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Bad news. by johnnyBgood! on 18 October 2012 8:34pm
I just found out an hour ago that my closest and oldest friend is dead. He died on Monday but I am ex-directory and his family couldn't contact me.
His funeral is in the morning. My friend Billy walked through my back door with Margaret and I knew he had bad news. He's an ex-cop but he still didn't find it easy telling me. Eddie McGuinness was the nicest man I've ever known and I said that to Margaret often. He was the best man at my wedding. He was the best man ever.
Re: Bad news. by Lounge Trekker on 18 October 2012 10:12pm

I am so sorry to hear the bad news.

This is a sad reason for writing to you. Expressing your feelings of the loss you feel tell all of us how good a man he was. I can only hope for such favourable judgment of me as a man.

Re: Bad news. by johnnyBgood! on 19 October 2012 2:23am
Thanks Pete. I can only try to express that Eddie didn't become 'a great guy' now that he's gone. I often said to Margaret how much I thought of him. I'm glad that I also told him that but he was so modest and shy.
I'd tell him how much I thought of him, and although he was quite a devout Catholic, he'd say something like, " Fcuk off Johnny, you're talking a lot of shite". No, I wasn't Eddie. If you are on time for your funeral, I will be amazed. (((( ))))
Re: Bad news. by tucsonmike on 19 October 2012 4:17am
Johnny, I am sorry for your loss.
Re: Bad news. by Spursfan2 on 19 October 2012 8:46am
So so sorry for your loss John; you know the old saying, only the good die young (so you and I will be long lived hahaha!). From your words it is obvious Eddie was a lovely man, with a great sense of humour!

I am sending you heaps of hugs on this terribly sad day and will be thinking of you. I know I would be devastated if my two best friends (for 50+ years) passed on - we already had a 'near thing' when Heather had a stroke in her late 40s, don't want to go through that again EVER!!

Re: Bad news. by Loretto on 19 October 2012 1:19pm
Sorry you have lost your close friend.
Re: Bad news. by johnnyBgood! on 19 October 2012 1:48pm
Thank you friends. I did cry a bit when they started wafting the incense around prior to the coffin being taken out. I couldn't help it.
Re: Bad news. by Wheelrim on 19 October 2012 1:57pm
Sorry to read your news John, always a sad time, but, I am sure I do not need to say `remember the good stuff.
I had a really close friend pass away not too long ago but only found out after the (very well attended) funeral. I was equally sad about missing that as his passing. Life goes on for all of us mate.
Re: Bad news. by TERRY S on 19 October 2012 9:00pm
My condolences, Johnny. I'm sorry to hear that. It's never easy losing anyone. You are in my thoughts.
Re: Bad news. by johnnyBgood! on 20 October 2012 10:30am
Life does indeed go on. I've spent some quiet time alone and laughed and cried about me and Eddie. When I parted from my friend Billy yesterday, I said that I hoped the next time me met would be in happier circumstances. He said " I hope I'm not throwing dirt on you McHenry".

Aye right, Billy. I'm JTM and my punishment will be to see you all away.
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