Unexpected Loss: My friend, Elmer Joseph Schettler

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Elmer's love, intelligence and wisdom has long been a stabilising force, and his spirit remains, appreciated and cherished, by all.

Yesterday, 14 November 2015, Elmer, my bestman-guy friend, left this world, starting the adventure of his Grand Unknown 'Next'. Even knowing what I know, that Death is not the end, only a new beginning, I am bereft.

Elmer was directly involved in multiple aspects of the work related to the Mereon Matrix since the day we met in 1997. The gifts he brought to my life and work during are immeasurable. Last night I was up with friends until the wee hours of the morning, telling Elmer stories and squeezing my heart, a soggy sponge, of grief only to have it fill up again and again. Life is too short...

Elmer was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Devansoy Inc, (www.devansoy.com) and his life focus was health and value-added agriculture. An 'Apple' aficionado, connoisseur of coffee, chocolate, great wine and gourmet food, he loved flying, but the grand love of his life was his soul mate, Anne. Knowing the depth of my loss, what she is growing through this moment is unimaginable...

Lynnclaire Dennis

The Mereon Legacy CIC, The Pavement, 3 The Pavement, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5BU , United Kingdom