Fwd: [IBSMEMBERS] Some sad news

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 17:10:37 PDT
Because I know some of you knew him both in person or from the old IBS 
list, I'm forwarding this news. I only interacted with him a little via 
email, but loved the decades of plant knowledge and stories he shared 
during those few years when he was actively involved on the list. I 
also purchased his book which I loved and I managed to get one of the 
cloned Vico Yellow Clivias that he originated, back when yellow Clivia 
were few and expensive and hard to get. I think he was a wonderful man. 
Mary Sue and others actually got to meet him.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

> From: "Alan Meerow" <prez@bulbsociety.org>
> Date: June 9, 2006 1:43:22 PM PDT
> The bulb world is a lesser place this week.  From another IBS member I 
> received this news:
> I am sorry to report that this morning (June 8) Sir Peter Smithers 
> died  peacefully at his home in Vico Morcote, Switzerland.  He was 92 
> years old.
> Correspondence can always be sent to either Colonel (Ret) Denny Lane 
> (magaloff@aol.com), his step-son, or to his daughter Amelia 
> (asmithers@bluewin.com).  In both instances the address remains: In di 
> Pradon 19, CH-6921 Vico Morcote, Switzerland.
> Alan


> From: "Robert M. Turley" <Robert@TurleyUSA.Com>
> Date: June 9, 2006 2:04:29 PM PDT
> Alan, this comes as no surprise as Sir Peter Smithers’ will to live 
> ended on January 3, 2006 of this year.  Truly, a great friend and 
> patron of horticulture has passed on.  Below is the last message I 
> received from him.  We from time to time sent each other salutations.
> __________________________________________________
> From: Sir Peter Smithers [ps@vicogarden.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 8:21 AM
> To: Robert M. Turley
> Subject: Re: Bonne Annee - Happy New Year !!!
> At 20:58 02/01/2006, you wrote:
> >
> >  Happy New Year
> >  Wishing you & Lady Smithers the Best for the coming year !!!
> > 
> > Robert & Sandra
> > The Turley Family
> > Louisiana - USA
> Dear Robert,
>         thank you for your kind message.   But Dojean died suddenly 
> last thursday after 62 years and six months of very happy marriage and 
> was cremated after a truly beautiful service in our beautiful parish 
> church, packed to the doors and with three rows of people standing at 
> the back.   In a very long and happy life this was the worst day of 
> all but a great triumph for Dojean who gave me such a precious gift.
> Peter
>  :
> Sir Peter Smithers
>  In di Pradon 19
>  CH-6921 Vico Morcote
> ps@vicogarden.com

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