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ANNOUNCEMENT - Deeply Sad News

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Fat Controller, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. JWK

    JWK Gardener Staff Member

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    Oh this is terrible news, thank you for passing it on @Fat Controller. We were lucky enough to have met him at Shiney's Open Days and he was always welcoming and good fun. He was a very brave man to keep posting and offering his excellent advice on all topics right to the end without a hint of complaint.
     
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    • Michael Hewett

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      What a shock it is to read this, I didn't know he was unwell. I will miss him very much, I always found him good humoured and cheerful and it will not be the same here without him.
      I feel very sad ...
      I don't know his family but they are in my thoughts and I send them my deepest sympathy x x x
       
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      • Jiffy

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        RIP Eddy
         
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        • Snorky85

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          Ah, this is just too sad. I'm not even sure what to say here. I just know he will be massively missed by all of us. Rest in peace, reunited with your lovely wife you adored, in that big beautiful garden in the sky.
           
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          • Upsydaisy

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            I apologise that in my shock yesterday at this very sad news I did not offer my condolences to Ed 's family and friends. Please forgive me.

            You are all very much in my thoughts .

             
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            • HarryS

              HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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              A shock to read this very sad news, my condolences to his family and friends.
              Armandii and I joined GC at around the same time, I remember him helping me chose a clematis, I did chose an Armandii :smile:
              He will be sadly missed as a fair and tireless administrator and a great gardener.
               
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              • pete

                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                That's very sad to hear, only met him a couple of times but we got on well.
                I know he was a big asset to GC for many years and will be greatly missed in all things.
                 
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                • moyra

                  moyra A knackered Veteran Gardener

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                  Thanks Shiney as you provided the opportunity for the likes of me to meet such gentleman as Armandi through your Shineyland meets. He was truly special to Gardners Corner and will be sadly missed by us all. R.I.P. dear friend. God bless, now you can tend God's gardens.
                   
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                  • pattie

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                    Oh no, what a terrible shock. Reading through the above comments, I understand he was such a well loved, kind and generous man to all. In my brief time here, he helped me whenever I asked for help or support.
                    I will miss him.
                    My deepest condolences to all his family, friends and members of GC, past and present.
                    RIP lovely Armandii.
                     
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                    • Victoria

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                      Like everyone else I am shocked at this news. He has been planning so much in his beautiful garden, with more Irises and planning a new Gazebo and statue. I corresponded with him on several occasions about personal medical issues I have and he was always encouraging.

                      May he rest in peace now with his beloved wife.

                       
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                      • wiseowl

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                        • Spruce

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                          Eddy :star:


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                          • Sandy Ground

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                            Even if I have never met him, I would have liked to. He really was a lovely person, and I have enjoyed contact with him over the time I have been on here.

                            I did know that he was ill from some of his posts. Just not how ill he was.

                            Rest in Peace, Armandii. You will be sorely missed by all of the GC gang.
                             
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                            • rustyroots

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                              Sad news. I too never met him, but know he was always quick with advice on the forum.

                              Condolences to his family.

                              Rusty
                               
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                              • JJ28

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                                This is such very sad news...my condolences to Armandii's family and all his friends on here. I never met him but he helped me with questions many times and his inherent kindness and love for his garden were very apparent through all his posts.
                                 
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