We’ll Miss You, Jack

Posted January 18th, 2010 by Mel Pedley

We were both shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Jack Pickard at the weekend.

Jack was a part of Accessites.org from its earliest days and, although he had taken a back seat from active Team Access duty more recently, he was still there, in the background, ready to lend a hand if needed.

We’ve lost a great colleague with a wicked sense of humour and the Web has lost a talented developer. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.

10 Responses to: “We’ll Miss You, Jack”

  1. David Zemens responds:
    Posted: January 18th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I had seen a reference made to the death of someone by the same name yesterday in my web wandering. I was hoping it was not the same Jack that I came to know through this site. I am saddened to learn that it was.

    My sympathy to Jack’s family and friends.

  2. Mike Cherim responds:
    Posted: January 18th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I am so shocked and saddened by this news. As David wrote, my heartfelt sympathies to Jack’s wife and children. Miss you, Jack!

  3. Marco responds:
    Posted: January 18th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I’m at a loss for words. My sincere condolences to the family.

    If there’s any comfort from this, it’s that Jack was instrumental with leading me on the path to accessibility. I’m eternally grateful for the things he taught me over those first years. I’ll continue to use and reference the many things that he helped me out with. Such a good guy.

    RIP Jack.

  4. Rich Pedley responds:
    Posted: January 19th, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Jack, you will be missed.

  5. Steven Wallbank responds:
    Posted: January 20th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Very sad news. Have a good time in heaven Jack.

  6. Joe Dolson responds:
    Posted: January 21st, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Goodbye Jack. You will be missed.

  7. Jojo Esposa responds:
    Posted: January 22nd, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    My condolences to the family.

  8. wordpress themes responds:
    Posted: January 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    that is sad news.. i don’t know what to say now.. but i ll pray for you..

  9. FSO responds:
    Posted: January 29th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Goodbye Jack. You will be missed. :(
    RIP Jack

  10. Steve Bennett responds:
    Posted: February 9th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I met Jack at his WCAG 2.0 seminar in November 2009. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing and was most grateful for the tuition and inspiration he provided that day.

    Rest in peace Jack.

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