I never met Chad Canipe, but I've read his blog for over a year now. Chad was planting a house church in Norwood in association with Vineyard Central. Chad was feeling under the weather this year and had some tests run on him. It was more serious than they thought and, after a valiant fight, Chad passed away this morning. He leaves behind a wife, Renee, and two sons, Colin and Aidan.
I know about Chad because of Aaron Klinefelter. If you'd like to send condolences or anything, it could be done through him.