David O’Connor
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Condolence From: Rob Ritchie
Condolence: I was very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.I have known him my entire life ..from his days as Katahdin’s guidance counselor when Dad was principal to our visits at his home in IF a year ago.His life was made up of all the necessary attributes that make a life exceptional and well lived.He experienced tragedy early on that could have taken that Louie L’Amour type life down an all together different path .From our conversations a year ago it was easy to realize his appreciation of family ,friends and memories of many adventures .There is no text book in life that makes any of us “perfect “ in parenting ,careers or otherwise.I think God judges us in large part not on our imperfections but did we do our best with our god given talents.Did we touch lives? Stay strong during the hard times? Take on challenges ? Make people laugh ?cry and help them to attain their best?For Dave it would be a resounding Yes.He was our modern day Louis Lamour A story teller and and a student of my dad always said Dave and Vicki Oconnor were 2 of the smartest people he ever met.Sean and Karen are certainly reflective of that .Another feature that Dave had places him in special group of people that could make you feel like your words and goals were well listened to when you conversed with them Bob Dyer and dad also quickly come to mind for this small club of people .as I recently told Sean “ If you could give every troubled kid a Dave Oconnor to listen to them guide them ,take them fishing or hunting you would effectively have the following : A lot of empty prisons and waiting lines at many fishing holes and hunting grounds.I will conclude this with a couple things a terminal patient from years ago gave me and may apply to everybody to varying degrees...”Make peace with your past so it wont mess up your present”and “stop thinking too much .Its alright not to know the answers .They will come to you when you least expect it.” There is no doubt God is being mesmerized by one of Dave’s stories in Heaven right now.” No more pain no more suffering “Big Paw” Thanks for your contributions in the Journey of life .You lived It at full speed .I like that .
Saturday December 26, 2020
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