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

You had only to meet Mark on one occasion to realise that he was a very special , kind and knowledgable person. I am very sorry that he has left us in this tragic way, and I extend my sympathies to all those who are grieving for him.
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I'm deeply saddened by the tragic news. I truly admired him for the work he put into creating and maintaining this forum to help people settling in Switzerland. I would have liked to meet him some day. My sincere condolences to his fiancée, his family and his friends.
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Old 13.03.2008, 17:11
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I simply don't have the words. Mark was a good friend of mine and a diving mentor. He gave everything to whatever he did, be it the forum, be it his diving or be it his friends.

You are so deeply missed.

Rest in peace Mark
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Old 13.03.2008, 17:19
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I simply don't have the words to reply to this fully. My thoughts are with Lynn, and Mark's family.
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To those who have Donated, I extend thanks. I will not name you but people have been very generous today. Yet more proof of how far reaching Mark's influence here has been.

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

I never met Mark, but I have met some amazing people through EF who call him a friend and who have posted some wonderful thoughts. If I am to judge Mark as the sum of these friends and of this site which has helped me immensely, then what an incredible guy he must have been.

I am sure his family have many wonderful memories to cherish. Hopefully they will take the opportunity one day to peruse the forum and see the many wonderful memories he created for others.
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My condolences . Real tragic incidence.
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Old 13.03.2008, 17:29
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I am not sure how to Thank You for your post. But wanting to say, Thank You!
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Old 13.03.2008, 17:33
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

what sad sad news... my condolensces to the family... tragic and such a loss. Thank you Mark for this forum and for all it has done to make my life so much easier. You have done so much good for others. Thank you
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I, too, am one of the ones who never met Mark, but who share in some small way the loss felt by his family and friends. I admire his generosity for starting EF through which he has given so much both directly and indirectly to so many people.

I am saddened by his loss and hope that the thoughts and stories shared on this thread will be of some comfort to his loved ones in the coming days.
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Although I didnt know Mark personally, but through this forum he has touched many lives and made a lot of difference in ways one can only hope of.

My deepest condolences & sympathies to Family, Friends and everyone saddened by this loss.

Rest In Peace Dear Friend.
May you find peace & tranquility wherever you are.
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Old 13.03.2008, 18:15
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Not many people come into this world and do something that means so much to people but Mark did do that.

Through his " Forum Family" people have made lasting friendships and starting the forum has helped a good many people get through those difficult times starting life out in a new enviroment

I never had the honour of meeting him but the impression I have always had was of a thoroughly decent, fair and kind person, which has been echoed so many times.

We must all ensure that the forum lives on in his memory.
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Old 13.03.2008, 18:17
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My heartfelt condolences to Mark's family and friends
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I owe my love for diving to Mark. His enthusiasm for diving, teaching, sharing, got me all the way from clumsy open water to rescue diver.

But beyond just a diving instructor, he was a dear friend. With his very sardonic sense of humour, and his unique approach to life, he was instantly someone I could relate to.



During my toughest time in Zurich, while I was struggling with the infamous "Cream" project, the invaluable support and friendship I got from Mark and Lynn kept me afloat.

My husband and I spent many great times with Mark and Lynn, either at the lake or at their place (always an open door to visitors), and those unforgettable memories are some of my fondest.

One of the great things I always admired about Mark was that he was not out there to please anyone. I never met anyone so convinced of the things he was convinced of, so confident of what he was doing and how life should be seen. A true dreamer, Mark always had some great (and unselfish) project in mind (one of my favourites was setting up free wireless access for the whole of Zurich). Perseverant and perfectionist, there were no in-betweens for Mr. Fyvie.

What is absolutely remarkable is that Mark always admired the stories of the great cave and wreck divers, putting me up to such underwater literature as "Shadow Divers" and "The Last Dive" (plus innummerable cave and wreck diving videos). The immense irony that he would end up like one of his diving heroes is simply beyond belief. I can see, that if he had the choice, he would have left doing what he loved, but not this soon, not before marrying and growing old with Lynn, his true soulmate.

Unfortunately our mutually stubborn characters ended up with a silly fallout, which I now regret not ever overcoming while I could. We parted ways and, since a few years, never spoke to each other again, despite Lynn's efforts to reverse this. It all seems so meaningless now. For whatever is worth, I'm sorry Mark. You always were a true friend and you will always be in my heart.
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I met Mark a few times at Mod nights out & can truly say he was a generous, warm, caring man who reached out to many people. My sincere condolenses to Lynn & his family & friends.
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Thank you for settling us in to Zurich. You will be missed.
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I am only 12 years old, but I respected Mark too. He was the one who taught me to dive and when the others in the class were more advanced than I was, he personally helped me through my fears.
I will never forget what he did for me.
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My condolences to Mark's family and friends.
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

I wish there were some magic words I could say that could help you, Lynn, but this is just beyond words. The last time that we met, you were so happy - and now such a shock. Mark was a very special person and has enriched the lives of many people, bringing people together, helping them to find their way through the maze of Swiss society and keeping the EF free from the stuff you find elsewhere.

Lynn, I know that many people have offered this, but if there is anything I can do to help, please just let me know.

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

Despite not having lived in Switzerland for over a year I still lurk in the shadows - perhaps this forum should be sub-titled 'Hotel California' - and have kept up with news of various people. I can't quite believe what has happened here.

I was the original forum numptie, this was my first forum, and I had no idea how any of it worked. Mark was incredibly tolerant of my errors and lack of forum etiquette - so much so that he encouraged me to contribute to some of the content of this forum. He did so much with this forum that extends way beyond the cyber space. My life was certainly made easier by the existence of this place.

I never met him but I wish I had. From reading the various tributes here from people who knew him, or who had met him, is that he was a good man. We have lost a good man.
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