View Full Version : My dad is gone
02-02-2008, 08:03 PM
Tonight, athough I find it hard to find the words, I just wanted to drop a line and let the snowtrackers know that my father has passed away. Dad died of a massive heart attack while riding in the car to the airport with my brother, sister-in-law, and mom. They tried all that they could to ressisitate him until the paramedics arrived. I was called on my cell while they were working on him, and I will never forget hearing him gasping on the end of the line.
Many of you have met my father (fishfest), and I felt that he would want you to know. Hell, I don't even know if what I've typed is making sense right now, but I do know he's only been gone for a small time already, and I don't know how I'm going to move on. It hurts so much. I just wanted all of you to know that you need to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you every moment you can. I know that dad knew that I loved him, but I sit here regretting not saying it to him when I saw him this morning.
Please remember that we're all people in need, with feelings, and we all need to live with each other next time you post something that may offend.
I miss you daddy...and I'll never forget the things you've taught me....
02-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Perry,i am so sorry for your loss.I to have lost my dad and i know what you are going thru.Your family and you will be in my prayers tonight.I wish i could take away your pain.Your in my thoughts..God Bless,M1M
02-02-2008, 08:18 PM
Howler I am so sorry to read this post. I know your dad ment the world to you and how you looked up to him.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
02-02-2008, 08:34 PM
I feel for you, i went through it with my sister, time will help and think of the good things you have done with your Dad.
I'm very sorry to read the news. I lost my mother back in 99 and I remember how difficult a time it was, I'm feeling your pain.
02-02-2008, 08:48 PM
I am So Sorry to hear about your father...
Give our best to your family and your mom... and take care of yourself.
You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
02-02-2008, 09:05 PM
sorry to hear about your loss howler our thoughts and prayers will be with you
02-02-2008, 09:06 PM
I'm really sorry Perry. I can't imagine anything more painful than the loss of your biggest hero. Your father and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.
02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
I am truly sorry to hear about your loss .I lost my father also so I know what it is like also . You and your family will be in my prayers .
02-02-2008, 10:00 PM
Perry, dad and i are truly sorry about your loose and your family will be in our prayers. If you need anything at all don't hesitate to call anytime.
02-02-2008, 10:49 PM
sorry to hear about you and your family's loss . my family and i will pray for you and your family .
ron and amy benhart
02-03-2008, 12:16 AM
sorry to hear about your loss you and your family are in my prayers.
02-03-2008, 04:33 AM
Perry, I am so sorry to hear this. The father and son bond is truly a special one, yours more so than most, from listening to you speak of your father in the past. You'll never quit missing him, but I can assure you from past experience, these tears are eventually dried by smiles and even laughter from your memories of a special man. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. Do not hesitate at all to call or email if you need anything, even if it's just a rough moment and need someone to listen.
02-03-2008, 04:41 AM
Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.
Never stop thinking of the good times and always remember there is always a reason.
We may never know the reason, but that's not important.
My father passed the same way 11 years ago and those memories will stay with me forever, as yours will.
Keep the faith.
02-03-2008, 06:15 AM
Perry, I'm so sorry. Not sure what to say, If you or the family need anything you know how to reach me.
Perry, I am so sorry to hear this. I never met him but i'm sure he was a good guy. You and your family are in my prayers
02-03-2008, 08:17 AM
Perry I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
02-03-2008, 08:30 AM
perry...i got a call from sarge last night telling me of this horrible news. both jill and i are very sorry for the loss of your dad and although i never got the chance to meet him, i know he was a great man by the job he did bringing up a son like you.
my deepest condolences bud.
let me know if there is anything we can do.
02-03-2008, 08:31 AM
Stay stong, keep your chin up, and remember the good times. A loss like this really stings, but you must get through it, and take care of the rest of your family now. Everyone has a day like this, don't let it keep you down. And don't forget what keeps you going.
02-03-2008, 10:23 AM
Perry, I just got word this morning from Steph about the loss of your dad. He was truly a wonderful, caring man and he will be missed dearly. Please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of Steve and I. If you need anything, please let us know.
02-03-2008, 11:53 AM
Iím sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I never met your dad but I know you and I know he was a good man. I have read your post a number of times no truer words have ever been said. Iím not sure when you lose someone close that you donít look back and think that I should have or I could have. I know I have had those thoughts and feelings times before even when you know you are losing someone due to illness and knowing time is not on their side but still other things pull you away. Iím sure that you had many great times together with your dad just keep those memories close to your heart now and know that all of your friends are here for you now. If you need anything please let us know.
God bless you and your family
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
I'm sorry to hear the loss of your Dad... I offer many prayers to your family in a time of great sadness...
02-03-2008, 02:45 PM
Had just gotten off the phone with my Dad. Turned on to this website. Read the news.
I feel for ya Howler.
02-03-2008, 04:16 PM
Perry, My condolences to you and your family as my family keeps you in our prayers. Even though I have not had the chance to meet you personally, it is obvious from this website that you treat people with respect, dignity, and always try to help others. There is no doubt in my mind that your father was tremendously proud of you as he installed high family values in you, and that is a legacy to be proud of.
02-03-2008, 05:10 PM
We are very sorry to hear about your loss , Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
Jeff & Darlene
02-03-2008, 06:36 PM
H man i'm so sorry to hear of your loss, got the news from Fish today as I was leaving from his place it was a very long drive home thinking of you and your family. Carry on my Brother... You and your family are in our prayers, don't hesitate to call me if you need anything!
02-03-2008, 07:07 PM
Truly sorry to hear the bad news perry hope everyone is hanging in there. the whole family is thinking of ya.
02-03-2008, 07:20 PM
I'm really sorry for your loss. Kate and I will be praying for you.
02-03-2008, 08:23 PM
No matter how terrible it feels in your heart right now, the many memories you have of you and your dad will heal that pain.
Are thoughts are with you and your family.
02-03-2008, 09:06 PM
We know that nothing we can say will help you in what you are going through right now so just know that we are here for you and praying for you and your family to make it through this tragedy. As you know Darren's Dad passed away the same way a little less than two years ago and even though your life will forever be different you will have his memory to get you through at the times that you think you can no longer go on. Having met your Dad, Perry, we know that the world has suffered a great loss.
Trish and Darren
02-03-2008, 09:27 PM
Perry, sorry to hear of your great loss.
Don't know what to say other than keep the good memories up front buddy!
02-04-2008, 06:27 AM
I'm so sorry for you and your family's lost. You have my thoughts and prayers. Like other have stated your father was a great person. Those of us that never meet him can still tell this by the way you and the rest of the family are. He will continue to live on in your heart.
02-04-2008, 07:23 AM
Sorry to hear this news. Been thru the same myself, and it isn't easy. You know we're all thinking of you, and we're here for as much support as we can give.
02-04-2008, 07:53 AM
Sorry to hear PERRY. Just try to remember all the good time You and your DAD have had, Iam sure it is end less. You will find them coming up some time and make you proud he taught you well..........
02-04-2008, 08:19 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My deepest sympathies for you and your family.
02-04-2008, 08:22 AM
I am also very saddened by this news. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
He must have been a great man, he raised a son of your caliber. I don't know a single person on this site who doesn't look to you as a leader and a positive influence. These are qualities passed on to us by those who are close to us. Obviously this tells us a great deal about your dad.
It will get tougher before it gets easier but as Maize said, keep your chin up and think positive. Any support you need, you know you'll find it here.
Thoughts and prayers, my man...
02-04-2008, 08:51 AM
Perry, I too am sorry for your loss, and thanks for the reminder. We should all take your advice, and tell those close to us what they mean to us more often, although it sounds like from what you and others have said about your Dad, the feeling was mutual.
02-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Perry sorry for your loss. Thought's and prayer's are on the way.
02-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Perry, My prayers are with you and your family.
02-04-2008, 07:11 PM
Perry - Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Will be thinking of you and your family at this difficult time in your life. Yes i do remember fishfest, and enjoyed seeing your dad their. Stay Strong my man.
02-04-2008, 07:44 PM
I wish you peace my friend .
02-04-2008, 07:47 PM
Very sorry for your loss, will be added in my prayers! Celebrate his life.
02-04-2008, 07:56 PM
Sorry to hear of the terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
02-04-2008, 10:12 PM
Perry, sorry to hear about your loss. I too have lost my father, we were very close as well.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
02-05-2008, 04:07 PM
I just happend to pop in and check things out. Im sorry to hear about your loss! My Prayers are with you and your family.
02-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Sorry to read about the Loss of your Dad....Howler.
My Deepest Sympathy to You and Your Family.
02-08-2008, 12:38 PM
sorry howler, I lost my father and fellow rider also. My prayers with youand your family
02-10-2008, 11:11 AM
hey perry just stopped in to check in and saw the news sorry about your dad man you are in our thoughts and prayers keep your chin up man