Friday, October 14, 2016

The Great Blue Bear now on his way to the summerlands.

Emperor vs Elector readers, one of the originators of this group blog, Jeff aka Blue Bear of Saxe-Bearstein has passed away.

Jeff had been in hospital since July and moved to Hospice care in late September.

October 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm Pacific time, Jeff started on his journey to the summerlands.

a pictorial memorial for Jeff
On October 13, 2016 there was a celebration of life for Jeff and we all recounted many tales from the past 20 years.

Saxe-Bearstein shall be going silent as was Jeff's desire.  There is no reason to stop posting here and continuing a game-filled conversation.

15 comments:

David Cooke said...

Very sad news.

Prince Lupus said...

So long Jeff. You'll be missed.

Jaye Wiley said...

What a great guy. He will be missed.

Bezzo said...

Although my knowledge of him was fleeting I am sorry to hear he is no longer with us. We are an aging breed and the loss of another stalwart is a blow. If there is a destination after this may he bask in the warm sunshine of eternal afternoon.

Gallia said...

God Bless you Jeff and thanks for everything.
Respectfully,
Bill P>

Graham C said...

sad indeed, God bless.

Phil said...

Farewell Bluebear Jeff.
Thank you for the contribution you made to the hobby.
Rest in peace.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

You guys need a yearly game on the anniversary of his passing.. the very best way to remember his legacy I would say??

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Very sad news, he will be missed

A J said...

So sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. He's rolling dice with the greats in wargamers' Valhalla.

Soldadets said...

As posted on his Saxe-Bearstein blog, sad to know.

Charles Turnitsa said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of a great gamer. Seemed like a really nice guy, from his blog/web presence. Hopefully I'll sit cross the wargaming table with him in the heareafter.

Capt Bill said...

All of Beerstein is in mourning!!!

William Butler said...

very sorry to hear of his passing

Jiminho said...

I'm very late to hear of these sad news. Farewell, Jeff, and many thanks for the welcome to this friendly place that he extended to me. My condolences to his family and those close to him.