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Old 03-18-2014, 06:11 PM
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RIP Vic, Chance, LuckyV

Vic has passed.

a very kind man, with a hot-headed temper,

and the drive to always help the other sick and suffering addict and alcoholic

you will be missed my recovery brother
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Sorry to hear that.
I was looking at some old threads today of others that are no longer with us
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:31 PM
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No more earthly cares for Vic - he's free. So sad to hear the news.
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I remember Vic was one of the first to welcome me here.
Rest easy Vic.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:22 AM
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I remember him. He used to write a lot of poems. Rest in peace Vic.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:50 AM
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Oh no

I'll hold many treasured memories, from years long passed.

Yes his many poems he graciously shared with us.

((((Vic)))) Find that peace you longed for.

And for old times sake, this one's for you Vic

Me>> <<Vic

R.I.P.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:24 AM
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Is there any information about his passing?

Rest In Peace Vic......Chance.....LuckyV
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He will be missed. I think he would have liked this poem.


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Old 03-19-2014, 08:23 AM
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"with God and a little Luck we won't have to use today"

I enjoyed Vic's postings and PMs....both here and there....He is still on my friends list.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:07 PM
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Vic came and went and came many times but each time he returned he never failed to send me a note and ask about my son....because that's just the kind of person he was.

I will miss his notes, and his poems, but am grateful that his light will still shine here each time someone reads something Vic wrote and each time someone remembers him.

Rest in Peace, Vic. You made a difference and the SR world is a better place because you shared it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:48 PM
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oh jus, how i remember those smileys!
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I just wanted to pass on some information from a friend from here..hasn't posted lately, but was a very good friend of Vic's. She had a plane ticket to visit him next month.

Chance (Vic's dog) is with a family who really wanted him and is dearly loved. Vic knew the end was coming. He lost his fear, and was looking forward to seeing his sister again.

Vic is at peace. He and his sister are together and healthy, Chance is getting some serious love from his new family.

I will forever miss Vic, but knowing where he was, mentally, at the end and knowing he was ready makes me feel better, and I hope it helps the rest of you who loved him.

RIP, dear Vic. You made a huge impression on a lot of us, and your legend will live on.

Hugs and prayers,

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Vic gave life, his life one hell of a fight, he didn't want to go, however, as his breath became more labored and his pain greater, once home from his last trip to the hospital, he gave up the fight. He told me on the phone Sunday afternoon, 4/16 that he was ready, he wanted to see his sister, and that although he still hurt it was much better and he was ready to see her.

And he did, he put up one hell of a fight to stay alive, partly, and a big part at that, because of Chance. He started to let go a bit during his last stay at the ICU when he found out some very nice folks were taking care of Chance while he was in the hospital.

I have a goodly number of the things Vic wrote, not only recently but from years ago and I treasure them. I felt very blessed when after I asked his permission so that I could copy and paste them into a Vic Folder on my desktop and he said Yes. I have continued to do it over the years, including the dismal ones written when he was about to go out again, and those he would write upon return to recovery.

Like all of us, Victor was a very complicated man, and he walked through many things in recovery that have brought others to their knees.

I will miss Vic very much, but he is in my heart. I have asked him, that just as his sister was there to meet him as he starts the next leg of his journey, will he please be there to meet me, when I start my next leg. And .............................. I KNOW HE WILL BE, why, because that is/was the type of person Vic was, always willing to help another person in recovery, sometimes to his own detriment.

So, here's to you Victor Watts!!! Go dance with your sister and enjoy. I will see you again!

Love and hugs,
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((Laurie)) - Thank you, so much. I hope that when my day comes, Vic will be there to meet me, too.

Hugs and prayers,

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Thank you for that - Laurie and Amy. I'm sure you'll be reunited with Vic one day.
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Oh Vic, so many memories, glad your finally free and no longer in pain. Kevin
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Laurie, that was a lovely tribute to Vic, thank you for sharing it with us here.
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oh how vic loved his dog, and glad to hear chance is well taken care of

laurie thank you for your post

8 years ago i opened my email one new years morning to find a note from vic

"for all you do for internet recovery, here's my gift to you pat,

your own recovery website"

i was blown away by that!

still have it, and still taking care of that gift!

no small task for sure

this month is the 8 year anniversary of miracle's (trish) passing

go celebrate with her vic!

and please, give her a wack in the head with a big book for me!
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I remember all those years ago, when he came to SR, it was like a big whirl wind making a landing. He did he best to try and help others, while he was suffering.

Well he definitely left a HUGE light here with us. I was thinking about some of the old pms from him. He said he wanted to help me, but some days it was all he could to do wipe his a$$ lol. Yep Rusty the smileys, we sure had fun with those, if he wasn't knocking me on the head, I was with him.

I sit and think of him with his angels now......oh dear watch out!!!

See you later Vic

Rusty, that's so hard to believe Trish has been gone that long. WOW!!!
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