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Windows 7: R.I.P. Britton30

28 Jul 2014   #251
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

We're all missing him as well Amber. He will always be missed here. But you be sure and let us all know when the next contest begins, and we'll still do our best to get you to the top. A Guy
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28 Jul 2014   #252
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I was just updating a leaderboard and saw his name in it. He didn't have a great GPU but took part all the same. Little reminders that he loved every part of the forum and enjoyed getting involved in everything.

He is in my thoughts every day.
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28 Jul 2014   #253
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
There is a side note that I must post as it tells you a lot about the owner(John) and his right hand man(Shawn) and a few of us who played a part in his services.

Once I found out about Gary's passing I called Pam and found out he had no insurance and Pam was distraught on how she was going to pay for his cremation and wake.
I told Pam not to worry just find out how much it was going to cost and get back to me. Once I found out I got in touch with Steve(Essenbe) and included John to let him know what was going on.

To make a long story short my way was to complicated so John stepped up and said everything was taken care. Shawn wired the money to Pam to cover both the cremation and wake. Steve's, mine and and Aussie named John(ICit2lol) covered whatever else she needed.

I am telling you this because it is not often heard of for a owner(John/Shawn) of a company let alone a forum to pay for funeral services for virtual members. Our contribution was just icing on the cake for Pam and her cost to provide a very nice service for our good friend Gary.

So many thanks goes out to John and Shawn for a job well done. It speaks volumes of your care and concerns of your members who are in need. We all are proud to be part of not just another forum but a GREAT FORUM that not only helps others with their computer problems but are there for those who truly need assistance for other things closer to their hearts.

This should close out our RIP thread for Gary but not our daily thoughts of him and his family.
The same goes for Randy(Noobvious) who passed a week or so afterwards.
THW
This is amazing generosity, it makes me very proud to be a part of such a close and supportive community.
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28 Jul 2014   #254
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You all at Seven Forums have done so much and I can never tell enough how much it has helped. I understand now how you all Loved Gary as friend and more as a family member. You will all be in my thoughts as I will be going back to work today and wont be near his computer. My son Gary Alan will be staying here every other day and will be on checking for your thoughts and giving updates. Again a big THANK YOU and Love from me and my children. Pam (Britton30)
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28 Jul 2014   #255
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here is the link to his memorial book incase some people may have missed it if you would like to write in it. As I will be ordering a custom printed copy of the book on the anniversary of his passing. Gary's phone is also still in service if anyone would like to call 765-430-2692 ( My son has his phone right now since I am at work and would be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. ) Thanks, Pam ( Britton30 )

Gary Britton Condolences | Sign the Guest Book | Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - West Lafayette Chapel

Here is the link to Gary's Obituary as well

In Memory of Gary L. Britton -- SOLLER-BAKER FUNERAL HOMES INC., LAFAYETTE, IN
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28 Jul 2014   #256
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Take care Pam, feel free to keep in touch here as well. We're always here for family. A Guy
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29 Jul 2014   #257
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Pam for keeping us posted. Gary will truly be missed. Take care...

@ John and Shawn - Thanks a lot for your generosity.

Rayda
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01 Aug 2014   #258
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Lynn Johnston, the cartoonist for "For Better or for Worst", has retired but has been rerunning her old strips. She often comments on the motivation for a particular daily strip. Here is what she wrote for today's strip (08/01/2014). I feel it conveys why many of us here grieve the loss off Gary.

This sentiment reflects the feeling I had when my women friends moved away from Lynn Lake. In this small town, good friends kept me sane. When my friend Nancy Lawn left for Edmonton, I told her I was happy for her, and I really was! I congratulated her husband on his promotion and transfer, and I earnestly wished them well. As they drove away, I waved and smiled until their car disappeared, and then I cried. I cried for all the good times we could have had. I cried for me.
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03 Aug 2014   #259
gregrocker

 

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03 Aug 2014   #260
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Rest In Peace Britton30
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