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[Annelida] Edward Cutler (1935-2006)

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.co.nz
Mon Sep 4 16:08:17 EST 2006

I met Ed only once but we corresponded over the years, and I imagine my 
experience of his personality is typical of his many far-distant 
contacts in the world of worms. It was always a pleasure to receive 
emails from Ed. They were usually stirring something along to do with 
his sipunculid projects and had a trusting faith in my abilities to make 
things happen. And if they didn't then Ed would be back, and sure 
enough, eventually the desired thing would occur. Also he would share 
things that struck him as absurd or of mutual interest, and make cryptic 
comments on Annelida postings that brightened my day. As we know Ed had 
a bad hand dealt to him in mid career with the gradual loss of his 
eyesight, but, with help, he worked on in a remarkable fashion, and 
never lost his interest in matters sipunculan or his positive outlook on 
life. I don't think I could have done the same, and I am left with a 
memory of a lovely man who just got on with living despite the odds 
stacked against him.


   Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.co.nz>

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