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My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:36 pm
  • **From November 2012**

    Hey all,

    Some of you have met my dad ... and many of you have heard me talk about the times we spent going to the games.

    2 years ago, while many of you were talking about losing games for the sake of draft position, I gave an impassioned plea that resonated with many of you. I pointed out that there isn't always a next year. We must always treasure the moment we are in.

    There is no 'next year' for my dad.

    He fell gravely ill this weekend, and passed away sometime during the 4th quarter of todays' game.

    I am, as you probably know, a person of faith, yet I'm not really sure God specifically chose that time to call in his spirit .. but I also can't dismiss the profound coincidence. My dad enjoyed going to 'hawk games with his 4 sons, and we were by his side watching the game when he drew his final breath. Draw you own conclusions.

    Despite the fact that I can be an ornary SOB many of you have been my dear friends over the years and have supported my family. I want to especially thank Les and Darlene, Mark and Alicia, Todd and Cindy, Dom and Jen, Ryan, Doug, Garth and many others for being part of my extended Seahawk family. You guys mean as much to me as anyone.

    And as always.... GO HAWKS!
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:38 pm
  • My condolences, John. I pray you'll find peace during this time.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:38 pm
  • Here's to your dad sir. He's got the best seats in the house now.

    My condolences on your loss.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:41 pm
  • blessings on you and your family.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:41 pm
  • My thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family my friend.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:41 pm
  • So sorry to hear that, man.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 pm
  • One tough day. Your friends here at .net are in your corner. You are in our prayers.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:44 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:Hey all,

    Some of you have met my dad ... and many of you have heard me talk about the times we spent going to the games.

    2 years ago, while many of you were talking about losing games for the sake of draft position, I gave an impassioned plea that resonated with many of you. I pointed out that there isn't always a next year. We must always treasure the moment we are in.

    There is no 'next year' for my dad.

    He fell gravely ill this weekend, and passed away sometime during the 4th quarter of todays' game.

    I am, as you probably know, a person of faith, yet I'm not really sure God specifically chose that time to call in his spirit .. but I also can't dismiss the profound coincidence. My dad enjoyed going to 'hawk games with his 4 sons, and we were by his side watching the game when he drew his final breath. Draw you own conclusions.

    Despite the fact that I can be an ornary SOB many of you have been my dear friends over the years and have supported my family. I want to especially thank Les and Darlene, Mark and Alicia, Todd and Cindy, Dom and Jen, Ryan, Doug, Garth and many others for being part of my extended Seahawk family. You guys mean as much to me as anyone.

    And as always.... GO HAWKS!

    Oh man I am sooo sorry for you. I dont know you but my heart is soooo out for you. I have enough hurt in my life right now but I am crying for you as I write this. I am sure he loved you and that is something to hang on to forever.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:45 pm
  • Sorry to hear that, my prayers are with you.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:48 pm
  • I love ya John. Hang in there.

    Your father was a good man. He will be missed.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:48 pm
  • John, I shared beers with you and your dad, and all I can say is I am happy to have met him, talked with him and can say I am proud to have known such a fine man.

    He will be missed. But he has one fine set of sons.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:50 pm
  • I'm sorry to hear about this. My condolences to you and your family.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:50 pm
  • I as well am a person of faith and he's in a better place now, cheers from a fellow Seahawks fan mate, his last one was a good one.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:50 pm
  • Hawks fan till the end...Condolences and God bless
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:51 pm
  • Oh my. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss, and glad for you that at least you were there when it mattered most. Godspeed to your father.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:52 pm
  • Keep a pic ture of the hawks logo next to him framed because we seahwks fans will always have ur back bro go hawks
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:54 pm
  • So sorry to hear that, John. He, no doubt, lived a full, happy life because of the family he has.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:55 pm
  • At least the Hawks won. So sorry to hear that as well Hawkstorian :(
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:56 pm
  • My condolences. Prayers go out to you and your family.

    My dad passed last saturday and my family is going through the same struggles.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:57 pm
  • From one Hawk brotha to anotha, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Prayers for strength and peace be with you and yours. :(
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:58 pm
  • My condolences to you and your family. R.I.P Mr. Lloyd. I got a few opportunities to meet your father and brothers and really respect the relationship you, your father, brothers and son have sharing a common love.

    It saddened me to see the news but I know your father is at rest and peace. Hang in there and know that you are a lucky man to have shared soo much with your father. The pain eventually subsides but never the love.

    Take care my good man.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:58 pm
  • I'm truely sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I've never met you but always thought of you as one of the "good guys" of our community, i'm sure your father had a lot to do with that.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:05 pm
  • Hawkstorian and Hawkster, I am so sorry for both of your losses and pray that peace finds you during these hard times. My Grandpa took the place my dad should have years ago, and when he passed away I lost a part of myself. Just know that we all are hear for you during these tough times and that you are a living legacy of your father. Physically, he may be gone, but he is with you forever.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:10 pm
  • Peace be with you and your family, John.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:18 pm
  • John, I was truly saddened when I heard the news. I never had the privilege of meeting your father, but I am sure I saw a bit of him in you. Thank you for the past invitations to the Seahawkers dinners we used to go to down in Tacoma. Good memories for me, but no where near the memories I'm sure you shared with your father. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. R.I.P Mr. Lloyd.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:25 pm
  • Sorry to hear the news John, but I'm glad you got to be with him and that he moved on watching the Hawks. I wouldn't mind going on to meet the Lord in that manner, especially with my kids by my side.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:43 pm
  • We (Seahawks.NET) dedicated today's win to him. It's nothing tangible, but hopefully it relay's the love we have for a fellow Seahawks fan and a good man. I was glad to have met and watched some games with you guys. Alicia & I send all our love.

    It reminds those of us who are dads just how important being a good dad is to our kids, and to never take them for granted. Hug your boys a little tighter tonight brother.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:59 pm
  • Condolences to you and your family. I don't know you personally but certainly know the Hawkstorian on here as one of the main players.

    Don't know much about your Dad either but he must have been a good Dad it sounds like.

    RIP dad.....
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:01 pm
  • Condolences, John. I met your dad a couple of times at Temple and loved how you and your brother interacted with him.

    Good shows. He was a good man.

    Best wishes.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:07 pm
  • I'm sorry to hear about this. My condolences to you and your family.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:27 pm
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:33 pm
  • My condolences John to you and your family.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:58 pm
  • Sorry to hear about you and your families loss. My condolences to you and yours.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:03 pm
  • Sorry John. A good man is hard to lose. From my family to your's.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:24 pm
  • God Bless your family. I lost my dad a while back and he was my best friend, but I know he is still with me. I still try to do things that would make him proud and constantly lean on the life lessons that he taught me.

    I'm glad you were able to be there for him, and through my own experiences since my father's passing, I know that he will always be there for you.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:40 pm
  • God Bless! Have you and your family in my prayers and will have an unspoken prayer for you at church this week.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:56 pm
  • Hawkstorian and Hawkster,

    I am so sorry for your losses, my deepest condolences to you both.

    I can't imagine the pain you and your families are experiencing tonight, but I hope everyone's words here can help somewhat as you mourn. I pray they both travel well.

    Godspeed to your fathers, to you both, and your families.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:30 am
  • We don't know each other but I am very sincere in saying I am sorry for the loss of your father. It is sad he, like my Gramps, never got to see this team (technically) win it all.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 am
  • I really don't have any words to say, just feel really emotional about this. Best wishes for you and your family!!
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:06 am
  • I'm really sorry for your loss, I'll be thinking of you and your Dad and your family.



    Edit: after reading some of the posts I missed before I replied to this thread I'm thinking of you and your Dad as well hawkster, I'm sure he was a nice man as well.
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:12 am
  • My prayers are with you and your family.
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:02 am
  • Sorry about your loss, man. Prayers up for you & yours during this difficult time, we're all here for you.
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:10 am
  • John, we've never met, but, through reading posts from you and about you, I can gather that you are a good man who was raised by a another good man.

    I reckon there will be a flood of memories to come, and I wish you god's speed through it all.

    May your father rest in peace.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:04 am
  • My deepest and most sincere condolences, John-
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:10 am
  • Prayers for you and your family; glad you were able to be with him.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:31 am
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to be with him.
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:35 am
  • Sincere Condolences.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:58 am
  • R.I.P. Mr. Lloyd

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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:30 am
  • The Lloyds are indeed wonderful people.

    John our thoughts & prayers will be with you during this very difficult time. If there's anything we can do to help you have merely to ask. Like many others here we are always as close as the phone.

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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:32 am
  • To your father, John.
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