Guard Duck was one of the OG off topic / oppositelock commenters who disappeared with the great platform migration and went to google+ rather than stick around here. But prior to that he was a friend, wealth of knowledge, and all around great guy here, and he remained the same or even more so once we got to know him better on that platform.
Sadly, Guard Duck passed this morning. He was with his wife, and had put all of his affairs in order and faced his end with an attitude that left all in his wake amazed. He went out as he lived, on his own terms. He will be missed, he was absolutely one of us, and I think the world is a less magical place without him.
He died with far more grace than most people live with. (Sorry Scorp, I’m stealing your words, they fit perfectly).