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Gil....Here's the image I discussed below of you heading out for a day's bonefishing on South Andros Island...As happy as can be.I also forgot to add an important message to you. It's from the staff of the Hungry Trout Resort...They want you to know that you were their favorite of all time...we will raise a toast to you Saturday night and bid you farewell. They, too, will miss you greatly.
I heard about Gil's passing from my Mom (Eleanor Caine) and my sister (Patti Caine)who were able to make it to the wake. I want to extend my condolences for your loss, too. I hope that you can use the wonderful memories that you must have to help you in this time of sorrow.
Linda and I are really going to miss you, my friend. I would never tell you this under normal circumstances but now that you're gone I will as I do believe you will hear me. My life will never be the same without you in it. Our journeys to faraway fishing spots were jammed with laughter, fun, and incredible memories. Hooking that Manatee in Belize, that 90 year old guide in South Andros, the coffees we had at daybreak on the Emerald Palms patio before heading out for bonefish, missing permit after permit and laughing about it…. all are etched in my memory bank forever and I am so thankful to have been one of your fishing pals. And, btw, that was me who put the horse manure under your pillow in Cuba. I also put one next to your coffee in Havana. Sorry, but that really was funny and made for a terrific pictures. Also, that wasn't a permit I caught off Southwater Caye. It was a Pompano. A small Pompano. So that makes us even. You and I both caught no permit that week.
I wanted to join everyone at your service the other day but could not do it. I wanted to remember you on that flats boat at Drigg's Hill waiting to head out for more bonefish with that big smile on your face. You were tanned, handsome, and very happy. That's the Gil we all will remember.
So long, my good friend. When my turn comes to turn in my ticket and assuming we end at the same place, I will first spend a good deal of time with my Mom and Dad. Following that, I will look for you first. You were that important to me.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Barbara, Gil was a good friend and mentor to my husband Joe. I am sorry for your loss and hope you can have comfort knowing he was loved by many. Mary A. Quattrock
To Gil From the guides in south Andros . Capt. Patterson and Patrice.Capt. D.J and Anya. Capt. Doug and all the guides we will miss you Gill
Farewell Gil. I loved the pleasure of your company, and will always remember sharing the Bahamas experience with you.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Gil's passing. I was lucky to work for him when I started my career at Insco in 1972. He was a good boss and a kind man. He will be missed by all of us who had the priviledge of knowing him.
My sincere condolences to Barbara, Catherine & family. In my judgment, Gil was a man of the highest integrity, a great friend, high work ethics & a caring man. He made those he touched better by knowing him. Ron Klausner
I was very saddened by the news of Gil's passing. I worked with him at INSCO in Neptune for several years and enjoyed our business relationship. I admired his forthrightness and helpful advice. My deepest condolences to his family and God bless each member with the abundance of his comforting grace during this time of sorrow.
I'm so sorry to hear about Gil's passing. You must have many great memories of him. I know I still do.
Your former neighbor. Eleanor Caine
I am truly saddened by Gil's death. He was more than just a friend; he was an amazing person. His laugh, a joke watching him catch a fish are all memories that are ineradicable.
His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew Gil. Gil's memory will always remain deep within my heart.
If there is anything that I can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime.My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy,
Sending our love and gentle hugs to Barbara, Bruno, Marco, Christopher, and Catherine at this sorrowful time. May your many loving memories of Gil help you through the coming years. You are in our prayers.
Hope you found the perfect fishing spot as you cast your heavenly rod alongside Il Signore... you will be missed here on earth Gil but we know that God's angels are blessed to be in your company (and will want a few lessons on fly-fishing). Love and hugs always and forever Uncle Gil. I love you. <3
I am so sorry to hear of Gil's passing ... He was a kind man and a wonderful boss.. He will be missed
Gil will be remembered with love by many, many people who were so lucky to know and work with him. May his family and dear friends be comforted by warm and loving memories of a wonderful man.
With our deepest sympathy,
Dot and Karen Valentine
You accepted me into your family and I will always love you for that. Rest in peace, Gillie. I love you.
It has been a long time since I have seen Gil and I have nothing but pleasant memories of the many years we spent together! He was always a noble boss and good friend. His love of his family was profound and an inspiration.
It was a pleasure to know him, to learn from him and try to emulate him.
Although I have not seen Gil for some years, I will miss him. To his loving wife Barbara and to the entire family , please accept my deepest sympathy!
I now live in South Carolina and will not be able to attend his service.
With Love, Raymond Della Rosa