Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Barry Fraser: A beautiful lovely man - We will miss him so very much

*a kiss farewell*
My friends, for any of you who knew and loved Barry Fraser - he has passed away. I just can't find words to express my grief over a man I never met face-to-face, but one for whom I had the greatest respect and love. I don't know what else to say. I'd written a dedication to him and  hoped that  dedication was one of hope and life and our Barry would write more about his walks with his best canine friend Lindsay. I feel honored to have known him. And now . . . he has left and I just feel so damned sad and crying for someone I wish I HAD met face to face, but it is as if I had, that's how strong a personality he was, is?. He is truly a dear and special man who touched so many lives. .

I hate cancer.

His wife Linda posted on his site - if you want to say a word.

18 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

Such a terribly painful time for his family and friends.

My heart goes out to you for the loss of someone who meant so very much to you.

Bonnie said...

Imagine what an amazing person he was in person, if he had so many who fell in love with his sweet, wry, informed wisdom and generous self through this virtual world.

Your sense of loss is palpable - take care and let's keep him alive on our blogs as well as in our hearts.

Take care of yourself ...

Janna Qualman said...

Oh Kat. This breaks my heart.

*hugs*

Kerry said...

I know I know I know. I will miss his funny, brave, self-deprecating voice so much.
I first learned about your books through Barry.

Glynis said...

A sad day for his blogging friends and family.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and that of all those who loved this amazing man.

Ruth said...

I echo all of it. I am still coming to terms with understanding that he is not going to pop in. When I saw Linda logged in as him in her post at his blog today, there was his face, a shock! I just can't get over it. Yes indeed, what a person to receive so much love from all of us.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I've been reading other's tributes to this wonderful man - it makes it hurt more, but it also makes me feel proud to have known him.

How strong our ties here in blogland can be! - my one wish was that I had met him in person.

My heart goes out to Linda . . .

colbymarshall said...

I'm so sorry :( Let happy memories bring you through.

Karen said...

I'm sorry, I just read that over at Jana's. I can tell he left a great legacy.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I hate it too! It took my mom, as you know. I hope she and Barry are having a party together right now. Hugs

Anita said...

My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. *hugs*

nollyposh said...

(((hugs)))

Suldog said...

My sincerest condolences. I didn't know the man, but I know the feeling. I've shed tears for people I've never met, for sure.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I miss him too. It is a marvelous thing this blogging; how else would I have come to know this lovely man, his wife, Linda, and his buddy, Lindsay. Fly high...

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I feel exactly the same way - he was only a few hours away from me, why the heck didn't I just pluck up the courage and visit? Say hi? write more letters to him? He was one of life's bright lights. I miss him. I hope Linda and Lindsay cope okay. Prayers to everyone mourning his loss.

Linda said...

If you had met him Kat, you wouldn't have known him any better than you already do. He loved your books and your enthusiasm for writing. Your voice and the voices of other bloggers will be heard at his memorial next Friday. Those of us who did know him will be overwhelmed by the outpouring of heartfelt love and the sense of loss among bloggers who followed his writing. I stay up late and cry every night reading all the blogs about Barry. Thank you. Love you. xoxo

Debbie said...

He was such a special, incredible person. I spent many a happy moment reading his blog and smiling at his love for Linda and Lindsay. He blessed us and I am grateful.