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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 09:27 AM
Vaya Con Dios, Shirley Wimberley, beloved wife of TMW


With great sadness, I have learned that TW's (Tom) wife of 50 years has passed away.

Elizabeth and I were fortunate to meet Shirley on our first Baja trip together back in 2004 when she and TW joined us at the Camp Gecko campfire circle.

We wish Tom to have peace now that Shirley has joined the angels and is free of any earthly pain and discomfort. She will be forever in our hearts and minds.

Tom recently shared their anniversary announcement here on Nomad: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=92510#pid1155...






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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 04:39 PM


Sorry for your loss Tom, you guys had a great run of it.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 05:45 PM


That just sucks... I wish there were words to help, I know of none. I wish you gods speed in the healing.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 05:56 PM


I never met Shirley, or Tom, but it saddens me to hear that a member of our community has been dealt such a loss!



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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 06:44 PM


Thank you all, much appreciated. It was hard but not unexpected due to her long illness with COPD. The end came pretty fast. She went on hospice on Saturday and went into a coma like state Monday morning. Her death came when her sister arrived at noon on Wednesday. We think that is what she was waiting for. All the other members of the family were here or had talked to her while our daughter held the phone to her ear.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 07:04 PM


I hope, she had peace, My thoughts are with you. I lost my wife 3 years ago and still have no words for the loss. I still sucks. You were a team, fighting COPD made you more of a team. Now it's you without the team.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 09:26 PM


I love to read about couples that have been together for so long, not many do it these days! Sorry for the loss but glad for the comfort she now has!
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[*] posted on 5-3-2019 at 09:36 PM


Very sorry to hear that Tom. We are all thinking of you.




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[*] posted on 5-4-2019 at 12:38 AM


Tom, best wishes for you during this difficult time.

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[*] posted on 5-4-2019 at 08:44 AM


Sending you love and comfort from Asuncion Tom in this difficult time...sounds like your lovely wife had a nice transition to her next adventure.



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[*] posted on 5-4-2019 at 11:51 AM


Thoughts and prayers to all involved.



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[*] posted on 5-5-2019 at 02:54 PM


Please accept our sincere condolences Tom ..
Our thoughts and prayers with and for you at this painful difficult time.
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[*] posted on 5-5-2019 at 05:09 PM


Oh Tom, you were her hero! By her side through thick and thin. We should all be so lucky.

I wish you peace in your heart, 50 years is a looooong time.

May she RIP now, free from all suffering.

Sorry I missed you when you were here last but thanks so much for stopping by.



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[*] posted on 5-5-2019 at 07:06 PM


Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Blanca it is always a pleasure to stop by your place and we had a chance to talk to Les for a little while.
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[*] posted on 5-5-2019 at 08:39 PM


I remember meeting Shirley on the Baja Pole Line Road in 2005. She happily got out of TWs pickup to snap a picture on the cobblestone hill, as is customary on the run. My sincere condolences TW for your loss.



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[*] posted on 5-6-2019 at 06:26 PM


Hey Tom,

I'm thinking about you right now. I'm sorry for your loss.

Hope you are surrounded by friends and family.

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[*] posted on 5-7-2019 at 08:11 PM


I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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[*] posted on 5-7-2019 at 08:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
I love to read about couples that have been together for so long, not many do it these days! Sorry for the loss but glad for the comfort she now has!


Exactly! Wow, what a great trip, 50 (fifty) years! Don't dwell on the loss, celebrate her life! Well done and congratulations to both of you for a job well done. She's in the arms of the Angels now... RIP..




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[*] posted on 5-8-2019 at 06:21 AM


Sorry for you and your family's loss, Tom... May you all find peace during this difficult time.



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[*] posted on 5-8-2019 at 08:39 AM


It is both a comfort and a blessing to hear form the Nomad community. I have met many of you and hope to meet many more in the years to come, thanks.
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