We Lost One Of Our OWn


We lost Geoffrey Withnell I don’t know how or when, but his wife just left a message on my newsletter telling me he was gone.

He’s been a commenter here for a long, long time, and his input was always appreciated.

Ave atque vale, Geoffrey, godspeed until we meet again.

Raises glass. Drinks. Throws glass.

Absent companions.

40 thoughts on “We Lost One Of Our OWn

  1. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    All-powerful and merciful God, we commend to you Geoffrey Withnell your servant. In your mercy and love, blot out the sins he has committed through human weakness. In this world he has died: let him live with you forever. Through Christ our Lord, amen.

    1. Out of the depths, I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry!
      May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
      If you, LORD, keep account of sins, Lord, who can stand?
      But with you is forgiveness, and so you are revered.

      I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and I hope for his word.
      My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak.
      More than sentinels for daybreak, let Israel hope in the LORD,
      For with the LORD is mercy, with him is plenteous redemption,
      And he will redeem Israel from all its sins.

  2. Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
    And May perpetual light shine upon him
    And May he Rest In Peace
    And may his soul and the souls of the faithful departed
    Through the mercy of God
    Rest in Peace

  3. May the Lord bless Geoffrey and his wife, and keep them; may He make His countenance to shine upon them, and grant them His Peace.

  4. May his family be blessed with the strength and grace to bear up in this most trying of times. May all who knew him remember him well. May we meet again one day, when the trials of this life are done.

    Fair winds, Geoffrey Withnell. The earth is the richer, and we the poorer this day.

  5. Since I appear to be under a shadow ban, I shall not castigate you soundly, Sarah, for not seeing that I posted this on my Facebuchenwald page, lo, these 18 days gone past.

    If you didn’t know it, Steve Saintonge passed last summer, too.

    Thought for the day:
    Leftism doesn’t evolve, it evilves.

  6. Just wrapped up my “working” day, and saw this. Good thing, very hard to concentrate when the eyes keep tearing. A grievous loss.

    Here yesterday, gone today, remembered for whatever years I have left.

    Sarah, I assume that you will post when/if you have a place to send contributions, either to the family or whatever other place he might have wished.

    Amen to all of the prayers already made and to be made.

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