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#21 OFFLINE   KnightEagle

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

What can one say about another is vast. I never had the good fourtune to meet George, That seems to be my lost. Always enjoyed his posts. And he was skilled at making little things.He help me throught messages with small things. Itank him for that. Here to you George, may you find that perfect camp ground and reserv a spot for us all. We shall arrive shortly Our dear frend.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing our friend George. All that have met you will miss your friendship, big smile, great stories and willingness to share and help others.
Vi my prayers for you and your family in this most difficult time.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

I suspended all adverting on all of our sites until Monday out of respect for Georges's memory.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thank You Paul!

RIP George aka Xnorp

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Even though we never had the opportunity to meet George, we have enjoyed reading his posts. We are sorry to hear of his passing.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

BTW, I did post my condolences in the thread on this over at RV.net. It was promptly deleted. (see note in later post, it appears I may have accused the wrong individual)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Now George is gone, here is an email i got from him last month regarding his health for those who are curious what he was going through:


Hi All,

Some of you may know some of this information. Well here goes with the news as a I can best describe it.

In April of 2010 I was told by my doctors at the VA that I had a form of cancer that is called CLL (Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia) now that is the best kind of cancer of the blood that you can have if you are going to have cancer of the blood. People live a long time with this condition. But then again there is always a but, it can bring on other types of cancer and lowers your immune system. So I have been dealing with that for the last couple of years and have been only having to have blood tests every 6 months. I was declared 100% total and permanent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is all from the contact that I had with Agent Orange while in the Saigon river in 1965.

Well on August 2012 I was put in the hospital with pneumonia I was in there for a week. While in there and they did a CAT scan and chest x-rays they found a spot on my lung suspected to be lung cancer. After several more test and scans and a biopsy of my lung they confirmed that it is lung cancer. Of course dealing with the VA Health care system and how thorough they are they found some other suspect areas. Which if that is the case it has spread and that is not good news. The Oncologist that I am dealing with is just great and said that he was not counting me out yet we still have to find out if the other areas are the same cancer as in the lungs. So it will be more test and biopsies coming very soon. There will be radiation and chemo in my future. I know this is not stuff that anybody wants to hear but what it is, is what it is. I could not let my friends not know what the heck is going on.

As of right now I am feeling fine and not having pain or losing any weight or anything like that, just have a shortness of breath at times.

Vi is taking this all in stride of course she is not happy with the news but we both realize what is going on and we are living life one day at a time. We have discussed things and what will happen in the future. Open dialog and talk is what we are trying to do. Got to love that girl of mine she is great.

I did not do this to depress or make my friends worry about me and Vi but just to let you know what is happening.

Thanks everybody for being our fiends.

Your friends,
Vi and George

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

I just got off the phone with Vi. I'd been away and hadn't checked here for the past week. Did not know of George's passing! Shocked. I spoke with him a week ago. He was having a tough time, but I didn't think that would be our last chat. We've all lost a great man and friend.

I met George at the Spokane RV show in Jan 07. I was preparing to purchase a truck camper and he was an old pro. I learned so much from him. And yes, I purchased a Snow River camper, which he recommended. Have had 0 regrets since. He came over and helped me blow it out and add anti-freeze the first winter. Had an electrical problem, which he skillfully fixed. I didn't like leaving my camper on happijacks when off truck, so he built me a pair of sturdy and stout A-frames to set it on. His key holder, pen and magazine racks grace my camper. He shared his favorite haunts around his hometown of Ione WA with me, where I later enjoyed some wonderful camping. We discussed, looked forward to and attended each annual RV show. Had a wonderful time with him, and many others, at this years Glacier Park TC rendezvous. We spoke of future trips and good times in our campers yet to come.......

All who knew George loved him, his wonderful sense of humor, helpful ways and genuineness. George will be riding copilot whenever I head out in my camper. My, how I will miss him. However, I will keep his gentle spirit close and keep his memory alive and near.

I'm still trying to get my head around this.....as old sailors we shared greetings each Veterans Day, reminiscing about the old days. I sure missed that visit today.

All who knew George loved him, his wonderful sense of humor, helpful ways and genuineness. George will be riding copilot whenever I head out in my camper. I will keep his gentle spirit and memories of him near and dear.

RIP George! You had a positive influence and impact on so many. My life has been enriched and enhanced by knowing you my friend.

My heart goes out to Vi and family. I look forward to seeing them soon. Sending heartfelt condolences and best wishes to them. Wishing you peace in this time of sorrow.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

The posting on RV net regarding George's passing is still up... I read it yesterday and again now...

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

I had complained to the Good Sam customer team, & they restored it (see message below) . I confronted Brad on it and he says he did not do it. I have no reason not to believe him if he tells me this to my face so to speak, so I apologize for accusing him. It appears there is some other moderator or admin there did it, either intentionally or unintentionally. I was rightfully upset about it, considering the circumstances, but it appears I came down on the wrong individual. Here is the response from rv.net.


Due to the nature of the post I feel that in this case for sure you are correct and I have restored the post in that thread. You also have my condolences on the loss of your Friend.Goodsam

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

Havent beeen on the forums for awhile......I'm very sorry that I never got to meet him and sad at his passing.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Becky & I met George & Vi while they were camping in our town. George showed us all the great things about their Snow River camper as we were still in the looking stage of buying. We shared a good meal with them & hoped to make it up to Washington to visit. Unfortunately life got in the way & never did get the chance.

Vi we are so sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Becky & I will keep you & your family in our prayers.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

Other things we will miss from George besides his big smile and big handshakes.
He is one of the first to post a welcome when a new person or member gets on this forum.
and I'll remember one of the most fair moderators we had.
A very easy person to talk to, I had hours with him at the big rally in 07, when I was a new member.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

I first met George and Vi at the Silver Falls rally near Salem. His truck was exactly what I had, and his satisfaction with the setup led me to purchase our 9'6 Snowbird and set it up just like theirs.

Over the years he has offered assistance through emails, and shared Christmas greetings and just general chat, and I will miss him.

I'd like to think he is still camping, and anywhere he wants to be too. Condolences to the Chambers family, he was a truly great all round guy.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

i would like everyone to know....

i have printed off all the comments on this topic about george from here and rv.net. i will have it in a nice 3 ring binder and give it to vi and her family.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

Thank you Rich, I know Vi will treasure this.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

thanks Rich

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

No problem. Its the least i can do for a good man.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Just have to let you all know. Vi heard/read all your comments. It really meant a lot to her. She wanted me to tell you all....thank you.

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