My father

Dear all,

This is Bjørn’s daughter writing to you to let you know that my father sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind regards,

Torill (post@torillsimonsen.no)

Torill,

Your father will be missed on this forum. I was not aware of the cancer battle. He stuck to PCT in his posts and never had an unkind or arrogant word toward anyone.

I suspect he was a most admirable human being and a dear father to you. You have my sympathies and my prayers that he rest in peace and always be an inspiration to you. Thanks for letting us know.

Kenny Kitzke

Delmont, PA, USA

Former CSG President

In a message dated 1/20/2011 6:12:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, bjsimon@ONLINE.NO writes:

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Dear all,

This is Bjørn’s daughter writing to you to let you know that my father sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind regards,

Torill (post@torillsimonsen.no)

Dear Torill:

Allow me to echo Kenneth Kitzke’s comments. I valued Bjorn’s contributions to this list and they will be sorely missed. Please accept my condolences and my congratulations for having what I believe to have been a wonderful father. May he rest in peace and may your grief be brief. Bless him and bless your family.

Sadly,

Fred Nickols

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From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet) [mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Bjorn
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:12 PM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: My father

Dear all,

This is Bjørn’s daughter writing to you to let you know that my father sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind regards,

Torill (post@torillsimonsen.no)

Dear Torill:

I apologize for a post script on such a solemn occasion, but it occurred to me that what I valued most about Bjorn’s posts were the questions he asked. Good questions have always been to me a sign of a first-rate mind.

Fred Nickols

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From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet) [mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Bjorn
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:12 PM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: My father

Dear all,

This is Bjørn’s daughter writing to you to let you know that my father sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind regards,

Torill (post@torillsimonsen.no)

Dear Torill:

Allow me to echo Kenneth Kitzke’s comments. I valued Bjorn’s contributions to this list and they will be sorely missed. Please accept my condolences and my congratulations for having what I believe to have been a wonderful father. May he rest in peace and may your grief be brief. Bless him and bless your family.

Sadly,

Fred Nickols

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From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet) [mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Bjorn
Sent: Thursday, January 20,
2011 4:12 PM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: My father

Dear all,

This is Bjørn’s daughter writing to you to let you know that my father sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind
regards,

Torill )

[From Dick Robertson,2011,01.21.1200, St.Augustine, FL]

I’m so sorry to learn this sad news. Bjorn had a way to ask interesting questions and get CSGnet turned into interesting questions. He will be missed.

And I wish you a peaceful recovery from your loss, Torill.

RJR-

Torill,

Please accept my condolences. I had an engaging conversation with your
father on this discussion list last October.

At one point during the conversation I was unsure how to respond to his
comments, so I conducted a search on his first name, resulting in the
Scottish fairy tale Brown Bear of Norway:
http://www.rickwalton.com/folktale/lilac12.htm

Further research on this story led me to the Tale of Eros and Psyche,
which provided the necessary context for my response:

After this conversation, Bjørn's ideas helped me to convert HPCT into
the form of a triangle (i.e., my mental model of choice) with categories
#1, #7 and #13 (hidden) as the vertices.

from this modified version I was able to interpret other interesting
concepts, such as the CIE chromaticity diagram, which represents all the
colors that human eyes can perceive.

And so in memory of Bjørn's painted life, I dedicate this song:

Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

Bjorn <bjsimon@ONLINE.NO> 1/20/2011 6:12 PM >>>

Dear all,

This is Bjørn's daughter writing to you to let you know that my father
sadly passed away this Sunday. His funeral will be tomorrow morning
(Friday). Some of you may be aware that he has suffered from cancer for
the last three years. My father has always been extremely enthusiastic
about your group and it has given him a huge amount of pleasure over the
years. I wish you luck in the continuation of it.

Kind regards,
Torill (post@torillsimonsen.no)

[From Bill Powers (970711.1300 MDT)]

I should have informed the net sooner: my father, Treval C. Powers, died on
June 30 (I told some people July 1), at the age of 97. A good life full of
accomplishment, which was celebrated by my sister and brother-in-law, 30
friends who live in Green Valley, and me this past Wednesday. He died, as
they say, of heart failure -- his heart simply stopped, to the surprise of
the nurse who had seen him in good spirits only 20 minutes before. I have
just returned from driving a rental truck with his effects in it back to
Durango.

My mother, Trista Wenger Powers, died on Feb. 6, 1985. Had she lived until
August, my parents would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
There is little of her in my father's possessions; one thing he kept was a
letter from her, written in 1956 or thereabouts when he was off on a
consulting trip somewhere. It's a letter in which she tells him of a friend
who died, and of other events in her life, and what she thinks on various
subjects -- she wrote to him often when he was away, even for a week. It is
signed, "Trista, your special friend." After she died, he lived for another
12 years without his special friend, but I am convinced that it was only
because he had to finish his book.

In April, he told Mary, with that wry look all his friends knew so well,
"You can skip this part." He was ready to go.

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Best,

Bill P.