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#1 goldstone97

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:04 PM

Some of you may have heard that longtime Fire supporter Al Hack passed away this weekend, following a severe heart attack.

Whether you knew him well or not, you will probably have seen Al and his family, wife Vivian and daughters Nicole and Allison, many times at games or at Section 8 social events, including last week's AGM. He was a true family man, and he brought up his children to be part of the soccer community here: both avid players, and fixtures at Fire and Red Stars games with their parents. I know that Al's warmth and generosity touched many of you.

On a personal note, I will remember Al particularly dearly for welcoming me into his home and kindly allowing me to join his family for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner two years ago. His company and conversation will be missed greatly, as there were few times more relaxing than sharing a good beer (it was always good beer with Al) with him and talking about the Fire, as our conversation always inevitably returned to. I remember that we never could agree on the merits of Bakary Soumare, but he was always good natured and jovial about it -- a reflection of his way with people and with life.

The services are tomorrow and Thursday. For the details, please see the obituary in today's Tribune.
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#2 Barrakouba

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

Thank you very much for posting! Thoughts and prayers are with Nic, Allison and the Hack family! Big hugs, much love!

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:21 PM

RIP Mr. Hack. Though I never met you I can say with great conviction that you are true example of what it means to be a great father. This is evident by your wonderful children. An example other fathers like myself aspire to. You will live on through your family as they continue to shine your bright light upon all who are are fortunate enough to take part in their lives.

My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Nicole and family.

#4 BenBurton

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:27 PM

He was a wonderful person as are those he leaves behind. He was everpresent and will be missed.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:47 PM

R.I.P. Mr. Hack

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

R.I.P. Mr. Hack

My thoughts and prayers to the Hack family.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

The Hack Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:46 PM

My condolences to the Hack family.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

R.I.P. Mr. Hack

My condolences to the Hack family.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:32 AM

R.I.P. Mr. Hack

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What a great picture. That's how i remember him - with a big smile and his loving family around him.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:35 AM

What a great picture. That's how i remember him - with a big smile and his loving family around him.



that's the kind of picture that when you see it....it makes you aspire to be like that man
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:50 AM

I am very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hack family.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

i didn't know him but i wish i had. my condolences to his family.

#14 jogadubwise

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:17 PM

that's the kind of picture that when you see it....it makes you aspire to be like that man


I couldn't agree more.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

My thoughts are with the Hack Family at this time. Peace and Love...
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