|Dear Friends & Family,
It is with great sorrow that we share with you that Lance has passed away. He died at home Friday night with his loved ones by his side.
What a journey Lance and his family have been on for the past 17 months. Together, they learned so much about life and love. It has been a sojourn of hope, faith, charity and grace. Initially, Lance was overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of love that flowed his way – from all corners of the world. At times it was hard for him to take in. In these final days, Lance seemed to be taking it all in. We couldn’t take his journey for him, but he knew he wasn’t alone.
The peace on Lance’s face when he passed was a tribute to the state of grace he was in, surrendering with dignity and beauty.
Lance was a huge life-force, larger than life. We know all of you have special remembrances of him. In the coming weeks, will you please take the time to write down your memories of Lance for Zach and Amélie? Please make these age appropriate for 9 year old Zach and 7 year old Amélie. These could be short and sweet or as long as you like: a story which makes you laugh, advice he gave you, the way he danced, his favorite music, a trip you took together, a special joke you shared, his outlook on life, his favorite books, something quirky that you remember. We plan to collect these memories of him and make a book for Amélie and Zachary to help them continue to know the unique, love-filled, crazy, gifted, thoughtful, caring, dynamic, professional, funny, fabulous man who is their father.
Please address them to Zach and Amélie and mail them home to 1830 Mariposa Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
Lance’s body will be at the Shambhala Center in Boulder (in the main shrine room) starting today around 4pm, with a special ceremony on Sunday at 5pm for those who would like to participate. Friends are welcome to view and visit Lance during normal Shambhala hours.
A memorial to celebrate Lance’s life will be scheduled for the Fall and all are welcome to attend. We will notify everyone once the date has been set.
The Gentry family thanks you for all you have done to uphold them throughout this passage. In deep gratitude for the love that binds us all together, and in the joy we all share in having known and loved Lance.
~Friends & Family