Wednesday, 15 June 2005

June 15, 2005 The Passing of a Good Friend

Bob Ford, who was a friend, a fellow list member, and a big supporter of the NorthWapiti team, died peacefully in his sleep yesterday afternoon.

Many of you didn't know, but Bob was a recipient of multiple organ transplants in the past.

He battled his health constantly, but still managed to foster Siberian Huskies in need and even had a small dog team that he ran on the cart and sled.

He had a quick wit and I'll miss the short emails that I used to get in response to many of my posts - even if he never could figure out spell check.

Please keep his mother, Pat Ford in your thoughts.

I think the nicest thing we could all do today to remember Bob is to sign your organ donor card, if you haven't already, AND tell your family that you wish to be a organ donor. Just that card isn't enough these days.

Godspeed Bob.


Bob Ford with his mother Pat at the 2005 Iditarod Mushers' Banquet
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Bob & Karen and the 2005 restart.
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Finger Lake - 2002

Bob and fellow list member June Price had flown out on impulse and this is likely Devon's team.
According to June, Bob had be so happy that day. He'd come knocking on the hotel door
far earlier than she wanted to be bothered but it only took two seconds to decide that, yes,
 flying out to Finger Lake sounds like a great plan. 

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Bob during the restart with musher GB Jones dogs

3 Fur Faces
Bob & Cog -- Cog was the foster that he had until he went into the hospital. Roshi's1st sled Bob with Jett & Roshi, on perhaps one of Roshi's first runs ever.

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