2nd Annual Paddle-Out & Celebration of Life

The Nancarrow Project

As the end of the year approaches, so does December 28th, the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although the pain of loss feels particularly heavy, each new day reminds me that this is a time for gratitude, reflection and celebration.

My dad always wished to be remembered not by how he died, but by how he lived — and last December, my dad earned his wish when we all gathered at the ocean, cheered as a golden San Diego sun dipped below the horizon, and said goodbye to our beloved Loren Nancarrow.

Since that extraordinary night at the beach, we all have lost many more local heroes including Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, and Larry Himmel…we’ve lost mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, siblings, children, and friends, further reminding us that each day is gift. So as our family celebrates my dad’s life, we also want to honor and celebrate ​the lives of your loved ones who have passed, as we believe that…

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2 thoughts on “2nd Annual Paddle-Out & Celebration of Life

  1. Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year to you, dear Hannah, dear, beautiful Susie, handsome Graham & darling, adorable Britta! You betcha, I’ll be attending the 12-28-14 Community Paddle-Out & Celebration of Life!! I’m hoping as a “lil surf girl from Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA” I’ll be lending my support of the “paddle-out” event to act as remembrance of your great, intelligent, humane, remarkable and forever memorable Dad, Loren! He is ever in our hearts and minds and I will say, “RIP, dear Loren, my friend and inspirational personage!!” Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Susan & Julian Wise

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