Broken Pipe - Rusty

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by FredS » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:28 am

I'm pretty sure that photo of Rusty tending the grill is the only one of him on the net. So thanks for that CA. And for breaking the horrible news to us in the first place and then being our conduit to his family. Offering prayers of comfort to them and you as this anniversary dredges up feelings of sadness. I pray our fond remembrances outrun the feelings of loss and sadness a little more each day/month/year.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Goose55 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:31 am

Rusty's sudden passing sure has made me more conscious of my own frailty, as he and I were about the same age I think.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by JMG » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:45 pm

Hoping Rusty is with our Heavenly Father...

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by calvinistanglican » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 am

Been smoking more of Rusty's pipes lately. Still miss him very much.

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This was his Savinelli Autograph that he bought in 1974 back in Vancouver, BC (pipe is from 1972) at The Bay downtown. The tobacco was gifted to me by his widow. GL Pease "Raven's Wing".

Anyone else smoking their pipes from Rusty?

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Jester » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:34 am

calvinistanglican wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 am
Been smoking more of Rusty's pipes lately. Still miss him very much.

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This was his Savinelli Autograph that he bought in 1974 back in Vancouver, BC (pipe is from 1972) at The Bay downtown. The tobacco was gifted to me by his widow. GL Pease "Raven's Wing".

Anyone else smoking their pipes from Rusty?
I smoked mine last weekend. I plan on smoking it again after work.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by AFRS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:32 pm

Well dang.

Talk about slow on the uptake ... I saw Jester's post and wondered what was up with Rusty. Then I went looking at the beginning of the thread. He's been gone for a year & a half. I had no idea. I thought he'd finally got pissed at all the Christians in here and rustyquit. But no.

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Well I do, but ... you know...

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Post by calvinistanglican » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Yeah....still miss him.

His wife and daughter have just moved from Ottawa to BC to be closer to more family. We had their going away party a couple weeks ago. I got to meet more of his acquaintances at the party. It was sad to say goodbye, but at least in this instance, I could.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm

I miss Rusty. I'm pretty sure that he thought I was nuts.

We had many good back and forth PM with each other over the years.

I learned a lot from the guy.

RIP my internet friend, hope we meet again someday.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by FredS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:02 pm

Jocose wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
I miss Rusty. I'm pretty sure that he thought I was nuts.
Yeah, Rusty was smart like that.
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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:26 pm

I admit that I’ve been wondering what Rusty would say about the storm Area 51 trend.


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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:08 pm

I missed the posts in December and so just saw the picture. Now I finally know what "uncle Rusty" looked like!

I just smoked some of his tobacco the other month, but keep his pipe tucked away for use only when I'm writing, which unfortunately had not been for sometime now.

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Sir Moose » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:08 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:02 am
calvinistanglican wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:What ever happened to the memorial journal pass? Whose got it now?
Bump! Any updates?


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I wonder if it was lost along the way somewhere.


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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:10 am

I sent it, and then never heard another word about it...


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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by calvinistanglican » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 am

I’ve not seen it show up here at it’s final destination. T’is a shame.

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by ChildOfGod » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:43 pm

Forgive me, but I'm reading this thread for the very first time. I came upon it looking for Rusty; wanting to tell him about my Savinelli Minuto - a pipe that I thought he may not have known about; half hoping he'd tell me its not a real pipe, but a "transition device" or something like that I imagined he'd say. I popped over to his profile to see when he last posted and noticed the moniker, and my heart sank. I searched and found this thread for confirmation.
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Rusty was like an older brother. He could simultaneously give you the business while making you feel cared for.
Wasn't that the absolute truth!

Rusty had enhanced my enjoyment of pipes & tobaccos in a rather singular way - like no one other person has. He possessed a breadth and depth of knowledge about pipes & tobaccos that I had not before encountered. We both hailed from the good'le a.s.p. days, though we didn't know each other then. Wish we had. He is missed.

Thanks for all the intel calvinistanglican, and especially for the picture of Rusty - that made me smile.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by dasmokeryaget » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:54 pm

I was away too long.

I just heard the other night.

Sad is me.

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by mustangii » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:14 pm

Hard to believe it's been almost 2 years. was thinking of him while I was looking at the secret Santa thread. His statements of Jesus Clause popped into my head, lol.

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by calvinistanglican » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:53 am

Yes, two years. Still miss him and I'm thinking about him all the time. He is always on my mind when I have a pipe or tobacco nearby.

His widow and children have moved from Ontario out to BC - Kamloops for the year, and then moving on to Vancouver Island. They have family out there and no one here now that Rusty has died. They moved away last summer and I was at the going away party for them at the house. I got to meet others who stepped in to help sell off and distribute Rusty's earthly belongings. He had about as much photographic equipment and supplies as he did pipe paraphernalia. I met the fellow who had the task of moving and selling all of the photo stuff....he, like I, performed magic in getting money for Rusty's widow.

So, if you knew Rusty, lift a bowl in his honour this Christmas - go back and read through some of his posts like I did this morning. I was reading about the whole "Bulldog" vs. "Rhodesian" debate......don't start THAT one again. lol

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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Jake » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:11 am

I have hardly been smoking at all lately. Rusty would scold me for that!
One of our dogs died in his sleep last night, so there is a melancholy mood around the place. Giovanni (aka Gigio) was a poodle-shepherd mix, who greeted me every morning with howls and songs. So quiet this morning; I miss Gigio's music.
I'm reflecting on people who have come and gone from my life, feeling thankful for their presence for a time.

Today I will break my smoking fast with a bowl of something very English, in the Butz Choquin that I purchased from Rusty's estate.
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Re: Broken Pipe - Rusty

Post by Del » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:19 am

Jake wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:11 am
I have hardly been smoking at all lately. Rusty would scold me for that!
One of our dogs died in his sleep last night, so there is a melancholy mood around the place. Giovanni (aka Gigio) was a poodle-shepherd mix, who greeted me every morning with howls and songs. So quiet this morning; I miss Gigio's music.
I'm reflecting on people who have come and gone from my life, feeling thankful for their presence for a time.

Today I will break my smoking fast with a bowl of something very English, in the Butz Choquin that I purchased from Rusty's estate.
Thanks for helping us to remember Rusty.

You should stop by more often, yourself. Please.
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My own family is doing some funeral travel. Mrs. Del's estranged brother died in Georgia.

He had been fighting cancer. We just found out a few weeks ago.
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