| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 12:20 am |
I regret to inform you all that on Oct. 2 2003, my respected friend and ally, Ciaran (aka Axis) lost his battle with brain cancer.
In his time with us,Axis has made many friends and We will all miss him dearly.
I met Axis through this game and got to know him quite well through IM and IRC in which we talked daily.this game was a way for him to escape the reality of what he had to deal with on a daily basis, and was something that he enjoyed.So much so that his fiance came to the simcountry chat to let us know of his passing (which I'm sure was not an easy task for her)
Axis is an inspiration to me(and should be to all of you) in that even with his bleak situation, he stayed strong,determined and opptimistic.He lived the last days of his life with his friends and family,enjoying the his time in this game,and planning his future.He never showed signs of giving up....and for this he is a true warrior.
I send all of my thought and prayers out to his friends, family, and esspecially to his fiance,who in the midst of her mourning showed the courage and strength to come to a place that she knows nothing of,or the people there, to tell us of his passing...she has his strength.
In closing I wish that all who know him to post thier own tribute here, to remember this great player and person.
To Axis: I will miss our talks, and we all will miss you in this game.The world is a lesser place without you in it...but I know that you are in a better place.....Goodbye, my friend, I will miss you.
| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 02:06 am |
I only talked to him a few times in the chat rooms, but it was enough for him to strike me as one of the most helpful and friendliest players and people that I've come across.
You're right that he never gave up. He planned for the future in this game as much as any of us. So much so that I had no idea that his illness was so serious that his time with us might be limited. Even when I did hear he wasn't logging in because he took a turn for the worse, I assumed, based on his attitude, that he'd be back and kicking in no time. And I'm sure that in some way he is still kicking.
My condolences to Sarah.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal;
And death is only a horizon;
And a horizon is nothing
Save the limit of our sight.
-Rossiter Worthington Raymond
| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 04:17 am |
ciaran was a good friend i have known him since i began playing and he helped me threw many problems i had. He stayed with me in the Probo Syndicate and with his help we both became stronger then ever. i have known for a long time of his illness and reluctantly tryed to beleive he would come threw it witha smile. this as a result has hit me quite hard.
I hope to see you up there mate and we can do everything we talked about. but not yet, not yet
| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 05:02 am |
My condolences to his Fiancee and family. Did not know him long and I regret that the time was taken away to get to know him. "Death is a cold veil that we must all pass through. But it cannot extinguish the warm feelings of love in the hearts of those we leave behind."
| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 04:01 pm |
Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, Morieris.
| Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 08:21 pm |
"Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare"
- Voltaire -
Deepest sympathy to Friends and Family...
Ciaran - I missed you in London for your op but promised you a drink in Canterbury. I will always remember your passion, determination and ability to stand strong in your beliefs.
| Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 10:29 am |
My condolences to his fiancee and family and to his friends. I know how it feels to lost someone, my uncle died yesterday because of cancer.
| Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 06:22 pm |
Not to many words that I can say, I'm shocked. Although I knew of his condition, I figure a good person would not be harmed. But of course, the real world is a cold empty space.
I'm kind of speechless; he seemed so alive, so much at peace with himself.
"The good guys die young".
I didnít know your real name, but I didnít need to. I could see trough the words that you typed that you were humble, optimistic, and a good friend to those close to you. This world will surely be much different now that you are not here. I donít pray much, but I will have a prayer in my heart for you and for those you left behind
Farewell my friend.
| Monday, October 20, 2003 - 05:18 am |
Our swords are raised high. You are a fallen hero and our shields shall always protect you. Be well fellow warrior!