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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2004, 19:52:56 »
Rest In Peace  :cdn:
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2004, 20:00:07 »
From the Naval Hymn:

Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

Rest in Peace.  :cdn:

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2004, 20:00:34 »
Rest in peace, Lt. Saunders.  My prayers to your wife and children.  :salute:

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2004, 20:07:58 »
Yes rest in peace, why must people die, it is sad and I feel very sad of this even if I have never met or talked or anything to him, I truly hope his wife and kids will be ok and I wish I could change this but no one has the ability to change that which has happened so once again rest in peace fellow human, and I am really sad of this happening.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2004, 20:15:19 »
My deepest condolences go to Lt Saunder's family.   This is yet another reminder to all, of the risks we take on a daily basis and of the price we often pay for service to our nation.   May he rest in peace.

I wish the best fto the remainder of HMCS Chicoutimi's crew , i pray for their safe return home.

God speed and smooth sailing

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2004, 20:27:47 »
Be at peace. :cdn:
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2004, 20:36:21 »
RIP :salute: :cdn:

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2004, 20:36:37 »
I am not one to normally offer maudlin "RIP" posts on internet discussion boards that mean nothing to the member or (more importantly) to the family in question.   Notwithstanding my aversion to such things, my heart does indeed go out to Lt. Saunders' family in this particular instance.   This is truly a tragedy for the Saunders family and I feel badly.   

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2004, 20:38:51 »
My condolences.

God speed to his family and the crew on a safe trip home.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2004, 21:17:09 »
announced the death in Ottawa today.

 one of four used subs recently leased from the Royal Navy
 
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RIP :salute: :cdn:

 :salute: Amen. Lets not mourn that he died, but thank God he lived.

not wanting to cheapen this post, but I thought we bought these subs?
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #60 on: October 06, 2004, 21:40:16 »
Rest In Peace My Brother.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2004, 21:58:32 »
Flags to half mast tomorrow - I imagine it will be a sombre day in Halifax tomorrow.  My most sincere condolences to Lt Saunders' wife and children, godspeed and smooth sailing to the men still aboard.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2004, 22:50:47 »
Armymedic how do you know the accident was avoidable (did I miss something).?
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2004, 22:55:53 »
Lt. Saunders made the ultimate sacrifice... may he R.I.P. now.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2004, 23:05:01 »
Brin when I do and if I can I will...Chris was a great guy and a fine officer. :(
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2004, 00:06:03 »
This makes me so incredibly angry. Our government once again made the choice to put money ahead of the safety and well-being of the very people who volunteered to protect this country with their lives. Sailing a submarine across the Atlantic ocean should not be a deadly affair. What utter bullsh*t.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2004, 00:30:03 »
This makes me so incredibly angry. Our government once again made the choice to put money ahead of the safety and well-being of the very people who volunteered to protect this country with their lives. Sailing a submarine across the Atlantic ocean should not be a deadly affair. What utter bullsh*t.

And this time, someone died because of it.  There's blood on liberals hands now.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2004, 01:22:18 »
How does anyone know this fire was preventable?  Have I missed something here. 
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2004, 02:46:07 »
Let's have a modicum of civility here. A suitable period should pass before we start talking about causes, blame, investigations, etc. Keep it simple and sombre please.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2004, 03:03:50 »
This thread is getting ridiculous.   A good lot of you are just as bad as the baboons on the Parliament Floor.   crap happens; if a vehicle rolls, a ship catches fire, or a plane crashes, culpability does not automatically fall upon the government of the day.   Quit trying to make a crap-storm from something which we have very little knowledge of right now.

Like recceguy said keep it sombre and simple.   If you have something to contribute, do so.   If you want to stir the pot and rabble-rouse, I'll just delete posts that attempt to turn this sailors life into some political statement.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2004, 03:47:02 »
Thinking of his :cdn: family and friends  :cdn: at this time.

May he rest in peace.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2004, 06:32:59 »
This thread is getting ridiculous.  A good lot of you are just as bad as the baboons on the Parliament Floor.  crap happens; if a vehicle rolls, a ship catches fire, or a plane crashes, culpability does not automatically fall upon the government of the day.  Quit trying to make a crap-storm from something which we have very little knowledge of right now.

Like recceguy said keep it sombre and simple.  If you have something to contribute, do so.  If you want to stir the pot and rabble-rouse, I'll just delete posts that attempt to turn this sailors life into some political statement.

Well said Infanteer. Mudslinging will come later, in spades, and from all quarters. At the moment we should just remember that any one of us who serves may go at any time, and never have the opportunity to select the manner or time of our passing. What really matters is how we are recalled by those who knew us.  :salute: Cheers.
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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2004, 06:44:40 »
Alls well sir, carry on  :salute:

My prayers are with his family.

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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2004, 08:12:10 »
The Submariner's Prayer
Almighty,  Everlasting God,  the Protector of all those
who put  their trust in Thee: hear our prayers in behalf
of Thy servants who sail their vessels beneath the seas.

We beseech Thee to keep in Thy sustaining care all
who are in submarines, that they may be delivered
from the hidden dangers of the deep.

Grant them courage, and a devotion to fulfill their duties,
that they may better serve Thee and their native land.

Though acquainted with the depths of the ocean,
deliver them from the depths of despair and the
dark hours of the absence of friendliness and grant
them a good ship's spirit.

Bless all their kindred and loved ones from whom they are separated.

When they surface their ships, may they praise Thee for
Thou art there as well as in the deep.

Fill them with Thy Spirit that they may be sure in their reckonings,
unwavering in duty, high in purpose, and upholding the honor
of their nation.

Amen


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Re: I have to break some bad news
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2004, 08:16:49 »
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

RIP, sir.  :salute: