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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

It is with a heavy heart that we share with the form•Z community the sad news on the recent passing of our director of technical support, Paul Helm. He fought a hard battle with cancer for over a year while continuing to do what we knew him best for, taking care of form•Z users. For over 20 years he was always willing to help users with their issues and had a determination that made form•Z better each day.


He is truly missed and will always be remembered.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

So sorry to hear about Paul. He was a great help to me when I needed it.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

Paul was always very helpful, thorough, considerate, professional and amusing as well.  I am sad to hear of his passing.  I will miss corresponding with him greatly.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

Sorry to hear of this. I didn't even know he was ill.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

So sad. He always made me feel like I'm corresponding with a supportive friend.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:08 PM

Omg! I can't believe this. I met Paul a couple of times during different formZ events and talked to him a few times on the phone. He was always so through and professional! I am really saddened and surprised by his passing!


My most sincere condolences to the family.  :(

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:09 PM

What sad news! My sincere condolences to all his friends and his family.


He was the bright light whenever there was a technical issue to discuss with FZ over so many years. I will really miss his friendly emails and his great technical support. It's like losing a good friend, even if we never actually met in person. Very sad.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

My heartfelt thanks to Paul for all his enlightening help over the years.   



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:13 PM

Very sad news. I always greatly appreciated Paul's patience, expertise and professionalism over the years. Truly a loss for the Z community. Condolences to his friends & family.


Warm regards,


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:31 PM

Sad!  Paul was always very helpful for me as well, even though I am a PIA, always treating me with respect.






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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Very sad news.  He was amazingly helpful with tech support and sounds like an even better person, husband, and father.  Condolences to his family and friends. 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

My sincerest condolences to his family and the FormZ family. Paul was always generous with his unwavering support. He shall be missed by all.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:41 PM

How devastating. I had no idea, what a soldier continuing on so long. Thanks for letting us know. Such a helpful and knowledgeable professional. He will be very deeply missed. Deepest sympathy to Paul's family.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

This is really sad. I have no words. Deepest condolences to family.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:38 PM

My sincere condolences to all his friends and his family.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:48 AM

This is so sad to hear, and he was so young.

My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:18 AM

Very sad news. Paul was so helpful every time I had technical problems. Big loss. Condolences to Paul's friends & family.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

So sad to hear about Paul. He will be missed!

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

For those like I, who don't speak English as a mother language, he had the patience and the kidness until

he was sure I understood, it is a sad moment.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

This is really heartbreaking.

Paul was an amazing unconditional contributor to formZ and to the formZ community around the world.
In Canada, we could always count on him to solve our client's most pressing problems. Paul will truly be missed.
Our deepest condolences to you and his family.


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