I don’t even know where to begin, I suppose I am still in shock at this news, as many people are. Richard was one of the nicest people I have ever met, he would always make sure to give you the time you needed and ensure everything was ok. You knew he genuinely cared about you – a true gentleman, and the world is definitely a little sadder having lost such a special soul. Richard very much became a fatherly figure to the team while he was doing the maternity cover and I know how much this loss has affected everyone – I can’t wait to be able to see everyone again just so that we can share our memories of a great man and ensure his memory lives on through our rememberance of him.
Lastly, I would like to say how very sorry I am to his family – having lost my father very suddenly (10 years this year!), I know all too well how it feels and can only say how important it is to be there for each other, but to also ensure you remember the good times with him, it definitely helps get through the tougher days for sure – to be able to laugh at the silly things you remember about him, even if it is laughing through the tears.
We will forever remember you Richard, you were most definitely one of a kind!
Rest in peace,
Love Judy xxx