September 28th, 2009
We at FRIENDSOFGUNGI.com are sad to
announce that Gordon "Gungi"
Paterson passed away today after a 3
year battle with cancer. With degrees
of sadness, with a smile that comes
automatically to our faces whenever
we think of him, and with relief that
his long suffering has finally ended,
we want to thank everyone that has come
to this site, that has passed on their
well wishes and good vibes and that
has contributed so greatly to his battle
and to the future of his surviving family.
The feelings that have been expressed
through the guestbook pages, the emails
& phone calls, the postings online
at various sites all made such a huge
difference to gungi during his fight
- it gave him strength through encouragement
and kept him going as long as he could
- and he definitely takes all of those
thoughts and feelings with him..
Gungi and his family always dedicated
themselves to the holistic and spiritual
world - he was in touch and tune with
the earth, the sky - the universe as
a whole. According to Gungi's wishes
there will be no singular memorial with
family and friends in seattle - as he
and Bridget felt that they went through
all of this over the past couple of
months - the whole summer has been a
wake / rememberance where Gungi was
able to take phone calls, emails, postings,
etc.. and we were all able to celebrate
his life with him.
Instead of a singular memorial, gungi
will be cremated and his ashes will
be spread over St. Andrews in Scotland
- his wishes were to be back in his
beloved Scotland where his family is
We will take some time and will figure
out a good place and time where as to
have a fitting tribute / memorial to
the man that we all love and respect.
We will post it and distribute it as
soon as we can.
As we did all through this process
we continue to encourage people to write
into the site, to post their feelings
in the guest book - most of all to please
make contributions to the paypal account
of the FRIENDSOFGUNGI.com website because
the family is in need now more than
ever; we will also continue to process
the sale of pieces of equipment and
memorabilia that Gungi wanted to sell
to raise funds for the family, etc..
Thank you again for everything that
everyone has done - we are all thinking
about him today and we all should keep
thinking about him and what he meant
to all of us.