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    Rest in Peace Ivan...

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    very sad news. I too had frequent correspondence with Ivan via email. He was always extremely helpful and friendly. My condolences to the family. RIP.

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    May we all seek to emulate his better ways. RIP Ivan.
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    F Cancer.

    I feel so bad for his wife & family knowing what they have gone through and will continue to go through. It's just the worst way to loose a loved one.

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    Here's an update from Ivan's friend in the UK, Ian Sharp. A photo of the newly planted memorial tree.
    The story is in the link below. I feel better posting a hopeful image to supplant the one of the original tree, cut down too soon.

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    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/ne...memory-friend/
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    Sorry to hear RIP Ivan.

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    Rest in Peace Ivan, and it was great to get your helpful messages.

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    A fitting gesture from Ivan's friend. I also had been corresponding with Ivan this past year and had missed our texts back and forth. My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him. He was a good egg here, for sure.

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    Rest in Peace Ivan - you will be missed.

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    I have been thinking of Ivan the last few weeks and wondering how he was doing. This is sad news indeed. Condolences to his wife, family and friends. You are much missed here Ivan.
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    Sad to hear this. I corresponded with Ivan back and forth over many years. He will be missed. A true gentleman and a fine picker.

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    Another picker here who will sadly miss Ivan - one of the small number of Brits around here I'd hoped to bump into in person one day, and now it's not to be.

    Definitely not forgotten.

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    RIP Ivan -- condolences to his family. I was away and just got back on the computer, saw that there were new posts on this thread and hoped for the best, or at least an update from Ivan. Was so sorry to read of his death but touched by what his friend did. He will be sadly missed.
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    You go Ivan, paying it forward with your banjo.
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    Thinking of Ivan this morning and his many nuggets of advice.

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    What is that, Sean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    What is that, Sean?
    I'm gonna throw out a guess here Timothy.

    I think the picture shows Ivan's recommended method for holding string-loops in place while doing string change... Blue Tack.
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    This time comes to all of us eventually. Though when we're younger, the idea of it seems very far away. A man could do worse than having lived in such a way that so many people miss him when he's gone.

    Condolences and prayers for Ivan's family and many friends.
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    Yup Flatrock, exactly.

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    Thanks guys, I’ve never felt the need for that particular string changing aid. But, I do remember that from Ivan some long time back!
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    I didn't know Ivan, but am sending prayers to his family.

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    The reaction to Ivan's death, underlines the fact that we really are friends here. A tribute to the nature of this site, the thoughtful way in which it's administered, and the general bond among musicians in general, and mandolinists in particular.
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    I notice the store I frequent, Gryphon Strings, has quite a few really nice 60s instruments and they describe them something like, a long time friend of the store had this since the 70s, and we did the neck set twenty years ago and it was well cared for though it has plenty of honest ware. Me thinks the friend of the store is no longer with us. I sometimes wonder as I hold my hundred year old mandolin, what tales it could tell. I like to think it’s former owners left something of themselves in the instrument. We are certainly just passing through.
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    Rest In Peace, Ivan.
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