Terry Smale

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Terry Smale

Post by topsy » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:19 pm

Dear All,

I am so very sorry to be the bearer of the news that after being rushed into hospital on Sunday evening and undergoing an emergency operation, Terry passed away early this evening. Jennifer was with him.

Suzanne & Tony Mace
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by NickHitchcock » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:22 pm

That is just terrible news, my deepest sympathies and thoughts to Jennifer and any relatives and friends.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:24 pm

A sad loss for our community. Terry was immensely knowledgeable, always willing to share his understanding and experience with others in a scientific and rational way.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by Diane » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:30 pm

Oh, that’s terrible news Suzanne. I am so shocked. Deepest condolences to Jennifer, my thoughts are with her.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by el48tel » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:44 pm

Oh that is sad news. He will be missed. I only recently got to know him. He was most generous with his knowledge.
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Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by MatDz » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:47 pm

I don't have much to say other than it's a huge loss to the family and wider community, and that I should have tried harder to visit him and his collection last year. Sad day.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by Roatavator » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:48 pm

Dreadful news. Sincere condolences to Jennifer.
I never had the privilege of meeting Terry but he was extremely kind to me and very helpful with advice and encouragement over the last few months.
A great loss to us all.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by Stuart » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:13 pm

Dreadful news, Terry contributed so much to our hobby and was so helpful to us all. My thoughts are with Jennifer.
I used to say to him that I always read 'Terry's words of wisdom' on the Forum each morning. It's really sad to read this.

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Re: Terry Smale

Post by edds » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:36 pm

I never met Terry 'in real life' but he was immensely kind with his time and advice on here and via the BCSS Q&A he did.
I am shocked and saddened and it's very sobering news. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Terry Smale

Post by Chris in Leeds » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:47 pm

R.I.P Terry
My condolences to Jennifer and family and friends
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