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Jim Broede
jfkoc
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:26 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


Jim died. I got an email from one of our members.

https://www.hometownsource.com/forest_lake_times/obituaries/james-jim-broede/article_4602e382-7041-5c31-9777-a0aa86fadfba.html


Andy61
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:52 PM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


Wow, that is shocking. Im glad I had several positive communications with him on the board, and now Im a little remorseful for the not so positive interactions.

This really hits me hard. Of all the people I know, or only knew on the internet, he is the one I probably prayed for the most.

He.will. be. missed on. the forum.


Andy61
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:59 PM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


Even in the obituary, it had Jims signature sayings “a romantic idealist, a spiritual free thinker, a political liberal, a lover, a dreamer.”  Thats Jim!


ladyzetta
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:35 PM
Joined: 2/16/2017
Posts: 481


Rest in Peace Jim you will be missed.
w/e
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:37 PM
Joined: 3/7/2012
Posts: 1659


jfkoc, thank you for letting us know. So kind of you.

Dear old Jim, I will keep you in my heart.

You taught me how to navigate through rough seas. You gave me something to hold on to. You helped me to survive the hurricane winds of my mind.

I encountered you after the death of my immortal beloved. In my hour of need. You encouraged me. You guided me. You inspired me.

You gave me a symphony of thoughts.

Thank you, old friend.

Using your words... May your imagination continue to imagine the unimaginable. Every day. Always in perpetual motion. For all of eternity.

Rest in peace, my friend. Dying at home. Suddenly. It was a good way to die. What a fresh start!

(Cristina, if you are reading, we are hugging you.)



ruthmendez
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:38 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 1847


Thank you so much Judith.  I'll make the donation for Jeanne.  This is so sad.  I was thinking the last few days if he had gone to Italy and left without saying anything to us.  Thx for checking. 

Actually, he's the reason I've stuck around here so long.  Love to read his wild posts and take my mind off my world.  I'll miss him so much.  

He was a very special man. 

Good bye Jim.  I hope you see at least this one last thread from us before you take off to your world with your beloved Jeanne.  Tell her we all say HI. 

Love ya!


skericheri
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:58 PM
Joined: 12/10/2011
Posts: 283


Andy---Yes, Jim was all of those things. Although we grew apart over the years, he was a  friend.  Jim was the first person to welcome me to the Alz. boards and spent countless hours helping me to come up with work arounds and cope with the daily challenges of Charlie's Alzheimer's. 

 


MissHer
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 10:21 PM
Joined: 11/13/2014
Posts: 2082


Oh that's so sad.  I wonder if he knew he was ill. He seemed so down lately. He will be missed and I did pray for him,too. This place won't be the same without him. Another loss. 

 


ruthmendez
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 11:28 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 1847


Andy, what is so weird is that you did the "Living" thread on the day he died.  Maybe, that was kinda him talking.  Take a look at what you wrote. That is something he would say, as he passed on.  Jim lives on!  

  


Andy61
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:35 AM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


Yes Ruth, I did notice the dates last night.

When I first joined over 2 years ago under a different name, Jim and I battled for months over his old political thread, until it was finally closed. But we also got along in other areas, and what many couldn’t know is we also exchanged some private messages. We were as different as night and day, but that only made things more interesting.

After reading his obit, as I was moved by his taking his late wife on daily 4 miles walks in her wheelchair after he had to move her in to a facility. He stood by her daily until the end.

 


Wgonzo
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:22 AM
Joined: 1/8/2016
Posts: 358


One thing is for sure he made an impression and left his mark. Whether you agreed or disagreed with him he certainly made the mind think and the heart race.

A unique man with a flare for writing and thinking on his terms. You can say that Jim definitely did it his way. Now, to write that next journey.........


Andy61
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:18 AM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


I went back and checked, and Jim posted a few times during the day of the date of his death. To the very end he was posting his views on life.
jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:28 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


Yes, he did it his way. He was not ill. He, contrary to Cristina's advice, went up on his roof to shovel off the snow...fell...head injury. He got back to the house where he was found in a chair.
Andy61
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:36 AM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


JFKOC - How did you get those details? I know Jim walked several miles daily, and stayed in shape. But, he should not of been on the roof at his age, but we know Jim, its his way, and that got him through 83 years.
ALZConnected Moderator
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:49 AM
Joined: 8/17/2011
Posts: 137


We would like to express our condolences to Jim's family and friends. We encourage anyone who needs additional support to discuss the loss of our ALZConnected community member please call our  24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:01 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


Cristina emailed one of our members who shared the info with me so through emails.
Andy61
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:04 PM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 60


Thanks for the details JFKOC. Part of me thinks that after Jim struggled to get back inside, and once in his chair, he was mentally composing his next post.

We did not always agree, if ever, but there is a void I cant shake since I heard about his death.


jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:12 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


I am glad that we got the information personally. It seems more meaningful to me.
John1965
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:08 PM
Joined: 8/19/2016
Posts: 181


Thank you for sharing the news. I'm saddened by this. I enjoyed reading his posts and the discussion they often generated.

 


BethL
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:39 PM
Joined: 3/25/2015
Posts: 505


I am so sorry to hear that Jim has died. Musings won't be the same without Jim's thoughts. Judith, thanks for letting us know.
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:41 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15728


I too had a few "active" conversations with Jim on various threads.  He had some views.  But he was always polite and wanting to soothe my feelings.  Rest in peace, Jim Broede.

Iris L.

 


George K
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 10:06 AM
Joined: 12/16/2011
Posts: 2804


Jim said he was a lover; I just happened to check in with this site today, and I just happened to have seen this quote earlier this morning...

"Death and love are the two wings that bear us to heaven."

Michelangelo


 
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