It Is A Sad Day...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

I was surfing the dashboard and saw Jason Sardi’s post Rest Still, Uncle Bill. There was a time when I was glued to his blogs and comments, and he never failed to amaze. He is not often on AR now, so, I clicked, expecting to be thrilled, but he came with shocking news of Bill Archambault’s passing.

Jason said Bill was a family to him. I felt pretty much the same way.

Bill is without a question one the brightest minds on AR. His blogs were not the easy reading, and they were so difficult to comment on without turning shallow. George Suoto was very good at maintaining the line of conversation. I was not good at that, and often struggled trying to find words. I am struggling with words here trying to describe what I feel, and I am failing miserably.

There is no shortage of smart people around. Bill was not in this category. He had the depth of knowledge that could stun you. He was a thinker… A he was a great man. And that mean integrity, his fascination with the love of his life, Brenda. He was not writing about her, but the way he would mention her in the comments, showed love…

We are very close in age, he is only couple of years older than me, and I was hoping to one day to meet him, when he would come to Florida to visit his parents. I believed he had terrific genes, and the sad news came shockingly unexpected…

Bill was one of my most loyal supporters on AR, which was always so flattering…

Jason wrote that he loves Bill “in the most manly sort of way”.

Me, too…

It is a very sad day for me… I am sure this is a very sad day for anyone on AR, who knew William Archambault, Jr. , a brilliant man...

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Jon so sorry for your loss. Death is one of those events we never get use to.

May 29, 2014 02:45 PM #1
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Thanks Jon, Bill will certainly be missed by many.

May 29, 2014 04:02 PM #2
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Yes, it is so sad.  I did not know him well.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  I was shocked when I heard it in Kerrie's announcement.  May has been a tough month for the AR family.

May 29, 2014 09:48 PM #3
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Well articulated, Jon.  Though inevitable, death is rarely easy to come to terms with or even totally understand.  Bill's memory will live not only in our hearts, but in his blogs and comments right here on AR.

May 29, 2014 11:26 PM #4
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With Bill's passing it teaches me how much "Community" there is within AR.  Not the news I wanted to read about today or any day for that matter but necessary to and for the many we call family here.  You're part of that Jon, thank you!  

May 30, 2014 12:45 AM #5
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Hi Jon, This is terrible news indeed. I will miss him immensely. We were very good friends.

Bill Roberts

May 30, 2014 01:14 AM #6
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     Jon, I went back and re-read some of Bill's comments and blogs.   He was indeed a bright and shining Star.

 

May 30, 2014 11:26 AM #7
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He will be missed on the AR blogs.  Rest in peace Bill. 

Jun 01, 2014 04:03 AM #8
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Brenda Archambault
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Thank you all for your very kind comments they mean the world to me, Brenda Archambault

 

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Several days past, but the pain is here. So sad...

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Agreed ...

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