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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2020, 02:51:20 pm »
BDLL started off with a nice tribute to Mark tonight. In all the comments made the underlying message was Mark helped everyone, no matter who they were.

Indeed Mark was that kinda guy!!!  8)

Was so glad to be part of the BDLL tribute.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2020, 03:49:46 pm »
BDLL started off with a nice tribute to Mark tonight. In all the comments made the underlying message was Mark helped everyone, no matter who they were.

Indeed Mark was that kinda guy!!!  8)

Was so glad to be part of the BDLL tribute.

It was a beautiful tribute to PCNetSpec.  Thank you,  stevesveryown and mintspider, for making sure we were aware this tribute.

Here's a link to it.  It hurts, but it's beautiful.  It truly honors PCNetSpec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGcLpwQ0f8A

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--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2020, 01:43:04 am »
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 💔

Well said Zeb

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2020, 05:49:06 am »
RIP Mr. Greaves.
My condolences to all his family and his friends.

It's really a hard moment, he was a very good person.
:'(

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2020, 08:05:38 am »
Although not very active in this forum, I'm a long time Peppermint user (fan) and I have been helped by Mr. PCNetSpec way too many times.

He will be missed. Go in peace. To his family, friends and this community, my sincere condolences.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2020, 11:02:09 am »
Hello everyone its Jayne, Marks wife. just to let you all know we watched the video tribute that BDLL did the other night, I have to admit I cried many many tears hearing what people said about Mark, I know he spent alot of hours chatting and helping people my friends children used to call him "The Man that lives on the sofa"..that's where he was happy, on the sofa, laptop in front of him chatting and helping people. We often joked that if we ever moved we would have to take the sofa with him still on it :D, not only did he look after all of you, he also looked after me, I have MS and he was my carer, I think that basically tells you what kind of man he was, He was also very private in the "Real world" a few close friends, didn't like the spotlight and hated his picture being taken or being centre of attention,  so I am just so glad he had all of you , the night he died he asked me to tell ALL the people he knew that he loved them, he really loved them, So I am passing that on to you all too. He loved you all and was so very very proud of Peppermint and its community, Thank you ALL for your support, Our sons Dan and Marcus are reading the messages as am I and we are taking great comfort from them. God Bless all of you.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2020, 11:33:09 am »
I also enjoyed Peppermint very much. Thank you Mark Greaves!!! Miss you much. Thanks for helping me so much. My condolence to Mark's wife and children, family members and members in the peppermint community. Prayers ....

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2020, 11:35:19 am »
Hi Jayne

Mark was more than just our team leader, he was a friend and an inspiration to us all, we all loved him and respected him and I have no words to adequately describe the sadness or how much we'll all miss him

From a personal standpoint please accept my sincere condolences 

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2020, 12:38:27 pm »
I am so so shocked and saddened by this... RIP Mark...

I haven't used Linux long, but heard of Peppermint from English Bob on YouTube, and haven't looked back since, it's such a fantastic linux distro and the community is outstanding, he's done an absolutely amazing job, not just by creating a great distro but bringing linux users from all backgrounds together.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 12:47:48 pm by josto »

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2020, 01:14:06 pm »
Hi Jayne,

Thank you very much for sharing this post with us! It is somewhat easier for me (and, I am sure, for everyone here) to read one of Mark's last messages to us.
We are all so grateful for what he has done for us, for what he has given us, for what he has taught us. We will never forget him:'( :-*

 Please also accept my sincere condolences.

I wish you and the family all the best in this most difficult time,

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2020, 03:41:15 pm »
Hi Jayne,

Thank you for sharing some of Mark's final thoughts with us.  We also loved him.  He was a dear friend and teacher.  Be comforted in the knowledge, that people from all over the planet, have benefitted from his expertise, patience and kindness.  He literally changed people's lives for the better  ;).  We all miss him immensely  :'(.

I am honoured to have known Mark.  He was an incredible, one of a kind man.  My condolences to you and your family.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2020, 04:02:45 pm »
Hi Jayne,
Thank you for sharing his last message to us, we all loved him too. Also thank you for sharing Mark with us here at Peppermint. I shed a tear every time I come on here, because of all the love everyone has written. We all knew Mark in our own ways and he will stay in our hearts forever.

He'll probably be looking at these messages everyone has sent saying don't, you've made me embarrassed or something. I'll see if I can find the post I posted ages ago, that Mark deserves a accolade for the amount of time he puts in helping others. He replied with words like the above.

My condolences to you and your family.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2020, 12:31:04 am »
I only found out now. I am very sorry. I wish the family a lot of strength.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2020, 07:29:07 pm »
Jayne,

Two quotes come to mind from "It's A Wonderful Life":

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Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

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Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.

I am not normally this deep and retrospective but I felt these quotes appropriate.  I understand the struggles you are going through.  Us going through the loss of Mark bears no weight like it does for you.  I just want to say to you, Thank you for sharing Mark with us.  You are in our thoughts.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2020, 08:12:31 pm »
Just adding my prayers and condolences for his family.  I had heard of his passing on DL, and I know how much he meant to the Peppermint community.