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Tom "20mm" Hayden

Posted By: citizen guod

Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:12 PM

It is with great sadness I am reporting that Tom passed away yesterday from cancer.

His wife called me and told me just a few minutes ago.

Tom was a huge friend to many of the long time SimHQ'ers and his sense of humor was always appreciated.

One last time my good friend... flashing beacons.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:16 PM

Fair skies and tailwinds 20mm
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:20 PM

RIP 20mm
Posted By: RSColonel_131st

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:21 PM

Oh my frown

Rest in Peace, fly high.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:25 PM

So sorry to hear this. I always had hoped he was doing OK after he left the site.

My condolences to his wife and family.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:26 PM

I still vividly remember many of our past conversations on SimHQ.


RIP sir.
Posted By: citizen guod

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:27 PM



who remembers this one?

lawncareby20mm

Lawn care by 20mm.

The good ole days.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:32 PM

The lawn flamethrower always comes back to my mind.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:37 PM

Sad news indeed. RIP.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:41 PM

I'm sorry to hear this.
Posted By: McGonigle

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:43 PM

During my spell has moderator I had the good fortune to spend some time with Tom in chat and those early SimHQ Racing tests. Tom had a big heart and his reaching out to me during a difficult period in my life I will never forget.

My thoughts and condolences go to his family.

Salut! Twenty-Mike-Mike!
Posted By: Bill_Grant

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:44 PM

Bummer.
Tom was a light in the darkness.
Posted By: CyBerkut

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:53 PM

Rest in peace, Tom.
Posted By: JimK

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 03:57 PM

Rest in Peace Tom. Had many great conversation with him over the years. Will always remember you.
Posted By: Tom_Weiss

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 04:00 PM

sad news - he will be missed by all those who knew him.
Posted By: Dart

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 04:02 PM

We are all made poorer by his passing.
Posted By: ForSquirrels

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 05:42 PM

I am at a loss for words. Tom's posts were always a great part of the forum.
Posted By: Arthonon

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 05:44 PM

Very sad indeed. Tom made the world a better place, and will be missed.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 05:51 PM

God bless you Tom and family.
Posted By: Force10

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 06:23 PM

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Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 06:59 PM

RIP 20mm frown
Posted By: oldgrognard

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 07:10 PM

What terrible news. He was one of the stalwarts here.

I was worried when that infection laid him low and he dropped out of the forum.

Didn’t know about the cancer.


RIP Tom 20mm.
Posted By: Crane Hunter

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 07:49 PM

RIP.
Posted By: MarkG

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 08:04 PM

I'm sorry to read this.

The one discussion I remember having with 20mm was years ago when I lived in Fl. We were comparing our wives' tolerance for bringing a flight sim manual to a restaurant (mine was F-22 TAW, his was Falcon 4.0).

RIP.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 08:41 PM

Originally Posted by MarkG
I'm sorry to read this.

The one discussion I remember having with 20mm was years ago when I lived in Fl. We were comparing our wives' tolerance for bringing a flight sim manual to a restaurant (mine was F-22 TAW, his was Falcon 4.0).

RIP.


Yes!!! I remember that thread. It was a great read. smile
Posted By: 531 Ghost

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 08:46 PM

Some of, the best if not the best threads on this forum 20mm was a significant part of. I'm glad I got to meet him, in person. Rest Easy Tom.

bottles
Posted By: semmern

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 09:58 PM

Rest in peace, my friend

frown
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 10:21 PM

%$#&^ cancer

Rest in peace.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 10:36 PM

Very sad news indeed. frown
I always held out hope that he would eventually return to the forums and resume where he left off.
RIP Tom.


Wheels
Posted By: Haggart

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 11:26 PM

Considering that the loss of other long-time members is still fresh in my mind this news is particularly difficult. God Bless Tom & your family and thank you for your contributions to SimHQ over the years.
RIP
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/29/19 11:38 PM

Tom was one of the good ones. Godspeed, friend.
Posted By: coasty

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 12:11 AM

I am very sorry to have lost another brother and wish his family comfort in this hard time.
Posted By: piper

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 01:50 AM

Devastating news.. Tom was such a good guy. More than half my post count came from following his goofyness.. And it was wonderful.
The "night of the EELs", will never be forgotten (well almost), think everyone on Community Hall had too much to drink that night. And it was way
before Political Correctness was even a word..

And thanks Doug for letting us know. Sucks, but at least we know.

Seriously, if you know someone fighting cancer offer your time to them. It's the most precious gift you can give. Sit with them, talk to them, you don't even need
to say a word. Besides the chemo, it's a mental game that has to be won too. And don't forget the families, loved ones, friends supporting those going thru
treatment. They need support too. Unfortunately, I know that first hand. Special thanks to Bill Grant, OG, and Shan for their time they gave me.

To 20mm, take care buddy.

Attached picture the real 20mm.jpg
Posted By: WOLF257

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 01:57 AM

RIP
Posted By: LB4LB

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 02:20 AM

RIP.

Piper, that was very well said.
Posted By: trindade

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 07:17 AM

R.I.P.
Posted By: Sluggish Controls

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 03:20 PM

What a great character he was, and what a name :-)
RIP

Slug
Posted By: No105_Archie

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 04:58 PM

RIP sir
Posted By: Chef

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 05:33 PM

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Posted By: HeinKill

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 07:30 PM

Posted By: SlipBall

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 07:53 PM

Rest in peace Buddy
Posted By: rollnloop.

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/30/19 08:08 PM

Clear skies Tom.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 03:00 AM

Rest in peace 20mm
Posted By: PFunk

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 05:46 AM

I remember when I was a moderator here, he and I spoke on the phone often. I recall that Tom didn’t like a lot of drama and genuinely sought out the good in people. I remember once my wife and father in law were in Tucson for a gem and mineral show and they ran into some trouble. Tom’s son was a Pima County sheriffs deputy and he rode to the rescue for people his dad had only spoken to on the phone. That was just who Tom was. He loved his family, especially his wife, (I believe her name is Becky, if I recall correctly) fiercely.

God bless his family. Where Tom is now, there isn’t any pain or suffering. We will miss you, sir. Until we see you again.

Charles “PFunk” Bellows
Posted By: Rudel

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 08:06 AM

I never personally met him, but exchanged a few PMs nearly two decades ago. He certainly sought the good in me in my youthful days.

Hardships are gone now Tom. See you when my time comes. S!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 10:26 AM

Threads like these prove yet again why the SimHQ community is simply fantastic.
Posted By: David Kennard

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 06:31 PM

It is always sad to see these threads come up but it also brings on memories of the departed, thanks to those who share those memories.

Rest in Peace Tom "20mm" and thoughts and prayers to your family going forward in their lives.
Posted By: shan2

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 10:56 PM

RIP, 20mm. frown
Posted By: Ajay

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 05/31/19 11:32 PM

Rip mate, we had a couple of good yaks and his humour reminded me of my old man. A stalwart of Simhq and his family i'm sure. Very sad news.


Quote
The previous year, before I was even a twinkle in the eye of SimHQ’s Staff, I had won a site contest and these items were the Grand Prize. I couldn’t believe it at the time, I had never won anything worthwhile in my entire life. Two weeks later, a box direct from SimHQ’s palatial high-rise headquarters arrived with my name on it. Yippee!! I won, I won, I won, my major award at last! I think it even had the word “Fragile” stamped on the outside (that’s Italian, you know).


Taken from Toms write up, My First Pc Miss the days when Simhq had so much more content and people like Tom writing them up. Good times and good people.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 02:19 AM

Dang...i was wondering why he dropped off so abruptly. He was a great motivator and conversationalist here at SimHQ. Another one of the reasons why i was glad to login and see what him and many others were posting.

RIP buddy.
Posted By: FishTaco

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 02:54 AM

RIP Tom

A huge loss to the community, always a great conversationalist. Clear Skies always my friend.

Threads such as these always remind me of how truly fragile life really is......
Posted By: purolator

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 04:42 AM

RIP and clear skies, Tom.
Posted By: Vitesse

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 06:07 AM

I remember Tom's tales of his crazy neighbour.

RIP
Posted By: Stratos

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 07:33 AM

RIP 20mm
Posted By: Haggart

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/01/19 04:37 PM

Originally Posted by Ajay
Rip mate, we had a couple of good yaks and his humour reminded me of my old man. A stalwart of Simhq and his family i'm sure. Very sad news.


Quote
The previous year, before I was even a twinkle in the eye of SimHQ’s Staff, I had won a site contest and these items were the Grand Prize. I couldn’t believe it at the time, I had never won anything worthwhile in my entire life. Two weeks later, a box direct from SimHQ’s palatial high-rise headquarters arrived with my name on it. Yippee!! I won, I won, I won, my major award at last! I think it even had the word “Fragile” stamped on the outside (that’s Italian, you know).


Taken from Toms write up, My First Pc Miss the days when Simhq had so much more content and people like Tom writing them up. Good times and good people.


thanks for posting that Ajay .... there's a good chance i might have read that article back then ..... my gosh how time flies through our fingers
Posted By: ArgonV

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/04/19 02:20 PM

May he rest in peace. S!
Posted By: bones

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/05/19 12:56 PM

RIP, 20mm

v6,
boNes
Posted By: Nixer

Re: Tom "20mm" Hayden - 06/05/19 05:28 PM

Bye Tom.

Thanks for all the laughs and steady handedness here.
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