an athlete, and he was like a second father, so to you I offer my condolences.

If you ever need to talk, just send me a PM. Also, if you would like I have a beautiful irish blessing to offer, just PM me if you would like it.

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I'm sorry for you and your family.

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Stormfeather
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My condolences as well.

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MissEltoe
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I'm sorry... My uncle died Sunday, and I know how you feel. It's not really a close uncle, but it's sad enough.

I think I'm going to break down at the funeral.

Condolences and ((((((hugs))))))

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Mosherette
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I'm so sorry Jonny. I lost my great uncle at the beginning of November, and while we weren't close there was still sadness at his passing; for the life and love lost.

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Cinnamon
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I'm so sorry for your loss Jonny.

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So sorry, Jonny...

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MacLloyd
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Can't express how bad I feel for you. Loss of family members is so hard.

Condolences and good vibes your way.

MacLloyd

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DadOf3
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Johnny, my sincere condolences. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Vibes, hugs, and good wishes to you and your family. I know it's especially hard to lose someone at this time of year, when everybody around you is planning celebrations and parties.

Oh, MissEltoe, the same to you and yours.

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chillas
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I'm so sorry, Johnny. I'm thinking about you and your family.

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wanderwoman
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I'm sorry about your uncle, Jonny. My condolences to you and your family.

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Syllavus
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So sorry Jonny, it's always hard to lose people. *hugs*

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So sorry to hear that, Jonny. *hugs*

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LittleDuck
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Condolences and thoughts to you and your family. When I was much younger, my great-great grandmother died. I had never met her and all I knew was what I had been told of her but I still was immensely upset, not for the loss of someone I knew from meeting but from the loss of the meetings I would never have the chance to have. It's ok to mourn the loss of someone even if you didn't know them too well.

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Neffti Noel
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Oh bollocks, Jonny. Sorry to hear that mate. PM me if you like.
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Oh, Jonny, I'm so sorry to hear this. My uncle died in early December two years ago. It's a terrible time to grieve, when everyone seems so full of cheeriness. I think I sobbed just about the entire plane ride out to Chicago. Don't feel that you have to keep up with the festivities. DH let all our friends know what was going on and so many people were there to help make sure things were done for the kids, so I could just sort of coast along that year and be there for my mom and Gram (he was my mom's younger brother) when they needed me.

Lots of hugs from me to you. Feel free to PM if you need to. I still miss Uncle Ed, he was a wonderful, funny man and I'm sorry my kids won't grow up with his craziness.

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My condolences, Jonny T.
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