Dear Ed,
I was so sorry to hear from you yesterday of the passing of your Dad. As president of the Canadian Chito Ryu Karate do Association and on behalf of all of your Chito Ryu family I want to pass on profound condolences to you and your dear Dad’s family on the occasion of your his passing.
I know how long George has been holding on to life and it must come now as some relief that this time has come to a conclusion however much he willed be missed. He sure put up a long and hard fight to stay with us.
It is hard to imagine George not being with us anymore. As a friend and fellow Chito Ryu karateka I have served on the Executive with your Dad many many years. All through this time it has been an honor both to work with him to know him. I surely will miss him as I know many others will. He added a flavor to the Association that wont be able to be replaced.
Be assured of our thoughts and prayers for you and the family at this special moment in time.
With warmest regards
Doc Smith