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Rest In Peace, Turpin

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I just got word that Turpin died this morning. My sister was at his bedside. He had expressed the wish to go quickly and he did. The experts had thought he had two to three weeks left when he decided to go on home hospice care. He went in less than a week.

I will update this once we have some information about the arrangements. I suspect there will be a memorial service in the Atlanta area with a larger gathering at our family farm in Galena, Illinois this summer.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I know that he enjoyed making sporrans for many of you and being part of this community. He also reveled in attending the various Highland events, especially the Grandfather Mountain Games. He enjoyed his stint as Boss H.O.G.G. (head of the House of Gordon for Georgia) He was at peace and ready to move on when he went.

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My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Turpin, tabhair faoi a leithéid de thuras fádá, go raibh sear Deís de. Turas Síochánta, mo chara.

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My condolences. I wish him a good journey.

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I missed that he was even sick. House of Gordon lost a great one today.

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Godspeed, friend.

Thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

Will tip a dram in honor this evening.

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He will be missed. I will celebrate his life with a wee dram tonight.

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Mark, my sincerest condolences, upon your loss.

Turpin was a memorable man: Tireless promoter of all things Scottish, consummate artisan, incredible wit, early member of the BotK, and all-around good guy.

I'll raise a glass, in his honor.

Let us remember him, in his own words:

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Mark, I'm very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

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My goodness. All the very best for you family ... and Godspeed, Turpin.

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Mark. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

May he Rest In Peace.

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Mark,my sincere condolences to all those left behind. It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to have known Turpin & to call him cousin. He was the living embodiment of our clan motto "Do well, & have them say Gordon". I smile with the knowledge that he hunts with the Gods.

Your Clansman

Chilli

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Rest well, brother. I'll raise a dram in your honor tonight.

BYDAND

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I'm sorry to hear about this, I haven't really been as active as I used to be.. Turpin was definitely a great person, and will be missed by many.

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My deepest sympathies and prayers for his family here and with Turpin in life. He was so very kind and welcoming to the GALs who occasionally fly by over here. May he rest in peace.

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To Turpin! God rest your soul brother!

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To the Gordon's and the one they've lost. R.I.P. Brother!

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I thought the Brotherhood might enjoy this picture from Halloween (1958 is my guess). Turpin was an early adopter of unbifurcated garments.

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Fare thee well on thy journey Turpin. Enjoy the rest.

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Rest in peace.

Jim

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I have expressed my sentiment to you privately... I will say here he was and is well respected and his loss surely felt. *hugs*

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