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Gary Koval
12-16-2012, 07:22 AM
I would like to share some news on Kenm810. After communicating with him and asking his permission, I would like to inform everyone that Ken has pancreatic cancer and is receiving treatments for the disease. Ken was the first person that helped me when I bought my Compucarve,(Carvewright), in '07, first with building a downdraft cabinet, then with numerous problems with patterns. As any member whose been here for any length of time knows, Ken would help anyone with there problems. Now it's time for us as a community to step up and help, by sending a prayer to Ken and his family for a speedy recovery.

12-16-2012, 08:00 AM
That is sad news. I have noticed Ken's absence from the forum and was a little worried about him. My families prayers go out to Ken and his family.

12-16-2012, 08:32 AM
My prayes are with you and your family.

James RS
12-16-2012, 08:36 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out Ken and his family

Smoken D
12-16-2012, 09:30 AM
†Prayers on the Way for Ken and his family†

Capt Bruce
12-16-2012, 09:33 AM
We're praying for you Ken and for your family and with all our help you'll be strong.

12-16-2012, 10:02 AM
Please God place your healing hand on Ken and help him through this time of need. He has been there to help others, now is the time to pay that assistance back. We ask that You be with him and his family as he goes through treatment and with Your support we know he will emerge victorious. In Jesus name, Amen!

CNC Carver
12-16-2012, 10:07 AM
We have also been praying for Ken here. We know he has been having a tough time by his absence from here. I also would like to thank Ken for all his help.

12-16-2012, 10:32 AM
I have missed seeing him as well. Prayers to Ken and his family.

12-16-2012, 10:37 AM
+1 to the well wishes - I wish him a complete and speedy recovery


12-16-2012, 11:20 AM
+2 to well wishes too.


12-16-2012, 11:36 AM
My prayers are for him to ease his discomfort during all this and love for his family to help him.

12-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Sending Prayers, strength, and well wishes to Ken and his family!

12-16-2012, 12:08 PM
I was worried about Ken, he has helped me so much with his skills and advise with my patterns and carvings. My prayers go out to him and his family.

12-16-2012, 12:31 PM

Thanks for the update on Ken. We have been missing him for a long time and prayers are out there for a speedy recovery..

12-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Yes Ken is the master of designer here. He has been missed here on the forum. Prayers going out for him and his family.
Thanks for letting us know about hem.

12-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Ken's understanding on seld design inspired me and put me in the right direction when other just did not have it... My thoughts and prayers go out Ken and his family

12-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the update. Truly a special person. Fight like hell, My Friend !

Capt Barry

12-16-2012, 06:58 PM
Adding Ken and family to my prayer list. Hoping for a positive outcome to his treatment.

12-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Ken will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers....

12-17-2012, 08:34 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are are with you and your family Ken.

12-17-2012, 02:30 PM
I spoke with Ken (Maurin) the same day that Gary did, and Gary beat me to starting this thread.
I think that Ken scans the forum a few times a week, but the chemo-therapy and
drugs affect people in unhelpful ways, and it makes it difficult for him to post.

However, it sounds as though he gets out more than I do, and is relatively active.

Ken expressed concerns about how his absence might be viewed by other forum
members and wanted it known that he still cares, but things get in the way.
I know that he misses both participating on the forum and using his CW!

He sounds great and has a great outlook but claims that "chemo-brain" is no fun.
He also mentioned that some forum members, that obviously don't know him, had
wondered if he might be the one selling "free" patterns on eBay; I wanted to assure
those people that that wouldn't happen!

I do not think that he wants anything other than understanding of his circumstances.
I also believe that some thoughts and prayers on his behalf would be sincerely appreciated.

12-17-2012, 02:44 PM
He also mentioned that some forum members, that obviously don't know him, had
wondered if he might be the one selling "free" patterns on eBay; I wanted to assure
those people that that wouldn't happen!

I do not think that he wants anything other than understanding of his circumstances.
I also believe that some thoughts and prayers on his behalf would be sincerely appreciated.

Actually I think it is a great tragedy that the person selling patterns, forced Ken to remove all of the great patterns he shared. The loss of his shared art is a big loss to the community. Again, I have been keeping him in my prayers. Get well soon Ken! We need you here!

12-17-2012, 03:01 PM
I agree and my prayers going out to you and still like to talk to you on the phone and get well and come back miss you ken

12-17-2012, 03:58 PM
I pray for Ken and his family.

Over the years Ken has been such a great help to me.

He has given us all so much.

God Bless you Ken.

12-17-2012, 11:11 PM
Sorry to hear about Ken. Hope you get better soon.

12-17-2012, 11:48 PM
Sending our prayers.

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12-18-2012, 09:32 AM
I woud like to say Thank You all, for your thoughts, prayers and understanding. Like Doc Johnson and Gary said they are most sincerely appreciated.

Also that Barb and I are still planning our yearly Christmas Dinner at home with family and friends --- but on a bit smaller scale for now.
Plus we would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season, and let you know with a big Thumbs Up, I still have loads things I want to learn, see, and do.

Again a Truly Heart Felt Thanks

Alan Malmstrom
12-18-2012, 10:29 AM
I'm saying prayers too. Hope you get well soom Ken.

12-18-2012, 01:44 PM
My thoughts & prayers are with you through this holiday season Ken

01-07-2013, 09:59 PM
Godspeed Ken !!!!

10-29-2014, 12:34 PM
Ken, just hoping you might pop in and when you do...we want you to know that your friends on here ask about you, miss you and continue to pray for you.

10-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Ken, I hope you get though this miss and things aren't that hard for you on your recovery it's never good when you hear of anyone's health not being well, I also hope that you have a speedy recovery ....

Old Salt
10-29-2014, 01:19 PM
We all wish you the best Like you give us .
Thanks Gary

CNC Carver
10-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Ken hope you are making a recovery. You gave us all here so much and I for one really miss your thoughts.

12-23-2014, 01:13 PM
It is with great sadness that I share with you all the passing of Ken Maurin (kenm810) on Nov. 22, 2014. This forum and our community would not be what it is today without his participation and eagerness to help teach others how to use the system.

12-23-2014, 01:29 PM
I new him and talk with him and has help me much it is sad he was a great player going to miss him god bless

12-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Thoughts and prayers are certainly with his family. His contributions to this forum were and still are some of the best and certainly told the story of the kind of person he was. Ken will be missed....

12-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Ken would post innovative and seemingly impossible (at that time) to create projects and then ask you to guess how he did it. I'm not sure many of us ever figured out how he did a lot of things until the "here's how" part of the lesson.
It is a sad day, he will be missed.

12-23-2014, 05:26 PM
So sorry to hear. kenm810 was a great help to many of us on the form and helped a lot of us. RIP

12-23-2014, 06:00 PM
I am so very sad to hear that. Ken was a great help teaching me how to designs and creating the one's I could not. There are two of his designs he did for me in Uruguay. He was a pleasure to have as friend who I will always remember.

12-23-2014, 08:07 PM

Thanks for the update on Ken. A true great man who taught/mentored a lot of us. RIP

CNC Carver
12-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Very sad. Great man indeed. Ken was a great inspiration to us all. He help all he could.

12-23-2014, 11:11 PM
Prayers to kens family...sorry for the loss

12-23-2014, 11:32 PM
So sorry to hear of his passing, he was an inspiration to us all.

Gary Koval
12-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Ken,Thank you for all your help, inspiration, encouragement, and patterns. You will truly be missed by the entire forum. And thank you for my downdraft table, still using it, not as effective as some other systems, but at the time it was state-of-the-art. Your the man Ken, rest in peace.

12-24-2014, 11:30 AM
Oh My ,,, This is so sad ... What a good guy .. Helped so many up here ..

Kevin Williams

12-24-2014, 01:45 PM
...will be missed. It's sad. All the people on the forum that have passed. RIP

12-24-2014, 08:52 PM
Our thoughts and prayers for Ken and his family. He was a great help and inspiration to many of us on this forum. He will be missed.

12-25-2014, 12:41 AM
May his family and those close to him find solace; I'm sure he touched them in a very special way, as he did us- He will be missed

Rest In Peace Ken,


12-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Be with God Ken.. Thanks for all of the kind words, help and inspiration to all of us!

12-28-2014, 04:21 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ken's family. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. It is our loss, too. Ken will be missed.

01-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Saddened by the news of Ken's passing. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Was always impressed with his deftness at design work, but more so at his seemingly unwavering willingness to help others. Certainly a pillar of the forum that will be missed...

01-05-2015, 11:15 PM
Sad news he was a wonderful artist and mentor.

01-08-2015, 06:07 PM
May his memory be eternal.