Peter J. Puckall
1954 - 2002
Regina Project Founder
SQL Clinic Team Member
From www.saskobits.com (02/23/2002):
Regina, SK (Canada)
PETER J. PUCKALL, Dearly beloved son of Margaret Dupuis, passed away suddenly
at the Pasqua Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at the age of 47 years.
Predeceased by his father Frank, infant sister and step-father Gerard Dupuis.
Besides his mother, Peter is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,
friends and special friends Fergus Schnell of Regina and David Henley of Ottawa.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East,
on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Koep, officiating.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home.
From Thomas Good, SQL Clinic maintainer, Regina Project member
New York City, NY (US)
I would like people to know that Free Software has lost a real friend.
While I ploughed ahead expanding the scope of the SQL Clinic project that
Pete hosted as his contribution to the Open Source movement, he quietly paid
the bills and added the extra equipment and software that I needed.
This is a tremendous loss and the SQL Clinic family is in utter shock.
Pete was a tireless advocate of intellectual freedom, social responsibility
and internationalism. Future versions of SQL Clinic will be dedicated to
the memory of my old friend and colleague. The Regina Project, founded and
hosted by Peter - will continue...
The partnership of Open Systems Consulting and Citadel Computer Consulting
(Peter's firm) will also continue. All of our clients will receive
uninterrupted services and support.
Pete: whatever shop you now work in - if it is not running Debian GNU/Linux,
I know it soon will be...please do what you can to ensure that the console
waiting for me is situated next to yours.
From Michael Lavery, SQL Clinic team member, Regina Project member
Pleasantville, NY (US)
Date: Tuesday February 26th, 2002 02:55 PM
Good friend and fellow open source enthusiast, Peter Puckall died last
Thursday, February 21, 2002 at the age of 47. He was a stalwart
advocate of the open source software movement and one of the main
founders of the Regina Project, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
As the Regina project grew and continued to eat up Pete's hard drive
space, he would never get upset. He would always find room for Tom and
the other programmer's code. It was due to this tireless effort and
steadfastness that SQL-Clinic and other projects survived and continue
I will always remember Puckall, as his friends called him. I salute
you, Puckall, my fallen brother in arms.
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