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Vale Cameron Grant (cgfreebsd.org), 8 July 1976 - 20 March 2005 - FreeBSD

For those who haven't heard, FreeBSD committer Cameron Grant died suddenly on Sunday morning. Cameron was well known for his keen mind and personality, but his body didn't work so well. The cause of death has yet to be established, but he spent many years suffering from neurological diseases that left him living on machines. There's a page up at http://www.dbsi.org/cam.html which gives more details and notes of suitable charities to donate to rather than send flowers, etc. Note that the first listed charity is his widow, Kris [though she's on that list only at the insistence of others] - ...

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    Default Vale Cameron Grant (cgfreebsd.org), 8 July 1976 - 20 March 2005

    For those who haven't heard, FreeBSD committer Cameron Grant
    died suddenly on Sunday morning.

    Cameron was well known for his keen mind and personality, but
    his body didn't work so well. The cause of death has yet to
    be established, but he spent many years suffering from
    neurological diseases that left him living on machines.

    There's a page up at http://www.dbsi.org/cam.html which gives
    more details and notes of suitable charities to donate to
    rather than send flowers, etc.

    Note that the first listed charity is his widow, Kris [though
    she's on that list only at the insistence of others] - she
    was working as Cameron's carer, and now that's stopped she has
    no income for the moment, maybe no house and maybe no way to
    stay in the UK. So a bit of assistance from these lists full of
    overpaid geeks would probably be quite helpful right now!

    I only knew Cam in passing via others, but thought someone
    should tell the FreeBSD community.

    (cc'd to Kris)


    - d.

    David Guest

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    Default Re: Vale Cameron Grant (cgfreebsd.org), 8 July 1976 - 20 March 2005

    On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 14:52 +0000, David Gerard wrote: 
     
    exchanges, this is a great loss to the FreeBSD community, and to the
    world as he is a man with a keen mind and a big heart.

    My thoughts go out to Kris who I hope gets every help she needs to get
    through this most difficult time.


    --
    Antony T Curtis, BSc. UNIX, Linux, *BSD, Networking
    com C++, J2EE, Perl, MySQL, Apache
    IT Consultancy.

    Antony Guest

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    Default Re: Vale Cameron Grant (cgfreebsd.org), 8 July 1976 - 20 March 2005

    Further on the below: Cameron's funeral is Friday 8th April, 2pm,
    at Garston Crematorium in Hertfordshire. Kris would like as many
    people who knew Cameron along as possible. If you think you can
    make it, email org.uk to RSVP, for directions, etc.

    The chapel fits 35-40, but if you want to come there will almost
    certainly be room for you. Just RSVP :-)

    The cause of death turned out to be pulmonary thrombosis - the
    sort of thing that could happen to anyone, but Cam was at higher
    risk because of his illnesses.

    In good news, Kris is OK to stay in the UK :-) But speaking for
    myself, I suspect she could do with some of your overpaid geek
    bucks to help in the short term, with living expenses and the
    funeral!

    See http://www.dbsi.org/cam.html for full details.

    And I didn't say on the message below, but please do
    forward this to anywhere in the FreeBSD community you think
    people should know!


    - d.



    David Gerard wrote:
     
    David Guest

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