Lost my mentor and good Friend

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  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    My mentors son called this mourning and told me his father passed away last night ( Howard Wimmer):sad:. He was 87 yrs. old, he was a good friend and buddy and we shared many happy days together in the bee yards. I guess God needed another beekeeper, an he got a good one.:thumbsup: I will miss him.:sad: Jack
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Know the feeling. Lost mine about 4 years ago. It still hurts. He will be at every hive you go to for a long time. The pain lessens, but never fully leaves.

    Hang tough, one day we will go, too.
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Sorry to hear that Jack. :sad:
    That's what's nice about this place, lots of friends and mentors.
     
  4. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    So sorry for you Jack and his family too. Every time a post like this appears It bring back fond memories of past beekeepers we have had to say goodby to too soon.
     
  5. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    Sorry about your loss Jack. My prayers are with you and his family.
     
  6. Marbees

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    Sorry for your loss Jack. Real friends are hard to find, that's why it hurts so much when we loose them.
    But you got to stay strong and positive for those who count on your friendship and mentoring.
     
  7. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Beekeeping helped to give him a good and a long life. I hope I manage to follow his example.
    ​Sorry for your loss Jack. Hang on for the rest of us.
     
  8. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    Sorry to hear this Jack, a good friend is hard to find and I know you will miss him, here praying for you and his family.

    Ken
     
  9. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Jack, My condolences on the loss of your friend and mentor. I'm sure you each enriched the other's life.

    Walt
     
  10. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    at our age Jack old and trusted friends are hard to replace and anyone you or I might call a mentor is extremely rare. in their passing each of these are always missed, thought about from time to time and it is the good memories that keeps the alive in our hearts.
     
  11. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Sorry for your loss Jack
     
  12. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Sorry to hear that Jack. The torch is in your hand now for sure.
     
  13. lazy shooter

    lazy shooter New Member

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    Jack:

    A ship is leaving a port, and another ship is pulling into a port. Both of you will be together soon enough. Remember the good times and continue your mission.
     
  14. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    jack, my heartfelt condolences to his family, and for you my friend, my thoughts, prayers and heartfelt well wishes go out to you for your loss.....
    riverbee....
     
  15. JPthebeeman

    JPthebeeman New Member

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    Sorry you lost your friend Jack, my condolences.


    ​...JP
     
  16. ziffa

    ziffa New Member

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Warm thoughts and happy memories to you.

    love,
    ziffa
     
  17. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  18. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    87 years is a good long life. That's a lot of bees and honey. Condolences and prayers.
     
  19. Beeboy

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    Loosing someone close to you is never easy. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers sent for those connected with the family.
     
  20. riverrat

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    Sorry to hear the news. Prayers your way my friend.