In Memoriam....Tog Tan

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In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by kentgardener » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:44 am

Member Tog Tan Passed away yesterday of a Heart attack, just short of his 53rd birthday.

http://www.bananas.org/f11/memoriam-tog-tan-8403.html

I know he wasn't on here for very long, But his his knowledgeable posts and friendly banter will be missed.

Rest in peace Tog.

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by simon » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:25 am

OMG that is terrible news. Such a shame. His posts will certainly be missed. He gave a us a very good insight into how some of the more genuinely tropical plants we grow can perform in more favourable conditions and I think, filled quite a few knowledge gaps on subjects like bananas, gingers and aroids.

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by bobbyd44 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:27 am

sure he will be missed very sad news....goes to show life very short!!

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by stephenprudence » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:18 am

That is very sad news, I saw one or two of his posts on here, and he had a great knowledge and experience of what he grew and other tropicals.

He will be missed I'm sure

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:41 am

That is sad news. Particularly, when he seemed so full of life, but at least he died doing what he loved most... collecting Bananas.
Although I did not know him pesonally, his passion, personality and knowledge shines through in his posts on here and Bananas.org. He will be sadly missed around the world.

Rest in peace Tog icon_salut
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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by bev » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:37 pm

i'm very sad to hear this, like the others i thought his posts to be informative and also humourous. such a loss!

r.i.p. tog

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by themes » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:07 pm

bev wrote:i'm very sad to hear this, like the others i thought his posts to be informative and also humourous. such a loss!

r.i.p. tog

lee
echo these sentiments. Just shows how short life is. Codolences. :(

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by lee-ann » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:07 pm

I dont know what to say I'm stunned he was such a friendly guy. :cry:

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Nick » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:35 pm

What a shock, he will be sadly missed on here, may he rest in piece
:( :( :(
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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Adrian » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:26 pm

Sad news.

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Melissa » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:30 pm

That is such sad news, what a shock.

Thanks John for letting us all know.

Melissa

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by mushtaq86 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:03 pm

cant believe he has gone :( i was only speaking to him last week,and always going out of his way to help you.
r.i.p tog tan you will be missed on a lot of forums.

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:47 pm

Adding to what I said earlier..... the even more sobering thought to me, is he was two weeks younger than me :cry: The guy seemed so energetic compared to me. Life is cruel :roll:
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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 am

My sentiments exactly Dave, how someone so enthusiastic, and energetic about his passions and life in general can be taken so cruelly is something very sobering. :(

It does make you look at life in a different way, I'm sure Tog Tan did the right thing, he fulfilled his life and he was happy, and we can only try to follow in his footsteps in terms of living life to the full every day.

Life is so fragile.

R.I.P

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Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:51 am

Very sad news. I hope there's someone in his family that can plant something fitting in his memorium.

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