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Old 16.07.2008, 15:16
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I am sorry to hear this. It's really sad.
My condolences are with his family.
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Old 21.07.2008, 19:56
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Wish you well in your next life. Thanks for helping us come together.
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Old 25.07.2008, 14:48
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condolenses
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Old 05.08.2008, 04:09
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I didn't know Mark but it's always a great tragedy the loss of a young life.
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Lynn,

I was just sitting here thinking of Mark and missing you both. I know we are close to your wedding date of Sept. 6th and I will light a candle for you both. We talk about Mark all the time especially when it relates to our new Yorkies as we know how much he loved Miss Lilly Kins! Also, we have not heard from you in sometime and are worried about you. Hope you are managing your grief and whatever part of that grief you are in, we are here for you and will always remember Mark's great love for you and for life. He is with you like our daughter is with us. Perhaps they have make friends in Heaven. Anyway, I wanted you to know that you are never alone and that we will never forget Mark. And to all the rest of you here like us grieving still the loss of our dear friend Mark, may you find comfort just in knowing that you are not alone. Still missing you Mark and keeping you in our prayers! Much Love, Cynthia
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Old 07.09.2008, 17:41
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

i've read this thread so many times but never wrote in it...but something sutter wrote to me... and well, i hope lynn does not mind me posting this


Sonnet XLI
I thank all who have loved me in their hearts,
With thanks and love from mine. Deep thanks to all
Who paused a little near the prison-wall
To hear my music in its louder parts
Ere they went onward, each one to the mart's
Or temple's occupation, beyond call.
But thou, who, in my voice's sink and fall
When the sob took it, thy divinest Art's
Own instrument didst drop down at thy foot
To hearken what I said between my tears, . . .
Instruct me how to thank thee ! Oh, to shoot
My soul's full meaning into future years,
That they should lend it utterance, and salute
Love that endures, from Life that disappears !
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning















I don't know you Lynn and I never knew Mark either.
But this forum is part of my everyday routine, so in this way, I know him....
This weekend i have thought alot about you....stay strong....
lots of love....

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Old 10.09.2008, 13:00
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

6 months... and not a minute goes by without my heart beating for him. Not a moment spent on the forum without thinking of him, not a single thought word or deed where I am not grateful for his love and all he has done for us...
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Old 10.09.2008, 13:10
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Lynn you know i am always here for you day, and night, and i am so grateful to Mark for what he as done for us all creating this forum, and helping people all over the world.
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Old 10.09.2008, 23:03
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Dear Lynn
Although I cannot even begin to imagine how the last 6 months have been for you, remember that there are people out here in the EF who do not forget. This forum, you and Mark have touched so many lives...
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Old 13.09.2008, 14:59
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I don't know you Lynn and I never knew Mark either.
But this forum is part of my everyday routine, so in this way, I know him....
This weekend i have thought alot about you....stay strong....
lots of love....
Swissotter, I want to say "thank you" you have put into words just exactly how I felt too, not too long ago. I have spent a weekend too, reading all about the Founder of this Forum and especially this thread. I had then posted something similar to what you say here but then deleted it.... God knows why !!!
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Old 14.09.2008, 15:30
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I never new Mark sadly, but his legacy of this forum speaks volumes for the man, and will hopefully endure for a long time to come. Many of us will go through life, touching some and helping a few we know. What Mark had the vision to see was something that helps thousands, and brings together people from all over the world, how truly great is that.

I can think of no better tribute to the man than what people are saying on here Lynn so take strength from that, and keep your chin up.
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Old 21.09.2008, 10:37
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Just wanted to express my condolences as a fellow member of vB.org. I only saw the notices of mfyvie's passing today in one of his modification threads. We didn't really get a chance to interact on those forums, but I couldn't help but notice the impression he left behind with his forum members and acquaintances. I felt I should offer a word too. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. The little bit I was able to observe suggested he was a very intelligent and creative individual. I wish those that loved him well and hope they find the strength in each other to keep going.
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Mark Fyvie

I haven't had a good day today. I have been busy with a new job since the middle of last year. I have not kept in contact with friends and when I moved jobs I lost a load of email addresses.

The company I work for has offices in Switzerland and this reminded me that I should look up an old friend.

The last time we spoke he was getting married and starting work again after taking a long sabatical. He was his usual manic self, spending more energy in a day than I have in a week.

When we worked together he amazed me with his knowledge, intelect and experience, frustrated me with his stubborness and made me laugh with his naiveté. We played practical jokes on each other and had a great time.

Today I have found out that he died six months ago, diving in Florida. So now I sit at my desk, with tears in my eyes wallowing in guilt.

So long Mark, dive well.

SteveO.
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Old 18.02.2009, 12:03
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Reading some old threads from three years ago, I realised how lovely it is to have the written word from someone who had such an influence. Usually only the nearest and dearest get to keep and re-read letters. Thanks to this Forum I can still hear Mark's voice as I read his posts. It's coming up to his anniversary in a few weeks; let's keep up the good work.
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Old 09.03.2009, 22:43
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

It is now a year since we lost Mark and it's perhaps appropriate to say thank you, once again, for creating this great site.

Mark influenced many people around the world. I'd hazard to say this Forum is one of his greatest monuments, which will bring benefit and a sense of community for many people living in Switzerland, for many years to come.

Cheers, Mark

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Old 09.03.2009, 22:47
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thanks for the reminder max....i can't believe it's been a year.
lovely photo too...xoxo
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Old 09.03.2009, 23:32
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I won't forget.

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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

It's crazy. I was just discussing SCUBA with him just before he died. Some activities we do are just plain dangerous. Cave diving is up there with BASE jumping.
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wow,how quick the time passed and how much has happened since......EF is still here and strong as ever ,a wonderful legacy to live on through!
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Old 10.03.2009, 11:00
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

1 year already. Time has flown.

I promise to try and exercise an elevated level of decorum on the forum this week
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