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RIP Bruno Knaapen!

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On February 20, 2010 at about 10:00 AM local Amsterdam time, Bruno Knaapen slipped away…

no more pain, no more sorrow.

For the fourth year now, February 20th is a soulful time for me.

I still really miss Bruno very much.

But I am still relieved that he no longer has to deal with any pain and suffering.

No one should have to suffer the horrendous pain that accompanies pervasive cancer that they can’t fix …

Just wanted to honor our past amazing BATL leader, teacher, friend, Bruno Knaapen.

Bruno, you are still very much missed!

Bruno Knaapen – Rest in Peace Dear Friend!

Candle for Bruno Knaapen - Rest in Peace

Candle for Bruno Knaapen – Rest in Peace

Bruno Knaapen – Rest in Peace Dear Friend

Bruno, a great friend, Linux and Open Source Advocate and fellow Admin at Scot’s Newsletter Forums, has passed away.

I have updated my Tribute/Memorial Page to Bruno here. And a link to my other two postings regarding Bruno; my original posting about that Tribute Page here and the posting about the Bruno Knaapen Technology Learning Center in Austin Texas.

Bruno’s Tribute page can also be accessed at any time along the side navigation under BambisMusings Pages.

Until we meet again, Bruno…

A Monument for Bruno in Austin Texas

As Urmas, a fellow Admin at Scot’s Newsletter Forums posted about Ken/Helio’s beautiful posting:

A very touching tribute – one that comes with a heartwarming announcement – by Ken Starks aka Helios:

A Monument for Bruno

What a wonderful monument to Bruno’s life! Ken/Helio has just announced the initial planning of the Bruno Knaapen Technology Learning Center! It will be built in Austin, Texas, and it will serve those who need it most.

Ken/Helio’s posting about this wonderful Monument to Bruno will be added to Bruno’s page here on my blog along with Jack’s, Eric’s and any others that are posted.

Bruno … Remembering a dear friend

Bruno's sunshaded penguin avatarWith great sadness, I finally was able to put together a small tribute piece about Bruno, one of the best people I know … who will be leaving us soon. Here’s a quote from the piece:

Bruno, what to say of one of the most dedicated, patient, and selfless people I have ever ‘met’ on the Internet, or maybe even in real life.

Bruno, in many ways, you remind me of my Dad (rest his soul), and my Jim — which is a very high compliment, IMHO. There is another great Open Source guy, Klok who was of a similar mind set as all of these men — you can find his story here: Klok Memorial.

For those reading this article, who may not know who Bruno is, Bruno is a wonderful man with seemingly limitless patience and dedication. He is from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He has a family that he loves and that love him — and despite that, he was able to spend thousands and thousands of hours sharing his knowledge, or learning what he needed to convey to Linux Explorers day in and day out … to only God knows how many Linux Explorers (those who have never used Linux and desire to learn and explore Linux).

Read the rest here.

Bruno, you are loved by so many, and will be missed more than you know.

God speed to you, and may you have good days ahead, and ones as painless as possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and your friends.

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