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Goodbye My Friend

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My best friend and fishing buddy, Speedy Madewell, passed away last night.

People grieve in different ways, but I choose not to be sad about his death,

but instead celebrate his life.

 

Speedy was a strong willed man, solid citzen, good husband and a great father

to his children. His legacy is extended through his son and daughter and their

four beautiful children.His wife Janie remains strong and serves as the matriarch

in her extended family.

 

So CHEERS for my friend.

 

Speedy had a great run and I am proud to have known him.

 

-Kent

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Sorry for your loss RW.  I feel the same way when close friends/family members pass on.  I know they are in a better place and no longer in any sort of pain if they were sick.

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That's rough man. I know you were tight.

 

I'm sure there's plenty of brown 10's to keep him busy now.

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Kent, I am sorry to hear that.

I know you and speedy fished many many times together, as you spoke of him often in your fishing reports.

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So sorry to hear that Kent. Always cherish all the good times you had together

Jeff

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Kent,

sorry for your loss.  sounds like you have the right attitude about it...remember and appreciate all the great times together

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We've lost a good friend. Speedy was a good man, a fine friend, a gracious host and a top shelf fisherman. That's the man I knew. My heart goes out to his family, who knew him as much more.

I didn't get to fish and hang with him as often as I would have liked, but the times I did have will be long in my memory. I will never forget the night he and I sat up until way past zero-dark-thirty, sippin down most of a bottle of fine old cognac, talking about everything under the sun.

I didn't know him as well as I would have liked, but I liked him as well as I know how.

You will be missed, brother.

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I think you celebrating his life is a great thing. Most of us are fortunate if we have just a couple of real friends over the course of our lives, and we are blessed to have them. You have my condolences my friend.

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Cheers to your friend RW.  May he rest in peace.

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Sorry to hear.

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Very Nice Tribute Kent.

 

Sorry for the passing of your Friend.

 

A-Jay

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I echo all the thoughtful sentiments, Ken. All the best to you, his family and friends.

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My condolences Kent on the loss of your best friend and fishing buddy.
You've always spoke highly of Speedy and I applaud you in celebrating his memory.

 

Roger

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Sorry to hear Kent. My condolences. Fishing buddies like that are one in a million and you were blessed to have a pal like that.

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My condolences to both you and his family. He always sounded like a great guy in your reports.

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Death sucks. I always put a lot of thought into the passing of a friend/family member. The only ones that really bother me are the ones that I feel like left this earth without having the chance to experience what I feel like a life should be. I have been at funerals of guys that were 18, 19, 22, 25, 30 years old and I just felt bad that they wouldn't have the opportunity to raise kids, experience grand kids, etc. Those are the funerals that bother me the most. I actually feel a sense of comfort when I attend a funeral of someone who I know got to live a fulfilling life.

 

That's just me though.

 

Sounds like your friend lived a great and fulfilling life.

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Sorry to hear that RW.  I know you two spent a lot of time on the water together.

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Nice Tribute RW. Speedy sounded like a great friend and stand up guy.

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Sorry to hear about that RW.  There isn't a whole lot worse than losing a good friend and fishing partner.

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Bummer.

 

Sorry to hear about your friend's passing.

 

Go out and catch a big hog in his honor.

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