In Loving Memory of

Michael Duckworth

Michael Duckworth, a colleague and friend to so many here at the School, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Michael loved his work and cared very much about the School. He will be deeply missed.

Michael, a painter in the Estates Department, had been with the School since 2012 and started as our only painter and decorator. He single-handedly painted most of our space during his first couple of years and taught us the benefits of in-house decorating, to the point that we hired him a colleague and partner. To do more for his team and the School, Michael also decided to diversify and qualified as a plumber during his time with us. He leaves a big hole to both the Estates Department and the School.

Michael had a truly kind spirit. He was friendly, with a chatty personality. There is not a single member of the Estates and Campus Services team that Michael did not know. He would often volunteer to run errands for his teammates, which endeared him to all. His teammates miss him greatly.

It is very hard to believe that Michael is no longer with us. His positive attitude and desire to be of service to others made him so special.

Michael leaves behind his young daughter Connie and step sons, Jimmy & Jay.

Our thoughts are with Eve, his partner and his family

Book Owner: LBS
View Condolences (Max 200)
Add New Condolence Message

Francois Ortalo-Magne

We were so fortunate to enjoy Michael’s presence in our midst for so many years. His many contributions to the quality of our working environment and his kind and generous spirit have left a permanent mark on LBS. Our community as come together to offer financial support. We all suprised ourselves by the groundswell prompted by the appeal for contributions from his team. We hope this will help you now and that you gain pride and joy in the support Michael inspired from us all. May his kindness and generosity, and the kindness and generosity he inspired in us live on with you all forever.  …

Mandy Mather

Michael, I had the good fortune and pleasure of working with you for more than eight years, you were special and genuine, a truly kind spirit, an extremely well respected and loved member of our team and your loss is felt deeply. Over those years I have such fond memories of you, shy and quite at times, practical joker and team prankster at others, your sense of humour and love of life shone through to all. You were ‘happy go lucky’ but none so much as when you met Eve and went on to have your beautiful daughter Connie. Instantly your life was filled with love and family and it was clear to all you were madly in love with your new daughter. I count myself lucky that I had the good fortune to see you on our last day in the school before Christmas, despite it being so early in the morning you were so excited as you couldn’t wait to spend Christmas with your family,  telling me all about Connie, how much she had grown, how beautiful she was, you were so proud. I know that Eve, your mum and brother will do everything they can to …

Chris Frankling

Dear Eve,It was with great sadness that I heard of Mike’s passing. Although I only knew him within the bounds of working at the school, I always considered him a good and loyal friend. …

Isabel Fernandez-Mateo

I am very sorry for your loss. Michael was always so hardworking, helpful, and friendly. He will be sorely missed around the school. …

Tom Woodcock

Michael was a lovely bloke and always a great help to us whilst working at LBS. Thoughts go out to his family and all his colleagues. …