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« on: November 10, 2008, 12:23:44 PM »

I'm sorry to have to inform our Members that Flip has passed away. He passed on sunday of a heart attack. I received the news just now and I don't have any other information available. I am making calls to gain anymore possible information.

Sluff  :(

Flip died a week ago yesterday, but I just got the e-mail last night. I have exchanged a few e-mails with "Donna" and here is a little more information:
IHD Member:  lruffner

"He wasn't alone, I was with him and I am grateful for that.  We had
gone to visit my mother who had a stroke last week (she's doing
great)  She lives a couple of hours away and we left after he rested
a few minutes following dialysis.  About a half hour from the
hospital where my Mom was, his shoulder starting hurting as it had
been off and on for a few weeks.  Even though we arrived at the
hospital after visiting hours and had to enter and exit through the
emergency room, he refused to have a doctor examine him and insited
on going back to the motel.  He kept saying that he had an
appointment for Tuesday and it could wait til then.


Donna



Thanks lruffner for the notification.




Hoyt G.Hickey&Son Funeral Home
416 N Main Street
Monticello, KY 42633

Services were last Friday. November 7th 2008


    Mr. Philip Kelley Wilson
Born:    1948-07-05
Died:    2008-11-02
Visitation:    5 to 9 PM Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Service:    1 PM Friday in the Funeral Home Chapel
Interment:    Elk Spring Cemetery
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 12:31:12 PM »

Oh no, I am so sad, he was a great member, thanks so much Sluff, you have a very hard job  :'(  :cuddle;

Geez what a shock
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 12:32:53 PM »

Oh no! I had been wondering about Flip because he hadn't been posting much lately.  How sad to lose another IHD friend.  I always enjoyed his posts. Godspeed, Flip; you will be missed.  :'(
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 12:36:50 PM »

R.I.P

Flip.................


This site has the whole emotional range.  From sad casue of dialysis to happiness due to a donor and this the worst of all...............

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 12:40:10 PM »

:'( I am shocked and sadden to read your post Sluff. May he rest in peace.  :cuddle; We will miss you Flip.  :grouphug;

I have to agree with kimcanada Sluff, you have a horrible task to perform and we admire you and love you for everything you do.  :cuddle;
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 01:01:04 PM »

I'm very sad right now. I'll miss reading your posts Flip. I hope you've found happiness and health in heaven.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 01:02:34 PM »

RIP
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 01:04:12 PM »

Rest peaceful friend. I'll remember our time in Chicago always.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 01:18:34 PM »

Rest in Peace Flip.  :'(
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 01:31:56 PM »

 :grouphug; 
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 01:38:39 PM »

Flip,

We'll drink a toast to your spirit, your humor and your wisdom. 

And we'll miss you Flip, thank you for brightening our corner of the world.

Love,

Anna
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 01:47:19 PM »

May you now have peace and happiness forever, Flip. You will be greatly missed and your posts and emails always brought a smile to my face. I hope that I can be just half as strong as you always were... :'(
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 02:21:52 PM »

oh no, not Flipbob :'( :'( :-*
this just can not be true
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 02:40:31 PM »

Flip's name was Phil?  I never knew that.  My heart is sad.  He was always so upbeat and positive.  What about Cujo?
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 02:44:15 PM »

My guess is Donna would take care of Cujo.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008, 02:48:37 PM »

We have had so much good news lately and I think this comes as such a surprise to us all.   We had such a great time meeting Phil and Donna in Chicago. We had lived in Kentucky years ago and it was fun talking about familiar places with him.   Flip was extremely intelligent; comes from a very educated family. His view on dialysis was inspiring and his humor helped many of us.   I just don't want to believe this - not Flip.  

Twirl, I thought of you immediately when I heard the news.  You two loved to tease each other.   :cuddle;  

Be kind to those you love; time is fleeting.    :grouphug; :grouphug;
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 02:50:35 PM »

What sad sad news.  I feel shocked, stunned and will miss Flip greatly.  He was such a valuable and valued member and I will notice the absence of his unique sense of humour.  My condolences to Donna and of course to Cujo, both of whom will be reeling from this, I feel sure.

RIP Flip.   :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 03:03:44 PM »

Oh Dear Lord.  I am shocked.  I was thinking about contacting you Sluff to see if Flip is ok or did I just miss a post when I was in the hospital.  This is so sad.  I am sure he will keep the angels in line.  Rest Flip.  Life is too short and we need to make sure we make use of every minute as he did.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 03:48:35 PM »

I feel so fortunate to have spent time with Flip and Donna in Chicago. He was funny and bright and full of life. I will always think of him that way. It's sad to hear that he is gone. Godspeed dear Phil.

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2008, 04:16:01 PM »

I am shocked and very saddened. . . 

Flip was such a reassuring presence on this site.  He could truly get to the heart of a topic and could say in one line what it took others paragraphs to say.  I always looked forward to hearing his point of view.  His humor and intelligence will be very greatly missed.

Rest in Peace, Phil.   :grouphug;

 
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2008, 04:19:10 PM »

shocking news... I am so sad to read this. flip was so much fun and had such a great attitude what with his vodka and red bull(?) amd all that. Funny guy and he never let it get to him. I guess this is a reminder that any signs of ANYTHING (eg: the shoulder pain) shouldn't be ignored and checked out - it's way better to be safe and feel like a dill for worrying about nothing than letting something potentially dangerous slide.

We'll all miss you flip. You were a great member and gave us all so much.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2008, 04:21:22 PM »

Man, I just got the PM and fell over. Flip you where our strength with your humor and kindness. You will be missed greatly. So treasure him Lord in your garden of rest. For he on earth was one of the best. Rest in Peace, Phil

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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2008, 04:33:23 PM »

I'm so sorry to hear of this news.   :'(
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2008, 04:46:27 PM »

I keep the "Tribute for Members Lost" board shrunk down because it is so difficult to see the list continue to grow. Someone special once told me that even though it hurts, our lives are better for having known those we have lost.

Flip was the ultimate optimist. No matter what he was posting to, he always turned it to something positive. Nothing could get him down, not even ESRD and dialysis - an incredible love of living.
We will miss him and his spirited way.

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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2008, 04:50:17 PM »

I just pm'ed flipbob
I know he will never read
I can't believe this is true
it just can't be
and thanks Kimmie for the pm to me :'(

he always made me laugh and now he is making me cry
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