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Friday, July 23, 2010

Tribute to a Great Explorer

Photo of Barry and his dog Linsday: courtsey of his blog : Anexplorer's View of Life
I was saddened to learn about the death of a fellow blogger and tweeter Barry Fraser earlier this week.

Barry was the owner and author of the blog : Anexplorer's View of Life.

I first came to "know" Barry in January 2009 when his blog became a "Blog of Note."
I looked forward to reading his daily blog entries, especially about his dog Lindsay.

Barry was a talented writer. His blog had hundreds of followers. It was not uncommon for one of his blog entries t0 have fifty to one hundred comments.

Barry was diagnosed with cancer in early 2009. His subsequent blog entries demonstrated his courage and optimism in treating the cancer.

I never met Barry in person nor ever heard his voice. I did have the opportunity to communicate with him through Twitter. I concluded that Barry was a kind and loving man who was loved and respected by his family, friends. and hundreds of his followers.

I encourage you all to go to his blog and read his many entries to honor his memory. Click here.

Rest in Peace Barry. I know you are truly missed.

2 comments:

The Silver Fox said...

I only knew Barry through his blog, as well, but it seemed to tell me a lot about the man... all good. He will indeed be greatly missed. Thank you for the tribute post.

Linda said...

I am Barry's wife and I don't remember visiting your blog before. Hello.

Thank you for taking the time to remember Barry in your blog, Neil. He spoke of you because he enjoyed reading your blog as well. This is a very special post.

We, his family and friends are devastated as you can imagine. We miss him so much. I want to share blog comments at his memorial on Friday. The response to Barry's illness from his blogging buddies has touched all of our hearts and is genuinely overwhelming. Thank you again, Neil.