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In Memoriam - Philippe (Phil) Maquet

 
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My heartfelt condolences. Phil, you will be greatly missed.
 
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
I am sure right now, Phil is talking to god in heaven and has plans for some great software that can ease God's job, and make him so much more efficient. I look forward to his creations, and all the great new things that God will be able to do for us, now that Phil is helping him out.

God Bless Phil and his family.

Mark



I'm certain he is.

I miss Phil.
 
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God bless him, what a tragedy! My sincere condolences!
 
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I've tried several times to think of something appropriate to say here, but I am just too saddened to be philosophical or witty. I know so many names of people at JavaRanch, but have personally met so few.

I never met Phil in person, but I still feel his loss as a colleague and maybe even a friend.
 
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Hi all,

Unfortunately I didn't have as many points of interaction with Philippe but I am sure he was a great person.

Its strange, yesterday somehow I was reading about his profile on JR, with other people's photos and profiles, out of nowhere.

Regards,
Maulin
 
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My condolences to Philippe's family.

I think we need to dedicate the forums he was moderating to Philippe's honor(may be for a period of 3-4 months).
[ September 30, 2004: Message edited by: Kishore Dandu ]
 
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There is nothing I can think to say that would convey how sad and tragic the loss of Philippe is.

I do hope that this tragic event does help our members to realize just how human we all are and how petty some of our arguments in the recent past have been in comparison. We aren't just blank faces behind these computer screens. We are all people with families and friends and feelings. We all have a face and we all have a heart that can be broken.

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Phil's family and friends.
 
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Every soul has to taste death. Dont worry Phil we'll see you soon.

-ML
 
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I have just known Phil for a couple of weeks -- through his J-LAF project. He really has passion on what he does and thrives to do the best. The project could have benefitted a lot of developers and students as AOP takes hold in the Java world. I am saddened that he will not be with us to see that day. But I am sure others will carry out his legacy.

My condolences to Phil's family. It is a difficult time but what we can do for him is to be strong ...

Michael
 
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I couldn't type anything yesterday because I started crying the moment my fingers touched the keyboard. Phil was a very special person, and you could see this in any of his posts. There are people who make life brighter by simply being here. Phil was one of them. It hurts too much to think about him in past.
 
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Mi spiace per l'amico Philippe anche se non lo conoscevo

Gabry
 
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Terribly Shocked !!! And very sad too.
Philippe was a great guy whom i first met in the SCJD forum.
He helped all of us in the forum a lot, was pretty smart and a very nice guy with a helping hand.

You were a great guy Philippe.. We will all never forget you

May his soul rest in peace.

Dushy
 
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Thanks Andrew,

thank you all for your words of sympathy. I am deeply moved by all this...
You've just saved him of what would have been the worst of all fates : death in indifference; I am truly grateful.
I hope that his relentless optimism and energy will continue to inspire you as it inspires me.
My father died way sooner than I ever imagined, and I feel so lonely, and I know very well I'll miss him enormously for the rest of my life... but despite the sadness, the only sensible thing I can say when I realize how great it was to have known him is "I'm so lucky !"

I'm sure a lot of people here (and elsewhere) must feel the same, and it comforts me.

Best regards to everybody,

Nic (Phil's son)
 
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My condolences.
 
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I am so very sad. I am numb with grief. I wish strength and comfort to come to Phil's family.

I thank Phil for the time he spent sharing and arguing ideas and joking and helping on the SCJD forum.

Marlene
 
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I did not know Philippe, but reading the posts above, I can appreciate the time and energy he put into selflessly helping others.

My condolences.

Sonny
 
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Last night I listened to Gabriel Faur��s �l�gie a zillion times (and retrieved my cello from the closet and tried to play what I once could).

May I suggest to anyone and to Phil�s family, if music can make that which is unbearable less so:

1. Chant Juifs pour violoncello et piano (Jewish songs for cello and piano) (Sonia Wieder-Atherton cellist), #7 Kaddish and #12 �l�gie

2. �l�gie op. 24 by Gabriel Faur�, for cello and piano (Steven Isserlis cellist) A short piece Faur� wrote following the death of his daughter.

The cello will sing your grief for you.
[ October 01, 2004: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
 
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My sympathies to his family.
 
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God Bless Phil and his family .
 
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Its really a sad news. May god provide the strength to Phils family.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
 
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Kindness found its way on this electronic
highway, his warm personality and spirit
irradiated through these fields of text.

My condoleances.

Gian Franco Casula,
 
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My Deepest Condoleances to his family and friends and everyone at javaranch.
 
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My previous post sounds so insensitive.
It was not meant to be that way at all.
I hope no one is offended.


My sympathies to his family.
Take care.
 
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Hi Friends,

Sad to hear this news.

Though i haven't interacted with Phil, have read his answers....Though I am not technically eligible to comment on that, I admire them....

I pray for the peace of his soul and for the well-being Virginie, Nicolas and Max.

May god bless them all.....

With Sincere Prayers,
Swamy
 
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My condolences to Philippe's family.
 
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This is sad news.My condolences.
 
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Our deepest condolences to Phil's family and friends.

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Originally posted by <Nic>:
Thanks Andrew,

thank you all for your words of sympathy. I am deeply moved by all this...
You've just saved him of what would have been the worst of all fates : death in indifference; I am truly grateful.
I hope that his relentless optimism and energy will continue to inspire you as it inspires me.
My father died way sooner than I ever imagined, and I feel so lonely, and I know very well I'll miss him enormously for the rest of my life... but despite the sadness, the only sensible thing I can say when I realize how great it was to have known him is "I'm so lucky !"

I'm sure a lot of people here (and elsewhere) must feel the same, and it comforts me.

Best regards to everybody,

Nic (Phil's son)



Everytime I crawl through this thread I can't help but cry like a baby... Even though, I have never met your father physically, I just feel like I have lost someone whom I have known during my whole life, as if he was someone very close to me. Actually, he sort of was but I only wish I could have had more time to tightly bond with him. Something special emanated from the way he conducted conversations and participated in discussions. Something that would make his/her discussion partner(s) feel very confortable from the very first line on. The Java community has really lost someone of a tremendous value and immense generosity.

Nic, Max, Virginie be proud of your father, respectively boy-friend, now and always. He truly deserves it! Be strong and help your family go through this terrible moment. They sure need it. A couple of years ago, I also had to deal with the loss of a very close relative and I agree that this was no piece of cake, but you will make it! My prayers will go to Phil every single morning from now on, so that I can stay in contact with him.

My sincerest condolences again.
[ October 01, 2004: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
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Here we are used to say that the best man will leave first...

But I hate when it happens !
 
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My Deepest Condoleances to his family.
I know no words of mine can lessen the pain of such a great loss both for the family and the javaranch.

I pray to god that may his soul rest in peace.

People go but their memories always cherish everyone around.
GOD BLESS
 
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My deepest condolences to Phil's family and friends.


Vila i frid, Phil.
 
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Sometimes, we get to know people or even make friends with people on the internet without ever actually meeting them face to face. Sometimes we even get to know people on the internet better than we know our own neighbors. Philippe was a person who I was glad to have had the opportunity to know, even if we only met through the internet. He was the kind of person who had only good things to say about everyone. I can honestly say that I can't recall ever having a single negative thought about Philippe. He was an enthusiastic supporter of JavaRanch and worked hard to make JavaRanch a better place. I am glad that I got to know Philippe even if it was for only a brief moment. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.
 
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I felt sorry for his death. I am feeling now the same feeling when I heard that my teachers in my high school passed away one after one. They taught me something oneday and I appreciate that all my life. The same thing for Phillipe and that's throught SCJD forum. I appreciate whatever you taught me there.
Let your soul layed peacefully inshallah...

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With all my condolences to his Familly. I hope his soul rest in peace,
and sure it will.
 
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Condolenses to the near ones.

Neeraj.
 
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My prayers to bring peace and strength to Philippe's family members at this difficult time.
 
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Nic and Max-

I just wanted to let you know that you're not alone. I was 17 when my mom died, she was 44. Everything was hard about it, but one of things that struck me as the most difficult to deal with was that was the only one I knew who'd parent had died. I felt so isolated, and I didn't know who I could turn to that could relate to me and what I was going through.

As I went through the next year or two, I met more and more people who (unfortunately) had the same experience. It was comforting to know that I wasn't the only one who'd been in that situation. (It sounds silly I know, to think that no one else had experienced a parent dieing... but that's how it felt, you probably have an idea of what I mean). So I just want you two to know that you're not alone. And don't feel weird about talking about it with someone, talking helped me a lot.

And always remember, you're special. You are his sons. A lot of people got to know Phil really well, and a lot of people have been inspired by his enthusiasm, his spirit and his heart. But you are the luckiest of all because you are his sons. You're part of him, and because of that, you hold in you the biggest piece of him that will always live on. Its tough, but you will get through this. It will get easier, day by day. But you will never forget, and neither will we.

-Jess
 
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Like many others, I appreciate the energy and sincerity you extended to the ranch. We condole with your loved ones and wish all the best for them. That gentle smile you're leaving us is also something that will be remembered...
 
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[verses from Gita on death]
nainam chhindyanti shastrani, nainam dahati pavak
na chainim cledantyappo, na cha shoshayati maruta
"to who nither sword can cut, nor flames can burn
and nor air can dry it, that soul is immortal."

vasansi jirnani yatha vihaya, navani grihnati naroparani
yatha sharirani vihaya jirnonyanyani navani dehi.
"the way mankind changes new cloths upon redding of old same way soul changes body."
 
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very sorry about the sad news.
may GOD rest his soul.
 
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