A good friend, and an excelent sharepointer has passed away last weekend.
Lee Marriage was the sort of person who made everyone like him. He was always ready with a smile, and had an excelent approach to managing people - one that I always envied.
I worked with Lee on several SharePoint projects, and on each one I was in awe at how fast he learned new stuff, how he got the customer to listen to his advice and how he got the people working for him to work in a relaxed, yet efficient manner. I liked his style so much, I recommended and voted for him for employee of the year for last year in our company UniqueWorld
Lee had a sharepoint blog, "The learning curve" which wasn't very active, but the posts he did have were informative. He co-managed the Sydney SharePoint user group, and we were hoping to recommend him to an MVP status soon.
Lee passed away while running the City to Surf fun run from a heart attack. I don't understand how that could be, since Lee was a very fit (not to mention young - 27).I played soccer with him once and was astounded at his skills.
Lee will be missed by his girlfriend, his friends, his collegues in UniqueWorld, the Sydney user group members, and I think the entire sharepoint world has suffered a terrible loss.
Good bye my friend.