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Paul Richard Haines 8 June 1970 - 5 March 2012

Paul died peacefully this morning surrounded by his family and I, at home in his own bed. I am so sad to deliver this news.

Funeral/memorial service arrangements will be posted here soon.

Jules

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mireille21 From: mireille21 Date: March 5th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry. You have my deepest sympathies. Alison.
punkrocker1991 From: punkrocker1991 Date: March 5th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear this. The world was a better place with Paul in it. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.
Narrelle Harris From: Narrelle Harris Date: March 5th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
My deepest sympathies, Jules. I only knew Paul in passing, but I admired him. I am glad for him, you and Isla that there was an opportunity for you all to know how deeply he was loved and how much he'll be missed.
ashamel From: ashamel Date: March 5th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Many, many condolences.
eneit From: eneit Date: March 5th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
deepest sympathy to you and yours
gillpolack From: gillpolack Date: March 5th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
All my sympathies and love.
i_ate_my_crusts From: i_ate_my_crusts Date: March 5th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sad to hear this. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Paul was an amazing man - getting to know him at Clarion was something I treasure, and I'm so sorry for your loss.
Nicole Murphy From: Nicole Murphy Date: March 5th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Terrible news. Paul will be sadly missed. You, Isla and the family are in all our thoughts.
ashr501 From: ashr501 Date: March 5th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
So sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies to you and Isla your families, Jules.
millisynth From: millisynth Date: March 5th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Deepest sympathies. I knew Paul in passing via Aurealis. He will be deeply missed by all his friends and fans.
navicat From: navicat Date: March 5th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry to hear this. All my sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.

-Jo
kathrynlinge From: kathrynlinge Date: March 5th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
This is very sad news. My deepest sympathies t you, Isla and the rest of the family.
chrisbarnes From: chrisbarnes Date: March 5th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Jules, I am profoundly sorry to hear this. Even though we knew this was coming, it's hard to accept. All my best wishes to you and Isla and your family.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 5th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry.
Lee Battersby From: Lee Battersby Date: March 5th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Goodbye, Paul. We're smaller without you.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and Isla, Jules. If there's anything we can do, or say for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Love to you both.
battblush From: battblush Date: March 5th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so so sorry for your loss, Jules and Isla. I was proud to publish Paul's story in "Hamlyn" and will treasure that bond forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lyn Battersby X.
karenmiller From: karenmiller Date: March 5th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Even when you know it's coming, it's diabolical.

Much love to you all, Jules. You don't need us to tell you how special he was ... but he was.

God bless.
deborahkalin From: deborahkalin Date: March 5th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
My deepest condolences. I knew Paul only in passing, but he touched so many lives, and the world was a richer place for his presence. He will be sorely missed.
deborahb From: deborahb Date: March 5th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Many condolences.
dragonsally From: dragonsally Date: March 5th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry to learn this. Love and sympathy to his family and friends. I will miss Paul's writing.
benpeek From: benpeek Date: March 5th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
my deep sorrow at the news, jules. my deepest sympathy to all of you.
mikandra From: mikandra Date: March 5th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Condolences. My thoughts are with you.
transcendancing From: transcendancing Date: March 5th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to your family and Paul's friends.
jo1967 From: jo1967 Date: March 5th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Dear Jules,

I met Paul at Conflux in 2009 and spent an entertaining evening sitting across the table from him during a rowdy dinner at an Indian restaurant. He was a lovely, friendly man and once I started reading his work I realised how talented he was as well. I am very sad to hear the news today.

My deepest sympathies to you and Isla.

Regards,
Jo

Marcus Motteram From: Marcus Motteram Date: March 5th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Such Sad news, my love and sympathy go out to you Jules and Isla and your families.

I wish he could still write on this journal, regaling the adventures of moving on, and in his wonderfully dark and blunt humour telling us how annoying some of the spirits and fairy's are. We would know he is ok, and still in his element. I miss him so much already.
punktortoise From: punktortoise Date: March 5th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I will miss him. And I feel for your loss.
angriest From: angriest Date: March 5th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
My condolences to you and your family. Paul was wonderfully talented and funny, and I am thankful for the relatively brief time that I knew him. Take care.

Grant.
Stuart Mayne From: Stuart Mayne Date: March 5th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
My love to you, Isla and your families. Such a sad day.
azhure From: azhure Date: March 5th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so, sorry for your loss. Paul is going to be missed so much. My thoughts are with you and the whole family.
Kim Wilkins From: Kim Wilkins Date: March 5th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Jules, I am so sorry that you and your little girl have to bear this pain. Paul was a great writer and a good man. We all share in your sorrow.

Kim
tombicknell From: tombicknell Date: March 5th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a great pleasure to have known Paul, if only briefly. He was one of the finest people I've met. My thoughts are with you and Isla, Jules.
taliehelene From: taliehelene Date: March 5th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Heartfelt sympathies to you, Jules and Isla.
flinthart From: flinthart Date: March 5th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Well.

Hell.

See you 'round, Paul. Save me a seat.

Jules: should you and Isla ever drift south through Tasmania, I'd take it as an honour if you'd drop by. I never got to know Paul half so well as I'd have liked, but there was a lot we shared in how we both felt about our families, and about storytelling. Every minute I spent in his company was a pleasure, and I won't forget him.

I know that right now there's nothing I can do to help. But should that ever change - you and Isla have as much right as Paul ever did to call on my friendship, help and support, for whatever it's worth.

Yours

df
Keith Stevenson From: Keith Stevenson Date: March 5th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
So sorry to hear this, Jules. My deepest sympathy and best wishes to you and Isla. For the rest of us who knew Paul, he has left a brilliant legacy. He will be loved and remembered for a long time to come.
Keith x
dalekboy From: dalekboy Date: March 5th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I am sincerely sorry to hear of Paul's passing, though am glad it was peaceful and at his home. I only knew him in passing, but the times we met and chatted I really enjoyed, and of course I enjoyed our infrequent interactions on here.

My deepest sympathies are with you and Isla.

Danny
From: matthewchrulew.wordpress.com Date: March 5th, 2012 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn I love that man. I'm so sorry, Jules.
macdibble From: macdibble Date: March 5th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Deepest condolences to you, Jules, and to Isla and the rest of your and Paul's family. It was so lovely you could all be there for him at the end.
markdeniz From: markdeniz Date: March 5th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Terrible, terrible news.

He will be sorely missed by those who knew him and worked with him.

Deepest condolences Jules and Isla.
benpayne From: benpayne Date: March 5th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry Jules.
Johnny Lane From: Johnny Lane Date: March 5th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
5 Miles Out. But Shadows and dust. When he came, I could hear you smile.
From: drcow Date: March 5th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Farewell Paul, and thank you for your friendship.
aliettedb From: aliettedb Date: March 5th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.
wendy_waring From: wendy_waring Date: March 5th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jules, I'm so sorry, for you, for Isla, for all of us who will miss him, and remember him.
Jane Dale-beaumont From: Jane Dale-beaumont Date: March 6th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Deepest condolences to you Jules. Isla and all the family, so sad.
haloumi From: haloumi Date: March 6th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
So very sorry to hear this - I had been hoping for any news other than this. My deepest sympathies.
suegardner From: suegardner Date: March 6th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Jules. I am so sorry to hear this tragic news but so happy you were all there with him at the end. Such a fighter and what a waste. It's been an absolute privilege to have known Paul. The mould was certainly broken when he was made, but his legacy lives on. My condolences to you, Isla and your families.
anysia From: anysia Date: March 10th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
My deepest condolences on his passing.
wilfy From: wilfy Date: March 10th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Much Love xx
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