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Thread: Robert Wade Has Passed Away

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    Robert Wade Has Passed Away

    I know he hasn't posted here much in the last few years, but he was one of the original crew, that shaped this forum and made it the welcoming friendly place it is today. I heard today on Facebook that he had passed away at home. I will miss his dry humour, Monty Python quotes, and friendly advice. Rest in peace mate.

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    So sorry to hear this, RIP Robert

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    Thanks F-P.

    Yes and yes. Robert was already missed for quite some time here, by me certainly. Was a wonderful presence and we had some great times in the forums.

    I will never forget some particular open shared moments with him, but closest to my heart, the one most memorable was that he was really into his bamboo steamer and cooking in general. He posted a secret recipe for a pot of chili wherein the key ingredient was cayenne pepper -- to add a little kick. It sounded like more than a wee pinch. I don't recall the exact amount (been trying to get over it) I said it sounded a little. . . erm. . . spicy. (Ho BOY!) He insisted it was accurate. Someone else then asked if it wasn't in fact a recipe for paint remover. We all got a chuckle when Robert returned that he may have gotten the portion of cayenne a little off. With all respect, Robert, I can't help but wonder as to your cause of death, buddy! . . . Likely not that, since we all learned something key about culinary chemistry from the exchange. But, hey, I'm just trying to piece together the fragments I recall.

    I also vividly remember his entry into the forums, that when I saw his first couple paintings and comments posted here I could tell he was a fellow of deep philosophy and sensitivity to artistic expression. His first number of works were exciting and bold. And then, I believe because he was trying to sell his work online, he switched to more traditional styles with barns and lighthouses. They were all really nice, but I liked his barns, which I think he saw many of on his traveling around (at one point didn't he drive a truck too?). Anyway, his artistic eye was always open and provided him with a window seat and a very enjoyable journey. It was a real treat to watch him on it.

    One of my envies was that he had been a touring drummer with his band before he came to the forums. And was he ever funny. You bet.

    So by and by, one of the things he diverted his attention to were his grandchildren. . . those lucky kids who I would bet really enjoyed their grandpa. . . I'm sure whatever and whoever he aimed his attention toward benefited greatly. I recall he made some good friends here, and I would like to think I was among them.

    Well, as I said, I missed him before when he went off to other things, and I feel a greater loss now knowing he is gone from this Earth. Bon voyage and God bless, old friend.
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    I remember him with fondness. Thanks for the word mate.
    Be well,

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    Another of the originals of the forum collective, whose absence will leave a big hole. Never recall him being anything but cordial, helpful, sensitive and intelligent in his contributions here. The world needs more like him, not less. Rest in peace Robert.
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    Gone far too young. Only a year older than me. Has some lovely paintings in the members area. I remember well his avatar with the big nose

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    Such sad news, Robert was so helpful to me when I first joined Artrage. He was so fuuny, so helpful and a great artrist. He will be miised so much.
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    Stunned

    Haven't been here for quite a while and this news floored me...............lost for words..............Robert was one of the nice guys of this world.
    RIP old friend.
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    Best to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraser_paice View Post
    I know he hasn't posted here much in the last few years, but he was one of the original crew, that shaped this forum and made it the welcoming friendly place it is today. I heard today on Facebook that he had passed away at home. I will miss his dry humour, Monty Python quotes, and friendly advice. Rest in peace mate.
    Terribly sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He was a great guy. His contributions in this forum are immeasurable.
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    Robert was one of a handful of people with whom I looked forward to communicating. he had great insight, and humanity. I will miss him.
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