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Loonym (Jon) has passed on....

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  1. 123bob

    123bob Xtreme Refugee

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    I'm sorry to report this, but I'll borrow Movieman's post over at XS to help me out....

    "This is something I think we all knew was coming but all hoped we'd never see.
    I had the pleasure to meet Jon twice and the joy of his life his daughter Annabelle.
    Rest in Peace my friend.

    ELLSWORTH - Jonathan Mark Magoon, 48, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, after a long battle with bladder cancer. He is survived by the joy of his life, his three-year-old daughter, Annabelle Magoon of Ellsworth; her mother, Sue Magoon of Canada; his father, R. Carl Magoon; his sister, Carla Magoon; his nephew, Joshua Estes of Ellsworth; his stepdaughter, Leah Pomeroy and her partner, Jose and their three children, Nicolas, Jose and Iesha; his former wife, Tammy Magoon; many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his brother, Jeffery Martin Magoon; and his mother, Rachel Sargent Magoon. Jon was a graduate of Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute and was a skilled welder for many years. He was a loving father and good friend. A gathering of friends and brief service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, High Street, Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund for his daughter, Annabelle Magoon Donation Account, care of Union Trust Co., 66 Main St., Suite 101, Ellsworth, ME 04605."


    I know Jon meant a great deal to you folks over here, and your generosity and compassion really touched him, as well as all of us on the XS team. For that, I say Thank You. :respect:

    We have lost a truly great cruncher, teammate, friend, and most importantly, a dedicated father.

    For those new on the team here, you only have to search on "loonym" for a user name to get some idea of the person we lost. He was quite special, even going through the worst of his battle with cancer.

    My best to all of you at TPU,
    Regards,
    Bob
     
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  2. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    wow that really sucks he wasnt that far from my current location RIP Jonathan i didnt know you but no one deserves to die at that age. my respect and condolences go to his family
     
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    May he awake in a land with answers.
     
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  4. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks 123bob~
    It helps to bring home what we are fighting (crunching/folding) for.
    My prayers go to his family
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    OMFG wow....It's really odd. Like I talked to him and stuff had conversations in threads. Its kinda weird to just think he is gone. wow. my condolences go out to his family R.I.P Loonym you'll be missed
     
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    I have said what I needed to say at XS as I am just feeling so bad now and don't want to go on and on here too, so here is what matters to me and what mattered to Jon (loonym)
    what TPU did taking up the collection for him touched him in a profound way which I know was something he wasn't expecting but made him be able to do a lot of things which he was putting off, and he was able to spoil Annabelle the light of his life.

    I thank you for doing this as it meant a lot to him and I could tell there was a lot of caring people here at TPU.

    -Ryan
     
  7. 123bob

    123bob Xtreme Refugee

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    Amen Brother.

    Take peace in knowing that his message did not fall on deaf ears.

    Bob
     
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    Really lost for words here.

    It's just such a pity to lose a wonderful man/father to this awful disease.I knew he was not well but it still is a shock to hear that he has passed on.

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his beautiful daughter Annabelle and wider family circle.
    May he now rest in peace.
     
  9. Tatty_One

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    So sorry to hear this awful news, I too have been touched personally by the dreaded "C".... I did not know Jon personally although I saw through his words what kind of guy he was, if there is somewhere else truly good that some of the more fortunate of us might travel when we are done with out battles here..... Jon will surely be there waiting for us. RIP.
     
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    Aww man I remember him only briefly, and even tho I only knew him from the forums, its still touching :(

    At least he does not have to suffer anymore.
     
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    My condolences to the family.
    No words can bring him back, but we can honour his life.
     
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    Man, this is truly sad. May he RIP, and I wish his family the best.
     
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    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and never brought to mind ?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and auld lang syne.

    RIP Loonym:toast:
     
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    I didnt know Loonym, i dont think I ever had any direct interaction with him in the forums... but I do recognise him and his avatar and am sorry to hear of the loss. Just looking quickly at a few old posts, the forum captures people and his posts seem still fresh, so alive, it's quite odd to think that those posts are from someone no longer with us.

    Condolences to his family, and sorry he didnt get a chance to see his daughter grow another few years, and for her to enjoy her daddy. RIP and good luck to those grieving.
     
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    I only knew him as loonym, but he and I were regular posters on PC Perspective fourms back when they were AMDMB and we had DFI NF2 boards. He was a pleasant and generous guy, and I knew very little about him. I'm sure that others who knew him better probably thought even more of him. Thanks Jon... :respect:
     
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    This is sad news indeed.
    R.I.P. Loonym you will be missed.
     
  17. Chicken Patty

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    Why man, why? I mean I knew this was coming as well as his health conditions were really bad, but dammit! This guy was just an amazing individual. I was part of that fund we collected a while back, but this time around I really don't know if I can send anything. My condolences go out to his family and I hope this really fires some people up when it comes to crunching/folding. This is truly a sad moment for me as well as I really appreciated what this amazing human being was doing, and who he was. :respect: :respect:
     
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    Condolences to family and friends.
    R.I.P mate.
     
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    May you rest in peace my brother. Had the pleasure of buying one of his i7 920's when he switched over to the Xeons. The proc will be crunching in his memory:respect:
     
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    I said it a few months ago when my father died from cancer now ill say it again i hate cancer i just hate it. Rip Loonym i didnt know you personally but i could tell from your posts here you loved your daughter so much and everything you did was for her. To his family i say be strong i know how tough it is but time heals the pain.
     
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    I'd like to make a lump sum donation from TPU for his daughter. For those interested, please contact me.

    I'm hoping we can gather the same kind of support as we did last time. I think the greatest thing we can do for loonym is to make sure his daughter is taken care of. That's what I would want if it was me.
     
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    I'll see what I can do Paul. :toast:
     
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    this is so sad
    I do not know loonym personally but I know he loved his daughter more than anything else and he was a wonderful person.Condolences to the family.

    R.I.P loonym
     
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    Sonofabitch. Wow this is sad. Great guy who was always talking about his daughter whom he loved more than anything and now she has to grow up without him. :(

    From XS:

     
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    may Jon rest in peace. I'm glad to have known loonym due to the fact of XS being down. He was a great man, and threw the pm's we threw back and forth, I'm very happy to have known him.

    It's a sad day in deed to hear this. But, threw all of us that he has touched, his soul and spirit will live on.

    Paulieg, I'll throw ya a pm in a bit.

    Bob, thanks for lettings us know. I believe that threw the XS "downtime" we got a great deal of new faces that helped TPU.
     
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