OT sort of- Passing of a PA

KhoryKhory Posts: 2,578
edited December 1969 in The Commons

My best friend and business partner, Simon Vincent aka Si_Vincent, has passed away. I doubt if many people here had ever spoken to him personally as I tended to be the more social face of our twosome. We had been working together as content creators for over 5 years and he was finally coming into his own artistically with his modeling. He had a good eye for realistic modeling and was getting better all the time. I'm glad that he at least was aware that our last product here was doing well. I hope he felt some vindication about sticking with me all these years. It took a fair bit of bravery to start a business with a woman half way around the world, that you have never met in person, and mostly know from gaming.

While I did much of the art part of our business Simon did pretty much everything else. He handled everything for our web site and anything that was even slightly techy. He figured out how to set up our store all by himself and took care of anything related to that. He didn't have any experience working on web sites before we decided to get one so he had to learn every bit of it from scratch. Not something I think I could ever have done to be honest. And anyone who has ever set up an online store knows how futzy that can be. That alone was something to be proud of.

Simon was brilliant at figuring out things I couldn't and was always more than willing to help when I just couldn't get something. Even today I was reading something in a post and thought “I'll need to ask Simon to help me figure that out later”. I doubt he realized how important that part of things was for me as he tended to underestimate his value. I'm going really miss having him here to help me when I get confused or lost and need sorting out.

Of course what I am really going to miss is my best friend.

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  • SnowSultanSnowSultan Posts: 1,206
    edited December 1969

    I'm very sorry to hear this, my condolences. :(

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,384
    edited December 1969

    So sorry to hear this.

  • atticanneatticanne Posts: 2,661
    edited December 1969

    I'm so sorry, Khory. He will be missed..

  • s l fs l f Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Such sad news. My condolances.

  • SpyroRueSpyroRue Posts: 4,951
    edited December 1969

    I'm sorry to hear that Khory :( Rest in peace Simon xx

  • SkirikiSkiriki Posts: 4,769
    edited December 1969

    I'm sorry. :( My deepest condolences. :(

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    My sincerest and heart-felt condolences.

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • SimonJMSimonJM Posts: 2,956
    edited December 1969

    Sorry to hear that {hugs}

  • ShaneWSmithShaneWSmith Posts: 537
    edited December 1969

    That's deeply sad news. My thoughts are with you and to all those who knew Simon

  • JimmyC_2009JimmyC_2009 Posts: 8,365
    edited December 1969

    Dreadful news, I am so sorry to hear of it. It is a big shock to me, I can only imagine what it must be like for you Khory.

  • KhoryKhory Posts: 2,578
    edited December 1969

    Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I will pass them on to Simon's mother. He was an only child and I am sure she is crushed to have lost him so soon.

    Jimmy, your right. I don't think there is anything I have ever been less prepared for. Perhaps I should have been but I simply wasn't. I needed his help last Tuesday with something and expected him to turn up any minute so he could explain it to me. In fact, there is a part of me that still expects him to and won't I look foolish about a big mistake like telling people he had passed on.

    He was a lovely, thoughtful and very giving person. He always spent weeks before time trying to find the perfect gift to send my son at Christmas for example. I really regret that more people didn't have an opportunity to know him.

  • Jeanne MJeanne M Posts: 547
    edited December 1969

    I’m so sorry to hear this, my sincere condolences.
    I wish you and his family all the strength you'll need.

    Love, Jeanne

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,982
    edited December 1969

    I'm very sorry to hear that - we did exchange messages a couple of times, and he seemed a great person.

  • BeaBea Posts: 188
    edited December 1969

    Khory, I am so sorry to hear about this :( I have dealt with Simon on occasion - though not for some time and I enjoyed doing so. This is such a shock.Was it expected? I always looked on the two of you as a great team each of you contributing your strengths to make an outstanding partnership. .

    I know that his family will miss him and I know you will as well.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and his famiily.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,924
    edited December 1969

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    My condolences to you and to his family.

  • tsaristtsarist Posts: 973
    edited December 1969

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

    I hope you and his family heal and keep him in your thoughts.

  • JohnDelaquioxJohnDelaquiox Posts: 1,075
    edited December 1969

    That's very sad indeed

  • Proxima ShiningProxima Shining Posts: 1,001
    edited December 1969

    I am very sorry about your loss. This is a very sad news.

  • Eva1Eva1 Posts: 475
    edited December 1969

    Very sorry to hear your sad news news Khory.

  • JasmineSkunkJasmineSkunk Posts: 846
    edited December 1969

    Oh, Khory! I'm so sorry to hear this... {{hug}}

  • JohnDelaquioxJohnDelaquiox Posts: 1,075
    edited December 1969

    The two of you made a fantastic team.

    He will be greatly missed

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited December 1969

    Saddening news -- I'm so sorry for your loss!

  • Teresa TylloTeresa Tyllo Posts: 136
    edited December 1969

    I'm soooo sorry to hear this... :(

  • KhoryKhory Posts: 2,578
    edited December 1969

    Again, thank you all for your kind thoughts. I know how hard it is to post in these sort of threads and to find anything your comfortable saying. It does make me feel better to know that people remembered him and thought well of him.

  • The_MomsterThe_Momster Posts: 28
    edited December 1969

    I am so sorry to hear this! He will be deeply missed.

  • SimonWMSimonWM Posts: 678
    edited December 1969

    Sorry for your loss Khory. My condolences.

  • IvyIvy Posts: 1,883
    edited December 1969

    I'm sorry for your loss Khory, my condolences.

  • ZelrothZelroth Posts: 698
    edited December 1969

    Khory, I am sorry for your loss and I send my condolences to his family. ((hug))

  • kloolessklooless Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    My condolences to your family and his.

  • Virtual_WorldVirtual_World Posts: 279
    edited December 1969

    My condolences to his family and to you!

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