My partner (72 years young) died yesterday and I didn't really know where to post this butSubmitted by BMWJIM on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:22
it is business and current events in my life. Yesterday I lost my business partner, mentor and very best friend. He left for a bike trip to Labrador last Thursday with a stop in Knoxville for business. His friends of 30+ years met up with him on Sunday and they continued on their trip.
I got word from his son yesterday around 5-6 that he went off the road and died at the scene in Newfoundland. This places great sadness on me for he was the most amazing businessman I have ever met. He taught me there was such a thing as morals and ethics in business. I will miss him greatly.
His Son and Daughter will continue his work and I am greatly relieved about that for I would want NO other partner for at least they are just like him. If they decide to sell their portion I will give up mine. I would only want to be in business with him or his family.
Sorry guys but I just needed to get this off my chest. Monday I will be ready to continue on but, tonight I'll just have a bottle or two of wine and remember the graciousness of Andy's offer of partnership and education to me. He gave me a dream. I hope to make him proud. I know he died doing what we love. I hope I am as lucky.