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My Mom (Eve) and Biggest DiveBuddy Fan - RIP
Greg - 6/27/2014 2:06 PM
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My Mom (Eve) and Biggest DiveBuddy Fan - RIPMy Mom, Eve, passed away two weeks ago today (on June 13th, 2014). For several months she was battling pancreatic cancer. I felt it was important to share this news with my fellow dive buddies as many of you have interacted with my mom since we started this scuba community.

My mom was my biggest DiveBuddy fan. She was always on the website. She replied to many of your forum topics. She commented on many of your photos. While she wasn’t a certified scuba diver, she was the best damn surface support in the world.

She participated in saving turtles, she helped us with gear and travel arrangements, she packed lunches, she swam with the manatees. My mom belonged to this scuba community as much as anyone of us.

Many of you have met my mom personally, at her home in North Carolina, on a beach or at a local dive site. If you remember her at all, you probably remember her willingness to help with anything, her stubbornness, her kindness, her "take no shit" attitude, and her love for friends and family.

For the last few years, The Davis family has gone on annual vacations to different destinations. So far, our most favorite trip, including my mom’s favorite, was swimming with the manatees at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Florida. I can remember my mom’s initial apprehension about getting in the water with these huge animals! Her nervousness slowly faded when she and my daughter, Macy, pet a manatee from the safety of our boat. My mom’s competitiveness kicked in when she watched my 10 year old daughter get in the water. She said "If Macy can do it, so can I." After taking that first plunge, it took no time at all for my mom to settle in and enjoy the awesome experience of swimming with gentle giants.

We will all miss you mom. I love you. Rest In Peace.

P.S. Mom...on my next amazing dive trip, I’ll make sure to spread some of your ashes underwater so you can be gobbled up by tiny fish then pooped out :) (don’t worry, my mom would find that funny)


Belinda - 8/03/2014 4:58 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. My dad passed away 2 weeks ago from gallbladder cancer so I know how you feel. It always helps to talk about it and share the happy memories you and your family have of your mom. This was the quote that was used at my dad’s funeral,
"Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear."
It always makes me feel a little better when I read this.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
WaseemW - 7/29/2014 9:08 AM
I’m sorry for your loss.
Greg - 7/23/2014 3:15 PM
All of your comments have been absolutely amazing! I read them nearly every day. My dad also greatly appreciated all your kind words.

DiveBuddy members rock! Thank you everyone.
Badlander316 - 7/23/2014 6:20 PM
Youre very welcome!
Polestar - 7/24/2014 10:30 AM
Hi Greg & family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Always remember a mother’s love and sacrifices. Willis & Keny Judith Corson, Manchester, NH
joediver60 - 7/31/2014 6:59 PM
I was bless to share 24 years with my mom, sorry for your lost. You"ll carry your mom in heart forever.
Q8Diver - 7/09/2014 3:44 PM
My deeply sorry for your loss...looks she was great woman

DivingCowboy - 7/06/2014 6:08 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss, I know of the loss myself. Just think of the song of The floors of Heaven
ScubaVx - 6/30/2014 5:06 PM
A lovely tribute to a lovely and intrepid mother. I am so sorry for your loss.
ginovega - 6/30/2014 1:23 PM
Our deepest condolences!!! WE must enjoy them the most because one they leave they are gone forever!! Lost my mother(Nelida) in 2004 and still miss her every day!!!
scubajack571 - 6/30/2014 6:41 AM
I am very sorry to hear about your mom. It is hard now but your memories will always be with you.
Stumpy - 6/30/2014 1:51 AM
I’m really sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Its never easy to loose the one who gave you life, nurturing, and the love and kindness that only a mother can give. I wish you the best. We never stop missing them when their gone, the only thing that changes is how we learn to deal with the loss. Take care of yourself, I know you’ve gotta be going through a hard time.
Marti - 6/29/2014 10:50 AM
Dear Greg,

I am so very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Your Mom sounds like a woman who really loved life and was a very special soul. I’m sorry I never got the chance to meet her. And, I love your P.S. I bet she would have laughed her head off.

scubadeedee - 6/29/2014 9:10 AM
I’m so happy you shared this with us, and thank you. I’m sorry about your loss...
vanmn48 - 6/28/2014 6:48 PM
im so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my mom in 1994 to ovarian cancer. i think about her and smile whenever i go to places or do things she liked. may your family find peace during this great loss. John
FLWildbill - 6/28/2014 5:09 PM
So sorry to read this Greg, I’m not here much and never had the opportunity chat with here but she sounds like a wonderful person. Prayers and Condolences to you and family
luv2dive - 6/28/2014 3:48 PM
Dearest Greg n Family!!. I am so sorry for your loss! My
Thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending you my deepest
Condolences!! Deb
2012iffy - 6/28/2014 7:30 AM
To you and yours Greg, so sorry for the loss of your Mom and best DiveBuddy fan. After her ashes are consumed and pooped out a coral will find a place to settle and grow and a future diver will will stop to look at it. A fitting memorial to any of us.
hardhatdiver - 6/28/2014 5:33 AM
I’m so sorry, Greg. There is nothing worse than losing your mom. It is like losing part of one’s self. It also reminds us of our own mortality and of our limited time here on Earth. Each generation is just a link in the endless chain of time. Please know that your Mom is out of all pain and mortal suffering. She is in Heaven with GOD, and she will always be with you in spirit and in your fond memories of her. May GOD rest your Mom’s soul and bless you.
hcdiveteambrian - 6/27/2014 9:44 PM
Damn, really sorry to hear about her. I didn’t get the chance to meet her. Damn again.
MonkeyDiver - 6/27/2014 9:05 PM
Greg, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.
mello-yellow - 6/27/2014 8:41 PM
I am very sorry to hear it. Sounds like your mom was an amazing person.
gabdalla - 6/27/2014 7:58 PM
I’m very sorry for your loss. Be strong!