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golem
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Foxidrive has left us

#1 Post by golem » 06 Nov 2016 14:44

Foxidrive had been suffering severe health problems in recent years and 
unfortunately passed away on Thursday 3rd November.

Though we never met, we did communicate infrequently over many years via 
email, BBS message areas and then newsgroups.

He had very considerable technical knowledge and regularly assisted many 
other members of the computer club to which we both belonged.

On very many occasions he demonstrated his coding skills here and in other 
newsgroups.

He is sadly missed and is now at peace.

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#2 Post by aGerman » 06 Nov 2016 18:41

Foxidrive was a member and moderator at DosTips for more than four years. He always tried to be the first to answer a question and to demonstrate his ability. Besides of that we had some private conversation that we both enjoyed.

Rest in peace my old friend!

Steffen

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#3 Post by Aacini » 06 Nov 2016 20:06

:| :( :cry: ...

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#4 Post by Thor » 06 Nov 2016 21:04

Eventually...everyone will come to the end of the tunnel.
Rest in peace bro.

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#5 Post by dbenham » 06 Nov 2016 21:16

There are no words... Just shock and sorrow :cry:

And memories of a good bloke that I never got to meet in person.

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#6 Post by jeb » 07 Nov 2016 02:17

I'm shocked and sad :cry:

Rest in peace

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#7 Post by Squashman » 07 Nov 2016 07:23

This Internet thing has allowed us to meet so many more people in our lifetimes. His concern over my own health and my wife's health was always greater than his own. See you on the other side.

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#8 Post by miskox » 07 Nov 2016 12:27

Sad day, really. He really helped us all.

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This shows how great he was. I am sure he will be missed.

RIP
Saso

P.S. Anyone knows how old was he?

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#9 Post by Sponge Belly » 07 Nov 2016 13:47

Hello All,

I am shocked and saddened to hear of FoxiDrive’s untimely death. He tirelessly and selflessly devoted his free time to helping others. He leaves behind an enduring legacy in the form of thousands of patient and thoughtful answers to programming questions asked on forums and newsgroups from across the web and around the world. An impressive body of work that was literally decades in the making.

Your long labour is at an end at last, Foxi. This song’s for you:



Go in peace.

- SB

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#10 Post by penpen » 07 Nov 2016 13:58

Sad and shocking.
Will remember you in best memory.

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#11 Post by npocmaka_ » 07 Nov 2016 14:01

I'm very sad to hear that though I don't know anything about him besides his online activity :cry:

He was so polite guy , always ready to answer and help even on the stupidest possible questions (mine including).

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#12 Post by elzooilogico » 07 Nov 2016 14:17

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:When you were born you were crying
and everyone else was smiling.

Live your life so at the end,
your're the one who is smiling
and everyone else is crying.

Keep smiling, Foxi.

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#13 Post by Clueless in Seattle » 08 Nov 2016 13:39

I'm saddened to learn that Foxidrive is no longer with us. He helped so many of us and was especially patient and kind with slow learners like me. I wish my health had permitted me to spend more time in this forum in the last few years so I that might have benefitted more from his generosity and expertise. Now it looks like I may be close behind him in having to take my last bow here. So this morning I resolved to make one final effort to try get my DOS system back up and running again and to finish up the projects that I started decades ago and which have been languishing on floppy disks in cardboard boxes piled up in my back bedroom.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"

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#14 Post by batchcc » 08 Nov 2016 14:13

:( thank you for all your help foxdrive.

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#15 Post by golem » 08 Nov 2016 17:50

P.S. Anyone knows how old was he?


In April this year he advised via email that he was 57.

This shows how great he was. I am sure he will be missed.


As we get older, some of us realise it's not how many days you accumulate but what you do with them that's important.

Even though Foxi was suffering significant health problems he continued to help others.

Then again, he was a mad, keen coder! I know the feeling.

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