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Old 03-08-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Jules Dervaes - RIP

Until they went commercial, the Dervaes Family and their Urban Homestead was incredibly inspiring and motivating in my own urban gardening efforts.

http://urbanhomestead.org/memory-jul...aes-1947-2016/

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In Memory of Jules Dervaes (1947-2016)

POSTED BY ANAIS DERVAES POSTED ON DECEMBER 27, 2016 CATEGORIES: BLOG 47
It’s with deepest sadness that we announce that Jules C. Dervaes, Jr., age 69, passed away as a result of a pulmonary embolism.

Dad has stood up his whole life for everything he believed in: never surrendering, never compromising, never wavering in his beliefs, his principles. Dad thought everything–no matter how big or how small–was worth fighting for.

Dad would try to right every wrong, correct every injustice and fix every mistake. Maybe that was his biggest flaw, but, just maybe, that was his greatest asset.

Dad never retired, never gave up, never stopped working, never stopped dreaming, never lost sight of the ultimate goal. There were times when we wished Dad would just let it go because it was just not worth it. However, that trait is what made Dad worth everything.

The last person Dad ever took care of was himself. His sincere concern for others’ well-being was evident to all who knew him. Dad’s smile and laughter touched many.

There are not many times in modern life when one can say God stepped in and intervened. This time, God had the final say, giving him the rest and release that Dad would never give to himself.

Although this chapter of Dad’s life has ended, God willing, we intend to carry on the work that he started.

In the name of our father,
Jules C. Dervaes, Jr. (1947-2016)

Anais, Justin and Jordanne Dervaes
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Thank you for posting that. I used to read their site regularly, but not as much in winter. It is amazing just how much that family has done together.

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