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CajunCenturion
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CajunCenturion

CajunCenturion

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Gentles,

Is is my sad duty to report that our friend John Austin, known here as CajunCenturion, passed away yesterday. He collapsed at work and could not be revived. He had been suffering for years with kidney cancer, which though not the proximal cause of his death, is certainly the real reason.

I will post to this thread additional news as I learn of it.

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My thoughts and prayers are for his family as well as my deepest condolences.

James P. Cottingham
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Truly someone that will be missed in these forums. My best wishes goes out to his family.

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This is sad news, indeed. My prayers and sympathies go out to his family.


Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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This is very sad indeed. My condolences go out to his family and I hope he went without any pain or discomfort.

Although I've never met him face to face, I've come to value his posts, and whatever input he gave on any topic. They were always intelligent, well thought out, and always very insightful. I came to value a positive comment from CajunCenturion more than any number of purple stars. His comments always caused me to look at things from different angles, and think them through a little deeper. I think a lot of us are just a little bit better for the time he spent here with us. I know I am.

He will be greatly missed.

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My condolences to his family.

His was one of the names I recognized (i.e. remembered).

djj
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Hopefully he is in a far better place than we are.

Jim C.

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I am very sorry to hear this. John seemed liked a great guy that I would have enjoyed meeting in real life.

~thadeus

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I am very sorry to hear the sad news. Cajun (I mean John - I'm not sure I had ever heard his real name until now) was an orignal thinker and top-notch contributor to these forums. I'm sure that the friends and relatives who knew him personally are suffering from a great loss. My sincere condolences to all.

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Wow that is terribly sad news. John was a giant on these forums. We talked on the phone a few times but I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. I wanted to very much as he clearly was a dynamic and asutely perceptive mind. He will be deeply missed. Damn.

Gerry

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I am in shock. John was such a huge contributor to this site. It is very sad that he is not with us any longer, and a big loss. My condolences to his family and his friends

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Devastating news. John possessed an uncanny and remarkable ability to bring out the best in a discussion. He was truly an inspiration and his presence will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Carl

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John was a good friend and he will be missed.

David

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What a sad day, first for John's dear family. My heart goes out to them.

CajunCenturion has been a man of substance. He often presented very thoughtful insight on difficult issues. He has had my deep respect ever since I encountered his responses. John could have been CajunGeneral: a Five Star gentleman. I will miss his presence here on Tek-Tips.

Skip

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I am truly sorry to hear this.

However, I believe that a part of people live on in the memories and influences that they have had in our lives.

Remember him, and a part of him continues.

I can only ask for as much myself, to be thought of as wise and a friend.

Just my 2¢

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Remember him, and a part of him continues.

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”


Chris.

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Oh my! That's tragic news. I've been chatted with him here and via email on numerous subjects for nigh on 13 years, and he always had a fair, balanced view even if you disagreed with him. I shall miss his sharp but gentle sense of humour and ability to get to the nub of an issue with a few well chosen words. My condolences go to his friends and family.

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A sad loss to the forum
my sympathiws go to his family & friends.

can i sugest we all go & add a * to his last post (Workplace Jargon) so that we can posthumously get him one last MVP award

(we did the same in the IP Office forum wen we lost a valued member a year or so ago)

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Very sad. RIP, CC.

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

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I am relatively new on this site, but he was one of the first names I remembered here. He definitely was very wise, thoughtful, and kind. I wish I had gotten to know him better.

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RIP, CC


Jomama

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This is sad news. My thoughts go to his family. He will be missed here as his posts always provided insight and intelligence to the use of language.

Tom
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Sleipnir,

Thank you for letting us know of John's passing.

Isn't it amazing that we could all grow so fond of this great man whom few of us ever met in person, but knew him only from the wisdom he shared here in an on-line forum. He guided and counseled me many times, both on-line and over the phone. As many have said here already, John always brought calm and reason to every discussion. He was a brilliant man whom I considered an expert on every topic to which he contributed. I truly love John as a friend and brother, and I will deeply miss his influence and goodness here. Heaven received a fine new citizen last Thursday, and I look forward to meeting him in person one day on the other side.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

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I've been away from TT for a while (being out of work for a couple of months). T was very saddened at the news that John had passed away. Sleipinir, John, and I met in person for the first time a few years ago in Baton Rouge (a midway point between them and myself).

I will miss his presence.

Requiescant in pace.

-- Francis
Francisus ego, sed non sum papa.

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My thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP CajunCenturion.

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Rest in peace, John.
What a loss, for a lot more than just these forums. With just a single posted line he stood out, always. A rare and noble character.

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After joining Tek-Tips Forums on March 4, 2002, I've logged in 24,528 times. My last login was on Thursday, July 17, 2014. I've started 436 threads, posted 10,306 replies, and written 7 FAQs
The raw numbers, impressive as they are, don't begin to show the value of his contribution here. He'll be sorely missed.

-- Chris Hunt
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Notice that his last login was the day he passed...We'll miss you, CC.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

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And for 10,306 posts, he received 949 votes. Over 9% of his posts were worthy of a purple star. That's an impressive stat that speaks to the quality of his contributions to this site.

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@Sambones - Nearly 3000 of those posts were ineligible for stars. Had they been, the ratio would have been much higher.

I had many a "debate" with CajunCenturion over the years and my respect for his knowledge and patience is immeasurable. He had high standards and lived up to them.

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Oh no. This is sad news... sad

This is the second person in TT forums I post in that has passed away too soon.

ACSS - SME
General Geek

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Nearly 3000 of those posts were ineligible for stars.

Removing those brings hist star ratio up to almost 13%. Very impressive.

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Oh no. This is sad news

This is the second person in TT forums I post in that has passed away too soon.

So you're the one!



Jomama

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Jomama46, I hope you don't mind my editing the quote entry in your posting so that it displayed properly. If you want me to change it further, please advise.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

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Thanks for the help Dave. i could tell I was doing Something wrong!


Jomama

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CajunCenturion will be remembered by meny one being me.
My condolences to his friends and family.

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What can you say Sadly missed not only by his family and friends by all of use in Cyberland of tek-tips

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As a side note, I was reminded (by Facebook) that his birthday is today. sad

-- Francis
Francisus ego, sed non sum papa.

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Sad news, indeed. Our forums will be diminished with the loss of John's wit and wisdom.

For those who haven't searched further, here is his obituary from what I assume to be the local newspaper.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obi...

His was truly a life fully lived.

John's family has requested donations to the Give Kids the World village at www.gktw.org

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RIP John - always a valuable contribution to make.

The internet - allowing those who don't know what they're talking about to have their say.

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This is so sad.

I learned so much reading his posts - brimming with knowledge, very respectable to his opponents, very well reasoned, full of great information.

He will be truly missed.

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I too am sorry to hear about his passing, rest in peace.

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My condolences go out to his family, he will be missed by all. Never met or talked to him personally but from reading and communications here on TT with him he seemed like a great person.

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Very sad news... a smart and fair fellow.

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