Farewell to my father...

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Gayle Brantuk
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Farewell to my father...

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:43 am

Please see today's announcement:
http://conta.cc/2sy9YyB

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:54 am

Sad Day! Around the world.

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby vupilot » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:07 pm

Gayle,

I hope you find comfort in that your dad provided an avenue that lead to incredible amounts of enjoyment for all the families that have been able to enjoy boating in one of your fathers fantastic designs. He brought a great feeling of accomplishment to of all those who have built them. Because of your dedication in keeping the company going and continually updating and growing people around the world will continue to be brought joy from your families work for many years to come. Although most of us never met him I feel its safe to say he lived a full and honorable life. I am glad you were able to have him around for so long.

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Roberta » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:38 pm

Very sad news!!! We will all miss him dearly. But He lives on in our boats and our hearts.

Roberta :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby mrintense » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:30 pm

Gayle,

I want to second what other's have said and add that of all the people on this planet, so few get the opportunity to make such a difference in the lives of others. I think it is safe to say that your father was one of those individuals. Through his designs, the company that he founded, the devotion he engendered from all those he worked with and dealt with, his family, and all those that he inspired to or made possible to create their own version of his original dream; he created a lasting legacy. A bit of your father lives on in every one of his boat designs made or even those not finished. I for one am glad to have had the opportunity to participate in one of the most satisfying hobbies I have ever enjoyed and I have your father to thank for that. Rest in peace Glen.
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby kens » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:02 pm

I think all of the Gatherings were somewhat of a Memorial to him, his knowledge,and all that he shared with us.
We should make G11 special in this regard.
May he rest in peace.
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:41 pm

Whenever I tell someone, " I built it myself" I feel slightly guilty because I was only assembling the designers plan. I have found many life lessons in his plans.

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Andy Garrett » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:38 pm

If I'd had the chance, I would simply have said, "Thank you..., for what was and continues to be, the most rewarding experience of my life thus far".
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby chugalug » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:42 pm

Sad day.Wish I had known him.He reminds me of my dad who also passed recently(Last Memorial day weekend) who also did work with boats(built a fishing camp in1963 and which is still going strong)he was 88 years old .
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Reado » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:30 pm

Dear Gayle, My heart goes out to you and yours for your loss. I have and will continue to think about him and his work as I build my boat.

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby slug » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:54 am

Gayle; Your father and I built five boats together so far, and I hope he enjoyed my company as much as I did his. He changed my life for the better.
Thanks Glen.

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby JimmY » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:06 am

I hope you take comfort and pride in knowing that Glen encouraged people around the world to build rather than tear down and strive for excellence.
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:00 am

Gayle,

I'm certainly also thinking of John, Anka, and Barry, and the others at Glen-L. You've been a part of my life for a long time.

This song just came to mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vnYKRacKQc

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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby jamundsen » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:52 am

Sad day.
I only spoke to your dad once but he gave me good advice. His memories will live on all over the world.
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Re: Farewell to my father...

Postby steveh41 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:36 pm

I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm truly grateful to your Dad for showing the way for the rest of us to follow the dream of boatbuilding. An inspiring and accomplished life well lived...
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