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Old 06-17-2009, 10:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't know what to say, this is such a shock. I so loved reading his posts and he never knew because I have been so quiet over the last year.

I'm honored to have been able to benefit from his knowledge and humor. My prayers are for his family. May they be comforted now in their time of grief.

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Old 06-17-2009, 10:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Tog- I was blessed to briefly know you. You were a source of knowledge, humor and collegiality. My prayers for you to find peace, and for your daughter to find solace and growth in your memory. Farewell old new friend. May your trails all be downhill, and without obstruction.

And all the members of the International Banana Society will raise a glass to absent friends.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I am shocked, and I cannot believe this! Tog, you were a very funny guy, and your posts always brought a smile to my face with your great sense of humor. You were an awesome dude, that's for sure. We will certainly miss you!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Godspeed Tog! I was enjoyed reading his posts.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:54 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I haven't read a single condolence I don't whole-heartedly agree with...Tog is surely missed, and in his memory lets all keep planting and sharing more bananas, just as Tog would have kept on doing!
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just got home from a scout meeting and this is a big shock. Tog has been a great friend and I was just thinking yesterday I'd love to go visit the guy some day. On his recent plant trip when he didn't post for a week I grew worried that something had happened to him and it was a great relief when he let me know he was okay and just very busy. So this is hard to understand. I'm a year behind him age wise but I greatly admired his energy and often pictured him losing me in the jungles (10 miles behind!). He took the time to give me the wonderful black bean advice for my son, Michael and we chatted about many other things.

Many of you saw that Tog recently said his favorite movie was Bang Rajan. Well, I bought a copy on eBay last week but that seller refunded my money and said it was out of stock but I found another seller and a copy was mailed on Monday. Needless to say, I'll soon be watching this movie and it will have some very special significance.

Tog, my dear friend, may His face shine upon you!

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Old 06-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I know I can not say anything that will stop the sadness in your hearts, but It might be reassuring to know that Tog was extremely well respected here. Not only was he a wealth of knowledge, but he was a true friend to anyone who would talk to him. The world is a less place without him and I believe that he is in a truely greater place right now. Thank you Tog for making this site so great..................................................Go rest high on that mountain lil buddy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Hi peeps..

Stefanie here, Tog's daughter. Not sure if it's appropriate to post with his account, but heck, if I created a new one, you guys would probably be confused.

I'm truly touched by this thread and how my dad has inspired you guys in some way or other, be it his knowledge in the reptile n plants industry or his weird/dirty sense of humor or his cigar craze..

Here's a classic picture of me n him




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He may or may not know it, but I love him to bits though I've haven't been the best daughter around.. n I sure miss him a whole lot!

Thanks again for the thread guys!!
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:01 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Stefanie feel free to post here anytime...Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:07 AM   #30 (permalink)
 
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Sorry for the family's loss. He was a great asset to the entire world of Banana's! He will be missed greatly here.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I must say I was almost in shock again when I saw a new post by Tog!! I wish!
Stefanie, thank you for posting & showing those fun pics. He was a wonderful man.
May I ask what time it was there when he had his attack? His last post here was Tuesday at 1 pm central which was 2 a.m. your time? He always said he is 13 hours difference (ahead).
You must be very proud of him knowing how many friends he made here who loved him.
Be strong, & another prayer is coming your way for you.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Stephanie, Andrew here. Thank you for contacting me earlier today. I hope it was o.k. as I contacted several members with the news. Your dad was an awesome man! I was shocked when I opened your e-mail. When I got home this evening the Banana book that Tog mailed me last week was in my mail box. As it sits next to my computer as I write this, I am very saddened. Your dad was very generous and would not take any money from me when we spoke about the book last week. I feel privileged to have known him for the short time. He was full of energy and extremely knowledgeable. He also had a sense of humor. His life was cut way too short! My family is thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.

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Old 06-18-2009, 01:27 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm speechless. I would have never thought the bright light known as Tog Tan would leave us. I will most certainly partake in a fine cigar in his honor. I'm so sad now....

RIP in Tog, you are the man!
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:18 AM   #34 (permalink)
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My Inbox wont be the same now without my weekly PMs from Tog.
I never got the chance to meet you but from your posts and PMs to me I feel I knew you. I will miss you loads as will the forum. Rest in peace mate.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:45 AM   #35 (permalink)
 
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im so sorry to hear about tog,ive not been a member for long,but tog came to me first helping me through the forum,making me very welcome,it was like i had known the man for years,a true gentleman,with so much knowledge,my heart goes out to all the family,tog you will be missed by all of us on the bananas org,a truely remarkable man who i shall never forget,god bless you,my thoughts are with you and your family. jazz x
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I have just read this very sad news on another forum that Tog and I belong to. I am deeply shocked. His posts were always knowlegeable and often very amusing.

My thoughts and prayers are with Tog's daughter and family at this very sad time.

Rest in peace Tog.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:10 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Although I knew Tog only shortly, I believe it's safe to say that he was one of the most wonderful people I've ever had the pleasure of talking to. I'll surely miss him, not only for the loads of work he had been doing in the tropics, his articles, but also his funny and always joyful humour with which he brought happiness and laughter to many threads and a few PMs I exchanged with him. You'll live forever in our minds, pal.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:31 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Stefanie,

You are certainly welcome here amongst us anytime you wish. You father was greatly admired here and will truly be missed. God bless you and your family.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:39 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Well I have to confess that Im still shocked with this sad news. Whan I checked mail beafore going to work this morning, wow, like thunder in my head, Tog has gone.
What to say, I still cannot find words, but I lost a teacher and FRIEND.
Nobody offered me more help here than him. In fact I can thank him for turning my life in plant growing and as he used to say "opening my eys to green" .
THANK YOU MY FRIEND!
We ll grow naners toghedher up there once, old mate.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, such a loss of a young man. I am too new here, but I have read his posts and seen his photo's and his personality certainly shined through. God speed Tog
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