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Old 10-26-2012   #1
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1985
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The passing of a legend... Keith Backlund

Keith Backlund, master craftsman, paddling legend and lifelong friend passed away last night - at his brother's house in Stalker- the home he grew up in. They were going out to eat and he couldn't catch his breath- and then passed quickly. He had a delightful couple days and a night out eating with his family.

Condolences to Ann and to the many many friends that were touched by Keith's talent, humor and love.

Step good, KJ, step good.

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Old 10-26-2012   #2
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Sorry to hear this. He was a creative force. Condolences to those touched by him.


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Old 10-26-2012   #3
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RIP, Keith. Hope you're making piles of sawdust on the other side.
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Old 10-27-2012   #4
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Kieth thanks for being a friend
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