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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 03-27-2014 12:51 AM 3529 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is with great sadness (and shock) that I pass on the news of the passing of our dear friend daltxguy.

I received the following message today, from his friend:

I wanted to let you know that Steve Racz (aka daltxguy on this forum) has unfortunately passed away. I am a friend of his in Ottawa. I was unsure if anyone had contacted you yet. He was found dead in his bed by the Quebec provincial police, after his mother had been unable to contact him for some days. They suspect he died from natural causes, possibly a heart attack. The funeral will be in Ottawa later this week – no details have been provided yet. Please let his buddies on this forum know. He was a wonderful friend, and I will really miss him. Thanks, Joanne

I told Joanne that we would leave our messages/thoughts on his profile page: http://gardentenders.com/members/daltxguy

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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justjoel

1063 posts in 2041 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 03-27-2014 12:53 AM

Wow. No words yet, but thank you for letting us know.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-27-2014 12:59 AM

yah, still in shock.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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mmh

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hardiness zone 7a

posted 03-27-2014 01:28 AM

Very sad news. I would like to think that he is gardening in peace.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-27-2014 11:57 AM

Steve was so young and full of life and energy, that this news does come with great sadness and quite a surprise to me. When we met him at MsDebbieP’s home a few years ago, his energy seemed contagious to those of us in his presence. So many ideas, and principled thoughts about gardening and looking after our environment, were shared by him with us.

His presence and sage advice will be sorely missed, not only by the GT members, but also by his many friends and acquaintances around the world.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 03-27-2014 05:27 PM

I was greatly shocked by the news and still believe it is not true. When I saw him in pictures at Debbie’s house a couple of years ago I felt sorry for missing such a wonderful person because of my absence on that event and decided I will meet him certainly in the near future. But alas that is not going to happen. His postings wee very scholarly. May God rest his soul in peace. I express my deep condolences to his mother and other members of his family.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 04-01-2014 11:37 AM

For those who want to send condolences to Steve’s family, here is his obituary in the Ottawa Citizen.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-01-2014 02:58 PM

Thanks, Robin.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Greenthumb

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posted 04-02-2014 01:03 AM

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very sorry

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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