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Old 21st July 2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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If you haven't already seen this post ( in Solid State:

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
Condolensces to Johan and his family and wishing him a speedy recovery.
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Old 21st July 2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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Oh my God. Our prayers are with him. Johan is a great asset for all of us here. Would be like losing a piece of Valve history itself. Hoping for a miracle.

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Old 21st July 2006, 10:21 PM   #3
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I will remember him and his family when doing my prayers!

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Old 21st July 2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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Johan is a gentleman and a gentle man.
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sad to hear that to anyone;
especially to someone almost "known".... wishes for recovery
and I'm speechless regarding his loss
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Sad news indeed. I always make a point of reading Johan's most thoughtful posts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 22nd July 2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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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, 10:33 AM   #8
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Thanks for your kind offer to pass on our condolences for Johan's loss and our best wishes for his recovery. Johan has become a friend to us all, as well as a source of good, logical reasoning. He is a highly valued member of this forum. Let's hope he recovers quickly.
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A little bit of good news under the 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, 06:47 PM   #10
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THANK YOU for the upbeat note. The news that Johan was injured was quite upsetting. Earlier this year at Easter time, a coworker of mine was stricken at work and died in hospital. Now the bad news of a vehicle accident arrives.

Please convey my wishes to Johan for a SPEEDY recovery.
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