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71 year old man dies at albergue in Tricastela

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Walked Le Puy to Navarrenx April/May 2018 Planning to walk RLS Trail & GR78 Carccassonne in 2019


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Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
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Since we all will be departing this mortal coil, my choice would be to have it occur while doing something I wanted do do, and enjoyed doing, and held a special meaning for me. Ultreia, Pilgrim.


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Sad news, but in the so-true magic words of Kenny Rogers, "the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep". And although it probably caused upset for others in the albergue, for him, what better place. RIP


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Such sad news, an American pilgrim walking from Leon to Santiago passed away, apparently in his sleep. I have linked to the article below.

This happened in a Hostal where I was staying in 2015, and at another nearby a couple of years earlier. My thoughts then - and now - turn of course to his family, but also to the camino family with whom I hope he had a laughter-filled pilgrim dinner the night before. I do think how hard it must be for those folk to walk on. May they wallk with his spirit, and the joy of the journey they shared with him, however briefly.

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Caminos Frances 2013 Ingles 2014 Frances 2015
St Cuthbert's Way 2017 Via Francigena 2018 -(2019)
Prayers for his family and condolences for their loss, always remember he was doing what he wanted to do and he will always be a pilgrim.
May you all receive the blessing of strength to cope with your loss.
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Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Falling out of your broken body and up into the arms of Angels in your sleep? On Camino?
Yes please.
The Camino provides, in all situations. May he be surrounded by welcoming love and may his family, in their grief, be at ease and comforted - All is Well, He is Well.

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Yes an Angel in Heaven now.
My thoughts are with his family now I hope they get some Peace from knowing he flew peacefully and happy.
This happened to us as a family our Brother died in Triacastella very much younger in 2013.
I posted on this site and got many beautiful messages from those who met our Brother.
Rest In Peace


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Completed Camino (Frances) Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela by bike 2015 completed walk from St Jean pied de port to Pamplona July 2016
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


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In celebration of the 35th anniversary of my 25th year, I will begin my Camino in September 2017
Sad for all those he left behind but not a bad way to go far better than those who suffer from dementia or problems affecting mental or physical independence
True, I would rather go quickly, pursuing something I loved, than die by bits and pieces.
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Walking the Camino from San Sebastian to Santiago along the North Route from October 8-20, 2018.
How very sad. Reminds me of The Way with Martin Sheen. May his family find the peace that I am sure he has found.


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Frances (2011)
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Jul-Aug 2019 Norte Apr. 2018: Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga, Garabandal May/Jun 2016: Portuguese
A gentle and peaceful death, while on Camino de Santiago Compostela! What a lovely way to go. RIP
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First Part Oct. 5 2018 (StJ)-Oct. 19 (Boadillo); 2nd Part May 5 (Boadilla) to May 26, 2019.
Such a beautiful way to move on, sleeping after a good day doing what one loved. I feel sad for the family, but maybe they are happier that he died on the Camino than in a traffic accident. His friends tribute speaks to a decent man. May we all be friends to our friends like that, and remembered that way.

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