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azureriders  (D 28830)

Apr 22, 2010, 1:49 AM
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As many of you know, Mike has been fighting lung cancer for the past few months. I regret to inform you that he passed away just before midnight last night, 4-21-2010.

Mike wanted to be cremated and a service to be held at the DZ to celebrate his life. It will be at least a few weeks before this takes place. I will forward any arrangements as soon as I have them.

A friend who will be missed.


davidlayne  (D 3102)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:04 AM
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Blue Skies Mike.


boomerjr  (B 34537)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:06 AM
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been a member here for a long time, never felt the need to post before now.

blue skies mike, already changing plans to be there for you as soon as I can.


ramon  (D 26115)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:18 AM
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Blue Skies Mike.
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I'll never forget learning to skydive at Gold Coast.


bozo  (D 10154)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:37 AM
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Damn......what a great guy....and a great loss.

Go easy , Mike. Semper Fi


TrophyHusband  (D 20112)

Apr 22, 2010, 4:29 AM
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blue skies, old friendFrown thank you for all the great years at gold coast.


Miami  (D 17626)

Apr 22, 2010, 4:38 AM
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You will be missed, my friend, but you will never be forgotten.


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Apr 22, 2010, 5:12 AM
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Blue Skies Mike.

Few people have I met, with as much generosity and dedication to their fellow jumpers and the sport.

Leanne, I wish I could give a hug right now.


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palstev  (No License)

Apr 22, 2010, 5:25 AM
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Blue Skies Mike! Frown


Anvilbrother  (C 39168)

Apr 22, 2010, 5:51 AM
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In my time knowing you, you will not know how much you changed my life. Your generosity in doing everything you can to keep your family in the air even at the suffering of your own comfort has always made my jaw drop every time you did it. Including my most immediate family you are the most respected person in my life. Nov01 2003 was the first time I met you, and the first time I have met anyone in my life that welcomed a total stranger into theirs the way you and all the others at Moss Point did. You were the type of person that you did not want to let down, and the first person you wanted to see at the dropzone every weekend. BSBD You will never be forgotten.

Hugs and prayers Leanne


jaymundo  (D 22179)

Apr 22, 2010, 6:30 AM
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Our condolences for Mike's passing.What a great guy.....


Blue skies for you forever Mike


diablopilot  (D License)

Apr 22, 2010, 6:32 AM
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I had the honor of stopping by Mike's DZ once, and found him to be one of the most genuine and friendly people I've ever met in this sport.

BSBD.

-jp-


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Apr 22, 2010, 6:51 AM
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In reply to:
I had the honor of stopping by Mike's DZ once, and found him to be one of the most genuine and friendly people I've ever met in this sport.

BSBD.

-jp-

That he was. Absolutely a stand-up guy. And he cared about everybody. It's been a few years since I last jumped at Gold Coast but I remember when a small group of deaf skydivers converged at one of his Mardi Gras boogies, and one of them frapped in under a too-small Samurai, slamming the earth hard enough that everybody thought he was a goner. Later that evening when I got back to the DZ from the hospital, Mike asked me the guy's status, which was a concussion and a broken orbital bone. His exact words: "It's a miracle!" with his hands held palms up.

One of my favorite DZOs even though my visits were infrequent...

FUCK CANCER!!!


skygirlpc  (C 35108)

Apr 22, 2010, 6:53 AM
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Blue Skies, Mike! Frown I only jumped at Gold Coast a few times but always found Mike to be a very welcoming and friendly guy!

My condolences to the whole Gold Coast crew, I know that you are all suffering a huge loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all and especially Leanne! Frown


futuredivot  (Student)

Apr 22, 2010, 7:05 AM
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Blues Mike. I was lucky to have met you.


skybill  (D 6009)

Apr 22, 2010, 7:08 AM
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Blue Skyz Mike.

"The Star" up there just shined a little brighter, Mike flyin' in!!


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DontPanic  (D 30449)

Apr 22, 2010, 7:50 AM
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Blue Skies Mike!

As much as Mike taught me about skydiving, I think I've learned more about life just watching Mike keeping our dropzone going for the last 7 years I've known him.


purple6807  (D 24036)

Apr 22, 2010, 8:45 AM
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Blue Skies Mike... I enjoyed working with you and everyone at GCS. You will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you Leanne.
Blue Skies forever.- Frank Kenyon


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bclark  (D 22626)

Apr 22, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I flew the Caravan for a weekend at Gold Coast last spring. Mike and Leanne made me feel very welcome. I am sorry to hear of his passing and wish my condolences to the jumpers and staff at Gold Coast.


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 22, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Aw hellUnsure

Blue skies Mike it was good to have met youUnsureFrown


VanillaSkyGirl

Apr 22, 2010, 11:23 AM
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I met Mike Igo and Leanne at my 1st Chick's Rock boogie. I had under 100 jumps at that boogie, and Mike did my Pink Mafia initiation jump (haha) along with Leanne and Laurel. They made sure that I had a blast, and I ran laughing into Mike's arms after the jump.

The one time that I visited the Gold Coast DZ was a few months after that for the Pink Mafia Mardi Gras boogie. Mike remembered me and gave me a tour of the DZ making me feel at home. He also made sure that I and everyone else had someone to jump with and was happy.

What a wonderful and thoughtful person, that he was. Mike will surely be missed by so many. My condolences to Leanne and to all of Mike's loved ones.


fasted3  (D 30104)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:21 PM
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Mike was a good man. He will be missed by the many who loved him.

Blue skies my friend.


cloud9  (D 27635)

Apr 22, 2010, 3:48 PM
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Blue Skies Semper Fi Marine!


grimmie  (D 18890)

Apr 22, 2010, 4:54 PM
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I never met Mike in person, however we spoke a few times on the phone. He offered me his Otter to fly the Belize Boogie for pretty much free. I had planned on heading to Gold Coast this summer to meet him.
What a nice human being.
Damn.
Fuck Cancer.
BSBD


porpoishead  (B 30018)

Apr 22, 2010, 5:23 PM
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To leanne and all of my gold coast family I feel the pain and send much love and sympathy for our tremendous loss ....see you all at the DZ.

Thank you so much mike for being a friend, for the memories, for the good times, for the DZ that I am very proud to call home, for bringing all of the gold coast skydivers together and keeping us going no matter what, and for truly caring.....going to miss you a lot, I will never forget you...... Fly free.....eternal blue skies my friend


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