Jim Alfredson

My dad passed away today...

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I'm still in shock. I really don't know what to say. His heart has been acting up lately. He was in the yard this afternoon raking leaves and sticks and that's where his wife, my step-mother, found him after she got home from work.

I was supposed to go over there today and he was going to show me how to replace the plastic keys on a piano. He was teaching me his piano business and I have so much to learn. I was really enjoying our time together. Just this Wednesday we went on a service call together and had lunch afterwards and talked about the new organissimo recording. I postponed our get-together today because I had rented a dumpster and was cleaning out the garage and house. I should've went over.

He was only 67. My mom passed in 1997 at the age of 47. I guess they are together now, again... maybe. He inspired and supported me and my musicianship at all times. He bought me synthesizers and Hammond organs even when we barely had any money. He always told me he wanted a Cadillac when I became "rich and famous".

He leaves behind seven children, one step-daughter, three son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, and his wife.

I miss him so much already.

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Jim, I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what a great relationship you had with your dad. It's certainly a tough loss to experience, I've been through it myself with both parents.

Thankfully you are surrounded there with people who care and love you, and certainly here too.

Good thoughts and prayers to you and your family, my friend!

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Jim, I'm so sorry to hear this. This is exactly how a coworker passed away a few years back, and it's hard because you don't ever get to prepare, to say goodbye, to spend those last precious moments. And if it's that hard with a coworker, it's infinitely impossibly harder with a parent.

I'm no stranger to loss and can say that each day will bring change, for the worse as shock wears off, but for the better. Cherish his memory, and thanks for putting the love out here for us to see. You know you'll get love back.

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I'm very sorry for your loss.

My Father passed away a few years ago at the age of 59. Unfortunately we hadn't seen each other for over 10 years when it happened and that sense of "lost time" still haunts me to this day.

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oh, my goodness, of course you're in shock. i'm in shock just reading about it and don't even know either of you. my heart goes out to you, nevertheless - sincerely, Jim. i am truly sorry and wish you strength and courage in the days ahead.

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Jim, I'm very sorry to hear this, I know he was a great friend.

Don

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Can't begin to say how sorry I am to hear this, Jim.

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I'm very sorry for you Jim, but you seem to have had a great relationship and the time together to help you get through this.

That's more than a lot of Father and Sons.

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So sorry for you loss Jim. He sounds like he was a really good father and that you two shared a deep bond that won't be broken by his passing.

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Very sorry for your loss, Jim. I know it's so terribly shocking. An old friend of mine just passed away yesterday.

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Very sorry for your loss, Jim. I know it's so terribly shocking. An old friend of mine just passed away yesterday.

Sorry to hear about that, Ray.

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I am truly saddened to hear of such bad news befalling such good people--you will all be in my thoughts.

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I'm very thankful I had the priviledge of getting to know him to the extent I did. Always, without exception, enjoyed his company and conversations. I won't be feeling this loss as keenly as Jim or his family, but will I feel it, certainly.

Also glad he was able to find happiness in the decade left to him after his wife passed.

And Jim, let me say now what I was too dumbfounded to say earlier on the phone: I love you and your family as my own; please feel free to call on me for anything over the coming days and weeks. Though, I think I may go north to visit with my parents tomorrow...

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Jim,

I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family tonight.

Bertrand.

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My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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Sorry for your lost, my thoughts are with you.

I can relate with the sense of shock you had since i lost my dad in a similar shocking fashion too. Went to work like he did every morning , had an heart attack while working, never recovered and passed away few minutes afterwards. He was 56.

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My condolences, Jim.

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My condolences.

My dad went at 49, I understand how you feel.

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Very, very sorry to hear this terrible news. My condolences.

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Wow Jim. I'll say a prayer.

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My condolences as well. May he Rest in Peace.

And may your memories of him and your good times together be a source of strength for you. A piece of him lives on in your daughters.

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Jim, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. He'll be in my prayers tonight.

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