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Old March 26th, 2007, 10:15   #1
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Unhappy Gardentender---Rest In Peace

I just got word that Gardentender (John Cox) from Dallas, TX and a long time TDIClub member, passed away yesterday from a battle with cancer.

His humor and wit was always enjoyed on this site and he never let it go, even at the end.

His last wish was that any memorials be exchanged for care packages sent to the troops in Iraq.

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Please respect the memory of John Cox and do not hijack this post to reflect any political views you may have about his wish...
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Old March 26th, 2007, 10:23   #2
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Sorry to hear that. In addition, we should add him to the "Gone but not forgotten" page. http://tdiclub.com/gbnf/
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Old March 26th, 2007, 10:24   #3
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Mary, if you are able, please pass our condolences to his family.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:04   #4
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My condolences to his family. They are in our prayers.

As he posted in the thread in gbnf for Switca,

"Godspeed. No CEL in the beyond!!"
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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:37   #5
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My condolences to his family. They are in our prayers.

As he posted in the thread in gbnf for Switca,

"Godspeed. No CEL in the beyond!!"
Yes - John! You'll be sorely missed...

Reading the GBNF threads is tough...

Adding new names to the list is tougher...

RIP John... rest in peace
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Old March 26th, 2007, 12:12   #6
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damn.....Sorry to hear this!! RIP John
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Old March 26th, 2007, 12:25   #7
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May your last autorotation be a good one, John. RIP.
I wished we could have gone for a bicycle ride before you left.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 12:36   #8
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lightspeed gardentender...

although I never met him in person - he was a classy, thoughtful guy.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 12:42   #9
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Rest in peace, friend. I'll always have fond memories of the old-school TDI crew.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 14:07   #10
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A sad, sad day.

John, you will be missed.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 14:19   #11
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For you John, I'll take a few steps for you tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU1rZa8Ur_Q

You'll be sorely missed by those of us still earthbound. Soft landings for you from here on out sir.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 14:34   #12
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I've been wondering about Gardentender. Hadn't seen any posts for perhaps a year? His expert humor was one of the earliest memories I have of this forum. Would have liked to have met him. Seems like he could find humor in every situation. We need more folks like him.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 15:10   #13
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RIP John
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Old March 26th, 2007, 16:29   #14
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So sorry to read of Gardentender's death.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 18:14   #15
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His last wish was that any memorials be exchanged for care packages sent to the troops in Iraq.

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