Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Walk On, My Friend.........

It was with much sadness that I heard about the passing yesterday of my good online friend Charlie Wildgoose.

Click HERE to read his son Jamie's announcement (scroll down below the photo of Charlie).

 I have known Charlie since the days of Yahoo 360. His love and knowledge of the Derbyshire countryside knew no bounds, and I always enjoyed his walking blogs. I had hoped to meet up with him this past summer, but it didn't happen and now never will. His journal of his treatment for his illness, always written in a clear matter-of-fact way, with good humour and no trace of self-pity, should serve as an inspiration to us all. 

Walk, on, my friend, you will be missed by all who knew you. One of life's true gentlemen. 


12 comments:

  1. I had read that friend named Charlie had died, and I wondered if it was the same Charlie who I saw on my friends' sites on Multiply. I see to my sadness he is. Perhaps his spirit will linger over the hollows of Derbyshire and the memory of him will warm his friends' hearts.

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    1. He was a very popular person, liked by everyone who knew him. He will surely be remembered fondly :-))

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  2. May he rest in everlasting peace...I am sorry for the sadness you are feeling Mitch...

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  3. I hope he is resting in peace now .

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  4. I feel sad for the loss of your friend... May he rest in peace...

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  5. Mitch, I'm thinking of walking one of CHarlie's walks on 15 Aug next year (Charlie's birthday). Perhaps you'd like to come along?

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    1. Hi Neil. I think that sounds like a great idea. I won't know yet whether I'd be able to make that date (work and all that), but please keep me informed of plans in case I am able to.

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  6. I am going to miss his wonderful blogs too
    a truly inspiring man !

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    1. He really was, Eevee. I'm already missing his posts. Every day I look out for one, then remember there won't be any more :-((

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