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« on: May 02, 2017, 06:58 AM »

I'll just repost what Mike posted on facebook:
In the early morning of May 1st. ~ Pam passed away with peace from her own bed. She was surrounded with much love from family, close neighbors and Bubba her cat. Pam knew of the kindness and support from the world over. It is quite humbling and has truly made a difference in helping us get through this. Thank You All, from my heart!!! Special Thanks to Mary Ann Mcvay of Into the Wind Kites, And the owners & members of GWTW kite forum. Michael

although most of us never met Pam, we all were touched by her
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 07:20 AM »

I saw this this morning as well.
Sad news indeed. I always loved knowing who made my kites. I spoke of Pam and Mike often when flying my TOTL stuff and enjoyed telling people who made them. Our little community isnt that big and its always sad when someone we've grown to know over the years passes, Ive purchased kites from Pam and Mike over the years and love them. My thoughts are with Mike and Pam this morning, and or course every time I get out one of their creations.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 09:46 AM »

I never had the chance to meet Pam, but have always appreciated what she did for kiting. One of the pioneers of Team flying, an inspiration. I will fly a kite in her memory today.
R.I.P.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 12:02 PM »

Terribly sad news. Very sorry.....there are never words for something like this.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 03:48 PM »

sad news for sure, but the joy she brought to the world through her creations will live on and continue to bring many new smiles for years and years, as a small piece of her joins with pleasant breezes the world over. she gave even us strangers a most wonderful gift; treasured moments of happiness.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 04:41 PM »

Rest Pam now.
We never met in person.
But You are in my Thoughts and Heart.
I will think of You ......and the many friends lost this year often.
Especially when flying one of your kites.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 08:48 PM »

 A great flyer and a true pioneer.

Smooth winds Pam.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 08:59 PM »

I can't count how many kites I've flown and owned that were touched by Pam.

Kiting would not have been the same without her.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 05:15 AM »

Heart broken...

Best friends I've never met...
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 06:46 AM »

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Heart broken...

Best friends I've never met...

my sentiments also.

I will cherish all of my Pam Kirk flown and sewn kites. Having a private memorial fly to honor her today and tomorrow.
Flew her Custom "Star Trek" Spin-Off on May 2 after learning of her passing.


With higher winds today, I will be flying these...




...and these tomorrow...



...and one for Mike, of course!


Fly a kite for Pam & Mike!
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 01:11 PM »

I think this is my only kite from them... Love it!!!
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monday at9am est...found out why my image disappeared:
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Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 05:43 PM »

I would love to see more kites that Pam worked on.  I'm afraid soarin and theif's posts aren't showing up.

 I am so sorry to hear about Pam's passing.
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