Dr. Báder Imre died in November 2007. He was a retired associate professor of the University of Miskolc where he worked for nearly 40 years. He registered on Wikipedia on his 62nd birthday, March 1, 2007, and contributed several articles and images on physics and chemistry, including a featured article about surface tension. He was buried in the St. Anna cemetery in Miskolc on December 3, 2007. The community was informed of his death by his colleague Szalax. Several Wikipedians expressed their condolences here.
Uładzimir Katkoŭski, a well-known and award-winningBelarusian blogger, editor of several Belarusian websites and activist for the usage of the Belarusian language on the Internet. He made 1343 contributions to the English Wikipedia and 1286 contributions to nine other Wikimedia projects. Katkouski mostly edited articles about his country and his language. He was hit by a fire truck in 2006 and, after being in a coma for about a year, he died on May 25, 2007.
Maciej Ostrowski died on September 24, 2007. Since January 23, 2006, he was an active contributor to the Polish Wikipedia. Due to his interests in theoretical organic chemistry, he wrote a few articles related to this subject. According to his own userpage, he was interested in tumours, and enjoyed travelling – especially by train. He used to translate articles from the English Wikipedia and liked the Czech language as well.
Although he was very sick and weakened for a few years before his death, he described his illness on his blog (Polish).
Tron Øgrim, a Norwegian Wikimedian, journalist, and author, died on May 23, 2007. He was 59 years old. Tron was one of the most influential people in Norway's Marxist-Leninist movement in the sixties and seventies. He was one of the founders of the Workers' Communist Party, a party which strongly advocated the Chinese branch of communism. Tron was also central in the founding of the newspaper Klassekampen and the publishing house Oktober. Tron became a journalist after leaving politics in the eighties, having a technology column in the Norwegian edition of PC World. Tron became a Wikipedian in December 2005, when libelous statements about a colleague appeared in a Norwegian (bokmål) Wikipedia article. Tron continued as a Wikipedia editor after the issue was resolved, writing about constructed languages through most of 2006. In the fall of 2006, his focus changed to Nepal generally and the history of communism in Nepal specifically (see Nepals kommunistiske parti (maoistisk) for an example of one of his articles.) Tron was known in the Norwegian wikicommunity for writing very long articles about somewhat obscure topics. Tron also cared much about smaller wikis and their progress. He was routinely posting messages about milestones at the Norwegian Village Pump, as well as participating on the Wikimedia News announcements page. Tron was extremely important for the Norwegian wiki movement, and he was often interviewed by the press about Wikipedia. He gave a lecture about Wikipedia when Wikipedia's founder Jimbo Wales visited Norway in May 2006. More info on him is available at Tron Øgrim and Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2007-05-28/Wikipedian_death.
Carli Ann Ward, born 18 March 1982 in Saint John, New Brunswick, began editing in July 2005, starting with wikignome work and moving into vandal fighting. In November 2006, she noted "I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August of 2006. It is expected to be terminal, and the doctors have told me I probably won't live past the summer of 2007," and noting that she would continue to update her website. She died on 15 December 2007 from clear cell adenocarcinoma. A tribute website has been created detailing her life.