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Old 08-09-2015, 07:15 PM #1
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Bob Gurnsey, the father of paintball, passed away - Memorial September 6th

Update 9/7/15 - Footage from Bob's celebration of life...


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Today we will Celebrate our Founding Father of Paintball. Bob Gurnsey. It will be a day of joy and reflection as he has touched so many life's in simply creating this game we have all come to love and enjoy! We will have an open mic for anyone that would like to tell their story in how Paintball has touched their own life. Bob loved to tell his life stories as well as listen to others, his wish was to carry on his legacy and allow people to tell theirs. His loving Wife Lori will be in attendance and would love to have your support.

This is a free for all Day at Waynes World if you want to play, just buy paint! We thank you from the bottom of our Hearts and hope that you will join us in Celebrating this extraordinary Man!
"Ceremony will begin at 2p.m, you are welcome to come earlier and get some play time in." Again we Thank you!

Feel free to dress casual, "This means Paintball attire"

Update on 8/24/15 - It is with a heavy heart I confirm that Bob Gurnsey lost his battle with cancer this morning. Rest In Peace. We all owe you a debt of gratitude for not only creating the first paintball game but also creating paintball as a business so it could spread and grow.

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I am facing the final curtain.. I had the unfortunate, saddening, hard to come to terms with "End Of Life Speech" from my Primary Doctor this week at the Mayo Clinic. As you are aware my Leukemia has reached my organs. My Lungs are suffering extreme pressure and pain due to Malignant fluid filling them on a daily basis. I now have a catheter so that my wife Lori can drain the fluid here at home. 1 Gallon was removed in a week long period. I will be starting another experimental drug next week, last option with no guarantees. I could explain my life as it is right now as so. When to fold.
"It is like stepping into a ring with Mike Tyson knowing you're going to get beat to Hell, then your corner ties one hand behind your back and says go back in for some more! Now after you have been beaten to a pulp the 2nd time they say, now let's tie the other hand. The question is, when do you fold? That's basically where I am at. Still fighting as always though, I don't surrender easily as most of you know. I would like to say, if anyone wants a piece of my Memorabilia autographed by myself, I would do it now. I can't Thank you all enough for the life of Love and support. Tina will keep you updated as the days progress. Please head over to the page listed below, there you will find the website link with my items. Much love to you all, God Bless.
We all owe this man a great debt, from the causal hobbyist to the people that call this sport their livelihood.

Through the news of tournaments, webcasts and company acquisitions the roots and the heritage (the reason the forum exists for you to even read this message) occasionally are forgotten. If you are not familiar with Bob or the rich history of our sport, please do yourself a favor and visit http://www.bobgurnsey.com/ to pay homage to the man that made everything possible.

God bless you Bob during the coming days and thank you for everything you have done for our community, sport and culture.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:17 PM #2
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:28 PM #3
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I hope Bob gets word of the love that the players and sport overall have for him. Thank you, sir, for bringing us this game we all love. We can't ever thank you enough.

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Old 08-09-2015, 07:38 PM #4
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Is there a link or instructions to obtain this badge to show support here on PBNation?
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:49 PM #5
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Jeeze this is terrible. I hope your family continues to show support and help along the way.

Edit: The badge was done years ago in support of securing one of the last Nelsplats for the EMR musuem.

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:04 PM #6
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Awful. So sad to hear these kinds of things.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:16 PM #7
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Is there a link or instructions to obtain this badge to show support here on PBNation?
It was a limited edition badge. You had to donate $12 or more to receive it. I think it would be a good idea to create another one and have another round of donations.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:36 PM #8
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It was a limited edition badge. You had to donate $12 or more to receive it. I think it would be a good idea to create another one and have another round of donations.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:32 PM #9
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I've spent 20 years playing the sport Bob made up, he'll always have my utmost appreciation.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:38 PM #10
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Very sad, Bob created an amazing game I am thankful to enjoy week after week. My heart goes out to him
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Very sad, Bob created an amazing game I am thankful to enjoy week after week. My heart goes out to him
You cannot ask any more of life than to touch as many lives as he has. I wish Bob the best, and he should know that his legacy will outlast all of us, and his legion of fans will last a lifetime. Fight the good fight buddy. You are in my prayers.
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I wish this true OG all the best.

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Very sad to hear about this. The definition of a paintball legend. Good luck with your fight. Thoughts and prayers to Bob and his family.
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Please make a custom badge obtainable with donations to Bob's fight or his families expenses. I would definitely be in line to donate.
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Very sad to hear. Thoughts are with you bob.
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I never met the man personally, but he has helped me more then I would ever know. All of the best, hope you and your family find peace in the midst of this nightmare.
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