Friday, January 4, 2013

In Memoriam of Dale Thompson

A fallen feather from his wing drifts down from heaven's gate...
 As a gentle reminder that passing is our eventual fate.

A dear friend and colleague has left a gaping hole,
and everyone who knew him feels sadness in their soul.


May the peace and harmony Dale found on earth continue up above, and may he always be surrounded by lots and lots of love.




Rest in Peace our dear friend Dale Thompson (writing as Pat Dale).

Condolences to his family and friends. Please know he will be missed.


9 comments:

Margaret Tanner said...

Beautifully said Ginger.

Regards

Margaret

Gail Roughton said...

I am heartsick. Pat Dale was one of the first writers who took me under his wing when I entered the publishing world. Surprised the heck out of me, I mean, he'd long been multi-published and I was amazed that I, a raw newbie, had even entered his radar. I loved that man. And I'll miss him. Terribly.

MuseItUp Publishing said...

I am truly heartbroken to find out Pat passed away. He fought a courageous battle, and appeared to be on the mend, writing again, communicating to me how good he felt during Thanksgiving, that he was given a second chance.

My deepest prayers and thoughts go out to his wife, Patricia, and family.

He was such a nice man, known him for a few years, and he will truly be missed.

Thank you, Ginger, for this tribute to a wonderful man.

Books We Love said...

We were very saddened to hear this news as well. Dale was so upbeat in his last email, looking forward to the future. His books are lighthearted and fun, and he brought joy to those who knew him and those who read his work. Thanks for the tribute Ginger.

Heather Haven said...

A lovely yet simple tribute to a wonderful man I much admired. His love for his wife and family shone in everything he did. He will be keenly missed. Thank you for doing this, Ginger and Rita. It's a chance for all of us to say goodbye.

Lorrie said...

I didn't know Dale, but have seen his name and books. This is a beautiful tribute, Ginger. I feel heartbroken even though I didn't know him. I'm sorry I didn't. Sounds like he was a wonderful man.
My condolences go out to his family, and his writing family.

Sue Perkins said...

A lovely tribute Ginger to a man who encouraged fellow writers even when he didn't know them very well.

lionmother said...

Such a lovely and heartfelt tribute to this man who brightened our reader's loop so many times with his quick wit and friendship. He touched many lives with his ability to help no matter what. I didn't know him very well, but what I did know was that he was a great writer and someone who had a good sense of humor.

J Q Rose said...

I didn't know Dale, but because of your beautiful tribute, Ginger, and others words, I believe he must have left some wonderful memories for his friends and loved ones. I hope remembering those special times with him will comfort everyone who knew and loved him.

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