Discussion in 'Wordforge Memorials' started by Bailey, Jun 15, 2012.
Let's keep the extraneous stuff to a minimum in this thread, please.
I would like to share what David's wife has posted on Facebook so everyone who is interested knows:
I think it's wonderful that since he had so many online friends they are having the funeral webcast.
Sincerest condolences to his wife and family.
Tamar, how would you feel about taking point on a WF group donation? I know I trust you enough to handle it. And you have Paypal, yes? I didn't interact much with David on a personal level, but would like to contribute something.
There is no need to have a WF donation and complicate things when these organizations all have methods of accepting donations themselves.
The only thing running donations through WF would do is:
1) Reduce the amount (you mentioned paypal - they'll take a cut).
2) Increase the amount of time required to get things together.
3) Reduce anonymity of donors.
Aye, bad idea. Too complicated. I'll donate myself.
Condolencies to his family and friends.
Thanks for posting this, Bailey.
No, I actually don't have paypal anymore for a variety of reasons.
However, in this case I think Apostle has a point...it would be quicker and easier for folks to handle their donations directly. Plus, the family will see how many people David touched this way.
He made this post in the "What Are Some Common Experiences You Haven't Gone Thru Yet?" thread (I underlined the last line here myself, for emphasis):
In my mind, he "won the thread" with that one, and it made me very sad at the time. It makes me even sadder now.
Wait, he'd never walked EVER in his life?!
God, and most of us never knew he was sick until after his passing. David took all of this in stride. That's class, folks.
That's David Kehler, folks...
He lives about a hour from where I work these days.
We always talked about getting a beer. Never got around to it. Fucking work.
A damn proud Canadian, and saying he was fucking overjoyed when the Jets came back is an understatement.
He was disabled as you all already know, but he was as happy as a man could be in his condition, and serves as a great example that no matter how tough you think life gets, some people just have it fucking worse, and make the most of it.
Should have gotten around to meeting him. Goddamn. You never know what life will bring.
I was gonna take him to a fucking Jets game too.
From what some of you say about him he sure seemed like he had a great spirit and attitude. We should all be like that IMO.
There is now a tribute area for him, including a virtual memorial candle-lighting...which is sort of ironic considering all the "candlelight vigils" that go on here:
He had a large online stamp. -I googled his name and found several boards he posted on and one with a thread mentioning his passing. -
RIP Dave, you will be missed. -
I've been busy of late and didn't see this until just now. This saddens me greatly. Like all rational people, we often disagreed. But, he was always very nice to me and almost always upbeat.
Good man. Shame.
RIP. My condolences to his family even though I didn't know him that well.
I know, we can have Faceman and polarslam write something in his funeral guest book.
Too soon? Seriously, I'm sorry I missed this. I don't know that I agreed with the man on a lot of issues, but he made his points coherently and respectfully and was always someone whose opinion was interesting to hear.
A common philosophical question is, if there is a God, why does He allow suffering. The only answer I can think of is to remind the rest of us to just shut the fuck up about any little "problems" we have. When I'm feeling sorry for myself because things aren't going my way, I only have to look at the things dkehler had to face every day and realize I've got no place to complain. All the best to you and your family, man.
I'm pretty sure I'd have copped to that by now if I had actually done it.
I consider every day a blessing and am reminded of a saying I have always considered straight to the point.
"I used to bitch about not having any shoes until I met a man who had no feet."
That one saying says it all for those of us who are lucky enough to not have to face the daily struggle inflicked on so many others around us.
Don't come by here much due to the whole life "thang" but I'm sad to read this. He was a good Peg City guy. WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN A CALGARIAN PULLED BACK TO THE HELL THEY BELONG IN?!?!?!?!
Made a donation in his name to the Humane Society and when I'm in the city again next week after getting back from Europe I'll purchase a paving stone from "Friends at Wordforge" in his name for the dog walk they built behind the new Humane Society building.
(To avoid hurting the legend that is polarslam I would like to state for the record I'm glad Techman is dead.)
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