Our short-lived dream is over....

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  1. Ja63

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    I am heartbroken by the events of the last 24 hours

    My wonderful, kind, funny, loving husband was tragically killed yesterday morning in a motorbike accident. He was 52

    He was enjoying an organised biking tour of Europe (Cannonball Bike Run) and had a terrible collision with a car on a mountain pass in Slovenia

    He has always been a daredevil...but a sensible one....he took part in Dakar Rallies and the Transoriental in the past. This trip was very tame compared to his previous adventures, he was a calm, placid biker not a race freak

    So, our motorhome dream is over, it lasted just 9 weeks or so. It was our escape plan for our retirement and is something we planned to do together.

    I do not want to do it alone, it was all about us. I have asked the dealers to buy it back from me.....I need it off my driveway because I can't look at it without my heart breaking

    I am numb but just trying to get myself amd our two daughters through it
     
  2. Robert Clark

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    Jacky
    You are very brave to have written this post so soon after your tragic loss.
    I'm sure that there are no words that will offer you any real comfort right now, so I'm not even going to try, other than to say that you are in our thoughts.
    Regards
    Robert
     
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  3. Manic

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    Very sorry to hear such bad news.
     
  4. mjltigger

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    @Ja63 I'm so sorry to read this. Nothing we can say will make you feel good today but I'm sure all the funsters agree that if you need anything you should let us know.
     
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  5. Ja63

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    Thank you Robert

    I can do very little at the moment until the Embassy in Slovenia contact me to make repatriation arrangements so I have too much time on my hands and am looking for things to fill the time

    I had been excitedly posting all our our mini adventures on here so it feels right to post about it being finished. I don't do Facebook or Twitter so this is the nearest I get to social media

    I was up at 5 this morning.....couldn't sleep....and am just filling the time until the stampede of family and friends arrive
     
  6. Judge Mental

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    Was not expecting that! My heartfelt condolences

    Eddie
     
  7. parknride

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    Thinking of you Jacky, what a cruel blow. Our hearts go out to you and your daughters.
     
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    Sad, sad news. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

    I can understand your immediate feelings towards your motorhome, but it may be worth giving it a little time and you may feeling different about things when the initial shock is over. Maybe put the van into storage for a while and see how you feel after a few months.
     
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    I am so sorry, it must be awful, think you are being very brave but you must grieve!
     
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    My condolences.

    What shocking news.

    Good luck to you and your family.
     
  11. Jim

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    Hi Jacky, I am truly saddened by your unexpected loss. It is so tragic. You have my deepest sympathy.
     
  12. tonka

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    Jacky,
    I am lost on words of what to say. very sad news.. :(

    In case you need any help at all with the Motorhome I am also in Cannock and would be pleased to help out any way I can.
    Just let me know.
     
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    So sorry to hear of your loss, I have friends from Slovenia so if you need help with thinks like translation or anything let me know and I'll try my best.
     
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    oh my goodness, what a tragic thing to have happened, my heart goes out to you, your girls and everyone..
     
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    So Sad for you & your family

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Jacky, so sorry to read such awful, awful news. Please keep in touch on the forum and as others have said don't rush into anything - you may think differently in the months to come. For now just remember everyone will be thinking of you and your girls.
     
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    I honestly do not know what to say that could possibly change the way you and the girls are feeling right now, just know that everyone who reads this thread will be feeling the very deepest sadness for you.

    Griff
     
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    So sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy.
     
  19. Kool Kroozer

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    Hi Jacky, only just noticed your from the same part of the world as us (Cannock) I recently gave up biking, seen my mate get took off his bike by a car driver who did a U turn in the road really made me think, Ive been knocked off myself a few times an been catapulted down the road but its not about the bikes - its the idiots on the road who cant be bothered to look, My heart goes out to you and your family, we have just took up our dream recently in a PVC and now the kids have grown up our lives seem to be planned out every year with touring around, its what we had always dreamed of doing together - and reading your post made me think back to why i sold my bike, I always used to be thinking "what if" and our dreams would have been shattered too - am so sorry to hear this about your hubby - stay strong for the family, they need you to be their rock. :cry::cry:
     
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    So very very sorry to read this, don't really know what to say.
     
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