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The following was posted on Ray (Doc Hawk) FB page about 5:30 pm yesterday by his ex-wife:

My ex-husband Ray Poulsen lost his battle with cancer about an hour ago. He fought to the end as he always said he would. Our daughter Sabrina is understandably devastated.
He always said he wanted no tears at his funeral so I'm going to try to remember good things about him

First memory to share and get a smile- story he told me from before we married: When he was young he had a female friend ride a horse through his parents house. Evidently the horse hoof chipped the wood floor. Of course, they denied to Delma (Ray's mom). He confessed this to her in Dec 1982/Jan 1983 before he went back to Plattsburgh NY hoping she would ground him so he wouldn't have to go back.

I'm glad he went back or I'd never have met him and we wouldn't have Sabrina


He will be missed.

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Nana b
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My condolences to the family, so sad to hear this.  Way to many deaths in the past 30 days! 





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Such a sad news :-(

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This news is getting harder and harder to read. I feel like I know these people and they are my friends. I know we are all online buddy's but these are the people that understand more than anyone. Ray had such a talent for writing, he will be missed by all of us. I know he is pain free.
Sandy :(

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So very sad; my condolences to all...


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Thank you for letting us all know.

God Bless and Keep You Doc Hawk! 

Hugs and prayers for your family,


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So very sad...he was one of the bright shining lights here.  I always loved reading his posts.  Rest in peace Doc...we will all miss you.


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How sad. Doc was a good man. We will miss him here.

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My sincere condolences to you and your family, he was a very well liked member of this board, and we will miss him.

With sympathy,


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...words always seem inadequate at a time like this...

He stepped into it and gave it all that he had....and it's hard to ask for much more than that.

Our condolences on your loss...

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My condolences to his family. He was so nice on this board. Just a kind person. And he wasn't afraid to be real about our disease. He held nothing back, which a lot of us need/needed to hear. I will miss his voice.

Ride on, man

peace out.


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Prayers and thoughts to Doc's family.  He was a fighter!


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This is so hard to read.  His posts were so heart-felt and was always so encouraging. 

When I was first dx'ed on 1/13/12, he was one of the first to reach out.

He is at peace now, no more pain, no more cancer.  Just peace!

Doc Hawk / Ray - you will be very missed.

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when we lose yet another  member of our community.  I am so very sorry.

Sincerely - Tina

Cathleen Mary
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I am so sorry.  Doc Hawk will be fondly remembered. I am very happy that he had that good stretch with visits from his lady friend and daughter. May they find peace knowing the joy that they brought to him.

 So many losses lately. So sad.

Cathleen Mary

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He was a great asset on this board and just wrote recently about his struggles.  I'm saddened for his passing but know that he is a better place than the suffering he was going through.  Much love to the family and remember that he was a valued member of this board.  Carry on dear friend.


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Ride on in peace dear Ray, no more pain, we will miss you here on the board.

My condolences to the familie. So hard for us also  to say goodbye to another friend.

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I'm so sad to hear the news about Doc Hawk. I will miss your updates and stories. I pray for you and your family. Rest in peace my friend.  Jeff

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No matter how tough it got for you, you always made us smile with your "fantasy" destinations and sense of humor.

My condolences to Doc's family.


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I am so sorry to hear the bad news.It's always so sad when we lose such a good person.I will keep him in my prayers.

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I'm so sad to hear this.  He will be missed terribly.


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Doc will be remembered by me as a warrior of the highest order.  From his posts, it is my belief that he would like to be remembered fondly and not mourned sadly.

Rest in peace Doc...


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We all knew this was coiming, but it doesn't make the sadness any less.

Doc Hawk stood out. I loved his avatar, all bright and cheerful in his snazzy waistcoat/vest.

I'm glad that pain has passed for him, but I still wish he were here.

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to the family and friends of Doc Hawk.  We know he will be missed greatly be all.

Ellen & Pat

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...but there is room for another, dear Ray!


Hugs, Kathi

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Superb guy, funny guy, great and courageous guy!
Praying for him and family!

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Doc was the first person I met on this site.. He was extraordinary.. I will miss him...

I only spoke to him once on the phone but his message to me was fight.. and stay positive.. strive for your dream and don't give up.. we spoke for hours that one lonely night..

Thank you Doc for your inspiration...

Now that you are in Heaven.. please stop in on my parents. I am sure they will give you a hug... Love you, Donna


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I'm sad Doc is gone,but glad He is in a better place with No pain only joy.

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Doc hawk was one of the first people i met when i joined this board. he was an amazing and strong person. i loved reading all of his posts. I am praying for his family. i can't believe all of the people that are gone now. for all that is still on this u all have my prayers. God bless, barb

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Sorry for your loss.  Ray brought humor and light to his fight, and our board.

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Truly saddened by this news.  Doc always seemed to lift up those in their struggles with a kind word and inspiration.  My condolences to Sabrina and family.  Rest in peace with no more pain, no more suffering, and no more fighting ... peace to you Ray.


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I'm so sorry to hear of Doc's passing. He will surely be missed here.



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So sorry to hear this about Ray. He extended himself to discussing what to watch w/bloodwork

and a little about himself thru a phone call or two last summer.

He had a great sense of humor and was very supportive.

I remember he always mentioned Lulu his beloved dog.

He will be missed here - his posts were colorful w/his personality and very straightforward about

his condition.

Another loss.....too much sad news this summer..

My heart goes out to his family and friends...


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Oh Doc, you will be missed.  Condolences to Doc's family.  Sad.




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So sorry to hear this news. He will be deeply missed - by all on this board as well of course by family and friends. 


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I'm so sorry.


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so so sorry 



Helen321's picture
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Sorry Ray, I'm crying!  I only got to know Ray online but when you're sitting in your bed at 3:00 in the morning having a meltdown and scared for your life and someone says hey calm down, it's going to be all right, you feel like you know them in person.  Going to miss you Doc Hawk!  Truly a great guy.

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He was truly a great guy & will be missed. so sorry


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