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October 31, 2012
I never met David, but I'm reading "Half Empty" in his honour. So proud he's Canadian. A huge loss for our country.
September 02, 2012
I read Don't Get Too Comfortable several years ago. I never knew David, but when I heard he had died, I went on amazon and bought his 2 other books. He wrote that when his therapist died, he grieved for someone who about whom he knew very little. I am a therapist, and I am luckier. I know something of David through his writings. Here I am online again reading about him and seeing him in what are now, timeless, videos. It would be presumptions to say that I "know" David now, but his essays have given me deeper knowledge of myself. I cannot imagine how much those of you who actually knew him in person loved him. Hey......
August 27, 2012
He wrote, he spoke, he shared his soul.
His death, our loss, we dare console?
His ryhme, his words, his voice and wit. How does one even dare to submit homage, a eulogy, a story, a time when listening in and hearing his rhmye was remarkable, breathtaking, laugh-out-loud fun? Thank you, David, for all that you've done.

A TAL Fan
Middletown, Ohio
August 27, 2012
Dear people who also loved David's work, it is not right that he is no more. Thankful though for what he told me via his work. Another David, The Netherlands.
August 24, 2012
We never had the good fortune to meet David, but to read him was, in a very real sense, to meet him. What a wonderful, unique voice the world has lost.

Alice and I are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the Rakoff family.
August 18, 2012
Dear Gina, Vivian, Ruth and Simon, we are so sad to hear of your loss. David was such an amazing person, an incredible writer, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and love and prayers are with you- may God give you peace and strength.
August 16, 2012
Dear Dr. Rakoff,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
August 16, 2012
I did not see you close your eyes,
Or hear your last faint sigh,
I only heard that you were gone,
No time to say goodbye.

I will miss you dearest. Rest in Peace.
August 16, 2012
I remember David from our Camp Gesher days. May his memory be a blessing.
August 14, 2012
David's humor and insight lives on in the printed word. What a gift.
August 14, 2012
Dear Gina, Vivan, Simon, Ruth, Tom, and family,
My deepest condolences. to all of you. May his memory be a blessing.
Aviva Rajsky
August 14, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this news --you all fought so hard for so long. My thoughts and love are with you all -- may you be spared further sorrow.
Dian
August 14, 2012
David, we miss you. You were a kind and generous soul.
August 14, 2012
Dearest Rakoff family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. With a heavy heart we wish you comfort by cherished memories. All our love, Jack, Mary, Lindsay and Brian, Athan and Julianne
August 14, 2012
WE ARE SENDING OUR PRAYERS,LOVE,&CONDOLENCES TO THE RAKOFF FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. RAKOFF.
August 14, 2012
I always thought of David as a close personal friend, simply through his writings and appearances. We will all miss his brave, fierce and funny take on the world. Condolences on your loss.
August 13, 2012
Rest In Peace Dave!!!
August 13, 2012
Our heartfelt condolences to the Rakoff family

The Einstoss family in Toronto
August 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 13, 2012
Very sad that one of my favorites is gone. I spent time listening to him this weekend -- he was such a talented, unique guy.
Lori Thombs, Columbia, MO
PS Thinking that David would write a good one about this pop up window's message: "need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries..."
August 13, 2012
For the family of Mr. David Rakoff:

May God give you peace, comfort and strength during your time of loss.

Praying for you during this time.
August 12, 2012
We are so much poorer with David's passing May angels bring him to God's Grace...
August 11, 2012
May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time.
August 11, 2012
You were a wonderful and beautiful man..Loved by the Koppelman's..~Shorty
August 11, 2012
To the the family of David Rakoff - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
August 10, 2012
Leith and I want to express our deepest regret to the whole family. There is real injustice to end a productive life at 47 but real accomplishment in what David did.

David Rounthwaite & Leith Hunter
August 10, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 10, 2012
David's insights, humor & unique voice will be greatly missed.
August 10, 2012
My heart is broken. What a loss to our world.
Rest in peace, dear friend, although I know it's not your style.
I promise to cherish you until I perish too . . .
August 10, 2012
You're words gave me solace. I will be forever grateful for living in your time.
August 10, 2012
David and I shared a few youthful years in the sun as teenagers at Forest Hill Collegiate in Toronto. Our friendship was built on a common foundation - two outsiders observing the humour and oddities of teenage life. Years later I learned that David built a successful career with his power of observation. I hoped we could connect again someday and share a few memories and laughs ... but it was not to be. I will always remember you with a smile my friend....RIP.
August 10, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss.May you find comfort in the God of peace.
August 10, 2012
I listened to TAL and was always made to think when hearing David's take on life. I will miss his voice.-Pam, TN
August 10, 2012
God bless you ~ R.I.P.
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