Photopro... Steve Lucas.

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Daniel I am not sure where to put this. Please feel free to move it.

    I have just read this on a UK web forum.

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    "Steve Lucas passed away today
    Steve Lucas of Exotic Rainforrest passed away early this morning. He was an avid aroid personality and will be missed by us all. Robert Chumley"


    This is a sad loss especially for his family and friends, but also the many people all over the globe who he has helped over the years. He was so very enthusiastic and generous with his time, spreading the word of how to care for and accurately id Aroids.
     
  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Oh no! Steve!

    You'll be missed greatly here in Ecuador.
     
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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Oh. Oh. Oh. At a loss for words. I'm so very sad, and will miss his incomparable advice.
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Very sad to hear this.

    He was an enthusiastic advocate for plants, and I will remember him most for his tenacity in trying to get to the bottom of names / species identifications / cultivated origins of plants.

    Here is a posting on the Aroid-L listserv for those who would like learn a bit more:

    [Aroid-L] Steve Lucas

    Zach D. posted a note from the family:

    Missouri Botanical Garden Tribute and Memorial Gift Program
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
    and you shall see that in truth you are weeping
    for that which has been your delight."---Kahlil Gibran

    Oh, how I will miss this great man!
     
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    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    Hard to say anything. It just crossed my mind that a special human being is like a plant cultivar, unfortunately grafting is not possible
     
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    nic Active Member 10 Years

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    I'm very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with his familly.
     
  8. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Steve will be missed.
     
  9. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Here is the link to the funeral home site. There is an online guestbook where condolences may be written. Click on 'Obituaries' (second entry in list to left) and then on 'Lucas, Mr. Royal'.

    http://www.backstrom-pyeatte.com/
     
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    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    i just heard the news. absolutely devastating - steve was such a wonderful person with so much more to do in life. what a deep loss to the aroid world - more so to his family.

    i will miss my friend.
     
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    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    Such sad news. The knowledge and passion about plants which he shared so generously will be greatly missed.
    My thoughts to his family.
    Margaret
     

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