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Let it be known, Patrick Tisseghem lived life to the fullest

By now, the SharePoint professionals who follow any of the major blogs will have undoubtedly discovered the tragic news that the SharePoint community has lost a great man. Patrick Tisseghem passed away on September 3, 2008 due to a heart attack and failure.

After struggling with the loss today I wanted to share first my deepest condolences to his family. His wife and daughters seemed to be frequently in tow at conferences and were clearly a source of deep joy for Patrick. I know that his drive was in part based on the desire to make a better life and a better world for his family.

Certainly, 39 years on this earth wasn’t enough. However, Patrick used every moment he was given. Whether it was writing, speaking, or otherwise supporting and mentoring developers, he was always trying to support, encourage, and nurture his students, colleagues, and friends. He was always giving and sharing.

Patrick was truly alive that is more than most can say. I can think of no greater compliment to pay him than that he lived life to the fullest.

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  1. Lars Fastrup
    Lars Fastrup says:

    I agree, he accomplished a lot in his short life. He will no doubt be remembered for a long time in the SharePoint community. To me he was also a dear friend and an inspirational mentor. I shall never forget him, he will always stick in my memory making me think back to the many nice hours we spent together on various occasions.

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