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    Default What does "timely passing" mean?

    hallo

    In an obituary, when someone announces the "timely passing" of someone, what do they mean by that?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    It means they've died after a full (long) life.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    thank you!

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    "Untimely passing" is probably more common. Someone who dies "too soon" usually from some illness or accident.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    Doesn't it mean a insult or nagging? because if you tell some has died at good timing then it means that he doesn't deserve to live more or something like that.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Untimely passing" is probably more common. Someone who dies "too soon" usually from some illness or accident.
    I have heard more times but I think if I use opposite of it here then I will end up in some uncalled state.

    Just imagine, we use sad demise when one dies but we cannot use happy demise.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Doesn't it mean a insult or nagging? because if you tell some has died at good timing then it means that he doesn't deserve to live more or something like that.
    No. I hardly think a person's obituary is going to contain insults.

    Haven't you ever experienced a person who has lived a good long life and their death seemed appropriate?

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Haven't you ever experienced a person who has lived a good long life and their death seemed appropriate?
    I would personally feel it is appropriate and inevitable but I cannot express it here.I can't be politically incorrect.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    My first thought was that the OP meant "untimely passing" I can't say I have ever seen "timely passing" no matter how long and full the life of the person has been.

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    Default Re: What does "timely passing" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I can't say I have ever seen "timely passing" no matter how long and full the life of the person has been.
    I share your view.

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