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Tom Manship

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We lost a brother this weekend, Tom Manship
Here is a link to further info. Details are being withheld due to respect for Tom and his family, however PM's will be answered, discreetly.
Please PM 570 for an address if you have any pictures of Tom you'd like to email for Tom's family. They would love to have them as well as stories, memories, cards etc as they embrace Tom's jumping community of friends just like he did.

Please remember our fallen brother,
BASE 515, 516, 570, 700, and 704

Mail to Tom's sister
Laurie Norton
241 Hwy 381 North
McColl, SC 29570

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Tom's web page can be seen here http://home.earthlink.net/~tmanship/index.html
BASE 652
1869 BASE jumps

His family would love to have pictures of Tom, so to keep them from getting a thousand different discs I told them I would collect them and put them on one disc so please email me any pictures of Tom you have (PM me for email address).

Miss you brother:(
Sorry our New Years toast never happened[:/]

570

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Someone started a thread "it's hard to find a mentor"....

It's even harder to lose one.

That phone call is one I hope to never ever receive again.

You were my mentor, my BASE brother, but most importantly, my good friend. Thanks for the memories.

Rod

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Tough one...
He was a great father-like figure. Going to miss him, his jokes, and his wealth of knowledge he has brought to BASE.

Bye Mr. Manship :( Thanks for all you have done for us.

_______________________
aerialkinetics.com

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This is a sad time for the BASE community. I wasn't close to Tom, but I did meet and jumped with him on several occasions in Twin and in Moab. The knowledge that I will never be able to fall asleep in the wee hours of my car at the Visitors Center parking lot in Twin only to know that I will be awaken by Tom doing one of his early early morning jumps will never happen again.

Fly free Tom ... we will miss you ...


Try not to worry about the things you have no control over

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Twin won't be the same without you brother.
Thanks for the advice in Switzerland, it'll always make me smile.
~J
"One flew East,and one flew West..............one flew over the cuckoo's nest"
"There's absolutely no excuse for the way I'm about to act"

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Tom i'll miss you ... Sorry we never jumped together properly ...

I'll never forget when you came to see me at BD this year and you handed me a box and said "all my friends carry knives" ... you walked off before i could take a look in the box because somebody asked me a question.

When i opened that box and found the knife, it made me smile ... it was one of the nicest things in a fantastic week ...

It seemed to sum up the spirit of all that i like about this sport ...

Thanks mate, i'll bring you a present when i make to the skies ....

BSBD


James

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Tom Manship, I have not known you for long, but it has been a pleasure and a privelige to share an exit point with you, at sunrise, for more than a week running, last summer.

Seeing you at Dirty Ernies for breakfast this bridgeday made my trip, I'm glad we had a chance to catch up.

Go well Tom, you will be missed, and from now I'll be dedicating every sunrise jump to you with remembrance, a thought and a smile.


my condolences to all Tom's family and friends

he is an inspiration to many

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