Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ricky Holtman...

Ricky Holtman, the artist who wrote Journaling Through Cancer, passed away on Friday, January 22. Although we never met in this life, I counted Ricky as a friend and valued his upbeat approach to his fight with cancer. He was an inspiration to all, and especially to those who have struggled with illness. The family has set up an online guest book on Ricky's website for anyone who wishes to leave a message.

8 comments:

  1. hurts to have a finality in communication with friend and loved one. Will go there and try to leave something of comfort; for you as well Chris, leave my condolences.

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  2. I read his blog and thought, isn't it wonderful how people connect through the blogosphere?
    Posting and reading the comments made his life better. So sorry for your loss.

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  3. I had a feeling, seeing that Ricky was absent from his blog for so long, that the end had come for this brave, wonderful man. Thank you, Chris, for sharing this news with us.

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  4. It is with sadness that I read about Ricky Holtman .. I was a follower on his Pointed Brush blog and his paintings and upbeat attitude will be so missed. Thank you for leaving that message .

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  5. I heard via a friend that Ricky had passed and sent an email hoping someone in the family would read it. His son replied to say that he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. He asked that I do what I could to get the word out, and my blog was the obvious way to reach the most people.

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  6. Thank you for your concern for Ricky and getting the word out to us. It is amazing that we can have such a connection with others even though we never met in person.

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  7. Yes, Deb -- the last year has shown me very clearly that living nearby is not a requirement for developing new friendships.

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  8. That is sad news. I had communicated with Ricky off and on and did note he was absent.

    He will be missed in many ways.

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