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

13 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!