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Dedicated to William "Bill" Morrison

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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I was taken aback earlier today when I learned about the passing of one of our most prominent forum members on Elance's Water Cooler, the one and only Bill Morrison, who passed away in September of last year. I unfortunately can't call myself his friend but I feel a lot of users who interacted through Bill's posts will surely miss his unique character and the warmth and kindness his words radiated.

I have a lot of respect and have learned a lot from users who posted in the WC and post today in the Community, but Bill is the only person who never, not once, had a post which included anything but advice, balanced and calm tone and a type of humor which would put a smile even on the most frustrated participant's face, amid a heated discussion. Needless to say I believe I never edited any of Bill's posts, and those who know me from the WC are acutely aware of the frequent editing we were doing over there, as the result of the limitations we were working with when compared to the Community.


That's how I remember Bill, as a kind, witty, astute and knowledgeable person who possessed a rare ability to educate and amuse at the same time. Our thoughts go out to Bill's family and friends, hope you're having a swell time wherever you are Bill.

Walking down memory lane, I stumbled upon a Bill-centered discussion and Bill's thoughts about the concept of truth which those of you who had an account on Elance can still access and enjoy.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Vlad, thank you for a lovely and heartfelt sincere tribute to a man some of us were lucky enough to call a friend.  Bill was more than a brilliant and superbly talented writer; he was a Good Guy. In all the best ways.

 

 

 

 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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I had the chance to speak with Bill through Skype. He was a man of few words but wise and kind and always a pleasure to read. I'm very sad to learn he passed away. Thanks for sharing the info Vlad.

 

:-(

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Wassim T Member Since: May 29, 2015
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You are a wonderful person, Vlad. Thank you!

 

Bill will be missed. Look at them 5 stars on all 184 jobs. He was great enough to not let any client unhappy, and nobody can tell me that all those 184 jobs were from the 184 perfect clients. Who else but Bill makes everyone happy. Literally everyone.

 

If Upwork can invest a little bit of time, can I request that some kind of graphical memorial shows on Bill's profile, letting those who visit his profile in the future know that he's passed away and let them know how stunning the human whom they can't communicate with anymore was?

 

R.I.P. Bill :'(

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Thank you Vlad. I just cannot believe Bill is no longer with us - I feel diminished by his passing. Smiley Sad

 

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Vlad, THANK YOU! What a beautiful post.

 

I am profoundly sad, even though I never knew Bill over at the Water Cooler, only from his posts here.

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Maryam N Member Since: Sep 4, 2016
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"A Beautiful Soul is Never Forgotten"


Rest In Peace


Vlad, thank you for a beautiful post and sincere tribute to Bill. 

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Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
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I remember Bill from Elance. He was well respected and an asset to the forums. My deepest condolences to his family.

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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Vladimir,

 

What a wonderful post and tribute to Bill!

 

Not only does your post show that Bill was special, but also it shows your warmth and caring.

 

Great to have you as a moderator.

 

Thank you.

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
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Cheryl K Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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What a touching tribute to Bill. I always loved his contributions to the Water Cooler at Elance and wondered what happened to him since I didn't see him over here at Upwork.

Now that he's crossed that last magical bridge, I know he's on the other side. He's still being Bill and bringing a smile to the face of everyone he meets. And on this side is a giant Bill sized hole where he used to reside. So happy Bill crossed my path.

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