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With a heavy heart I unfortunately have to inform you that Mark is no longer with us. Shane and I received word from one of Mark's sons that he passed away this morning after a 10 day hospital stay. Mark was among the best of us. His contributions to both Peppermint and to the desktop Linux world as a whole are incalculable and he will be sorely missed.

There are many unanswered questions at the moment and I'll try to be diligent in relaying relevant information. The future is unwritten, but for now let's collectively take some time to remember Mark, reflect on his contributions, and appreciate his patience, sense of community, and passion for his work that made him not only a great project lead, but a great person as well.

Thank you.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 04:48:03 pm »
This is the most devastating news! Our beloved Mark Greaves -- may he rest in peace. Good-bye, PCNetSpec. We will miss you more than you had ever imagined.

With great sorrow and condolences to his family,

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 05:02:24 pm »
I can only echo Slim.Fatz post
I am too devastated to say anything else right now.
Condolences to his family.
Regards Zeb...

It is only now slowly sinking in that I have lost a true friend. I only knew him through here and comments in live streams but Mark kept me honest and down to earth. His unquenchable desire to help people is something that I can only aspire to attain. He will forever be remembered in my heart.

I hope his closest family find some solace in knowing what a great community he built around him in Linux and each and every one of us offer our condolences to them in their darkest hour.

Goodbye my friend, I miss you so much 💔
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 05:44:17 pm »
I am so sorry to read this news. Mark will be missed so much by the community, not just for his leading the peppermint team but for his community contributions in joining in livestreams and his witty comebacks. I will truly miss him!

Please pass along our condolences to his family for us.

If there is any way to send flowers or something else, please let us know

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 05:49:12 pm »
Wow, this is totally unexpected.  To say that Peppermint OS, his friends and colleagues, and Linux in general will miss him is an understatement.  May he rest in peace.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 06:09:48 pm »

Might someone set up a Memorial Donation Fund In Mr Greaves name..
my sincere condolences to all of Marks loved ones.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 06:13:39 pm »
This is such sad news!  Many condolences to his family.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 06:45:56 pm »
This news breaks our hearts.  We have lost a friend today.

Our deepest condolences to Mark's family and friends,

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 07:00:38 pm »
I'm in total shock.  We've all lost more than PeppermintOS's project leader.  Today, we've lost a dear friend and teacher.  My deepest condolences to Mark's family.  Thank you Mark for everything you taught me.  Your enthusiasm and love of this wonderful project was and will remain infectious.  You were one of a kind and I'll miss you mate.  Safe journey my friend - safe journey :'(.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2020, 08:29:05 pm »

Might someone set up a Memorial Donation Fund In Mr Greaves name..
my sincere condolences to all of Marks loved ones.
Dave Brand
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I think your proposal is perfect.  First and foremost though, we must allow Mark's family to grieve and come to terms with their lost.  When the time is appropriate, I think we should definitely explore setting up a worthy memorial to honour our dear friend.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 08:51:16 pm »
I am so sorry to hear this news. A very sad day, My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time. God speed Mark and thankyou for all the pleasure you have given to a whole lot of people, I will miss the banter in the YouTube streams.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 09:33:40 pm »
Mark was awesome!
He and I had great YouTube chats watching BDLL and Stevesveryown's streams.
He knew that Solus is the distro that grabbed me and that Peppermint is my second choice. We would respectfully tease each other about that.
Mark personally helped me a few times with Peppermint issues and I truly thank him for that.
My heart, love, and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 10:22:57 pm »
What sad news.  I didn't have the honor of knowing Mark as long as most of you but his support, and blessings, for my budding channel on Peppermint will not be forgotten.  When he came into the chatroom of one of my early streams the first time I was amazed.  He was a great guy and will be missed.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 10:39:40 pm »
Such sad news. He was one of the most helpful and friendly linux representatives I have come across. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to all he knew.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 12:31:44 am »
Hi All

To say I'm Gutted is an understatement, total shock in fact, please pass my love and thoughts on to his family this stalwart will be badly and sadly missed in all our daily lives.  :'(
Thanks All
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