Dear, Laura, Alex and Joe, you have been very much in my thoughts and prayers these past weeks. The sudden passing of a loved one is earth shattering and a pain beyond words. Our children are of a similar age and we would talk about how you were doing. I must tell you Alex, that he was so delighted when you got to Oxford and Joe, he was equally delighted with your GCSE grades. He was so proud of both you boys. At work, he got me out of a few anxious moments, helping me with questions for conferences or solutions to problems, I just couldn’t see. I will miss him.
I hope you all find some comfort in these messages over the coming weeks and months ahead. I know he was thrilled with his appoinment as DGS but his greatest fulfilment was his family and the life you shared.