Sad News....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by McFortner, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. McFortner

    McFortner Member

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    I regret to inform all of you that after 9 months, my son Mark James Fortner passed away. I was at work at 911 when I received the call from my wife informing me that he had stopped breathing. He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced shortly thereafter.

    While I will read the boards infrequently the next few weeks, I probably won't be posting for a while.

    Thanks for all of your wishes and prayers for the last nine months for my youngest son. He was a fighter and gave it all up until the end.

    Michael
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Sorry to hear that michael .
  3. nachoman

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    This is horrible news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Kevin
  4. Iron Goat

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    Michael... I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your son. You and your's will be in my thoughts and prayers,

    Bob
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Really sorry to hear about his passing. I cannot imagine the sense of loss and pain you are both going through. My sincerest condolences to you and your wife and pray you will find the strength to get through these very difficult days.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I'm very sorry to hear about this. :(
    Death is a difficult thing to deal with but I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose a child. You will be in our prayers.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I wish both you and your wife every peace and comfort Michael.
    Ralph
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I am so sorry to hear about your sons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    this is horrible,im very sad to hear this and im sure the rest of the gauge feels the same.just dont give up what you love,you must keep going man.sorry.--josh
  10. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    My deepest sympathies to you and your wife.
  11. MCL_RDG

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    No words to say that could...

    ...express...

    Mark
  12. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I'm deeply saddened by this. That's certianly something no one family should go through at such an early stage. My thoughts and optimism will be with you, and your family. May your son rest in peace.
  13. jlg759

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    My deepest sympathies to you and your wife.
  14. CCT70

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    You have my condolences as well. I have lost two infants and it is the hardest thing you'll ever go through, but if you need anything, let me know. My email is attached to my posts.
  15. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    As I sit here looking at my children I can not even think about the pain your family has. I wish you all the best and trust that you will have enough support through this time.

    God Bless.
  16. SeriousSam

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    wow, thats horrible. I am sorry to hear such horrible news.
  17. Trainiac77

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your great loss. You are in our prayers, deepest sympathies to you and your wife.

    God Bless,
  18. J. Steffen

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    I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
  19. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    I'm really sorry to hear this sad news -- it's really sad, and I write as a father of two boys. You will be in my prayers as well. Rob
  20. MadModeler

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    Michael, my condolences.