Building things, fixing stuff, wrenching on cars . . . . . and some other stuff too.
My deepest condolences. I know from personal experience the confusion, pain, and dismay this kind of sudden departure can mean. You may never know or understand why.
Part of me fells angry, part of me feels sad. Winter here puts people in very dark places.
Very sad indeed.
He was one of the kayaking circle of friends. Due to my shoulder injury I have not paddled in a while so I had not seen him in a bit. He was the nicest guy ever, never lacking for friends, and certainly not one you expected to opt out like that. I just don't get it.
Sorry, sounds like you lost a good guy there.
Hey Kev, he was the nicest guy you could meet. He was a fellow carpenter with a successful business as well. He was never lacking for something to do. The thing of it is he had so many friends he could have turned to. No one saw it coming.
so very sorry to hear this. depression is easily hidden.
Jaz, we are all left wondering what could have driven him over the edge like that. He was an active out going positive guy.
Sorry for your loss, Michael.
Gorges, a whole community lost a great guy. He was one of those who actually got involved and did things. He was the one who always got the ball rolling. Not one to sit back and feel sorry for himself. He truly was one of the good guys. Which makes it all the more perplexing.
It is so sad, we never know what is happening deep in the mind of the other. Sorry for your loss Michael.
Yael, we are all very surprised that he would choose this way out. At least from my experience with him this just was not his way. But like I said before winter here does awful things not just to the body but to the soul as well.
Sometimes things just pile up on a fellow. Sorry to hear about this.
Yea I guess, but no one has yet to figure out what it was about. Hoping that with time some one will come up with some clues.
The suicide rate in northern Maine tended to spike from January to March. Always broke my heart. Winter is hard.
The cold and dark short days do mess with your head. It is hard not to wonder if there was something we could have done to prevent it.
Hi Mike, sorry for your loss. I know how you feel, the suicide rate is very high in Alaska and I knew many who have taken their own lives. Some I served with in Vietnam have done the same. I don't have the answers, only those who are gone do. Take all the time you need to grieve.
I tell you John, this winter stuff is not good for people. Some can cope, but for some it just makes all their troubles seem too overwhelming to deal with. The hard part for me to wrap my brain around, is how could anyone chose to hurt those that care about them that way.
He may have had some bad health news he did not disclose to anyone and decided this was his way out. I'm sorry for your loss; it's always hard to lose wonderful people.
It may be so Megan. But we have no indications so far.