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Old 21st July 2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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Greg Ball has asked me to pass on this sad news -

One of your DIYA members, Johan Potgieter, who regulatly posts here has been injured in a fatal car accident on July 17, in South Africa, in which a family member was killed.

He is undergoing treatment in a hospital in Pretoria. His condition is unknown.

Greg is in contact with family. his contact is gregmball@hotmail.com
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Old 21st July 2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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This is terrible news. Johan is not only a really knowledgeable and experienced guy, he's a true gentleman.
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Old 22nd July 2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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Johan, Get better and come back, we need you here. This is a terrible tragedy
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Old 22nd July 2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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Guys,

The accident occurred last Monday morning, July 17th. Johan has suffered several broken ribs and is obviously in a lot of pain.
He is slowly making good progress however in a local Hospital, and could be discharged quite soon.

I will pass on any posts/emails directly to him if you wish. Please use the subject line "Johan Potgieter".

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Old 22nd July 2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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Hi Eric,
I'm sure we all miss Johan, he is a very helpful and courteous person who really knows his stuff. It's good to know he will be better in time. The lost of a family member in the same accident is also incredibly sad news.

Best wishes and deepest sympathies on the loss of someone so close to him.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 04:13 PM   #6
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It's good to know he will be better in time.
Let's drink to that.
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Old 22nd July 2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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Awful news.

Yes get well very soon Johan - our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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Chaps,

A little bit of good news under he circumstances. Johan is scheduled to return home tomorrow (Sunday). I have passed on all the good wishes as received, he will see them when he is well enough to switch on his computer.

Johan is a retired CSIR Audio Engineer, and an extremely knowledgable person in matters relating to Audio. He really enjoys this forum and feels he has gained much additional knowledge from participating in the posts and discussions. I am sure that when things settle down a bit he will be back and I know the messages from you chaps will help cheer him up.

On behalf of Johan and his family, a big thank you to all of you who have responded with encouraging messages of support during this difficult time.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 06:16 PM   #9
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Hi Eric,
Thank you for the update. I am heartened by the news. I think I'll join mikeks in a toast to Johan's health.

The loss of his relative is going to be a tough blow. Please extend my condolences to Johan and his family. All our best!

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Chaps,

A little bit of good news under he circumstances. Johan is scheduled to return home tomorrow (Sunday). I have passed on all the good wishes as received, he will see them when he is well enough to switch on his computer.

Johan is a retired CSIR Audio Engineer, and an extremely knowledgable person in matters relating to Audio. He really enjoys this forum and feels he has gained much additional knowledge from participating in the posts and discussions. I am sure that when things settle down a bit he will be back and I know the messages from you chaps will help cheer him up.

On behalf of Johan and his family, a big thank you to all of you who have responded with encouraging messages of support during this difficult time.

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