[Ansteorra-announce] FYI : Sir Bela of Eastmarch
ivar_runamagi at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 2 12:32:08 PDT 2001
>We have lost another member.
>: [IR] Fw: Sir Bela of Eastmarch
> >For those who don't know, Poul Anderson was known in the SCA as "Sir
> >Bela of Eastmarch," and was active in the SCA since very, very early
> >on. (He was Knighted on January 6, A.S. II)
> > - Istvan
> >Forwarded message:
> >> Poul Anderson died at home near midnight, Tuesday July 31, 2001. He
> >> come home that day to receive hospice care after kidney failure brought
> >> on by prostate cancer.
> >> His last day was spent with family and friends. He enjoyed his final
> >> meals, and especially a Jubilaeum akvavit and Carlsberg beer.
> >> He was pleased and warmed by the many e-mails he received from friends
> >> and strangers around the world who had been touched by his writing.
> >> Special thanks go to Diana Paxson, Geoff Kidd, and Gerry Nordley, who
> >> helped greatly in his homecoming.
> >> A memorial gathering is planned for 2pm, Saturday, August 4 at the
> >> First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland. Following
> >> that, a small wake will be held at Greyhaven from approximately 5pm.
> >> Please bring food or drink to share if attending the wake.
> >> Karen Anderson writes:
> >> Integer Vitae
> >> In Poul's last hours, messages poured in from strangers who told how
> >> they had learned honor and courage from his writing, courtesy and
> >> kindness from his personal example. Such tributes cannot be awarded,
> >> but only earned.
> >> He led his life without expecting to gain rewards or escape punishment
> >> in some other existence. He knew that good and evil arise from human
> >> nature, and believed it is our duty to choose the good. He was, in the
> >> words of the poet Horace, "integer vitae sclerisque purus" -- a man of
> >> blameless life and free of crime.
> >> "We brought Poul home from Alta Bates for terminal hospice care.
> >> We gave him Jubilaeum Akvavit, Carlsberg Beer and Boeuf Tartare.
> >> We gave him all our love. About midght, he slipped away."
> >> signed Karen, Astrid and the rest of the Andersons.
> >> Please pass this around verbatim and in toto.
> >> Everyone is encouraged to repost without alteration.
> >> "In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the SFWA Emergency
> >> Medical Fund c/o Chuck Rothman, SFWA Treasurer, 1436 Altamount Ave.,
> >> PMB 292, Schenectady, PA 12303-2977"
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