Today I lost a good friend

By | April 5, 2013

After lunch today I received a call, I knew the number when it came up on the ID and I couldn’t figure out why as they never call me at work.

A good friend of mine passed away of a heart attack, the thing that made it even harder and unbelievable is he was only 37.

I’ve know W for over 18 years, he is the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back.
He had such a funny quirky sense of humour and it was one of the reasons we got on so well.

When I say he would give someone the shirt off his back I don’t mean it figuratively I mean it literally.
There would be times when his ex wife would be pinched for money and he would give her back the child support she paid.Yes, he has a little boy, one he loved dearly and he had full custody. W was home during the week to take care of his son.
He worked Sat. morning straight through to Sunday night while his ex had their son, that was his work week so he could be with the boy.

The last time I saw W was just before my trip, we were talking about what I was planning on doing and he was as excited about it as I was myself.He warned me to bring some warm clothes and I’m glad I listened because he was right.

Two years ago when my grandmother passed away, just before that I had plans to travel up to see her as I knew she wasn’t doing well.
I tried to move my flight up but the airlines wanted as much money as it cost me for the tickets in the first place and I couldn’t afford it.
This meant that I wouldn’t be able to make it my grandmothers funeral.
W had called me and asked if there was anything he could do. I told him what was going on that I couldn’t change my flight and might not be able to make it up north.
An hour later he called me back and said he talked to the funeral home and they would hold the funeral till I could get there.
I asked him how he managed that and he told me it was professional courtesy. See W was a Funeral Director.

They say the good die young and it certainly seems that way.He will be missed; his laughter, his sense of humour, his caring and giving to others, his love of life.

Thankfully I have a very close and dear friend who has been with me through this and I am very grateful.

Rest in Peace W

19 thoughts on “Today I lost a good friend

  1. Penelope Jones

    I’m very sorry for your loss Sir. I can see you have amazing memories to hold onto though! πŸ™‚ I hope the pain subsides for you soon, Sir.

    Bad Penny

  2. sharronkelley

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost one of my dearest friends last year, and I know it hurts. Sending thoughts your way.

  3. Wordwytch

    Ah SSir. Lots of hugs. And now twice as sorry that I had to leave and couldn’t talk to you when you msged me. Blessed passage to your friend and lots of healing and loving energy to his friends and family.

    Realized something else too… We’ve known each other for over two years, as your grandmother had just passed.

    1. Blue

      S Sir, your in my thoughts and prayers and said a prayer for his son and all who knew him and were blessed to have known him. Take care.

      1. SouthernSir

        Blue, thank you for your thoughts and prayers, his son will be well taken care of as he has a large extended family that adores him.

    2. SouthernSir

      Wow, it has been two years, time flies when you’re having fun πŸ™‚
      Hadn’t heard the news yet when I msg’d you, wasn’t till after my lunch break.
      Thank you

  4. Kayla Lords

    ((HUGS)) I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times, rejoice in the good memories, and find things to laugh about – it helps, I promise.

    1. SouthernSir

      Thanks for the hugs Kayla. One thing I think of when there was a birthday and everyone would be singing happy birthday he would deliberately sing off key got a laugh out of everyone.

  5. daredodie

    I’m sorry for your loss, but thank you for opening up. I’m sure he’s just gonna let you know he’s there with you every once in a while. When my uncle passed, we were told a story that every time someone found a penny in a random place, it was my uncle letting us know it was him. Maybe your friend will do that for you πŸ™‚


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