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    Default * R.I.P Forum member John Henry (Sparky's Magic) *

    Hi Guys,

    I'm James Rand. Forgive me if I have posted this thread in the wrong section.

    I have been a Candlepowerforums.com member since 2008 but haven't been too active in recent years. Another local forum member and extreme flashlight enthusiest, John Henry had become a great personal friend through our shared love of all things bright and shiny. A month ago, I visited John at home to talk torches and was informed of John's sudden onset illness. Within 3 weeks, we had lost a great man to cancer.



    The last time I spoke with John, he asked if I would sell off his extensive torch collection to raise some much needed funds for his wife Brenda. I will post a link to a sales thread when I have the relevant information compiled. Around 40 minty lights and various accessories will be up for grabs. He had a particular interest in Malkoff torches, drop ins and Surefire legos. I know John would have preferred his much loved torches go to enthusiasts that will fully appreciate them.

    Thanks for letting me express my loss.

    R.I.P John Henry - Sparky's Magic

    James
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    Default Re: * R.I.P Forum member John Henry (Sparky's Magic) *

    It's always sad to hear of a member passing away. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of John. Cancer is a cruel enemy to us all. :sad:

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    That's sad.How old was John?

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    All my best wishes to his family and R.I.P John Henry.

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    The world is a little dimmer, a sincere pun intended, when we lose an enthusiast such as John. My heartfelt condolences to his Family and Friends here and in OZ. I have had the pleasure of reading some of his posts.
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    Condolences to the Family.
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    What a shame. Please keep us posted on his lights. It'd be an honor to know it's helping the family out.

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    I hope he had something I need so I can help out a little. It was nice of you to offer to help liquidate his collection for his wife. I hope she gets the funds she needs. RIP Sparky's Magic.
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    Sorry to learn of this. Prayers.
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    So sorry to hear of this

    I would add that I've purchased from @jimmy1970 , a few years ago, and was very pleased with my transaction.

    Kind of you to do this for your friend. Best of luck with that sale.
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    My condolences to the family.

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    Thumbs up to this thread.

    RIP sir. Greener pastures and all that.
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    Condolences and prayers.
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    RIP. I'm sorry to hear this.

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    My heart goes out to John's family and friends. It's definitely a loss for us all. Thank you for letting us know.

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    RIP Sparky's Magic, shining from above now though!

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    Mr. Henry, may God be with your soul as you go into His Light. My condolences to all family and friends including those here at CPF.

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    Condolences to his family and friends...

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    Default Re: * R.I.P Forum member John Henry (Sparky's Magic) *

    Quote Originally Posted by LetThereBeLight! View Post
    Mr. Henry, may God be with your soul as you go into His Light. My condolences to all family and friends including those here at CPF.
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    This was so nicely put, I am moved by your sentiments. May God also bless you!
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    RIP. Sad news.
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    My condolences to the family and friends.

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    As i have read before, Flashaholics are the only people that want to walk into the light, RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    LetThereBeLight!
    This was so nicely put, I am moved by your sentiments. May God also bless you!
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    Thank you, Poppy.

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    I'm really sorry to hear about this. James, it's great that you are taking the time to help his widow. God Bless you and his family.

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    Thank you guys for your very kind comments and condolences. John's wife Brenda will be very happy with how the sale of John's lights is going. I just shipped off the first 8 lots today with more to go out tomorrow. Here is the link for members interested in supporting the cause:http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...helf-queens***

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    Default Re: * R.I.P Forum member John Henry (Sparky's Magic) *

    Sparky's Magic

    Is gone into the light ...

    R.I.P.

    The photo makes him look like a friendly guy - wish I'd known him.

    To jimmy1970,

    Regards.

    I'm sure he would have loved that his lights went to caring homes.

    My deep condolences to Brenda.


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    My condolences to Brenda and the rest of the family. I didn't know him but he was a fellow lighting enthusiast so he's family. RIP, good sir.

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