Rest In Peace dkehler

Discussion in 'Wordforge Memorials' started by Bailey, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. K.

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    Oh man. Rest in peace, and thanks for sharing, dkehler.

    And Bailey & co., thanks for telling the rest of us -- I would probably never have found out myself, which seems so strange.
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  2. Ten Lubak

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    Damn. A fellow Canuck and nice guy, sad to hear this.

    I know that he was really stoked to see the Roger Waters show on May 31st, I hope he got to see it before his illness came about.
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  3. RickDeckard

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    Fuck sake.

    :(
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  4. Nova

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    My reaction as well.

    this may have already been answered down-thread but...was this an ongoing issue I was unaware of, or a sudden situation?

    and do we know what specifically caused this?
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  5. Talkahuano

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    Pneumonia + bad physical condition = huge risk. It's almost like an 80-year-old getting pneumonia. It sucks, but it happens often to people with conditions like his. :(
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  6. Order2Chaos

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    Damn. Very sad. :(
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  7. 14thDoctor

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    Fuck. :(
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  8. oldfella1962

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    Yep. That's why I am on my wife's ass to do what the doctor says and keep her diabetes and related ailments well under control. Things a healthy person can shrug off can really be hard on anyone with a constant medical condition. :no:
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  9. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Farewll dkehler, hope you are at peace where your beliefs have brought you. Even though I didn't you aside from here, you will be missed. My condolences to your family and friends, and those that knew you. Take care where ever you are.
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  10. Tamar Garish

    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    What the hell is it about June?

    It was just today my faulty memory kicked in and I was going to post the annual Techman remembrance thread...6/6/12 was the fifth anniversary of his death...and I come here to find this.

    David was such a wonderful and incredibly strong man. He has been an incredible inspiration to me about facing a life that is full of medical difficulty without it becoming what defines you. We talked a great deal and despite the fact he was a paraplegic he embraced life and loved what he had and almost never complained about any of it.

    David was a perfect example of living with grace and dignity and I will miss him and his sage wisdom so very much.

    :sorrow:
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  11. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator

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    I hate death. It takes these intelligent, thoughtful, loving human beings off the path of life, away from everybody else, and just leaves their footprints for us to remember them by. <ahem> Or in the case of dkehler, wheel tracks.

    Dammit, why can't he be here to laugh at my terrible joke and tell me how crappy it is? :(
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  12. Tamar Garish

    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    Because every time it happens it reminds you how fleeting time is and how precious the people you care about are.

    Would we love life as much without the shadow of death waiting to take it away from us?
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  13. Black Dove

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    On the bright side, it takes the shitty people too.


    Sooner or later death comes for us all.
  14. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator

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    In all fairness, I probably would. For me, there is nothing beyond this life. Once you die, you die. No conscious awareness, no thinking of any kind whatsoever, nothing. Not even blackness, because that would be something. Death is just nothing.

    Still, I see what you're saying.

    Yes it does, and often, I feel it's a shame, taking the loving, the young, the innocent, and in that, I consider most to be innocent.
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    Death defines our existence.

    True immortality would cheapen our lives.

    It would become like Quinne in "death wish".
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    He made himself immortal, in a sense. Sorry folks, I'm out of rep. I'll come back tomorrow to pass out some more. Funerals. They always bring people together.
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  17. Shirogayne

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    From what I can tell, the vast majority of those who die from pneumonia these days usually have some other illness that compounds it. Although, it can still be a bitch and a half to recover from. :no:
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  18. Tamar Garish

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    It must have been a strong strain....he had been on powerful antibiotics for over a week when he passed on. :(
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  19. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

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    I just can't understand why these threads can never be about Tasvir. :(
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  20. Tamar Garish

    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    Well, on one hand...
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  21. Marso

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    It's only faith....

    but I choose to believe he's experiencing joy, love, freedom, and above all, a well deserved soul-rest in the Summerlands before the Goddess recycles him and he's reborn through the Cauldron to live his next adventure, on this world or another.

    What would be the larger improbability: never being born, being born once, or being born numerous times? Hmm.

    Worst case scenario: Eternal rest. Godspeed, brother. And remember, this is a path we'll all walk when it's our time.
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  22. Muad Dib

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    I'll break my exile long enough to say goodbye to dkehler. You will be missed.
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  23. Ebeneezer Goode

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    Condolences to his family :(

    Knew he was wheelchair-bound, but always seemed livelier than many who aren't, and 43 is way too young.

    RIP
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  24. oldfella1962

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    Exile On Muad Street? :no: What brought that on?

    Anyway, death does suck - I hate when nice people who actually enjoy life get taken, while an epic menace to society might live past a century. But here's the part I find fair - we all get to be dead for the same amount of time - forever.

    By this I mean we don't exist for billions of years - then we exist - then back to doing whatever we did before we were born, which is nothing. Even if you lived to be 1,000 the amount of time the universe would be graced by your presence is a tiny fraction.

    Mark Twain had a great quote on death, allow me to paraphrase:
    "Death doesn't bother me. I wasn't around for billions of years before I was born, and it doesn't seem to have harmed me any." :flashy:

    That makes me think. Sometimes I wonder how the world will be when I'm not here, but going the other direction what did they do before I came along?

    It used to frustrate me that if we never get to other planets with intelligent life, we can't share the exciting history of the world with anyone. But then I think the entire universe will eventually be gone. So even if we get to the point where all the planets are connected (like some giant internet if you will) every planet will be gone. All life will be gone and nobody will remember anything. It's like it never even happened.

    Thus I am among those who feel life has no value except what we assign it.
    Because nothing really matters unless we think it matters, and it really only matters to the thinker. Just my two cents.
  25. Ebeneezer Goode

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    Only if we allowed it to cheapen our lives, the world - the universe - offers so many possibilities.

    That we only get to see a sliver of a thread in the tapestry of existence is a crying shame.
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  26. Dayton3

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    How did he die at only 43?

    And how many Forgers does this make that we know we've lost?

    Suddenly I feel very old and beaten.
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  27. Robotech Master

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    Three for sure... Techman, Mallory, and dkehler. And possibly Caedus as well.

    :(
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  28. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    There also the posters who disappear, they could have been single or married and we simply never found out since their family may have not known about WF.
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    Jeriko vanished without saying "goodbye", and never came back, we've always suspected some sort of foul play there...

    :chris:
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