[Loch-Ruadh] Sad Tidding
concrete_donkey at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 31 06:08:12 PDT 2010
I'm shocked. Having trouble finding the right words here, or really any at all.
Bear was such a constant presence when I was active in Ansteorra, I'm having trouble imagining the SCA without him.
Bear was a shieldbrother, a captain, a teacher, and most importantly-- a friend. For many months, when House Broken Axe was regaining its footing, he spent considerable time and effort to always show at our practices. He was always willing to help with whatever was necessary.
I stood with Bear in a shield wall or behind one with him in it more times than I can remember. Our greatest recognition together on the battlefield came some ten years ago, when we were part of the Arthurian Company and the Company was awarded the Kings Battle Ribbon, signifying that we were the best of the best melee units in Ansteorra's army at Gulf Wars.
RIP Bear, I'll see you someday on Fiddler's Green. :(
--- On Wed, 3/31/10, Aingeal <clan_mac at charter.net> wrote:
> From: Aingeal <clan_mac at charter.net>
> Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] Sad Tidding
> To: "Loch Ruadh List" <loch-ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 6:34 AM
> It is with a heavy
> heart that I write this message. Brighid called this
> morning to let me know that Conor "Bear" Mac Namara passed
> away this morning. She has asked that you do not call
> or email her at this time. Her email goes direct to
> the phone and she needs to make calls. Please respect
> her wishes and send the emails to me, so that I can get the
> message to her through her best friend Luke. If you
> need more information please call me as she does not want to
> repeat the events of the last couple of days.
> This has been a hard morning for her and she
> will need the down time. Luke will take very good care
> of her and get information to her at the appropriate
> time. I am sorry to have to relay this message, but
> please keep her in your thoughts as she struggles.
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