2018 Losses, notable or notorious

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby MalaPropina » Aug 26th, 2018, 6:15 pm

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Glacier » Aug 26th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Legendary Canadian fiddler, Ned Landry, dies at the age of 97...
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4799464

In other news, my family helped a Chilcotin pioneer, Veera Bonner, celebrate her 100th birthday yesterday.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby GordonH » Aug 26th, 2018, 7:30 pm

Glacier wrote:Legendary Canadian fiddler, Ned Landry, dies at the age of 97...
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4799464
He was on my parents favourite music tv show the Don Messer's Jubilee, my condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Ned
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Glacier » Aug 27th, 2018, 5:09 pm

I see that no one mentioned Ed King, guitarist in this song and co-writing of many songs including Sweet Home Alabama...
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby lesliepaul » Aug 28th, 2018, 11:41 am

Glacier wrote:I see that no one mentioned Ed King, guitarist in this song and co-writing of many songs including Sweet Home Alabama...


Ed King...…...BIG contribution to Lynard Skynard. Ronnie Van Zant basically "rode" King out of the band, which probably saved his life two years before the plane crash.

He also played guitar with the Strawberry Alarm Clock and co-wrote "Incense and Peppermints" in 1967.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 28th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Dave Perrin, Author of "Don't Turn Your Back In the Barn" is dead

from the My Creston Now site

Update: Dr. Perrin’s memorial is now being held at the Creston and District Community Complex.



A Creston author who tickled funny bones with his tales from the barnyard has died.

Dr. Dave Perrin published five books in his country vet series, all of which were Canadian bestsellers.

He also co-wrote a book about Bountiful. His final book is due out in September.

According to his website, a memorial is planned for Saturday at 11 at the Creston and District Community Complex (previously scheduled at Millennium Park).

Perrin was born in 1948 and raised in the Trail suburb of Casino. He practised veterinary medicine in the Creston Valley from 1973-99.


His books were an enjoyable read, and he was quite pleasant to talk to - I met him one year at Creative Chaos (I think?) where he was selling his books. My dad sure enjoyed them, too.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Burt Reynolds dead at 82

Actor Burt Reynolds had died.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Entertain ... dead-at-82
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby GordonH » Sep 6th, 2018, 12:38 pm

2 movies of his come to mind off the top of my head:
The Longest Yard & Smokey & Bandit (only the first one)

Thank-you Burt for the movies, my condolences to his Family and Friends. Rest in peace
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby just popping in » Sep 6th, 2018, 2:02 pm

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 6th, 2018, 2:24 pm

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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Nooby » Sep 6th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Boogie Nights (Oscar nomination for this one) - one of my favorite movies.

RIP Burt.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Urban Cowboy » Sep 6th, 2018, 6:33 pm

Another icon bites the dust. :cry:

RIP Burt and thanks for the memories.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby ferri » Oct 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm

‘A giant in Washington history’: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of Seahawks, dead at 65

https://q13fox.com/2018/10/15/paul-alle ... ead-at-65/
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby mattinkelowna » Oct 15th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Not even old enough to collect old age pension in Canada.
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Re: 2018 Losses, notable or notorious

Postby Glacier » Oct 16th, 2018, 8:50 am

mattinkelowna wrote:Not even old enough to collect old age pension in Canada.

My mom has been collecting hers since she turned 60.

P.S. Unlike my my mom, Paul Allen didn't exactly need his measly government pension.
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