Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dainis Mednis was a friend of mine

Although I haven't seen Dainis “Madness” in more than 20 years his memory is still with me. Dainis was one of the nicest persons I have ever met; always happy, always a sense of humor. He was the man who gave me the name “Klaus base” when everyone was always going to cloud base and I was sinking out in my early days hang gliding, Hinton Alberta.

Dainis died of an aneurysm on Saturday in a cross country ski event near Vernon, as I understood it. Help was right there but nothing could be done for him. His memory and name will never leave me and I truly am sorry for those who have lost such a happy part of their lives. He was about to become a grandfather. Sad, because he would have been one of the best grandparents a kid could have.

As I am nearly destitute and can't afford to travel, if someone has a way up for the funeral please let me know.

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