Thanks Urs,

Lovely email. Ill put it on the group on Facebook, as many found it such a
shock this morning as we had no idea he was ill.

Glad to have met and known him. Quite a man.

Darren Branagh

Sent from My iPhone X.


On Thu 26 Apr 2018 07:49 Rich Mellor via Ql-Users, <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
wrote:

> That is indeed such sad news - Rick Dickinson was a true visionary when
> it came to computer design and will be sadly missed...
>
> Rich Mellor
> www.rwapsoftware.co.uk
>
>
> On 26/04/2018 07:10, Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm so shocked and in deep sadness to hear that Rick passed away. I was
> in
> > tears when I read the email from his wife (see below).
> >
> >
> >
> > I last met Rick last October in Cambridge around the Spectrum35
> celebration.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > He was such a great guy, very smart, with a great sense of humor and so
> > gifted. He created so many amazing an beautiful  things.
> >
> >
> >
> > In autumn 2014 he was on vacation with his mother at the beautiful Lake
> > Lucerne, just a few miles from my home.
> >
> > http://www.qlis30.org.uk/#Rick
> >
> >
> >
> > May he rest in peace.
> >
> >
> >
> > Urs
> >
> >
> >
> > Von: Lizzy Dickinson
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. April 2018 05:31
> >
> > Betreff: The wonderful Rick
> >
> >
> >
> > Dearest Friends
> >
> >
> >
> > With the hugest hole in my heart and a sadness I can't being to
> understand,
> > the wonderful person known to many as Rick the Viking, opened his wings
> and
> > started on another journey on Tuesday 24 April. And sadly I am not yet
> able
> > to join him, despite wanting so much to be with him.
> >
> >
> >
> > I know that this will come as a shock to many as we had not been open
> about
> > his health issues, preferring rather to deal with them in private, even
> from
> > both of own families until fairly recently. Rick was diagnosed with
> cancer
> > in 2015 and despite successful treatment in 2016, he became unwell again
> in
> > early January 2017. I am sure some of you may have guessed something was
> not
> > quite right, and to those of you that perhaps did not understand why we
> > became less and less social during 2017, I hope now you can understand
> that
> > this was in no way a reflection of our friendship with you but rather
> > circumstances dictating what he was or was not able to do.
> >
> >
> >
> > We have been at a specialist clinic in America - Texas to be precise -
> since
> > the end of March undergoing complimentary treatment as a last attempt at
> > hoping to heal him when he passed away quickly, without warning having
> > collapsed in the apartment we were rented here. He was in no pain and
> > surround by huge love from the amazing people that have become firm
> friends
> > here - that Texan southern hospitality truly was  - and continues to be
> -
> > laid at our door.  Rick will be cremated here in Texas and I will travel
> > home with his ashes once the paperwork is sorted probably at the end of
> next
> > week.
> >
> >
> >
> > And, rather than a traditional funeral (which you know is really not his
> > style) his much loved daughters that he was so proud of - Grace and
> Daisy -
> > and his mother Ursula and I will be planning for a celebration of his
> life
> > where we can all get together and remember him with love, laughs, smiles,
> > anecdotes and a few beverages. I will of course let you know details
> once we
> > have finalised plans.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please also do pass on this email to any that you feel may wish to know;
> > Rick had many, many friends across the broad spectrum of his work and
> > interests and I have tried to find as many emails as I can from his
> computer
> > but am sure I have left some out.
> >
> >
> >
> > And can I ask that - for the time being - please don't call as I simply
> > can't face talking right now, but I would dearly love to receive your
> > messages, emoticons and any photos or memories you wish to send of the
> > person who was - simply - the wonderful Rick, love of my life.
> >
> >
> >
> > And please take 5 minutes , raise a glass or 10 , and think about the
> > beautiful Rick, the one and only Viking and all the good times we have
> all
> > had with him. As they always say - but I do believe - he is watching
> over us
> > and sends love to you all and is only sorry that he was not able to see
> you
> > all before he left.
> >
> >
> >
> > XXX
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
>
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> Rich Mellor
> RWAP Services
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>
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