Oh Claude, you're in my heart as always dear friend. Many hugs sent your way!! <3
My condolences claude, i'm sorry for your loss. Being expected doesn't make it any less painful and i'm sorry.
Your presence at giantbomb from the start has made it a better place, and for me personally the place that it is in my heart and the way i'll always remember it from the good old days, from the friendly way you have always approached on the forums to the (always hilarious) subtle to not-so-subtle trolling not to mention the occasional drunk blog :P
Although people tend to take an anonymous approach to forums, you are right they are absolutely real life (virago and myself can say better than most) and don't ever forget the friends you have here.
You're a stronger man than I am, Claude. I don't want to even imagine being in your position but I can imagine how much strength it takes to share this stuff with a bunch of people you haven't meant on a website about video games. Good luck, sir. I'm glad you're sticking with us.
I don't know what to say Claude. You're a user on this site I care about and this is genuinely very sad news. If this blog post is anything to go by you're keeping your chin up remarkably well, and I hope you carry on with life as best you can. Never stop being Claude.
Sorry to hear the news, Claude. I would say that you're in my thoughts and prayers... but I know that you'd call me a pussy for saying that so I'll just keep my mouth shut.
I'll always enjoy having you around on these forums, and I hope you know that I'm still counting down the days when we finally meet in real life.
There are days when ones world is put in perspective by looking through the lens of someone else's situation. Today is one of those days. The warmth with which you speak of your wife and how long you two have been with each other is inspiring and genuinely flat out wonderful. Couples that care for each other like that are what I strive to achieve in my relationships, though I'll admit I haven't been that successful just yet but it's a progress as with all things. It's always a shame to see tragedy strike at such a gift, and my thoughts are with you proportionally more than I know you personally. Your post is tragic but filled with hope, and I wish nothing but the best for you and yours.
And you can bet that I'll always ride with the freak flag high, I don't know any other way to be.
+1 here for well wishes man! There is such a huge community behind you and we are ready to hear it all! You are a great man and I have the upmost respect for how strong you are being. I know if the same thing happened to me I would be a mess I don't think I would be able to express my feelings so well through text like that. My thoughts are with you duder and stay strong. You have certainly done a huge amount for this community to have left a huge and unforgettable impression on myself and many others.
I'm sure she was a wonderful woman and may she rest in piece.
I am really sorry, Claude. I don't post a large amount on the forums. But, you are a constant source of smiles and chuckles as I daily stalk the forums, without much in the way of posting. As Matt Rorie would say, "It's been a long road". Your post was filled with the same optimism and forward thinking that will get you through this and know that we are all here for you. Even though most of us will still make fun of you liking the Wii so much.
I'm not really sure what to say, or if anything I say will actually help, but by the looks of how you wrote that post I think you're gonna be alright.
I'm just a lurker, but I've seen and loved many of your threads. I'm glad you were able to share this with us too, and I'm really sorry for your loss.
Best wishes to ya mate. I can't imagine what your going through. I think it's amazing how supportive an Internet community can be and I'm proud to be apart of it. Again I'm very sorry for your loss, keep your head up. Your wife was very lucky to have someone like you
I've been with my girlfriend since I was 17 (currently 23) and the thought of losing her makes me feel ill.
That you were with your wife for more than 20 years? Man, I can't even imagine the feeling of losing your partner. At least you had all of those years together, though.
Huge condolences, man.