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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: R.I.P. Mike Hunt Reply with quote

With great sadness we have learnt that Phil Marquis, a.k.a Mike Hunt, has passed away from lung cancer on the 11th June. He was a passionate Gentoo user and helping other users on the forums had become a full time occupation that he loved.

He will be sorely missed as a well respected and extremely helpful member of the forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a big lost for the community, and this is a real sad news for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

krinn wrote:
This is a big lost for the community, and this is a real sad news for me.


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Rest in peace Mike Hunt / Phil ! :cry:

You were a good man - I hardly knew you but you were always very friendly and helpful :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loss for us and for his family and friends.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get really shocked about this message.
I guess it was only few weeks ago, when i read some kind and helpful posts from this guy - and now he's gone...

Big lost for the community!



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Rest in peace Mike Hunt / Andy :cry:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big lost for the community, repose en paix mon ami.

Rest in peace my friend.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this, a great loss to his friends and family, but also to the Gentoo community. Found many of his posts very useful.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I considered him a friend. I'm running out of words right now ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot tell how many severe bug reports I would exchange against this one !
I enjoyed each post from him on this message board as each was showing that IT was only a small part of his competence and human dimension.
could peace be with him and all those he was caring after.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the last year, his passion for the community was unparalleled. I enjoyed sparring with him and I'll miss him.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very sorry to hear this.
My condolences to his kin and friends.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I am totally shocked by this news. Mike (Phil) always had a helpful post for those of us in need. I'm sure he will be sorely missed by his friends and family and by everyone who frequents these forums on a regular basis. Rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He helped so many of us diligently with patience and good ideas !
Never gave up on a problem of a gentoo user which is how most of us
have come to know him.
Unexpected and very sad.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help Mike ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A definite loss to everyone... I can't count the number of threads we participated in together. My heart goes out to his family :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very sad news. :(

I had become accustomed to seeing his helpful and polite posts all over the forums. Rest in peace, Mike. You will be missed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too shall miss Mike/Phil. He was very active with the community, and was very active in the threads for my kernel seeds. When d2_racing told me a few days ago, I was dumbstruck. I remain somewhat numb.

Rest in peace, noble lion!

Blessed be!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn! his posts have helped he quite a few times :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vipernicus, Mike Hunt... terrible news :cry:

RIP Mike...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helluva guy and one of the best friends the Gentoo community had. God speed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Departures are always sad :cry:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace, Mike/Phil. Keep sailing on the ocean of eternity.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoa whoa whoa. of all the people. this just seems random and surreal. never really expect it to happen to someone you chat with semi-regularly.

you will be missed. i enjoyed our chats immensely buddy, and can't thank you enough for the time you've spent on here helping me and others. I have no doubt you will be missed by those close even moreso than here - may you find repose in Valhalla. It will be strange not seeing you around, but wherever you are I hope you are at peace, and that your family and friends find that same peace for themselves after your passing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More of a lurker here than a poster, but always enjoyed his posts and good advice.

He will be missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocker....

He was a wonderful asset to these forums. I had sent him a pm a couple months back just thanking him for answering so many questions posed by users (new users especially). He went above and beyond with his help.


RIP.
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