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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

tragedy in family
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: September 09, 2014 02:36AM

hi guys .i haven't been on in a while . on april 5th my 25 year old daughter Shelby passed away in Hamilton Ontario in the hospital of septicemia. it is a blood infection and took her very quickly. she did not know she had it .doctor said she had the flu and gave her an inhaler and some anti biotics. her supposed friends took her to the hospital and dropped her at emerg and left her there alone at 7:00 pm .she passed away at 3:15 when i told them to shut off the life support.they only kept her on it till i could drive the 2 hours to get there to say goodbye. there was nothing could be done for her. she had a 9 month old baby named jaiden who will hopefully be coming to live with us. this is such a hard time for me now it is ripping me apart.she never got to spend even one mothers day with her child. instead i was standing at her grave with flowers for her from jaiden and myself. just breaks my heart. hug your kids guys or call them if seeing them is not possible. our futures are not promised to us . just today. i would give anything for ten more minutes with her. rest in peace Shelby. love you always .


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(973 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 09, 2014 10:53AM

Gary, that is so sad!! Thanks for sharing it with us though. Something that seemed so simple... the flu? My daughter had a tick bite over a year ago and she is still having issues from it with her immune system. Thank God we still have her. Condolences to you and your family, something you will never get over. I can only imagine.


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2068 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: mgb260
Date: September 09, 2014 08:54PM

Gary, Very sad news. My condolences. Hang in there.


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1267 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: September 09, 2014 10:22PM

Gary,

I find that I'm incapable of comprehending the loss of a child.
It's something that one would never recover from.
Your strength is astounding.
But all of us here can be a rock that you can lean on any time.
Do what ever it takes to hold your grandchild close. They are an amazing gift.
My heart goes out to you and your family.

"Live like you mean it!"

Fred


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Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: tbo
Date: September 11, 2014 08:11PM

Gary. So sorry to read the bad newsReally liked and was interested in your build you were doing on the website.One never knows how delicate the grasp on life is until something like this happens. My condolences Tim Body


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gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: September 12, 2014 01:24AM

thankyou guys.it is the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. I hope none of you ever experience it.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4027 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 23, 2014 09:57AM

Gary,

So sorry. You have my sincere condolences. I can't even begin to fathom a loss of that magnitude.

Like Fred said, we are here if you need.



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gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: tragedy in family
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: September 26, 2014 11:41PM

thankyou carl.


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