I can’t believe I am having to write this.
I’ve known you prior to merger and we as a team had a very awkward HR meeting due to us not brining lunch which we all blame Martin as he told us to have lunch before the meeting! But since then, we all worked as a great team bringing in ideas and having banter. We had our ups and downs, however, your presence including your laughter will be very much missed. I remember you told me ‘see you in the first week of January’ and that was because you and I were to return to work whilst the rest of the team were on annual leave, however, I guess life had other plans. This is hard for all those you knew you but I’m sure this is not what you want from us but instead we will all remember you with laughter and happiness!