In Memoriam: Those Members who've Passed On

Discussion in 'People' started by skip, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. skip

    skip Member Staff Member

    I thought it would be good to have an ongoing thread where we can remember our friends from the Hip Forums who've passed on. The Hip Forums have been going for about 7 years now (on various domains), and out of the 80,000 or so who've signed up, a few special ones have left this plane for another.

    So I'll start it off by listing the first member to pass on, the Colonel. I never got to meet him in person, but he was one of the most interesting characters we've ever had here. He wrote some outstanding posts, always very insightful and to the point. It seemed he was from another age (an old hippie), who understood the changes going on around him. He had a great sense of humor and could always be counted upon to liven up a thread.

    His passing was sudden. I got an email from a close friend informing me about it. It seems he spent a fair amount of his last months on the forums passing on his wisdom.

    He's just one of several old hippies who've made their mark on this site.

    We miss you Colonel! :(


    P.S. I think most of his posts were in an early version of the forum that we don't have archived or accessible at this time.
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  2. samson

    samson Hepcat

    the hipchat room used to have philmcamera, and i know he passed away as well. He was a good guy and always seemed to be helping people. I still think of him, and what a nice addition to the crew at hipforums/hipchat. Someone said he had passed away, but didnt know why - only that it seemed to involve a boat. I thought I might hear more about his passing, but havent.

    good thread skip, im sure there are others we should remember, philmcamera was just the first i thought of.
  3. skip

    skip Member Staff Member

    Philm was cool. He helped out often in chat and we got to chat occasionally. I really liked the guy!
  4. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    I beleve Althea passed as well.
    And Sam
  5. skip

    skip Member Staff Member

    I believe Sam is still with us! Perhaps under another pseudonym.
  6. gdhmomchild

    gdhmomchild Duct tape abuser

    Philmcamera...sweetest philmy! I miss him the most around chat and feel that he brought out the best in us and with his passing some of the good left too.
    He always had time and a kind word for everyone. Talented photographer that shared many pictures new and old with us and many were reknowned musicians. He knew a good wine and great music and shared his knowledge with anyone that would ask. I will always miss him and I don't believe he ever really understood how many people he truly touched.
    Samson, catch me in chat and I will tell you about it. Its not a secret but I would prefer to tell it only to people that knew and loved him too.

    Dandelion. I'm not sure how active Danny was on the forums but I did get to meet him. Good friend that had a knack at cheering you up with a few words when it was needed most.
  7. SunshineChild

    SunshineChild Mad Scientist

    R.I.P Ask The Old Hippie.
  8. fylthevoyd

    fylthevoyd Super Moderator

    Yes drumminmama Althea is gone as well and is greatly missed,Shelly I
    copied your memoriam to Jen to post here.I miss our dear friend daily,and feel her presence with me.
    Thanks for this thread Skip....always good to remember the good.

    I am so sorry to have to inform everyone on here who knew and loved Althea of this.

    Jennifer Muncie Gubbins of Homewood IL,
    passed away on October 24, 2005.

    She is survived by her husband,
    Kenneth Gubbins, and her three sons,
    Christopher, Dylan and Liam.

    Rest in Peace
    my dear dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jen you are missed,thanks Shelly for the memoriam.
  9. painted peace

    painted peace Member

    I think that it is very good that you have made a thread in dedication to these people. I'm sure that it will be greatly appreciated by many.
  10. sensamelia

    sensamelia hippy mom

    you are so right painted peace
    there memory will live on for those who knew them
  11. sensamelia

    sensamelia hippy mom

    a poem i just found whilst looking through my late fathers things i thought very fitting for this thread

    Henry Scott Holland(1847-1918)
    death is nothing at all
    i have slipped away into the next room
    i am i and you are you

    whatever we were to each other that we still are

    call me by my familiar name,speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used to

    put no difference in your tone ,wear no false air of solenimityor sorrow
    laugh as we always laughed together at the same little jokeswe enjoyed
    play ,smile think of me

    let my name be ever the household word that it always was
    let it be spoken without effort,without the ghost of a shadow on it
    life means all that it ever meant

    it is the same as it ever was ,there is absolute unbroken
    what death is but a negligble accident?
    why should i be out of mind because i am out of sight

    i am waiting for you,for an interval,somewere very near
    just around the corner

    all is well

    nothing is past,nothing is lost

    one brief moment and all will be as it was before.

  12. candock

    candock Member

    i'm sorry for hearing this news,! I don't how to say! I will miss him forever!!
  13. may they all rest in peace
  14. Last Stand

    Last Stand Banned

    well the good goes too heaven , the bad to hell . and the hippies they go to Woodstock concert that never ends . of course HENDRIX, JANIS, JIM, and all bunch of others are allready playing .
  15. leeshing

    leeshing Member

    I am a newcomer here. Besides, mother tongue is not English. Hope I could be accepted here.
  16. Mr Iceman

    Mr Iceman Member

    Now that you’re gone
    I can’t cry hard enough
    No I can’t cry hard enough
    For you to hear me now

    Killed on the morning of May 30th 2005
    Laid to rest June 6th 2005 (my birthday)
  17. skip

    skip Member Staff Member

    How sad... Did Danny have a handle on these forums?
  18. toni

    toni Banned

    I'm very new here, though have seen the passing of others on other forums.
    It is a privelage to speak to the majority of people within communities like this. Regardless if you like a person or not, them passing on should atleast be remembered.
    I share a thought for those above, and those that invariably will come below me.

    WYTCHMOM2 Member

    Good idea, Skip. Last month I found out by 'accident' that a friend had passed... shouldn't happen that way.
  20. Mr Iceman

    Mr Iceman Member

    he used to come on when i was on....kind of my shaddow.........
    I still see him in the shaddows
    I feel him on the wind
    And i hear him in the silence.

    The hardest part was not being able to say goodbye. The parramedics say his body was shattered when they pulled him from the wreckage and he died on impact so i think that was a good thing in a way cos he didn't suffer

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