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Death of American pilgrim in Castromaior today

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La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

 
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La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope that you are getting the support that you need.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Difficult time. Take care of yourself
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My condolences to you and your family.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
God bless you, may he rest in peace.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am so sorry for your loss. It must have been a terrible shock, but as you so honestly put "he was doing what he loved" ... & you were by his side. So glad you got some support & comfort from your fellow pilgrims. Sending warm Irish hugs your way. Ar dheis De go raibh a-anam. 🙏
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am very sorry for your incredible loss.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I’m so sorry for your loss!
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I’m so sorry, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. How wonderful to have pilgrims around to help and pray xxx
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am so very sorry for your loss and the way you gracefully let us know you hear us, questions, concerns in this community way. I send you an embrace in the loss of your husband, your fellow pilgrim. I know you will find pilgrims here who will gladly complete with you when you are ready. Much caring sending your way.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
So very sorry for your loss.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Really sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My sincere condolences .- may your husband rest in peace.
I am glad that you were not alone and had other pilgrims to rally around and support you. May God bless.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Suaimhneas siorraí da hanam and that you get the courage for your future. Rip
Máire
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I'm so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. May you find peace in the coming weeks ahead.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Love and blessings to you. May the fact that he was on his pilgrimage at the time of his passing continue to bring you and your loved ones much comfort 🙏🏼
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am so sorry for your loss. Much love from this pilgrim to you and your family.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
All blessings and comfort to you. I'm so glad you felt supported on the trail, and that your husband was doing what he loved.
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope that you are getting the support that you need.
I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you have all the support that you need. If it's any consolation, as you said he was doing what he loved.
🙏
 
La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

I am so sorry. I agree though with whoever said it is not a bad way to go. Hope I am out walking somewhere when I breathe my last breath. RIP Pilgrim.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
How lucky to be doing what you love with the one you love. But so difficult for you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you!
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
“The Lord bless and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am so sorry for your great loss. I hope that you get all the support you will need in order to get him and you back to your families. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.

Oh @BHP I'm so sorry for your loss.
May your husband Rest In Peace.
Best wishes and prayers through this difficult time...
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope that you are getting the support that you need.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Camino’s eternal reach (feel however this is meaningful for you) comfort you and your dear ones, holding you all close in love. God bless, Catherine.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Very sad by this news. Be strong and do take care.
May his soul rest in peace and may he rise again in Glory - I fought the good fight and I kept my faith
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I will light a candle for you.
May you feel God in all the people that are surrounding you right now.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
May you be filled with peace and good memories....please take care of yourself in this challenging time and do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Thinking of you and your family.
 
La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

He was a wonderful man who was beloved by his wife and children and missed by all who knew him.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Very sorry to hear of your loss, may he Rest In Peace.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
So sorry for your loss. May your husband’s memory always be a blessing 🙏💐
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
So sorry for your loss. May your husband rest in peace and you find the support you need.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Many blessings to you, have been thinking of you since this was announced. You are embraced by a worldwide community of Peregrinos, may you find comfort and peace. Buen Camino to both of you.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My wife and I arrived on the tragic scene while you and several pilgrims were bravely trying to resuscitate your husband. Our thoughts go out to you, and we have dedicated the rest our Camino hike to you and your husband. We are finishing for you in spirit.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My deepest condolences on your loss. May his memory always be a blessing.
 
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So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My condolences to you and your family.
 
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My sympathies for his wife and family.This hits home being a 64 year old male myself.
While 65 is much too young, my greater fear is ever getting old enough to require being placed in a senior home.
That would be truly hell for me.
Going with my boots on is my preference, be it on a Camino or my motorcycle versus being in a seniors home or hospital hooked up to tubes or monitors with dementia.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Many prayers lifted your way. A patient of mine was recently hit and killed in central Kansas USA training for a Camino.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I'm so sorry. Love to you and your family. 💜
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am also 65 getting ready to leave with my wife for SJPdP and our second Camino. This sure hit home with me and my heart full of love and compassion goes out to you and your family. God bless you all.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
BHP and family please receive my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Grateful that he was doing what he loved. May you receive comfort and support during the days ahead. May his soul rest in peace.
 
La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

RIP how very sad. Prayers for him and his wife.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I’m very sorry for your loss. I hope you get the help you need to get home safely and may your husband’s memory be a blessing for the rest of your life.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
My sincere condolences. Treasure all the happy memories.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
🙏💜💙🙏
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
We enfold you in the warm embrace of this community of fellow pilgrims. May you get home safely and may your memories of the Caminos you've walked together become treasures that keep him alive in your heart.
 
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La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.

My thoughts and prayers go to his wife and family. RIP.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
I am so sorry. God bless you and your family and may your husband rest in peace.
 
So very, very sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for you and your family.
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
May he rest in peace and may you be granted peace and comfort.
 
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I have got my leave. Bid me farewell,
my brothers! I bow to you all and
take my departure
Here I give back the keys of my
door--and I give up all claims to my
house. I only ask for last kind words
from you.
We were neighbors for long, but I
received more than I could give. Now
the day has dawned and the lamp
that lit my dark corner is out. A sum-
mons has come and I am ready for
my journey.

GITANJALI
RABINDRANATH TAGORE
 
If I recall, it is a pretty steep and steady hill all the way from Portomarin to Castromaior.
I now skip Castromaior. It is quicker and less hilly to stay on the road after Gonzar and stay Straight to the T in the road, cross over the highway, make a left and you rejoin other pilgrims as they make a right on there way to Ventas de Naron. When you get to T there are camino signs there.

My condolences to the pilgrim’s wife. Has to be a devastating experience away from home.
 
Impossible to even begin to understand how you must be feeling. I hope that you have the support needed, sending my thoughts, condolences and hugs.
 
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This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
 
My condolences to the pilgrim’s wife, May he RIP
 
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God is faithful and kind. Hope you find your strength through His character and promises in the Bible. Jesus is there when we are weak.
We share your grief.
 
La Voz de Galicia has reported the death of a 65 year old pilgrim from the United States this afternoon near Castromaior. The likely cause appears to be a heart attack. The pilgrim was walking the Camino with his wife.



May he rest in Peace and may The Camino gove his wife the courage and strength to go on in Peace.
 
This was my husband. So many thanks to all of my fellow pilgrims who stopped to help and to pray and to translate for me.
He was doing what he loved.
Thank you for the news article link.
RIP 🙏

"Upon the steep and hallowed hill,
A pilgrim's journey met the still.
The sun dipped low, the day grew dim,
A final climb, a sacred hymn.

His wife beside, in tender care,
With fellow pilgrims gathered there.
Their hearts entwined in silent prayer,
A shared embrace in open air.

The path was long, the hill was steep,
A journey's end, a soul to keep.
The Camino's call, a vow to heed,
A passage made by faithful deed.

In every step, a story told,
Of love and loss, of young and old.
A pilgrim's way, forever bound,
In sacred steps on holy ground.

Though he has passed, his spirit stays,
In whispered winds and golden rays.
For every pilgrim finds their peace,
On Camino's path, a sweet release."

Sincere sympathy .
 
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If I recall, it is a pretty steep and steady hill all the way from Portomarin to Castromaior.

Wow - I was just there two days ago. It is a pretty steep climb - suppose that aided in the defense of the Iron Age hill fort. Rest in peace

Yes, it is rather steep, and I thought the same thing.
That is SOOO crazy... I simply do not recall it "being steep" (yet so many of you state so and it does look this way on the Stage 31 map.... about 200m elevation).
...It was raining most of the day. I started from Casa Cruceiro in Ferreiros somewhat late because I wanted a bit of light to take the photo of the 100km sign. I walked through Portomarin, stopping briefly for Dessayuno Numero Duo which I had at Cafe Bar Gonzar (be it that I was striking for ) Mirador but struck out as they would not open for another 2 hours and I didnt feel like waiting) and just plodded ahead.... Perhaps I was preoccupied with all that wetness...

@BHP - I am SO SORRY! Nothing can fill the void in your heart after such loss but take solace knowing that he is at Peace, he was doing what he loved to do and he was next to the person he loved and cherished.
My Prayers are with you and Your Family!

(heck, thats the year of my birth.... I'll be turning 65 in 2 months)
 

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