In Memory of

Retha

Retha was a wonderful colleague and friend to so many that she worked with over her years at Transport for London. Clever, diligent, always wanting to do more she made such a big impression on everyone she worked with. But she was so much more than being fantastic at her job, she had a wonderful sense of humour and such a friendly demeanour that everybody she met was better for it. She was forgiving and saw the best in people and was always willing to find a way through a difficult situation by bringing people together.

She leaves lasting memories for all of us who had the good fortune, the privilege and the luck to know her. Her friendship, her good grace and her smile have left an indelible mark on all of us.

These memories pay tribute to Retha who we miss so much and our hearts go out to to Derick, Logan and Retha’s family.

 

Book Owner: Lesley Halverson
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Ross

It was so saddening to hear of Retha’s passing. She was always so open, positive and friendly. Retha was a joy to work with – a good and straight forward communicator – and a profound loss. My sincere condolences to her husband and son. …

Lukasz Kisiel

Retha was such a kind and caring soul who was always out there to help others as much as she could. The news of Retha’s passing came as a big shock to everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered. I made a personal connection with Retha wilst working with …

Oliver Kuropatwa

I spoke to Retha most weeks and we found it very hard to stick to property, as the conversation always went off on tangents about South Africa and her family, whom she clearly adored. Over the last few years, as working from home became the norm, I particularly enjoyed Logan’s often hilarious hijacking of conversations …

Nigel Pickup

Retha was a fantastic member of the team, ambitious, hard working and committed to achieving success. Her great ability to bring people together to get results in her own honest, frank and straightforward way so endeared her to colleagues and our commercial partners who all greatly valued her contribution and efforts. Her ambitions to …

Nikita

I was so saddened on hearing of Retha’s passing.  I had worked with Retha a few times over the past years, on LUL projects over 10 years ago and more recently agian on DLR works.  She was so upbeat and positve, always starting our calls with a “Hello Darl” and checking in on eachothers’ …

Darek Podwiazka

I had the pleasure of working with Retha for a short period of time on a single project but in that time we shared many stories mostly about Retha’s scuba diving exploits and adventures. On a professional level Retha always provided practical advice and wisdom with some humour and light-heartedness thrown in which made working …

David Leboff

It was such a shock to learn of Retha’s passing – we had had a video chat weeks before and she seemed as friendly and outspoken as ever!  I had known her for the best part of a decade, initially when she was my project manager on the early years of the Croxley Rail …

Simon Horsley

It has been a real pleasure to work with Retha, and it was always a joy to know she was working on some of the same projects as me.  Retha brought a common sense, logical approach to the projects and schemes she worked on, capped off by an energy and enthusiasm the rubbed off …

Sally

Retha was an amazing colleague and friend. She was a great laugh and when we worked in the same team she kept me sane. We had many great nights out and nights in which were great because she cooked!! She was an amazing chef and always happy to give me recipes (and idiot-proof instructions!!). …

Francis

Retha was great to work with – we worked through the technical issues to bring sites like Wapping Station and North Ealing to market, then helped developers design their schemes around the railway. Retha’s approach to problem solving was brilliant, she was always practical and understood the challenges of working around complex interfaces at …