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    Default Passing of Frank Pomes aka broadbill

    Today I lost a friend, Frank Pomes. We first met at a training session about four years ago, he with his Boykin Rebel and me with my Golden Buffy. We both had crazy high octane puppies. We became friends.We trained together, shot at hunt tests, shot together at a Delta Waterfowl shoot, worked the continental shoots together and hunted upland together. He was an excellent shot and Rebel is an absolutely awesome dog. Rebel never failed to look like a little furry rocket. Frank would get embarrassed when I would say that he had the best marking dog in our group but I couldn't help but say it.

    Frank was truly a nice man. He worked hard at training dogs and he did what he could to bring our retriever clubs together. In a moment of privacy, I told him that I really appreciated our friendship. He actually apologized to me for being my friend for such a short time. I tried to see him as much as I could. He would visit me after his chemo treatments which were in the neighborhood. Now he is gone.

    We will miss him here on Long Island.
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    George,

    I don't usually post on these types of threads but, I am sorry for your loss and time does help........Condolences.

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    Damn, so sorry to hear - used to tease Frank that he was the second 'Guylander after Ham Rowan to have himself a Boykin. Believe his acknowledgement of that was reflected in Rebel's very name. He doted on that dog and as I understand it y'all his training partners doted on Frank for his convivial nature. Really hate this, the life of another good guy taken - condolences to all who knew and enjoyed ol' Broadbill's company. And thank you, George, for a plenty poignant tribute to your friend and training partner.

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    gdnyc,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Broadbill Frank. We that spend time training and gunning together form such very special bonds together, I am sure his passing is overwhelming. God rest ye Frank and grand fowling to ye on the other side Mate.

    My heart and prayers goes out to all left in the wake of Frank's passing.

    Sincere Regrets,
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdgnyc View Post
    Today I lost a friend, Frank Pomes. We first met at a training session about four years ago, he with his Boykin Rebel and me with my Golden Buffy. We both had crazy high octane puppies. We became friends.We trained together, shot at hunt tests, shot together at a Delta Waterfowl shoot, worked the continental shoots together and hunted upland together. He was an excellent shot and Rebel is an absolutely awesome dog. Rebel never failed to look like a little furry rocket. Frank would get embarrassed when I would say that he had the best marking dog in our group but I couldn't help but say it.

    Frank was truly a nice man. He worked hard at training dogs and he did what he could to bring our retriever clubs together. In a moment of privacy, I told him that I really appreciated our friendship. He actually apologized to me for being my friend for such a short time. I tried to see him as much as I could. He would visit me after his chemo treatments which were in the neighborhood. Now he is gone.

    We will miss him here on Long Island.
    Yes, Frank was one of the best which are few and far between.
    He was a big help to me even with silly little things I could not figure out. Like would you believe how to charge the E. Collar!! Frank was always there to lend a helping hand with a smile. He will be missed by me and many that knew him.

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    Thanks George for the tribute. Only met Frank once when he and his son came to a Hunt Test in NC. We talked a lot since his Rebel was a son of my Chief. He titled in Seasoned that weekend, they we so proud. What a great guy. Wish I could have spent more time with him. R.I.P Frank you were one of the really good guys. Prayers go out to his family.

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    George, so very very sorry for your loss.
    I'm willing to bet Frank treasured your friendship.
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    George,

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost a close friend. I am glad to know that you were able to tell him what his friendship meant to you.-Paul
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    George, thank you for posting. Frank Pomes loved the outdoors and helping his fellow man, which was a blessing to the Long Island Retriever community. He was a kind and non judgemental man, and we could always count on him. A skilled woodworker, he would volunteer his talent whenever needed. He will truly be missed by his friends and family.
    Andy

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    I met Frank and Rebel when Lois and I judged an HRC hunt test on Long Island. He was really a nice man and he loved his Boykin. Frank will be missed by everyone who knew him.
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