Skip to comments.Fair Winds and Following Seas~68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub has passed~Memorial Service Info Post #917
Posted on 06/12/2007 7:18:59 PM PDT by MoJo2001
The FReeper Canteen Crew sadly announces the passing of Mr. Tonkin. (68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub).
If you would like to leave a message for his family, please direct them to amom.
Also, we ask that you send prayers to amom, his son Matthew, family, and friends.
We love you, Mr. Tonkin. Say 'hello' to Texas Cowboy for all of us.
You're missed and will never be forgotten.
We hope to make this an online memorial book for his family.
Details will be provided later regarding funeral services.
Sad news this, but now his R&R lasts forever.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Thanks for the ping. Now his soul is at rest. I being a rather newbie here did not have the honor of conversing with him over the years. I can imagine how much he is missed by many that grew to know him.
Thank you for informing us of this sad event. It came to be that some posts were so excellent, on point, and worthy of massive pinging, that I’d automatically guess the screen name before I read it. They were usually Tonk’s, and I miss his fine work.
Amen...he is with TC, Flyer and God...good crowd to be with.
What wonderful pictures of this hero of ours, Kathy!
Thank you for sharing them and his story.
Farewell Freeper friend.
You will be missed.
My prayers for his family.
May you find comfort in knowing that the angels are smiling because Mr. Tonkin is among them now.
Blessings and peace.
I managed to keep it out of my mind all day today, with just a couple of slips, but I managed to stay on top. Good thing, too, because I just burst into tears several times last night.
So grateful to have known him, guided by his conviction, strengthened by his example-he will be with us all the days of our lives
and we are richer for it.
I cried too.
I just realized I have neglected to let you know I am praying for you and yours. Tonkin was a dear friend to me. I only knew him from online, but he was always so kind. I will miss him
Thanks so much MoJo2001 for the update!
Rest in Peace Mr. Tonkin, you will be missed abundantly!!
My deepest condolences to his family and prayers going up for his family during this time.
I send my prayers for Tonkin’s family and friends on the loss of their loved one who gave this country so much of himself.
Blessings to the fam.
FR has lost a good friend, and this nation, a solid citizen and a foul-weather patriot. RIP Brian.
This thread is dedicated to the memory of 68-69 Tonkin Gulf Yatch Club...
Rest in peace Brian.
Thank you for your service and your friendship.
I’ve probably gotten five pings for this thread. I normally don’t ignore pings, but this time, I just found it too hard to read.
I didn’t know him, never posted to him, but I read a lot of his posts, and know he was worthy of everything good.
All I can do is wish him Godspeed, and ask that his family be comforted.
I knew ya just a little, but you helped me when I needed some.
Well done Norm, I find it most impressive that an internet community such as ours can spit and fight on just about any topic, however, we all pull together and support our own when the times are tough.
Very true. Wonderful dedication to all you fine people at the NASCAR thread.
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