Tribute to our Viking
13 December 2009 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Rune Torkildsen, February 16, 1957 - December 11 (?) 2009, originally from Norway was our next door neighbor at RAM Marina for 2 months, and our very dear friend and companion. We spent many hours together, and he and Gary were almost inseparable. Rune was our catalyst; we got off our duffs and explored the Rio, Lago Izabal and El Golfete because of him. He introduced us to some wonderful local families, and became part of our family.
Rune died in Utila, Honduras. He apparently hit the reef while in his dinghy. Rune lived hard and laughed a lot. We had made plans to cruise with him to San Blas, but now we're headed toward Utila to help out his family (all in Norway) as best we can. His passing has left a tremendous hole in our hearts. We will miss him sorely.
We love you Rune!