Saturday, August 01, 2009

Andre's Obituary Notice

My brother-in-law works for the weekly paper where we had Andre's obituary notice published. It was also mentioned in a roadracing magazine. We are planning a secular memorial service (celebration of his life seems to be the better term) in Dallas, Texas, next Saturday, August 8, a day before my birthday.

To all who sent me condolences, words of support, and their fondest memories of Andre, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Take care of one another.



Jason said...

Andre will be greatly missed by many including myself. He introduced me to the world of motorcycles and helped bring together many people with a common love. Rest in Peace!

Jason said...

Ed, I would love to organize a group ride from Spectrum-MRC in honor of his. Please email me and see if we can do it for his service this saturday. Jason

Ed said...


Please email me directly. I don't have your email address anywhere. Mine is on the obituary.


Anonymous said...

Ed, you don't know me, and I never knew Andre, but I am a member of Spectrum MRC, which he help found, and I am grateful to him for that. I also lost my partner, love of my life, 6 years ago, after 17 years together, so I know what you are going through and what you face. There is nothing I nor anyone can say or do to make it any easier, except to let you know you will be in my prayers. Bless you.

Carl E. Smith

Ed said...

Dear Carl,

Maybe I'll meet you this Saturday. I guess from your own experience of losing a spouse, that things do get better. I know Andre wants me to continue to live life to the fullest, and be happy. Doing so would be the best thing I can do to honor his memory and his love of me. I am quite certain that I will be okay, and that this feeling of nostalgia, melancholy and grief will all pass. I can still sense his spirit and it continues to give me strength. It's only when I wish for the impossible--to touch, kiss and hug him, and to talk to him again--do I really feel the pang of his absence.


Anonymous said...

Dear Ed,

I have been following this blog since my husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March 2008and in checking back in today, found the devastating news.

I think Andre was very brave and I appreciate the "window" into his (and your) experience with this horrible disease.

You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

Cheryl from NJ

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Brother Ted said...

Ed, It has been some time since you lost Andre to this terrible disease. I hope you are doing well. As this special season unfold, I will keep you and Andre in my thoughts. You are an example for all of us who are caretakers and helpers. Thank you.

Dee Hall said...

Iam so sorry for your loss. I found your blog when I searched for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). A friend of mine has it. Is this what took Andre's life? She is feeling really alone and is searching for people who are living with the same disease. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Again Iam so sorry for your loss.


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