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#1 Jean

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:43 AM

I am still under the shock.

Thierry Bernard has been found dead in his appartment by firemen. He probably died last Friday. I saw him during our last sword meeting on the 11th, he was a very good friend.

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#2 Kurikata

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:47 AM

A shock. A very nice guy collecting tsuba with humility and taste. 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:12 AM

This is a tremendous loss Thierry was one of the best, im in pain. 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:20 AM

A song he shared just a few days ago 

 

 

along with a pix a day or so before 17352197_1265750983461875_43978277179832


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

I had not met Thierry but I will miss his voice here.  My condolences to all who new him.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:22 AM

I'm devastated to hear this very sad news and I assume someone will let us know what happened

I'd like to send a card of condolence

 

Although we never met I have bought many tsuba from Thierry and he was always very helpful


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#7 John A Stuart

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

A loss for NMB, a voice of import gone and a friend long distance. Please convey my condolences to his family and friends Jean, and to you in your sadness. John


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:49 AM

Very sorry to hear this, a great loss for our community. My condolences...

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:00 AM

Hello:

 I second all of the above!

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:17 AM

Sad indeed. He will be missed.
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:16 AM

Oh no! That is horrible. While I never had the opportunity to meet Thierry, I will certainly miss him here and know I'm the poorer for never meeting him.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:21 AM

Oh no!!
I am devastated. Thierry was one of the very, very good guys. Has been a member, friend and supporter since almost the beginning here. This is terrible news.
A true collector and nice guy. Jean, according to his profile, he was only about 52? Or was that incorrect?
This is very sad. A great loss to the whole community.
Jean, will you let the investigators know that the logs show he was active online here on Saturday at 8:30. So whatever happened, happened after that.
Very sorry to hear this. RIP Mon Ami.
I am moving this out of members-only so that others will see it.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:51 AM

I am sure many will miss his presence here, I will.  UNE GRANDE PERTE.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:52 AM

Very sad.
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#15 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:18 AM

That's horrible! Jean, please keep us updated on anything you find out.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:39 AM

Sad news indeed, my condolences..

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:19 AM

it would read NMB 18 MARCH 2017

 

from his FB

 

 

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#18 Gilles

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

What a loss !!!!


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

Very very sorry to hear this. I only had contact with him on a few occasions, however he was a true gentleman and always went out of his way to help or get info - he will be dearly missed on NMB.


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#20 Hawley

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:39 AM

Very sad News.
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#21 Kronos

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

This is very sad indeed, Thierry was one of the stalwart's of NMB and will be dearly missed. my thoughts will be with his friends and family.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

Very sad to hear this. Thierry will be greatly missed

condolences to his family and friends



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:11 AM

Indeed, always helpful and kind. Our thoughts are with those close to him and family.
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Very sad news indeed - I will miss his contributions ... :(



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

I learned this sad new this morning with an email from Jean. Like him I am still under the shock.
That was very unexpected, I saw 2 week ago during our last sword meeting.

I always take pleasure to discuss with Thierry. He was very nice and kind guy with a strong kwnowledge on tsuba.

 

A big loss for Nihonto world....

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come."

 

On an early morning with it dark outside and still 2 hours to sunrise, I am surprised and sad to read this news.

Learning that Thierry is suddenly gone, the silence and darkness of this hour weight heavy.


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#27 Pete Klein

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Adieu, mon frere...


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#28 AndyMcK

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

Very sad news... my condolences to all who knew him.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

Very sorry to hear this, very sad news. My condolences...


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#30 Randy McCall

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

That is a terrible shock.  In our few private conversations, Thierry was a consummate gentleman, kind and helpful.  He will be greatly missed. 

My thoughts go out to his family and close friends;  I can't imagine how they're dealing with such unexpected news.


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