THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sad news

Yesterday, I received news that my friend and former employer passed away due to a Hemorrogic Stroke. Kirk is the type of person who is a true Alaskan and outdoor man. We had many, many good and fun times. He is an iconic figure in the Alaska bush pilot world and ran a first class lodge. We spent many days and nights talking about Alaska and our experiences. I will miss him very much.

          Goodbye "Captain"
                         
"Capt. Kirk
1944 - 2017
R.I.P.
KEEP YOUR WINGS HIGH

42 comments:

Rain said...

I'm so sorry John...he was a looker too. It's sad to see our friends pass away. I hope you'll be doing okay. xx

John said...

Thanks Rain, I'll be fine

Anonymous said...

Hiya John so sorry to hear about your friend.Hope all is well with you , looks like you've been busy with projects.Ive checked in on you for sometime but some phone glitch wouldn't let me post.Finally got it solved..sorry to hear you didn't get to move out to your remote cabin...your day will come ��...Fall has arrived here but still have summer temps and I'm looking for cooler weather.Will check in more often ... take care my friend... Bert From Bama

John said...

Hi Bert, thanks for the kind words. I still have a snowmachine and will make it out this Winter. The morning temps here are in the 30s. It has been raing for quite awhile and will be for most of the coming days

Harry Flashman said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I'm at that age, too. When I get my alumni magazine, I seem to always find someone in the "memorium" section.

C Shoemaker said...

Hi John.....Condolences to you on the loss of your friend. Sounds like you had a lot of respect for the man and that is a great gift. I love to read your blog and am looking forward to some "wintery" posts......we are in the midst of the active hurricane season here and are dealing Mother Nature's very different mood! Enjoy each day.......
Chris

John said...

Hi Harry, thanks. The problem at this age is, it's becoming to often.

John said...

Thank you Chris. I respected Kirk very much as a friend and employer. He treated me like family. I can hardly wait for Winter. I hope you will keep safe during the hurricane season.

Washkeeton said...

Sorry about your friend.

Wash

John said...

Thanks Wash

Rumbarr said...

Sorry for your loss John =(

John said...

Thanks Rumbarr

Carol said...

Hi John, So sorry to hear about your long time friend. His memory will live on in your heart. I am sure when you look back on the good times you had together they will make you smile. Take care John!

John said...

Thanks Carol, I will always remember him.

Rumbarr said...

Hi John, I don't know if you use Facebook but if you do, here's my link. I'm usually on daily. https://www.facebook.com/george.smooth.12

Anonymous said...

Hiya John hope all is well , don't see many post from you, don't disappear we would miss you❤️ Bert From Bama

Janie said...

Sorry for your loss !! Have you ever thought about making a YouTube channel ? Because I think people would be very interested in the way you live. Janie

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well with John he hasn’t made a comment since October 17th ????? Bert From Bama

Carol said...

John, are you okay?

Washkeeton said...

Hey, what’s up these days? Haven’t heard a peep from you lately. You doing ok? Need anything?

Wash

Washkeeton said...

I spoke with him today, all is good.

Wash

Anonymous said...

Wash thanks for checking and sharing Bert from Bama

Jim said...

Another person from your fan club, checking in and hoping you are well. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Have a Great Day!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving �� �� Bert From Bama

Washkeeton said...

Happy Thanksgiving John. Hope your day is good tomorrow.

Wash

John said...

Thanks Wash, same to you and Seth

John said...

Thanks Bert, same to you

John said...

Thanks for checking in Jim, Happy Thanksgiving

John said...

Hi Carol, I'm fine, thanks

John said...

Hi Janie, nah. Blogging is it for me.

John said...

No, don't really care for Facebook

C Shoemaker said...

Hello, John.....
Thought I would stop by and check on you! I am hoping that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and also that you are enjoying the beauty around you each day. Our fall weather is finally here and the beaches are empty (except for the birds) so now I can (selfishly) enjoy the coast without distraction. Snow is definitely welcome at this house, but we generally do not get any that lasts more than a few days (if at all). Take care and by all means, ENJOY!
Chris

John said...

Hi Chris, thank you. Hope your Thanksgiving went well. I will return soon.

CottonLady said...

Hi John,
Just checking in. Hope you are doing well. We are missing you!

Blessings!

Art said...

We need an update from Alaska!

Anonymous said...

Hiya John hoping all is well sure miss your post , looking forward to seeing you get back to all of us with updates. Take care Bert From Bama

Washkeeton said...

December already, missing you posting. Even if it is the dang rain.... hope all is good.

Wash

Carol G said...

Does anyone know what happened to John?

Washkeeton said...

I will have to give him a call again and check on him. 😜

Wash.

Debbie Schreib said...

I'm so sorry, John. I hope you are well, and I miss your posts.

Anonymous said...

Wash thanks for checking please let us know if Johns ok ..... Bert From Bama

Washkeeton said...

I spoke with John today. He is fine and is taking a short break. He has been busy.

Wash