I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such an inspirational man.
Was is an understatement. He's always going to be thought of for his generosity in not only cooking. But also as a man who would jump in and walk you through the whole process of cooking something in particular.Never missing a beat while doing it. Or just being a very kind man, lending an ear if you needed one. He's going to be missed, but never forgotten.
With much love and sympathy to you and your family.
I'm totally at a loss for words. The Chief was and still is an important part of this forum and this family. To say he will be missed is tiny in comparison with the feeling of loss and the hole that cannot be filled.
@purple.alien.giraffe I didn't think this was real - after all, your Dad had just visited DC the day before! Sadly, it's true. My sympathy to you, Sprout, and the rest of Chief's family. He was a kind and gentle soul. If a new or infrequent member would criticize, Chief would turn the other cheek. Such an example to the rest of us. He will be missed. Remember, though, that he will be only as far away as your heart.
Wow! I'm so sorry for your loss! He was such a great guy, generous in spirit and quick with the dad jokes. I have chatted with and interacted with him since pretty much the beginning of my online forum life, and he has been a fixture here virtually since the beginning. This place won't be the same without him but we're immeasurably richer for all he gave us. RIP, Chief! You will be sorely missed by us all. I hope you knew what you meant to this community.
Jess, I just saw this. I am so sorry and send condolences to you and your family. Your dad was a very special person and meant the world to me. I loved our talks of Balderson cheese being one of Canada's few successes and I won't make his sloppy joe recipe again without a little tear in my eye. I am happy, though that he went peacefully in his sleep. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way.