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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > QL-Users Mailing List > > > > -- > Rich Mellor > RWAP Services > Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services > > www.rwapservices.co.uk > > _______________________________________________ > QL-Users Mailing List > _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List