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Old 01-13-2014, 08:36 PM   #1441
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:41 PM   #1442
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Sadly, I've confirmed this via his brother FB page.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #1443
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #1444
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Hi all, this is ShooterDave's fiancée. I noticed your comments and wanted to confirm the details. ShooterDave was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia back in June of 2013. He fought a damn good fight and went to be with the Lord January 11, 2014. He was an amazing man and I was privileged to be his fiancée. In the 21 months I knew him we took a total of three road trips on a 650 V-Strom and we both loved every minute of it. He loved life, motorcycles and bringing joy to people's lives. I feel honored to have known him.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #1445
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I'm sorry for your loss. While I never had the pleasure of knowing him very well,I know he's an awesome person and this is truly a loss to this world.

I messaged Dave's brother on facebook as well asking this, but is there somewhere I could send a letter to the family?
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:30 PM   #1446
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Dave had Leukemia. It was a fairly recent development. He sought treatment but it yielded no results so he chose to not seek further help and to spend the time with his girlfriend I believe. That is the last I heard from him and that was a few months ago. Before Thanksgiving? I was sad to hear it when he told me but he was at peace with his choice. Dave lived an incredible adventure I was luckily enough to meet him when he came through and be a part of it - Best sick day ever for me! :) He left a mark on my life and was truly one of the happiest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

It is truly tragic that Dave has passed on but it would have more tragic if he had died having not lived a life at all. Instead in his short time here Dave took advantage and lived a life that made him happy. We should all be so lucky.

Dave I will never forget how you just couldn't stop smiling when we sat at that burger king for lunch. I remember being so envious because you were so abundantly happy and at peace because you had the courage to live the life the way you wanted to. I admire you for having the courage to die on your own terms too. I know it was a hard choice but you faced it head on with no fear. I'm proud to call you my friend.


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Old 01-14-2014, 03:32 AM   #1447
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Sorry for your loss.......Dave was a great guy,,i will surely miss him..we had great times together...

godspeed Dave........

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:48 AM   #1448
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A life well lived.

Condolences to you and all who knew him.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:53 AM   #1449
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Originally Posted by ShooterDave View Post
Well honesty I'm not sure what's next. Haha

The ultimate trip.

RIP Dave
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:04 AM   #1450
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Thank you for coming here and informing us. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

So short, but a life well lived. Godspeed, Dave.

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Old 01-14-2014, 03:27 PM   #1451
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I'll miss ya buddy! Save me a seat .

Awesome guy.

You will be missed brother.

I love these goofy bikes and their "let's go make coffee some place stupid, instead of, a stupid place to buy coffee" mentalities.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:44 PM   #1452
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rip Shooter Dave

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #1453
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my best for his family he was an amazing kid, and an inspiration to many
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:13 PM   #1454
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truly sad news

That is terrible to hear and tragic. Our little print shop out in Pipe Creek, TX enjoyed making him some shirts for his journeys and share his adventure in spirit…Luis
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:41 AM   #1455
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This is indeed very tragic news... I enjoyed reading about his adventures.
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