Hank Pennington aka Brown Bear has passed

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Hank Pennington aka Brown Bear has passed

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Just heard from Kodiak that Hank Pennington, Brown Bear on this forum, died suddenly 2 days ago.

Hank was a great angler, great angling writer, resident guru of Kodiak, and one of the most prolific forum posters ever, who never tired of sharing his vast knowledge and experience.

I’m sure I am not alone here in having directly benefited from his sage advice and the pleasure of his company. He will be sadly missed.

If you happen to be on Kodiak, there will be a celebration of Hank’s life on Wednesday 7 August at The Convention Centre in town, from 3 to 6 pm. People will be telling stories, sharing photographs and raising toasts.
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Re: Hank Pennington aka Brown Bear has passed

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Oh no! Always enjoyed his advice and stories. So sad....

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his posts: search.php?author_id=14292&sr=posts

Nice story about him and his wife here: https://mypineislandcove.com/attachment ... ington.pdf
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Re: Hank Pennington aka Brown Bear has passed

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So sorry to hear this. I too have always enjoyed BB’s contributions to the Forum. He will be sorely missed.

My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, family, and friends.

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Sad news. Enjoyed his posts and views on fly tying. Wishing his family all the best.

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Rest in peace, Hank.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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Hank, you will be missed. We lose another great contributor.

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Always enjoyed his posts and learned much from him.
Rest in peace Hank.

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Dang it, dang it, double dang. Very sad news indeed. I will miss his freely shared knowledge. Rest In Peace Sir.

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So unexpected and sad to hear this. It sounds like Hank lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed a tremendous bond with his wife and the outdoors. I am a bit in shock he is gone so suddenly, he had just contributed here a couple days ago.

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Terrible news to hear. I enjoyed his posts. While Hank may now be gone, I will treasure his contributions here. Condolences to his family and friends.

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RIP BB

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His passing is horrible news.

That said it always sounded like he enjoyed life to its fullest.

Sympathies to his wife and partner in their many wonderful adventures.

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Rest In Peace Hank. You’ll be missed. Deepest condolences to his family.

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Yes, sad to lose yet another great contributor to this board and passionate outdoorsman. My condolences go out to his family.

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My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

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Oh man. One of my favorite voices on the board. Grant him rest and his family peace. This saddens this Friday.
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Just awful news. My condolences to his family. He will be missed. He was another of my favorite posters.
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Sorry to hear this news. Always enjoyed his posts. My condolences to his family

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A deep sigh as I revisit my appreciation for his spirit of sharing that made its way onto this forum. Thank you for informing us.

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What a shame, Hank was a great contributor.

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