Thank you from the Fowler Family

Apr 17th, 2003, 09:02 PM
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Thank you from the Fowler Family

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the kind and wonderful words about my father. I also wanted to pass the word on that he passed away Thursday afternoon.

I know that he is doing what he enjoyed the most, which was travelling Europe and cheering for the NY Giants who will be winning the Super Bowl every year for him now.

The family is shocked, amazed and thankful for all of the wonderful words that have been said about my father. I can proudly tell you that he has read them all. He was amazed by the response of people he has never met, and we are amazed by how he has had an affect on those same people.

If you ever spoke to him and he recommended something to you that you truly enjoyed, please remember him the next time you go. Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers. It has made it much easier for us!!

Sincerely,

The Fowler Family

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Apr 17th, 2003, 09:08 PM
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We will miss him greatly.
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Apr 17th, 2003, 09:20 PM
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I am sure you have wonderful memories of your father. Also, by the number of times he helped people just here on the Forum, be assured we have them too.
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Apr 17th, 2003, 09:50 PM
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Which Fowler is this about? Did I miss somehing? Thanks in advance. It is awesome how you can get attached to someone on a message board.
 
Apr 17th, 2003, 09:57 PM
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Wes was always so helpful and will be missed by all of us here. The posts from his children make it obvious he raised you to be the same sort of caring people he was. It is wonderful he had the chance to read the looooong thread with so many warm thoughts.

Our thoughts and prayers to the whole Fowler family.
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Apr 17th, 2003, 10:23 PM
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I am so sorry.
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Apr 17th, 2003, 11:12 PM
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Oh Jason, I'm so sad to hear this. I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, but he was very important to me here on the message board and I feel a very real sense of loss. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and sister, too. And consider yourselves hugged all the way from California.
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Apr 17th, 2003, 11:37 PM
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He will be greatly missed on this board. My thoughts go out to you and your family at this time.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 12:08 AM
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Please accept our deepest condolences. He clearly was a fine man.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 12:40 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss.....but I hope you were with him at the end, to wish him a bon voyage on his best trip ever!
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Apr 18th, 2003, 02:45 AM
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Jay, Thank you for telling us. I am just so thankful that Wes got the chance to read all of the wonderful posts of appreciation before passing.

I am in an internet cafe in Salamanca as we speak--Wes would like this town.
I just said a small prayer as I viewed the Good Friday precession here in Salamanca--it must have been for Wes.

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Apr 18th, 2003, 03:44 AM
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To the Fowler Family:

My condolences to you and your family.

Amd a Great Big BON VOYAGE to Wes.

You are a true Gentlemen!
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Apr 18th, 2003, 04:25 AM
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Bon Voyage does seem the most appropriate thing to say. Wes was a tremendous asset to this board and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the whole family.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 04:25 AM
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Thank you Jason and thank you Wes -- You and your family have generously allowed us to share and mourn with you.

Wes -- in Macedonian we say "dobar pat" -- thank you so much.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 04:51 AM
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I am also very sorry for your loss - Wes was one of those rare people who helped many many people.

I certainly shall think of him travelling forever and shall remember the kind advice he gave.

Bon Voyage Wes.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 05:05 AM
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Wes's good advice and memory will continue to travel with lots of Fodorite's for many years to come.

My sympathy to the Fowler family.

SFowler has a wonderful memoriam to Wes on her Fodorite page.

http://fodorite.traveurope.net/index.html
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Apr 18th, 2003, 06:10 AM
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Jason:

Thank you. I am sure the service was overflowing with those that loved Wes!

I only knew Wes from his posts. I have archived all the ones for my future trips. Wes will be with me when my on my next adventure to Europe.

Kavey said it best...Bon Voyage, Wes!
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Apr 18th, 2003, 06:18 AM
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Dear Fowler Family,
This is sad news indeed. I send you my sympathy and also my Thanks.
Wes made this a better place. Without him many people would not have enjoyed their trip as much or as in my case, would not have enjoyed reading Fodors forums as much.
For many of us, it will be simply a matter of clicking on an old posting to enjoy the company of Wes Fowler, Traveler and Gentleman, whenever we wish.
God bless you and keep you in your time of sorrow.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 06:29 AM
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Wes...one star, less, shining here.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 06:49 AM
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Jay: so very sorry for your loss. We were very fortunate to have met Wes at our Atlanta Fodorites gathering. He was a wonderful guest and (with Bob the Navigator) were blessed with his wisdom and knowledge about traveling. Judy
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