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Tributes to earnestshub - blog post

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Hi everyone,

    Many of you have seen the forum thread about earnestshub's untimely demise. He was a cherished member of our community, and he will be very much missed.

    A couple of Hubbers have thought that a tribute to earnestshub would be nice for our blog. We would like to ask anyone who's interested to share their tributes via this form. Please do so within the next 24 hours (i.e. before noon Pacific time, Weds, Dec 14th. We will compile those submissions and publish them in a blog post this weekend.

    Thank you.

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello,

      Thank yo so much for creating this blog. I added my tribute. smile

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        same, thanks

  2. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Cheers... Well Done Jas..  smile

  3. barryrutherford profile image29
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    Even though I was never a mechanic I really enjoyed reading everyone of Ernesthubs posts and hubs on the topic.  Whenever someone had a question about a car I would send them off to Ernesthub.  In fact my last time was just last week.  I am still in shock.  Because he lived in Melbourne and me in Brisbane he was one of the 1st to friend me here on hubpages shortly after he joined.  I am still in shock; grieving at such a loss...

  4. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much, Jason.  I just finished writing my tribute, I think this is a very healing step for our community.  I could have written a novel, by the way.  I am so sad.  sad

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is sad. You could here his voice through his words. sad

      1. wordscribe43 profile image94
        wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I know... I've been going back through the Limericks forum thread he and I frequented and I can't stop crying and simultaneously laughing.  I wish I could have met him in person.  {{{{{cyber hug to you}}}}}}

        1. AEvans profile image71
          AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          ((((Cyber hug to you too!))))  I located the thread when my mom passed and a few of threads where you protected me. I am so sad. I still cannot believe it at all. Maybe it's a dream. All of us are sleeping and when we wake up he will be here. Well it's always good to dream.

          1. wordscribe43 profile image94
            wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I am embarrassed to say I do have dreams about HP sometimes (don't anyone tell me to get a life! smile ). This seems like it would be one of those dreams, doesn't it?  It seems so unreal.  I just keep expecting his sweet face to pop up and for him to tell another tale about his twin granddaughters. He made me laugh more than any other hubber here. 

            There are things I wish I would have said, you know?

  5. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    Thank you Jason

    I posted the tribute to Earnest.smile

  6. the clean life profile image76
    the clean lifeposted 5 years ago

    Thank you Jason for doing this for Ernest. Although I never met him, only in our forum, the Sandpit (Last to Post)he was a real gentleman and never said bad about anyone, only wanted to help others. Everyone here on Hubpages including myself will dearly miss him and his smiling face and knowledge.

    Rest in peace Ernest, you will be deeply missed sad

  7. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    I always enjoyed Ernest's posts in the forums. He was a lively but truly respectful hubber. His hubs on cars showed his phenomenal knowledge and will live on. I hope we always remember his valuable contributions to hubpages. His family will surely miss him but will know he will not be forgotten.

  8. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for doing this Jason.  I think it's a wonderful idea, and my husband and I both posted on it.

    Rest In Peace, Earnest, you will be greatly missed...

  9. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Thank you Jason, this spirit of community is what I love about Hubpages.
    Earnest you will be greatly missed, may your soul rest in peace.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Thank you, Jason.  This is a wonderful thing to see.

  11. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    Thank you.

  12. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    will this eventually be sent to Ernest's family Jason? I wrote mine - to them.

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought I would post a link to it on his Facebook wall. I don't know how else to contact them.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        that'd be great....i'm sure soon - they'll take his FB account down, but hopefully they get a chance to see what the folks here have to say about him.

        someone in his family is also probably reading any email messages he receives for now...for the short term anyway

        I just went through that process myself...ending all of the electronic communication, responding to some of it, disabling accounts etc.

        Cheers, thanks again!

        1. MissouriSEOCompan profile image60
          MissouriSEOCompanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Facebook curates the profiles of deceased members. I think it's a pretty neat thing to have in this age of tech and social...

      2. Aficionada profile image93
        Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I thought I saw in another thread that habee had sent condolences to the family.  She may be able to get in touch with them, but I don't know whether she is following this thread.

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Habbee is always active in the forums, I'm sure she'll come here

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And you were right, my friend!

        2. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I sent it, but I haven't heard back.

          Jason, thanks for doing this. Great idea!

  13. Froggy213 profile image36
    Froggy213posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jason. Earnestshubs joined here about the same time as myself. It saddens me to see him pass on. I left my tribute--RIP Earnest

  14. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Jason,  I just heard about his passing this morning.  Thank you for setting this up.  I, for one, appreciate it.

  15. Peggy W profile image90
    Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

    So very sorry to hear of Earnest's death.  He was a valuable member of our HubPages community and will be missed.  Thank you for letting us know, Jason.  Wishing peace and comfort for his family.

  16. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for posting this, Jason. I shall miss him very much, as will we all!

  17. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
    Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago

    This is sad news for all of us. HubPages is such a wonderful community and the loss of just one is felt by all. I send prayers for strength and healing to Earnest's family.

    Thank you, Jason, for notifying us.

  18. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    It was actually Motown2Chitown who found out about Ernest's passing and shared that with the community.

    And it was AEvans and Calpol25 who asked that we do something collectively.

    Thank you all for sharing your eulogies via the form. I'm compiling them now. They're really touching, and I imagine will provide some comfort for his grieving family during this difficult time.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Look above you, bo,........ ignore the man behind the photo

      God will get you for that

  19. brotheryochanan profile image60
    brotheryochananposted 5 years ago

    well whaddya know

    at least he is not burning in torments forever and ever and he got what he wanted.

    1. Lord De Cross profile image65
      Lord De Crossposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Condolences to his family in Australia! This brings our world together..! How sad Christmas for them..and other Hubbers as well.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Have you no shame?  No sense of decency?  Your comments are deplorable and thankfully, speak far more to your character than to Ernest's.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

    3. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure very few people here liked you very much anyway, but your comments here and at that other thread have surely pushed even those who may have been willing to suffer you new reasons not to.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1
        There are many here that not only liked Earnest, but had great respect for him too, and that includes some christians. 

        BO - I don't respect you at all and I don't like you
        BO - that's something that hangs around like a bad smell, isn't it?

  20. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    I can't believe that Earnest has gone.  How sad for his family and especially just before Christmas.  He will be greatly missed here at HubPages as well.

  21. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    Such a shock, i only just found out this morning..... It does not seem real somehow does it????

  22. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    I have posted my tribute.  Thanks Jason for the opportunity.

  23. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Thank you, everyone. There were a total of 63 tributes. The blog post has been scheduled to go out this Friday at 8am.

    1. tlpoague profile image89
      tlpoagueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Jason and the HP team for doing something as wonderful as this. I was late finding the post, but will always remember how much I learned from him. I am looking forward to reading the blog post.

  24. Anna Marie Bowman profile image92
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness...I had no idea!!  That is terrible!!  He was a wonderful member of HubPages, and a great person!  I am so sad to hear about his passing.  I wish I had been able to get on here lately...I would have known sooner.  My heart goes out to his family.  Such tragic news.

  25. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 5 years ago

    The online world can be a fantastic thing, but also the most disjointed because you don't directly know how the other person is on the other end and if they are ok healthwise!
    They could be laughing and joking one minute and the next they could be not around anymore, which also is a parable to the offline world.

    I still miss your forum posts Earnest!

    Cheers HP for the chance to recognize a Decent and intelligent human being I wish I could have met in real life!

  26. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    I miss Earnest so much too, he was just one of the greats and will always be remembered here at hubpages....

    Goodbye my friend smile

  27. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to Jason and the rest of HP staff for making this effort in memory of Earnest.  I'm sure everyone appreciates the effort.  smile


    Randy

  28. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Earnest and I did not see eye to eye , but he was a fiesty forum fighter and will be missed. Does anyone know what happened , good bye  Earnest.....:-}

    1. Joy56 profile image59
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There was something posted on his facebook page by his family to say he died in his sleep.   I am enjoying reading all these posts.  We do have a wonderful community here at hub pages......  May He Rest In Peace..... His words will linger forever on here....

        Love from Brenda Scully

  29. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I've know Ernest since I first came to HP sad he's been a truly wonderful gent and will be greatly missed.

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When I read some of his last comments to me, I started to cry again. Geez I am so emotional. ((( Hugs to you))

      1. calpol25 profile image76
        calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I still have some of his comments and I cant help but read them there is one about his daughter and how proud he is of her... ((((Hugs)))

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    SirDentposted 5 years ago

    Earnest and I hardly ever agreed on anything.  Many times we went head to head in the forums.  One thing I can say is that he had integrity if nothing else.  I also know how much he loved his family especially the grand children.  I will miss you my friend.

  31. Hugh Williamson profile image87
    Hugh Williamsonposted 5 years ago

    Earnest and I mostly exchanged comments in our car hubs. He had an amazing amount of knowledge about all things mechanical.

    Like many other hubbers, I too wish I could have met him in person.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I only disagreed with Ernest about if God works or not. It touched me how he loved his Grandchildren, we can easily agree about love.

      He encourage me into my first English hub ever, then encourage my film documentary work.  We talked about his homeless work, we also talk about my homeless village project here in Canada which was all abundant due to serious legal nonsense. 

      I've only have worked with People physically, by working from Ernest words, spirit and not even met the guy, this rebuild homeless village will live.  In honor of Ernest John Langmaid we will have a displayed in a form of a sculpture about Early American man evolving up to Modern man, then make the film  documentary. I hope his family will allow me to honor him this way along with doing his portrait

      The hardest part will be researching the American man, maybe Randy has got some tips.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll be glad to help you any way I can, CP.  Let me know what you have in mind.  You can contact me through HP if you wish.smile

        Randy

        1. Castlepaloma profile image24
          Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great will contact you by HP

          Just finishing up two mini eco houses by next month, then doing one more sometime afterwardS. Then should have enough money to invest on the Ernest homeless village proposal.

  32. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 5 years ago

    I had the shock of my life when I read this. I did not know it.
    Can someone tell me or give the link to how he died? And, how old was he? he looked sort of young.

    I was genuinely fascinated by him though we had occasionally sparred. A great loss, no doubt.

    He was  vociferously anti-God. So I refrain from  making any comment that he would have abhorred

    1. Joy56 profile image59
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi there is a tribute to him right at the top of forums forgot how to do links, i have not been on here for ages.  Everyone is shocked he has touched so many lives.....


      if you go on facebook also there is a tribute on his page.... doh just realised we are on his tribute.  I spent ages yesterday catching up on all news about him,

      He had suffered in with the past with cancer, and had back problems, in and out of hospital apparantly.  Not sure of his age but maybe it will tell you on facebook.  The link is on here somewhere.....

      1. thirdmillenium profile image61
        thirdmilleniumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Joy but I am sure you are sad today.

      2. ngureco profile image86
        ngurecoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5009536_177.jpg

        Langmaid, Ernest John:
        18th August, 1945 - 27th October, 2011

        Rest in Peace Earnest John.

  33. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    I could not believe it when i saw it yesterday.  He brought up every emotion because he was so strong in his non belief......   Loved his grandchildren, and was a great communicater on here. Everyone had kinda a love hate relationship with him....... you of course realise when something has gone, just what you had in a friend like him.  i don't think any of us should really under value our friends on hub pages, it is a great community.....

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think you mispoke, and unfortunately on behalf of "everybody".  Nothing about Earnest that I hated.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image94
        wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

      2. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed, rm



        Life is but a short journey
        between two eternities


        So long old friend
        <3

      3. Joy56 profile image59
        Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        A love/hate relationship is not a bad thing here where i live, it is an expression we use for a friend, that you can disagree with without being disagreeable.  It really does not mean hate  in the true sense of the word, sorry to offend.

  34. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 5 years ago

    Dear sir, May be your comments are devoid of hypocrisy and coming from your heart. But I am sorry that the place and time are not right. Forgive me if I am wrong

    Thank you

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thirdmillenium

      Nobody could defend himself like Earnes, yet since he is not with us today, allow me. I've adventure into life which feels like  two full life times. Yes Enrest is real and could not find  any serious BS on him. Sometimes he was overaggressive yet some how he balanced out his mistakes. No man can know   so much and not help but walk his talk like the real   character he is with behavior of many fine virtues.

      Hypocrisy is more of a religious thing with double morals. Ask yourself ? are you pointing, three fingers pointing back at yourself? Open up your own thread about Enest and see what you find, first allow some healing time from many of us.

  35. ngureco profile image86
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    Please, try not to forget this thread is about honoring our departed colleague.

  36. andycool profile image69
    andycoolposted 5 years ago

    Earnestshub I shall miss you! Though we had difference in opinion so far as religion is concerned I knew you're an excellent human being. It's very sad to know you're not with us anymore! Be in peace where-ever you're.

    HubPages has lost an extraordinary thinker who did always try to make understand each and every forum participant the importance of family values. My deep condolence for your family members!

  37. Mikeydoes profile image79
    Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago

    Dang, just heard the news. Very sad, sorry to everyone that was close to him. I know I had a couple of words here and there with him.

    RIP

  38. TattooVirgin profile image60
    TattooVirginposted 5 years ago

    Earnest, WOW, So sad to hear you've left us.  You gave us all much to think about and most importantly made us aware of the way we treated others.  May you rest in peace dear man, as I know you are.  I will think of you and do better each and every day.  TV smile

  39. Astra Nomik profile image81
    Astra Nomikposted 5 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear about his passing. The tribute is a wonderful idea.

  40. brakel2 profile image88
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Earnest and I followed each other, and I valued his intelligence and ability to help others. We miss you Earnest, and may you rest in peace. I love to look at the hubs that are left behind. Why did you have to leave us at such a young age? Your life span should have been longer unless you had illnesses. We will never know. My sympathy to the family and all his friends who loved him.

  41. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
    GeneralHowitzerposted 5 years ago

    Although we have some moments of clashes in the forums... Earnest was still a great friend and he always have the time for you to share his insights...

    You'll be missed my friend... Travel well my friend Earnesthub

  42. Trsmd profile image60
    Trsmdposted 5 years ago

    Sorry to hear the news about Earnesthub..

    May the family have the strength with his support..

    How did HP came to know about this.. What will happen to his pages and affiliates now?

  43. brakel2 profile image88
    brakel2posted 5 years ago via iphone

    They found out through Facebook. His Hubs  should stay and an heir may collect the income.

  44. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

    Earnest

    Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana,
    Kia tere karohirohi i mua i tou huarahi.

    May calm be spread around you, may the sea glisten like greenstone and the shimmer of summer dance across your path always.

    Arohanui Ake Ake  from your Kiwi friend across the waters.

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
      GeneralHowitzerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Direct from a Kiwi, travel well Earnest Kiwi...

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Eaglekiwi, that's a beautiful sentiment.

  45. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 5 years ago

    Omg Earnest nooooooooooo.....omg...this is a shock....I loved him dearly...he was my dear friend....oh Earnest if you are looking down and can hear this "I will miss you so much...oh this is just left me speechless xx

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
      GeneralHowitzerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I know that... we just lost a great gentleman and a great friend too...

  46. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 5 years ago

    What happened to Earnest? Was it a heart attack? My heart is suddenly so sad. Earnest rocked. He was my fellow Aussie sweetheart sad

    1. brakel2 profile image88
      brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Someone said he had cancer.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        He was a cancer survivor, as far as i know he was cancer free.

  47. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 5 years ago

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o309/limabeanlover/Flowers/daisies.jpg

    may your spirit be free beautiful man xxxxxxxxx

  48. PaulaHenry1 profile image68
    PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago

    I am so sad to hear of this news. My thoughts are with all of my fellow Hubbers and this great mans family and friends.\

  49. PaulaHenry1 profile image68
    PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago

    For those asking about his Facebook post, ect. Here is the other Hub link:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/88788

  50. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    Music, when soft voices die
    a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Music, when soft voices die,
    Vibrates in the memory,
    Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
    Live within the sense they quicken.

    Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
    Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
    And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
    Love itself shall slumber on.

 
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