Sunday, July 09, 2006

In Memorium

(I'm just going to lift this straight from Lisa's blog. I think she did a pretty good job of it. -T)

Robert Gavin Speirs
1931-2006

Tony got the message yesterday that his father had died in Tillamook, Oregon. He had been quite ill for a couple of years, and Tony had been able to visit him a couple times a year, most recently about a month ago. I never got to know him well, but from all accounts he lived a very colorful, full life with many chapters and many stories to tell. And he brought us Tony!
The early years: with Tony, in Washington state
in Costa Rica (center), circa 1990 (yeh, I'm as hammered as I look)

His last boat, the Scoresby, which was also his nickname in Tillamook (and up and down the Oregon coast)