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Jacques Groslouis - The man who kindled the need for a TI-99 Hall of Fame

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I do not know Jacques myself, but I am compiling information from all sources to this one central blog.

 

The following is an excerpt from "orion1052003" :

 

Jacques Groslouis was a member of the TI99 HOF, or TI-99 Hall of Fame. He was active on the TI groups such as Atariage, TI group #1, TI group #2, etc. He wrote the article "Using RANDOMIZE with seeds" on September 20, 2009 and "Getting There From Here", about connecting the TI to modern computers. He wrote the games SUDOKU and C99 Games and FRUSTRATE. He converted the games Al Capone, Labyrinth Inferno, and TI Sweeper. He dabbled in Assembly Language and was well versed in the Molesworth and Lottrup books. He was very knowledgable about FunnelWeb and wrote and article about that computer environment.

Jacques was a retired accountant and member of the Rotary Club. He enjoyed visiting with his extended family and taking his wife to their favorite restaurant. He was a person that was always kind and helpful. I couldn't say a bad thing about him, and I couldn't even say the same thing for myself. Not only was he helpful, but he often went out of his way to help. He mentored me in TI, and taught me most all I know about Extended Basic, TI Basic, and was helping begin to learn Assembly Language. He was a very nice man, and a great friend. I sorely miss him, no doubt. I would often Skype him, and look out his snowy window or gaze at his TI setup with computer, PEB, books, and disks. We often stopped talking about computers and begin to chit chat in general. He was a positive role model and an endearing person. Although I never met the man in person, I have talked to him on the phone, Skyped, emailed, mailed letters, and received disks and books from him in the mail. I enjoyed talking to him, often several times a week, and working on programs and problems together. He was a French Canadian who spoke mostly English. He visited a couple of the big TI gatherings throughout the years, such as I believe the Lima fair. He was a proofreader for many a document on the CYC disk, and I think a friend of the venerable Charlie Good.

Je' t'aime, mon Oncle.

Je' t'aime.

GROSLOUIS, JACQUES "JACK" - 1935 - 2014 - Bathurst - Jacques "Jack" Groslouis, 79, of Riverbank Dr., Bathurst, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst. Born in Ottawa, Ont., he was the only son of the late Anita Groslouis. Jack, a retired partner from KPMG with 54 years of service, was elected a fellow of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants, past president of the NBICA, life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, a Junior Achievement Advisor, past Treasurer of the Bathurst Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Award recipient. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Montion) Groslouis; three sons: Robert (Helen) of Lower Coverdale, N.B., Peter (Kim) of Orleans, Ont. and Jean Paul (Mandi) of Riverview; two daughters: Lise Costello (Colin) of Lakeville, N.B., and Joanne Groslouis (Michael Lapointe) of Bathurst; seven grandchildren: Robin, Randi, McKenzie, Cassandra, Patrick, Spencer, Isabella and five great-grandchildren: Brynn, Shea, Avery, Rylie and Azlyn.

The body rested at Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.

Funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. from Elhatton's Funeral Home Chapel, Bathurst. Donation in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of your choice.

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