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  1. #1
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    Gripen, we will miss you.

    I write with a heavy heart that my brother Gripen passed peacefully in his sleep this morning after a two year battle with cancer. I have no words to say how much Ethan will be missed, but I know he was a large influence to many. This forum has been a massive support system for him during his battle, and I cannot thank all of you for that.
    As he passed, the snow began falling here in canmore, so I know he is making some heavenly turns right now and he shared that with us all.

    RIP, Gripen. You are always in our hearts and minds.

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    my heartfelt condolences.
    rest easy maggot
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  3. #3
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    so sorry for your loss Viggen. it was ez to see he was a good dude. RIP Gripen

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    Condolences to you, Sonja and your parents. You all rock for the support and love during this ordeal.

    His stoke will be missed. Will pour one out and drink one in his honor tonight.
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    Sorry to hear that. Peace.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Never got to meet the man, but at one point PM'd him about life in Golden and job opportunities. His response was way beyond what I expected from a stranger, complete with an offer to show me around town, put me up, whatever. Obviously just a genuine, quality person.

    Seeing the compassionate response to Gripen's battle here on this forum is an illustration of why this is such a great place.

    RIP, and all the best to family and friends.

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    Gripen was a good maggot, a good person.
    Nothing but good vibes for him.
    RIP, Gripen.

  8. #8
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    So sorry to hear. Sincere condolences to you, your family, and friends.

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    RIP brother. Sad to hear another one lose their battle with the C.
    FUCK Cancer.

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    Vibes to all, later Gripen.
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    Wow, so sorry to hear this.
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    Sorry for your loss. Fly on Gripen!
    watch out for snakes

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    Sorry for your loss. Gripen has moved on to more powdery pastures.

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    This is such sad news, Ski in peace,
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  15. #15
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    RIP gripen.

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  16. #16
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    So sorry man, so sorry

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    May peace be with you.

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    Gripen, we will miss you.

    Condolences to you.

    We're sorry that he'll no longer be here to make this place a little better.
    Last edited by smitchell333; 12-13-2014 at 05:58 PM.

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    That is so sad, life is not fair when things like this happen to people like him.

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    Fuck. He brought the stoke. Even when he was hurting. A real inspiration. Hats off to ya vig, and to all who got to hang with him.
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    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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  21. #21
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    It was good to know your brother. Shar and I are so sorry for you and your families loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    Fuck. He brought the stoke. Even when he was hurting. A real inspiration. Hats off to ya vig, and to all who got to hang with him.
    My thoughts exactly. I'm so sorry.

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    I am blown away.....I had no idea he was sick again. My sincerest condolences to his family for the loss of a really good guy, way before he should have left us. C sucks.
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  24. #24
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    Viggen, my condolences to you, your family and Gripen's wife.

    Gripen was a kick ass skier and a genuinely nice guy who had time for everyone. He always had a smile on his face whenever I met him, through the good times and the bad.

    It was an honour to have met him. May he always have powder days from now on.
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    Man, really sorry to read this. My deepest condolences to you, and the rest of your family and his friends.
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