Dr Awkward vs. cancer - let's show our support!

f* cancer

so sorry and so poor with words.

It feels like I've lost more friends and acquaintances on GamersWithJobs than I've had to deal with close deaths of friends and family in real life.

If this community was all the better for his presence, then no doubt were the lives of those he touched and knew personally. He will be remembered.

Saw all the posts and my heart sank.

So terrible.

Cancer is such bullsh*t.

I don't read or post in the forums nearly as much as I used to, but I have to leave something here. In spite of all the qualifiers he put on it, I say tboon said things quite well.

tboon wrote:

We spent a lot of time online together, with a lot of other folks: TF2, Left4Dead, Rocket League. You always were quick with a joke or an observation on the absurdity of it all. The deep laugh, the explosions of profanity, the explosions of other sorts. You knew why we all played these silly games: to have fun and share some comradeship: never too seriously, always with levity. And you made every time you were in-game better in every way. Every single time, you made what we were doing more enjoyable.

I was only really around for the Rocket League days, but I knew it was a going to be a fun evening if Doc joined the voice room. I only wish I had been around for some silly games years earlier.

Ah f*ck.

You will be missed sir.

The worst news.

God dammit...

When I saw the number of new posts, I knew.

My husband's had a lot of serious health problems in the past year (heart attacks, quad bypass, stents), and we have two kids, 5 and 7. There's real uncertainty in our future. So I am really, really holding Tim, Missy, and their kids close in my heart. I am so sad to hear this news.

Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. You will always be among friends here. If you need anything, there are a ton of people here who would love to help.

[email protected] cancer

You are going home to your home of winter,
To your home of autumn, of spring, and of summer;
You are going home to the Land of the Living,
To the restful havens of the waveless Sea.
Peace of the Seven Lights be upon you, beloved,
Peace of the Seven Joys be upon you, beloved,
Peace of the Seven Loves be upon you, beloved,
On the breast of the Mother of Blessings,
In the arms of the Father of Peace.

Slán agus beannacht leat

f*ck cancer. I got nothing else to say. So sorry Missy.

The worst possible news, even as we were expecting it. My deepest condolences to Missy, the boys, and his daughter. Doc was a good man.

Sorry you didn't have more time.

f*ckety f*ck f*ck f*ck. I don't know what else to say.

I'm so sorry for your loss, Missy.

I already posted in the other thread, but want to repeat my deepest condolences to Missy & her family. You're all in our thoughts tonight.

Scottish_Leprechaun wrote:

Tonight, every glass should be held high. Tim was a true gentleman and an awesome friend, father, and husband. The world definitely dimmer today. I am so sorry for your loss, Missy.

Kiri wrote:

*hugs and love* I am so sorry for your loss. There will be gaming and drinking in his honor.

I've already put back the first of many in Doc's honor tonight.

Thin_J wrote:

Saw all the posts and my heart sank.

Yes, this thread was at the top of my list, with 49 new messages. It was a gut-punch to see that.

My first GWJ post was to Missy when she got laid off while pregnant with the boys. Amoebic may have dragged me here but this awesome family is what got me posting. I am so very, deeply sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I didn't say better things, make better jokes, etc that last few times he was in chat. Besides drinking and mourning, I'm gonna recommit to not taking my loved ones for granted during the time that I have em.

I might be a stranger, but I love you guys.

Rest in peace, Tim.

8 bells for the Doc.

Fair winds and following seas.

[email protected]&$ cancer.

So sorry to read the news, my deepest condolences to Missy, the kids and family.
Godspeed Tim, I'll be scoring some goals in your honor tonight on Rocket League.

Very sorry for the family's loss, and for ours as well.

There's very little that can be said to add new perspectives to what has already been said. Tim was a good man, and I enjoyed our few games together (I think we did L4D a couple of times, and I helped with a couple of quests in one of the Saints Row games), and I knew from his posts how much Missy and his kids meant to him.

Godspeed to you, Tim, and I can only hope that Missy, Tim's daughter and the two boys will have their grief in the right time and measure for them to heal. My thoughts are with all of you.

Rest in piece Tim.

So sorry for your loss Missy.

I have no good words, and I didn't know Doc directly, but my condolences to his family.

I will see you later Doc...

I am so sorry for everyone's loss.

Saw this thread had a LOT of new posts and knew it wasn't going to be good news.

So sorry for your loss, Missy.

Doc, you've been heavy on the hearts of my family lately. Hope you've found peace and rest now.

After years of occasional lurking, the thing that really signaled to me that GWJ was the kind of community I wanted to be a part of was Doc's thread looking for components to build a PC for his brother. Never got to know him well, wish I had - it's clear that this sort of love and generosity was typical of him.

f*ck cancer, bye Dr_A.

Rahmen wrote:

f* cancer

so sorry and so poor with words.

There are no good words, but the attempt is usually appreciated.

I'm glad to have had the chance to know Tim, even if only as Dr_Awkward. :'(

Also, f* cancer!

I'm so sorry for our loss. I'll be thinking about Tim and Missy. Rest in peace, Tim. Lots of love to all of you.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't even have words.