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(YouCaring)   Donation info for Farker timujin's final expenses, link goes to fundraiser   ( youcaring.com) divider line
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2017-09-16 06:58:11 PM  
On September 6th we lost a longtime Farker, timujin. Some of you have inquired if there will be a memorial fund set up, and it turns out his loved ones need assistance with his final costs, so here's how you can help. Any amount is appreciated, and please share if you can.

In case you missed it, Gray's memorial thread is here.
 
2017-09-16 07:05:41 PM  
Thanks for posting this.
 
2017-09-16 07:13:04 PM  
RIP timujin.  :(
 
2017-09-16 08:00:40 PM  
Too many Farkers dying lately. R.I.P.  timujin
 
2017-09-16 08:04:37 PM  
I'll miss his contributions here, and can only offer my condolences and the hope that the few $$$ I chipped in will help in some small way. Peace out, timujin.
 
2017-09-16 08:22:42 PM  
He never made it to Cuba.

R.I.P.
 
2017-09-16 08:29:30 PM  
I'm in. RIP.
 
2017-09-16 08:40:01 PM  
I hope you found peace timujin.
 
2017-09-16 08:41:51 PM  
I tossed in a couple of bucks, and I hope you do too.
 
2017-09-16 08:44:44 PM  
On it. Good gods, he was a wonderful man :(
 
2017-09-16 08:58:54 PM  
Done.
 
2017-09-16 09:07:18 PM  
Done.
 
2017-09-16 09:07:20 PM  
Oh sh*t...sorry, I did read that thread. I had it confused in my head with somebody else who was battling cancer or something.

And now my faux pas will make me not say what I would like to say about suicide. My grandfather shot himself. One of my good friends and customers hung himself. I myself plotted for years of a way to kill myself without anybody knowing that it was suicide. I'm in a better place now, but I understand.
 
2017-09-16 09:13:52 PM  

E-Brake: On September 6th we lost a longtime Farker, timujin. Some of you have inquired if there will be a memorial fund set up, and it turns out his loved ones need assistance with his final costs, so here's how you can help. Any amount is appreciated, and please share if you can.

In case you missed it, Gray's memorial thread is here.


Thank you for this, truly. Honored to contribute.
 
2017-09-16 09:16:04 PM  
What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.
 
2017-09-16 09:16:23 PM  
Thank you. I'll gladly give.

He was a good man. He's gone now. I've been grieving his loss since the day we were told. I don't know why it'shiat me this hard. Perhaps it's the manner of his death; or maybe because he was such an incredibly good man; maybe both.

I miss him.

Goodbye, Timujin.
 
2017-09-16 09:18:10 PM  
I put in $50, but what's up with the "tip"? I don't mind putting in 57.50 or whatever, but it's a really weird system.
 
2017-09-16 09:20:46 PM  
Wish I was donating to help out a live Farker, versus donating to help bury one

No disrespect, just wish he was still around
 
2017-09-16 09:23:10 PM  
Done.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday.
 
2017-09-16 09:23:55 PM  

interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell


Yeah, that whole industry can fark off as far as I'm concerned. Cremation should be covered by insurance as a medical procedure, and the rest of it (caskets, church services, burial, etc.) should be strictly optional.
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2017-09-16 09:23:57 PM  
He was one of the good ones here.  Tossed in a bit- I hope that the rest of his family can find some peace.
 
2017-09-16 09:25:53 PM  

philodough: Thank you. I'll gladly give.

He was a good man. He's gone now. I've been grieving his loss since the day we were told. I don't know why it'shiat me this hard. Perhaps it's the manner of his death; or maybe because he was such an incredibly good man; maybe both.

I miss him.

Goodbye, Timujin.


Same here. It's not even like I knew him well or even on a first name basis. Clearly, though, he was a good man and I sincerely hope his soul is at peace.
 
2017-09-16 09:27:09 PM  
All I remember about timujin was that he seemed like a decent guy. Not exactly a tombstone-worthy statement but probably the best that anyone who's posted on Fark can hope for.
 
2017-09-16 09:28:20 PM  
He was one of my favorite Farkers in the politics tab. His absence is is very noticeable, and he is missed here. Our house burned down on the 23rd and we've got our own money issues, ATM. I wish I could donate.
 
2017-09-16 09:31:19 PM  

Lee451: Too many Farkers dying lately. R.I.P.  timujin


That remains the theme.

Some of us Farkers joined back in 1999 or later. So one can expect some lossses due to our eventual departure from the life cycle: so you all may be seeing the natural course of human life.

Me? I'm 61 and nearing the end of my second career after retiring from being an USAF MSgt. So I roll with it and stand my thoughts here on Fark. I am driven to expose and alert people here of the dangers of ignorance. hate and blind obedience.

Good night all.
 
2017-09-16 09:33:18 PM  

AirForceVet: Some of us Farkers joined back in 1999 or later.


This reminds me of those ads that say, " You can get one of these  for 50, 60, 70% off OR MORE!"
 
2017-09-16 09:34:05 PM  

interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.


I told my son that when I die, he should sell what he can and dump the rest in a ditch late at night.

Or just not claim my corpse and let the county deal with it.
 
2017-09-16 09:36:15 PM  
When my wife died it cost about $3,500 for everything.   Cremation, minor cosmetic work, transportation, paperwork, plain box, etc.   (yes, you have to choose a box that gets burned... like a regular coffin.)
 
2017-09-16 09:38:18 PM  
Done.

*sigh*
 
2017-09-16 09:39:23 PM  
Wow. Safe travels.
 
2017-09-16 09:40:05 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.

I told my son that when I die, he should sell what he can and dump the rest in a ditch late at night.

Or just not claim my corpse and let the county deal with it.


I've got in my will that they can strip me for parts, and if there's anything useful after that I go to a med school.

I've thought about requiring that my remains are used for at least one drunken prank on the board of trustees, but I'm not sure that's an option.
 
2017-09-16 09:43:02 PM  
RIP Bro :  (
 
2017-09-16 09:43:36 PM  
I gave what I could...it sucks that Farkers are literally a dying breed.
 
2017-09-16 09:44:08 PM  

interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.


Consider looking into the Neptune Society.
My mother pre-paid, reasonable cost, they were kind and professional and handle much of the transportation issues.
It's less than half the cost of just a casket (about 2k).
 
2017-09-16 09:44:35 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.

I told my son that when I die, he should sell what he can and dump the rest in a ditch late at night.

Or just not claim my corpse and let the county deal with it.


My dad passed at 87 this year, coherent til his last day"Remember, toss me on the trash pile out back, take care our your mother, and walk my dog, and never forget I love you all".  Then he said "when your mothers not looking get me a rare filet and a martini."
 
2017-09-16 09:45:02 PM  
My ex's aunt used to say "just shove a hambone up my ass and let the dog drag me up the hill."
 
2017-09-16 09:46:53 PM  
So sorry I can't help at the moment I wish the family the best.
 
2017-09-16 09:49:03 PM  
My dad died in Egypt. It cost 25K$ to get his body here (central Illinois) cremated and ashes in a tomb/wall/memorial.
Dang...(note to my kids) dispose on me as cheaply as possible and have a GREAT party. (please say kind things)
donation made...no slashies
 
2017-09-16 09:55:56 PM  
Done
 
2017-09-16 09:56:41 PM  
Done. Come on farkers.
 
2017-09-16 09:57:10 PM  
Done.
 
2017-09-16 10:08:48 PM  
Will do.

Ain't got anything to say that anyone else has already said but I hope you've found some peace at last and don't have anymore pain or worries. Suicidal tendencies isn't just a band, and depression is such a biatch, such a dark road to be on and I hope the grave has given you peace timujin.

There aren't any smarts or funnies for these things.
 
2017-09-16 10:08:51 PM  
I recognized the name and got the instant sads. I don't normally make a habit of praying, but will say a little one for the family.
 
2017-09-16 10:13:08 PM  
Done. And Damn it lad, I hope you rest easy. Slan abhaile.
 
2017-09-16 10:15:53 PM  
To those discussing funeral expenses, may I suggest donating to your local medical school's willed body program? They cover cremation and, depending on the school, some will return the ashes, others will spread the ashes. My mother's body was donated to UC San Diego's program (she wanted it done after I went to medical school) and UCSD paid for all the expenses associated with transporting her from the hospital to the school, the cremation, and ultimately spreading her ashes at sea (UCSD does not return ashes).

Also, generally all schools also hold a memorial service for their donors every year.
 
2017-09-16 10:16:44 PM  

AirForceVet: Lee451: Too many Farkers dying lately. R.I.P.  timujin

That remains the theme.


Phrasing?
 
2017-09-16 10:16:50 PM  
While I never knew timujin, personally, I have been in some pretty dark spaces myself.  While we continue to delve into how the brain "works", physically...I truly think no one will ever understand the mental components that make each of us up.  I, too, wish there was more that could have been done.  That being said, because someone reached out to me, all I can do is pay it forward.  It's not much, but it comes from a heart and soul that's walked a few feet in his shoes.  Peace timunjin...we all miss you here, but you're never forgotten.
 
2017-09-16 10:17:56 PM  

spoontasic: I recognized the name and got the instant sads. I don't normally make a habit of praying, but will say a little one for the family.


Ditto

RIP Ghengis Khan timuljin
 
2017-09-16 10:18:52 PM  
Done
 
2017-09-16 10:20:18 PM  

interstellar_tedium: What bothers me is how much everything costs mostly because they load it all up with BS, cremating my Dad was ridiculously expensive and it pissed me off to no end how they kept trying to upsell (no we don't want to buy a $6,000 casket for him to be cremated in, please fark off with your "don't you want the very best for him?" shiat).  People shouldn't have to go through this, you are grieving you don't need financial stress too.

Honestly I wouldn't mind just being put in a wheelie bin and left out with the rest of the trash, although I have been tempted to build my own casket and figure out how to have a Viking funeral.


When my mom passed we were told that we could rent a casket that would have its own box "insert" that would be removed and she would be cremated in that. So we did that. The rental casket was quite nice. I think the cost savings plus expensive looking casket was something my mom would have done if she had planned it.
We were lucky, we knew the funeral home owner so he did his best to save us money, no upselling.
 
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