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Emily Berkley Dec. 19, 2010

 


fallinbear  (C 34738)

Dec 20, 2010, 6:19 AM
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Blue Skies, Em.

We will all miss your enthusiasm for life, your cheery voice, and your friendship.

I will never forget how you and Lee reached out to me during a very difficult time in my life.

Much love.

All my best to your friends, family, and especially Kiwi and the pets.

I will miss you. Frown


Grubber  (C 39556)

Dec 20, 2010, 6:57 AM
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M, You were one of the prettiest girls I have ever known and such a kick ass coach.

Had a good jump on Sunday...couldn't help but think maybe you had something to do with it. I cannot remember a more sunny, clear and beautiful December day.

Fly Free Emily.
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Usetawuz  (D 2747)

Dec 20, 2010, 8:00 AM
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Fly free sweet Emily. You will live in our hearts forever.

Our tears, prayers and condolences to Lee, family and friends.


skr  (D 981)

Dec 20, 2010, 9:03 AM
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Big gaping hole in the Universe right now

One of the Lights went out

Anguish - For Her - All the people She touched

She was one of the Good Guys


RoryJ  (D 28873)

Dec 20, 2010, 9:57 AM
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I only got to meet you briefly at the last Swoop Nationals, but your energy was infectious, as was your smile. I was looking forward to flying with you one day, but it looks like that will not happen.

My thoughts and sympathies to all that got to really know this wonderful lady.

BSBD


sartre

Dec 20, 2010, 6:46 PM
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Emily was not someone I knew well, but someone I looked up to very much. When the fellow I was dating came up to the dz, he immediately noticed her, and referred to her as "skydiving barbie" always after. She was actually way to hot to be referred to as barbie, but he meant it in a good way. She definitely was someone to admire for how she took life by the balls and lived it.


Coreefdiver  (D 15287)

Dec 20, 2010, 6:57 PM
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memorial service at Mile Hi

Time
Thursday, December 23 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location
Mile Hi Skydiving
229 Airport Rd Hangar 34G
Longmont, CO


http://www.facebook.com/...?eid=133040006757752


polarbear  (D 25673)

Dec 20, 2010, 7:03 PM
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I first met Emily in 2005 when I went to Mile Hi for the CPC nationals. Every time I went there after that, Emily always stood out as an especially friendly and energetic person...the type you just naturally like to be around. I know she had many firends who will both mourn and remember her.

Blue Skies


sim117

Dec 20, 2010, 10:51 PM
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I first met Emily during AFF as my instructor. She was an incredible skydiver, teacher, friend, and person. She always made time for myself and the other students, even when it meant she would have to forgo a load. My thoughts and prayers are with you Emily. You had an incredible impact on me in the short time I knew you and will always cherish the few memories I made with you during AFF. Blue skies, Emily.


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Dec 20, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Very sad news. My heart goes out to Kiwi and everyone else at Mile Hi. Fly free Emily.


Slight  (A 41739)

Dec 21, 2010, 12:54 AM
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Heartbroken.

Our world is now a darker place.

We'll miss you Emily. By remembering your joy and enthusiasm we'll keep your spark burning until we fly together once more.


freeheelbillie  (Student)

Dec 21, 2010, 7:59 AM
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I haven't jumped in awhile, but my last jumps were with Em.

Blue skies Emily MHS won't be the same without you.
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flyangel2

Dec 21, 2010, 8:40 AM
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Where youre at now, Im sure youll have a lot of pull making sure Little Baby Jesus in his down vest will keep the skies clear over Longmont, allowing your fellow skydivers to get into the air more often.

Heres to your energy and love of the sport, raising a glass in your memory.


Premier BenHall  (B 28306)

Dec 21, 2010, 11:26 AM
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It's been a few years since I left but no one ever forgets Emily and the brightness and joy she always brought to the dropzone. I swear after 3 yrs of sharing mile-hi I never saw anything but a smile on her face. Prayers to Lee and the rest of the crew -Ben BSBD


thecount

Dec 21, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Emily, your smile, beauty, and warm heart are unmatched by any other. I still remember the time you came down on me for jumping without a helmet. Know that I took your criticism that day as a sign of true care and friendship. You will forever be missed by many, but I know that your wonderful spirit will continue to influence others in a positive manner.

With only Love,
James


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repcool  (D 30916)

Dec 21, 2010, 7:51 PM
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Emily, there were times that I spent months away from Mile Hi but always on my return you were there, guaranteed to have a smile and a "hello" waiting for me and making me feel right at home again in seconds.

You will be missed but never forgotten.



Simon


Belladonna  (D 31125)

Dec 22, 2010, 1:36 PM
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I was a nervous student. Emily was there for my level 7, cheering me on in the landing area. She told me how she was terrified all the way though her AFF and she loved skydiving. I looked up to her as a skydiver and came to know her as a friend. She was an amazing person and always full of energy.

Tip of the cougar hat, Em.


mattjw916  (D License)

Dec 23, 2010, 12:39 PM
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BSBD

I probably have a handful of videos I shot of jumps with Emily.

As the Dude would say, "That's a bummer".


WFFC  (D 24610)

Dec 24, 2010, 9:09 AM
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Emily was a brilliant ray of light in this sport that we all love. I recall the day she did her first skydive with Kiwi. (the dropzone was never the same from that moment on...)
I've (unfortunately) attended too many memorials of friends in this sport but this one touched a bit more. I've never seen so many attend from so far and so wide. This is a testament to how many people's lives that Emily (and Lee) have touched over the years.
Emily's spirit will live on in all that she touched and be remembered in all that accomplished in her years.
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12500ft  (C License)

Jul 4, 2011, 1:38 PM
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Em,
Thinking of you today. I miss you. Everyday.



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