BOC member drowns.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by center12, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. center12

    center12 New Member

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    It is with a very heavy heart that I have to share with you all the news that Eric Cruse(kscatman) drowned while trout fishing at Lake Shawnee in Topeka KS. His body was found by fishermen yesterday morning and though CRP was given Eric died at the scene.

    I meet Eric through the BOC and have spent lot of hours in a boat fishing catfish tournaments and chasing crappie around the local lakes these last 2 years. We had planned on fishing crappie tournaments together next year, in fact we spent all of Sunday fishing together in prep for a crappie tournament this coming weekend. Sure wish my goodbye to him would have been more, sure puts some things into proper prospective.

    Eric was without a doubt the best crappie fisherman I've ever had the pleasure of sharing a boat with, he had the "knack" that made fish bite. Not once did I ever out fish him on crappie, his skills with a jig were simply awesome. He was the kind of fishing buddy everyone hopes they find........always on time, willing to share anything he had with his partner, great conversationalist, and HONEST!! Eric was also very good around around a BBQ, we spent hour's talking Q............we even thought ourselves "BBQ Snobs", low and slow or it ain't Q.

    Currently there is a huge hole in my life, friends are friends, but fishing buddies are completely different.......the openness of conversation, the sharing of true beliefs, the plans, hopes, and dreams...........it's neat what is shared if you spend enough time on the water with a buddy.

    I'm sorry I don't have the word skills to properly express my thought's and feelings, but let it be know that a good man has passed.

    Rest in Peace Eric, you'll forever be remember in my house.
     

  2. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I don't even know what to say....

    Sorry for the loss to all those that knew him.
     
  3. SpaceAce

    SpaceAce New Member

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    This is terrible news. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thats awfull news ,Charlie. Thanks for passin it on to us ,I for one will miss him in the chat room. I was just gettin to know him ,and am very saddened by this news. best wishes to you.
     
  5. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Words aren't enough. Too little.
    :sad2:
     
  6. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    man, that is jsut plain horrible. my deepest reguards go to his family. we should get some money together and send his family flowers or something. it is the least we could do.
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    This is a sad day. I feel for friends and family. Thanks for informing us.
     
  8. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Didn't know the man. Cannot remember interacting with him here. I have only been here a short time, so can't relate to how you or others feel. My regards go to you. You seem the kind to take it as well as anyone could. At least you got to know him and he meant something to you. John.
     
  9. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Man I hate to hear of the loss of a brother like this. I have had the pleasureof chatting with Kscatman on many occasions in the BOC chatroom and I had always held him in high regard my prayers go out to the Him and his family as well as close friends.
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Sad Sad news, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of Eric's family and friends.
     
  11. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Im very sorry for your and the familys terrible loss.One thing we can take comfort in he left doing something he loved and enjoyed.May Gods Face Shine upon you all.
     
  12. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    I didn't know him, but anytime we lose a member, it's a sad day because we are truly a Brotherhood. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Hang on to those good memories; time will help. Cherish the fact that you did have a great friend, & nothing will change that. You were blessed to have known him. God bless ya, and hang in there.
     
  13. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    I am so sorry to hear of this. Condolences and prayers go out to all the Family and friends.
     
  14. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Thanks for informing us. My deepest condolences to Erics family. I totaly agree with Jersey Cat9 I hate to hear a BOC member passed.

    Jaime
     
  15. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Each person is a unique being. We each have our likes and we each have our dislikes. Here, on the B.O.C., it is a like for the outdoors, wether it be hunting or fishing. None of us really get to choose how our life would end, but I imagine each of us somewhat hopes it will be while doing one of the things we love instead of those things we detest. I feel KSCATMAN was fortunate and passed while doing what he loved. He left a hole in the hearts and minds of many, and each of us should take this opportunity to strive to be something better than what we currently are. Our day is also approaching.
     
  16. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    there are no words to help you or his family over this only time will ease the pain.all i can do is offer up prayers to help you threw this time of sorrow.
     
  17. coach

    coach New Member

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    Eric's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers .......very sad news indeed ...............
     
  18. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    These are the sorts of times that words just aren't enough. Condolences to his family...
     
  19. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Wow it's just sad we had to lose a BOC member and Eric was still young ....But he will be rememberd by his huge BOC family ...My prayers go out to his family