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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

I was so sad to read through the board today and learn that the beloved JWG has passed. 

I know that some members are working to compile all the posts he made over the years. For now, here are his topics from the past couple years:




He will me missed greatly. 





John W. Gilbert,
U.S. Marines vet
John W. Gilbert, 50,  passed away Dec.  28, 2013, after a very brief, but valiant battle with cancer.  John died peacefully at his sister’s home in Connecticut.
Born Sept. 17, 1963, in Warwick, R.I., he was the son of the late William and Barbara (Herzog) Gilbert.  He leaves  his two children, Jon Daniel Gilbert and Meagan Gilbert;  two grandchildren Cloe Harrison and Jace Canter; his sister Dianne Barrett and her husband Jack. 
He was a man that cherished family and friendship.  He was quiet and unassuming. He had a great sense of humor, which he maintained right to the very end.  He was kind and generous with his time, his talent, and anything else he had to give.  
John had many places he called home, and leaves friends in all of them. He lived in Scituate, R.I., Ft Lauderdale, Fla., and Pomfret  before joining the U.S. Marine Corps as a young man.  His tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps took him many places in the U.S. and around the world.  After proudly serving his country he settled in North Carolina to raise his family.  He moved back to Rhode Island for about eight years and then he moved to Houston last September to “try it out” as a possible new location to spend some time and live where it was warm.   
John was a true artisan and craftsman who took great pride in his work and he could do just about anything.  He used his natural artistic talent in his frame shop.  He used a combination of his artistic eye, his sense of taste and, his attention to detail, to prepare wonderful meals professionally and personally.  He could fix, build, or make anything you needed with incredible detail.   He worked at Duck and Dove Farm for eight years doing whatever was needed; and enjoyed the variety of tasks and working with his hands.  You could always tell when John did something because it was done right; it was neat and clean, and finished. 
His most recent artistic endeavor was writing.  He had a great following of his writings on QSMB; and he supported many people on their journey to freedom from smoking.  Once again, this time using the internet, he found friends around the world.
A Memorial Service with military honors, presided by Rev. Johnathan Scott, will be held at 10 a.m. June 28 at the home of his sister and brother–in-law; in Putnam.   Arrangements are being handled by Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, N. Scituate, R.I.






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#2 kinkash


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

Thank you Meg. Much appreciated!!!!
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

This is so nice!

Thank you very much!!

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

Thank you Meg, and thanks for working on the search feature. It really is so frustrating...

Could you please post here a link when you able able to access his posts past two years old!?
It would be wonderful if this became the driving force behind fixing the problem of finding old posts. I know John was very frustrated that he was having trouble finding all of his posts.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for this Meg.  You are pretty awesome to do this for us and for jwg. :)




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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:50 PM

What a gift to us all, thank you Meg.




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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:13 PM

Not sure if I can think of one other person here who is so universally loved. Thanks Meg.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

This is perfect!! Thank you so much! :)

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thank you Meg. I will bookmark it but might take a while to read through them all!

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:08 PM

Thank you very very much Meg!

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

So terribly sad, I am certain he will be missed by everyone here.  He touched a lot of souls here and left us all better.


Godspeed John, a prayer for you.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:52 PM

rest in peace JWG now and forevermore

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:56 PM

Here is the rest of his content dating back to 2009




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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thank you so much Meg, this is a great gift to us all, John's orphans...

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:28 PM

Thank you, Meg!

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

Wow, thank you so much Meg - Hugs

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:08 PM

thank you Meg ~ very nice to have so many of Johns posts together to enjoy....thank you again for your time n effort  :)

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

Oh, Meg, thank you so much!!







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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:13 AM

What a wonderful gesture! Thank you.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:30 AM

Thank you Meg. What a great jesture.
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