I just learned from Facebook, of all places, that on Tuesday morning, Colya Kaminiarz, a fellow that I had met through ApplesBC, the local Apple User Group, was found dead in his apartment. He died in his sleep but the exact cause of death is not known yet. He was a Respiratory Therapist, and I would frequently read of his travels, sometimes via helicopter, saving someone’s life here or in Toronto. He was a charming and easygoing guy, and one of the first friends I made after moving here. Recently we traded IMs and emails, meaning to get together for coffee. I regret we didn’t get to spend much more time together, and will miss his face and name on my Buddy lists. Facebook will have some information about a service to celebrate his life, and I’ll try and post here as well.