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Blake RIP

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I'm sure his family will let us know. But Marie saw a message on his facebook page written by his sister, 'RIP my dear brother, may your journey be a peaceful one. I will miss you with all my heart...
With all my love...
Your little sis'

He put up such a fight, will miss you. Hugs and prayers go out to his wife and family.

Sonia :-(

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Thank you for sharing your journeys with us, Blake. We've learned a lot about (being) O-lymphians, and making the most of life. This is sobering news since Blake and my wife were stage IV O-lymphians initially dx'd within about 2-3 days of each other. One year ago, Blake was walking through my wife's distant lymph nodes and surgery with me.

We'll miss your banter and byline. Our condolences to Blake's family.

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Thinking of you

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He helped here in many ways, we always will be missed, may you rest in peace my friend.
Will be praying for you there where you are.

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I am so sorry to hear this.

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This is such sad news!! He will be missed!! May he rest in peace!!

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Its sadly ironic on the day of his passing the one thing we agreed on
exercise is published on the acs site. We have so many departed friends,
Blake the most recent, I like to think they are somehow pulling strings for us.

Hugs and tears,

Ps rest peacefully

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i really thought he could pull thru this one.i will truly miss you my friend.now you are on a new journey see you there someday...Godbless....johnnybegood

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I hardly knew you, but you will be missed by all. Prayers to those left behind.


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I am so sorry for your great loss. I looked forward to his posts. He taught me to keep researching and not to believe everything the doctors said.

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I think he knew more than he 'let on.' He probably didn't want to upset the community. When I started having all of the issues with my dad and all that hoola, Blake really stepped up for me and contacted me via PMs and was helping me with some suggestions.

And then when he saw I had overcome a few of the initial difficulties, he posted on my post so enthusiastic, with (!!!) even... I could feel Blake's excitement and happiness for me and not only that, he expressed his real-self, just a different side of him that I saw in those days right before he slipped...and it was something to behold - simply amazing.

It actually made tears well up in my eyes and I've had moments of profound sorrow as all of this has unfolded...unnerving really. Just as I was really beginning to forge a friendship with him...

And I think he really wanted to see my book published...for Kathy, but I think he would have peeked at a chapter or two "for debate" or possibly acknowledgement. He gigged me a couple of times about it in pure Blake Humor - I got a big kick out of that.

He was always very supportive to me and I will always remember him for that. He was well versed, educated, intelligent and smart, with a keen wit to go along with all of that. I also thought he wrote very well and I appreciated reading some of the things he wrote. They were good...the man had alot of talent.

I would have enjoyed sitting down with the man and exchanging pleasantries and then talking about any topic - I'm sure his conversation would be stimulating and have you walking away a little bit differently than when you arrived.

I'm sure he would have had that affect on anyone he met - one thing I know, even from a distance - he would have never been boring:)

Blake, I'm so sorry for everything but I appreciate your story and for getting the rare opportunity to meet you and come to understand the man that you were to all of us. Tell everyone of the semis' "HI" for all of us when you see them - and all of you rest easy - and we'll always "Keep the Light ON" for all of you, in case you send us a post or something:)

"Another one of our candles has been extinguished..."

This room has gotten a little bit dimmer as a result - and I for one, am having a hard time now seeing through the darkness.

My sincerest condolences to Blake's family during this difficult time - and sending a sense of peace and comfort for the difficult days that lie ahead. When one of us passes away - there's always a piece of each of us that goes with them.

And when my time comes, I'll say the same that I think Blake would if we were here...pick up the fallen flag and keep fighting - by doing this, we honor each of their memories - who they were - what they stood for - and what they represented to us.

They are fighters - but they were real people - may we never forget them.

"For when we hold someone very close to our hearts - they never truly persish - they stay alive in our memories - and in our dreams:)

Your friend, Blake


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Sincerest condolences to you and your family.
There are many people on this Board who were fond of Blake; you were lucky to have him as your brother.
God Bless~

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Our hearts ache
Our tears fall
Yet, could you say I’d rather not have known him at all?

We each came looking for answers, encouragement and hope.
We each found all that and caring, friendship and support.
And yes, we have anger and despair when we lose a friend.

Our minds scream for a cure.
Our bodies say it is not yet here.
Our spirit says we will carry on, despite the loss of our friend.

As we soldier on, day by day
We will not hesitate to call someone new… friend.
Because it is in the memory of all who have fallen that we share what they have given.

Rest in Peace Blake

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May he rest in peace.


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My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Blake’s family. He was a great man with much compassion for others. His love for Kathy, his wonderful wife, was obvious through his many posts. He absolutely cherished her as his caregiver. He was simply, a wonderful man.

Miss you - Blake


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Condolences to his family. What a sad day.
My thoughts and prayers are with all who were lucky enough to know him.

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I'll miss him. Loved reading his posts. My sympathy to his family and friends.


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You were tall in so many ways. See ya on the flip side.

My condolences to Kathy, Blake's family and his many friends. I will miss him.



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Dear Drummond, You and your family have our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. He was a true treasure to this board, and we will sorely miss his spirited and caring posts.

With sympathy,

Rick and Cynthia

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I will miss reading Blake's posts and his sense of humor throughout all of the trials. I could read his suffering between the lines, but what a fighter he was.

May he soar in peace, in the light.

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He posted on I think my very first post and I could tell that I would be able to learn a great deal from him. My heart goes out to his wife and family.

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I didn't have a chance to really "know" Blake but I am so sorry for his wife and family and friends, and for everybody here.


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Please let your family know how sorry we are ...I appreciated all that Blake contributed to this board. He will be missed. I will be praying for you and your family. Prayers for your safe return to your family when your tour ends.

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No more pain, no more sorrow. Rest peacefully my dear friend.
And.... as Wolfen said " See you on the flip side".


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I'm sorry to hear the bad news,he was a fighter,I will keep him in my prayers.

Brenda Bricco
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My heart sank when I saw this post... I will remember him as a passionate and humorous guy. RIP Blake, I'm sure you and Lisa are enjoying heaven. :)

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Blake gave me a lot of encouragement through my journey with chemo. He will be missed.


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I always enjoyed what Blake had to say. I will miss him greatly.


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and soul ache with this news. May we meet on the other side. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Blake I will miss you.

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Kenny H.
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Sorry to hear this & my condolences to all the family. Will miss your posts Blake.

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My condolences to Blake's family. Thank you for sharing with your community.
Blake you will be missed. You gave so much to us. Rest in Peace my friend.


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To Blake's family I am so sorry for your loss. Blake was really a wonderful person. The only constalation is his pain is over. Jeff

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I haven't logged on in a while because I couldn't face this news and I knew it was coming.

I am so sad, and so sorry for his family and everyone here who also did not want to lose him.


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He wasn't that much different than my wife's treatment trajectory. My prayers go out to his family.


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My condolences going out to his family. He will be missed


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Blake very very much. He always had my back. Always full of encouragement and recommendations. I will miss his pm's to me. Rest well my friend.


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My deepest condolences to the family. I also appreciated his knowledge, humor, and honesty. He was someone I connected with because my mom also has dist lymph node mets. My thoughts go out to his family and those closest to him.


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Nana b
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My condolences to the family.

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He will be missed. Ann

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Condolences to his family. RIP Blake.


Cathleen Mary
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Dear Blake's family,

Please know what a significant contribution Blake made to many of us living with cancer. He was an interesting and evocative contributor to this forum.
I will miss him.
You are in my prayer as you mourn the death of your loved one.

Cathleen Mary

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This breaks my heart, so very sad to hear, but I know he suffers no more...My prayers are with his family..
God Bless you Blake


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NO!!!! NO!!! No way!!! I'm so angry right now...Blake!!! You need to come back here...you need to...I was rereading your PM messages that you sent me...and you were like a father figure to me...always had good advices to me!!! >.< I hope you're not in pain now...I hope that you're happy wherever you are now...and I hope Drummond and the rest of the family will be able to survive without you...hard to believe that! You were above all of us!!! Drummond: I'm very sorry, and know that you and the rest of the family and friends are in my thoughts...Thank you for coming up here and updating us a while back!
Blake! You'll live as long as there are people who remember you and miss you! Which is going to be tough as I'll remember you and miss you until I get old and crazy...and I'm pretty pretty far from that still...so you'll live for a long time! But dang it! I miss you already!!! >.<
- Sophie

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Well, my friend, we didn't get to say goodbye. I miss you dearly It is the way of this cancer I suppose, that we don't always get to say how much one means to us, before it catches us by surprise and our friendship is missing half of us, broken by the tight taunt threads holding us tethered to this earth between life and death. You shall be missed my friend, you shall be missed.
Winter Marie

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Dear Blake, this is no goodbye, but... Until we meet again.
My prayers are with your family as they mourn your passing.
Thank you for all the incouragement, humour, wisdom and love you gave to all of us.

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