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    Peace and comfort to you, sir. Thank you for the update!

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    Bless you, Ivan.
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    Saying prayers for you and your family.

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    Hi folks - Thanks for all your messages. I more or less decided today that i'll get back to my weight training regime,just to see if that might help to ease my breathing by stretching my chest wall. If it doesn't,i'll stop. The very warm weather that we've had over the past week hasn't helped any. It's been like trying to breathe through a warm,wet blanket for all of us !. Thank goodness some cool,fresh air has kicked in at last - long may it continue,
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    Over here on our side of the pond has been brutal, My Mother also has COPD, as does My Dad in Alabama-now that's some heat, they are a having a tough go, as is another Uncle who has that-and he never smoked a day in his life!

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    Great to hear from you Ivan. Best of luck.
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    Thanks for the update Ivan - even though I never met you personally, I very much enjoyed your posts over the years. I truly hope you "beat the odds" and enjoy more time than usual, with peace and comfort. I will pray for you and your wife.

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    Keep on being your good self, Ivan. I hope you have a good day and know that your contributions here have been appreciated and will continue to be. Please keep posting and stay in touch. I've valued what you've brought to our community.

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    Still thinking of you Ivan, wish you the best. We're all pulling for you
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    Thanks for the update, Ivan. All the best to you.
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    I hd been wondering how you were getting along. So sorry to hear the chemo didn't get good results.

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    I don't know if THIS story from the UK has been posted already - forgive me if it has. A touching gesture directed toward the memory of a musical friend.

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    Thanks Brad. Sad news. Ivan was one of a kind.

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    Thank you very much for posting the article. Ivan had a long battle, may he rest in peace now.

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    What a loss, he will be sorely missed.
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    Very sorry to hear this, Ivan and I have been chatting via email for much of the last year. We discussed everything from our love of music and mandolin and the banjo, current events, and the US and UK - my dad was from the London area and Ivan told me about his visit to the US and his desire to return someday. He told me stories about meeting Bill Monroe and we exchanged photos and thoughts on things in general...my modern day pen pal.

    My deepest condolences to his family.

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    So sorry to hear. Peace to his wife and family...
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    Ivan, Been missing chatting with you about mandolins. Like those above, I am sending out my hope and concern that you will be comforted along with those you love, as well. Dan
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    This is the first time I've seen this thread or had any information about Ivan, his condition, and his passing. It saddens me to say the least.

    Ivan and I were Weber buddies close to 10 years ago when we both had relatively new Ferns. Like many of you, it seems, we had numerous private message threads, and I was fond of Ivan's endearing personality. I'll never forget, Ivan telling me not to sell my Fern, that there's nothing out there better than it. While I sensed he was right I ultimately didn't take his advice. It turns out, he was right. The most significant aspect of his input was, however, that it came from his heart. I just knew he meant it and he had no trouble sharing his feelings about what he ultimately thought would have the most positive impact on me (not giving in to MAS, lol). That's a good guy and a friend right there.

    I hope he resting in the great afterlife, which I believe exists, and I hope his family and loved ones are able to find joy in the positive way Ivan impacted those around him.

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    Well, he is without pain or misery and can taste his food!
    I will deeply miss his conversations, deepest condolences to Mrs. Kelsall.
    I will see that Mass is said for him.
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    Such sad news, may he Rest in Peace. What a lovely tribute from his friend, thanks for sharing that article Brad.
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    Very sorry to see this. I had some nice chats with Ivan.

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    Thanks for posting the article. Very sad to hear of Ivan's passing.

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    Sad news indeed - Ivan was always very helpful, and a good guy.

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    I am honored that Ivan himself started this thread and was willing to communicate with me and so many others concerning his condition. Thank you Ivan for showing us dignity in the face of long odds.
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