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#1 Paul Forwood

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

Hi everybody, My name is Josh and I am Paul Forwoods son. I am very sorry to bring the news that last Friday my father passed away. I am not sure how well any of you knew him but I thought it best I let you all know as I know he frequented this forum. Again, I am very sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Kind Regards Josh
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

Man that sucks, Paul was a great guy. I know words from a stranger don't mean a whole lot but I'm genuinely saddened and sorry for your (and the communities) Loss.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

Please accept my condolences. Your father will live in our hearts!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

Dear Josh- That is very sad and surprising news. I don't think I knew he was ill; I hope it was an easy passing. Thanks for sharing this difficult news with us. He will be missed. Gerry Mooney

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Please accept my condolences. Your father will live in our hearts!


Very very sad... he was a great guy.
Thank you very much for your words... most of us would not have known what happend otherwise.

Deepest sympathy to you and your family... we will always think of Paul in a good way.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

Sorry to hear this. R.I.P. Paul.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

Josh, My heart goes out to your family at this time. Paul was an important part of this community and words fail to express how much he will be missed. I'm saddened to think we won't be seeing his creativity here in the forum. He was not only extremely talented guy, he was a friend. He'll be greatly missed. Note: I'm moving this to the main Animation:Master forum as some may not see the notice otherwise.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:58 PM

I am very sad to hear this news. Paul has helped me several times by his posts on the forum or through email. He will be missed. Steve
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

I can only say , he will be missed .
Paul had helped me alot find and fixing bug in A:M, thru the V16 period and the early V17 alpha stage with his experience using A:M and 3d in general .

This time is late , I wish I had said this to him at his lifetime

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Josh , my deepest sympathy to you and your family

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:35 PM

I am very sorry to hear that. I noticed Paul had not been around for a while and was worried. Paul was a great asset to the A:M user community for a long time and his contributions will be missed very much. But I'm sure this is even sadder a time for Paul's family. Thank you for letting us have a bit of his time and best wishes to all of you.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:29 PM

I am really deeply saddened to hear this news. Paul was one of the good guys. A great talent who also was great at passing out encouragement to newbies like myself. He will be missed.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

I am greatly saddened by this news. He was a great guy and will be missed.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

Rest in peace Paul. I am honored to have known you here. I am deeply saddened. My sincerest condolences to your family.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

I am so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. My heart is filled with so much to say, but the weight of the news has stifled the saying of it. We'll all miss you Paul.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for letting us know ...sorry you have to tell us this he will be missed

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

Sorry to hear that Josh! My condolences to you and your family, he will be missed.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

Rest in peace Paul. His talent and help reached all parts of the world. I'm so sad. Thank you friend.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

My heart goes out to you and your family.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

Been thinkin about this all day. Maybe Pauls Playground can be posted in the Special Projects section. His work was one of the reasons I finally bought A:M.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

I have no words. just prayers.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:19 AM

I am realy sorry to hear that ,he was a nice bloke and done some really good stuff .You have my deepest sympathy Josh
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:51 AM

Josh, my thoughts and prayers to your family. Your Pop will be missed.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:38 AM

I only knew him through his posts here. But as you can see Josh, Paul touched the lives of many people across the world. He will be greatly missed.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:50 AM

my best to you and your family

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your father passing away...It is very hard, I know... I am praying for you and your family. Paul will be missed in our A:M community

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

Josh- thank-you SO MUCH for telling us, we'd have never of known and would wonder. I am shocked... Paul has been a big part of this forum for as long as I can remember. He was a great collaborator, mentor, friend. I am a BIG fan of his animation. He will be missed. My prayers to the Forwood family on this sad day.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

I am sorry to hear that Paul has passed away. I enjoyed his work and I have learned a lot by viewing his creations.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

Very sorry to hear, that Paul finally lost his long fight. My condolences to you and your family from all my heart Josh. He was also a very important part of this "small world" here!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

From moment to moment we are drifting thru the life and not seeing the wonders around us. many of us will simply stop to look for a brief second but will move on. but for some this brief moment they see the amazing things that life has to bring and what they can do for others in hope that they will see what they see. i believe Paul was one of these people. he shared his vision of the world thru his eyes. showed us how to connect with other people the way that only Paul knew how to do. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Paul for all the great stories and teachings you brought to us all. Thank you josh for letting us know so we can be with you and your family as Paul moves on. -Jason
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

Rest in peace, Paul. You will be missed.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:50 AM

So sorry for you and family Josh. Paul had a talent and drive that will be missed. Thanks for updating us. May he rest in peace.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

What can I say that the others have not already said. Of late, I am very thankful for his work on the set for the Rear Window project. He got the ball rolling for us all. His Paul's Playground WIP post was legendary, and I always loved seeing his updates.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

Very sorry to hear this sad news.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

Rest in peace Paul and I hope you are in a good place now. And to his family, please accept my condolences.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:09 AM

Hi Josh, I have only recently come back to this forum after being away for a while but I certainly remember Paul as being a mainstay of this community and a very helpful contributor. So sorry to hear the news. Dale

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

I can only add my sorrow for your loss...

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#38 Josh Forwood

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:57 AM

Hi Everyone, I felt that if I was going to continue posting on here that I should set up an account of my own as it didn't feel right using my dads. I will make one more post from my fathers account (Below) just to verify that I am who I say I am on this account. I just wanted to say that your messages have really touched myself, my family and Paul's friends. To see that he has been such an inspiration to so many people is a truly wonderful thing to hear and I thank you all for sharing with us. In the relatively near future I will be beginning work on a book on my dads life and work. I'm not sure if you are aware but as well as a self taught animator, Paul was also an accomplished Jeweller, carpenter as well as a highly skilled wordsmith and traditional artist. His story is one that I feel deserves to be told and heard by all and it would mean a lot if anyone here would like to summarise what Paul meant to them and how he affected their lives. When I get to an area in the book which is suitable I would love to be able to quote from people from the A.M. forum. Thank you all, Regards Josh

#39 Paul Forwood

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

This will me my final post from my fathers account, just to verify that the account Josh Forwood is in fact a genuine account. My love to all. Josh
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'm a little ashamed to say I never really knew Paul much, our paths just didn't cross all that often. However he did appear to be quite supportive of Red Squad and always seemed to be willing to help and tinker with anyone's problems and projects and creations around here and he will definitely be missed. My condolences.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

I am unsure if I met Paul in person. If he was not at the first two Hash Bash gatherings, then no, I did not. "Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most..." :D I will say that Paul's work was helpful, insightful and inspiring to me. My family and I send you our virtual hugs. "Time and people pass, but fond memories can last forever when shared."
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

Paul was a blessing. I pray that he rests in joy and wonder.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:10 PM

I'm sorry for your lose, Paul was an amazing member of the Animation Master Community and will be truly missed. Thank You for letting us know and I know I speak for everyone at Hash, Inc. When I say that our thoughts are with your family and this time and with you all the best.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:13 AM

Rest in peace Paul
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Godspeed, Paul!
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

I'm so very sorry to read about this. God bless your family, and let them know that we're all thinking of them.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:48 AM

Paul would have been 61 today. It seems appropriate to reflect on the man, his talent and generosity even as we are reminded of how much we miss him here in the A:M Community.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:52 AM

Well said Rodney
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

HAppy birthday Paul. We sure miss you. Josh, how is your book coming along? Rereading this sad thread today- i see you may have been fishing for volunteers to summarize about the forum and Pauls contributions and value to us... I guarantee if not myself- one of uswould happily provide you with words and materials for you.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

oh, i did not know paul died. sad news. my condolence.