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RIP - Harry Tomlinson

Post  corin on Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:14 pm

It is with great sadness that we must announce that Harry Tomlinson died on early Sunday morning the 2nd March 2014

As many of you may know Harry had been suffering from alzheimer's for a number of years. Unfortunately his condition had deteriorated rapidly during the last week.

We hope that many enthusiasts throughout the International Bonsai community will have been inspired by Harrys bonsai teachings, artistry, books and good sense of humour.

Letter of condolences may be sent to Greenwood Bonsai Studio.

There will also be an open book of condolence alongside one of his many bonsai creations.

A memorial service wil be held at a later date.



Petra, Corin and Paul Tomlinson

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:48 pm

Thank you for letting us know on here, Corin. Harry was one of my first inspirations in British Bonsai. Meeting up with him later, for summer camps was a brilliant and memorable part of my learning. Even in his illness he remained a genial host, though I visited far too infrequently. He will be fondly remembered as one of the British Greats in bonsai. Please pass on my condolences to Petra and Paul and be assured that there are a huge mass of people on here who will also be feeling the sadness and loss.

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Post  yamasuri on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:00 pm

That's very sad news. Harry was great personality in European bonsai community. RIP Harry. My deepest condolences to his family.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:20 pm

Harry will be missed . . . but he lives on and on and on in his wonderful book -- The Complete Book of Bonsai. I suspect the vast majority of us have referred to it many times over our own years in bonsai.

I wish I had met him . . . condolences to his family.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:30 pm

Corin

Sorry to hear that Harry passed away, thoughts and deep sympathies with you and your family at this difficult time.

RIP Harry

Regards

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:36 pm

Harry's contributions to our community resound and will continue to be felt. Thanks for informing us, Corin.

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Post  fiona on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:24 pm

Sincere condolences to all the family.  But I am sure Harry's legacy will continue to inspire many more generations of bonsai enthusiasts.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:29 pm

Sad news....many thanks for sharing.
My thoughts are with hes Family.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Salva70 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:31 pm

Sad news, My condolences to the family.

Descansa en paz Harry.

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Sorry to learn of his passing...condolences to his family.

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Post  bumblebee on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:24 pm

The first bonsai book i bought was Harry Tomlinson's.
I'm sad to hear of his passing.

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Post  darky on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:24 am

Very sad indeed, we have lost two very good Bonsai men in the last few months, unfortunately for me I never got to meet Harry.
I remember when we were in the UK in 1989 we were to go there but, never got there due to unforseen circumstances.
He will be missed by his many fans.

RIP Harry fly well to your destination. Darky.

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Post  Vance Wood on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:36 am

I have his book sitting in front of me now.  It's sad to know that the aruthor is gone,--- and comforting to know that he will live on through the work he left behind and the bonsai he inspired.  Let it be that in some way all of use can leave some sort of significant legacy as great as Harry's.  Many of us learned bonsai through his teachings I hope we can all learn from his humanity and be known for it as well as he. Good by dear friend.

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Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:06 am

Sad news, My condolences to the family.

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Post  bonsaisr on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:58 pm

My condolences also. I took a workshop with him years ago. It was very inspiring.
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Post  Tony on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:07 am

I knew Harry from my first forays into bonsai, he was an inspiration. A great loss to the bonsai world.

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Post  Rick36 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:27 pm

I have an everlasting memory of Harry sitting in the sun at Greenwood, styling one of his trees. It was my first serious conversation on the subject with an expert and also the first inspiration to "try it". Many years later I am still trying - thanks to Harry. Condolences to the family.

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Post  corin on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Harry Tomlinson - Memorial details

Following a private family funeral a memorial will be held on Tuesday the 11th March at 12 noon
Anybody wishing to attend please contact Corin for details of venue and to be added to attendance list.

corin@bonsai.co.uk

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Post  alex e on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:57 pm

Our condolences to the family, from all at New Dawn Bonsai

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Post  martin kolacia on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:05 pm

It is very sad ..... my first book was by mr. Tomlinson ..... he will live forever in our hearts

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