Remembering Microsoft Excel MVP Nate Oliver, One Year Ago.
December 4, 2012 marks the one year anniversary for the sad loss of personal friend and Excel MVP Nate Oliver. This is my blog entry from that weekend after learning of Nate’s sudden passing.
During this past year, Nate’s name has come up countless times in Excel and Access forums by friends and Office users. Some posts were technical questions, redirected to an answer Nate has already provided. Other posts were simply made to recall Nate’s name, missing him in absence.
While I was at the 2012 MVP Summit last February, many MVPs, some of whom I’d never met of technologies other than Excel or Access, raised Nate’s name in conversation and fond memory.
I took this video on February 27, 2012 at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Washington, where Excel and Access MVPs had convened after hours, during the week of the Microsoft MVP Summit. Access MVP Duane Hookom recounts Nate’s memorial service that was held two months earlier in Minnesota, with the MVP award representation of lapel pins, guestbook insignias, and Nate’s MVP trophy. Duane also shared a picture collage of Nate, and led a toast in Nate’s honor.
Meanwhile, Nate’s Facebook page remains as active as ever.
And there have been several more tributes to Nate. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to express your comments at the bottom of my page here, or on the pages at these tribute links: