I am sorry to have to report that one of our valued Forum members, Phil Jeffries, died around 9.30 on Sunday night in St Joseph’s Hospice.
After a tough few days, the nursing staff managed to control the pain and he was quite peaceful at the end. His brother Steve was able to come down from Darlington to be with him for the last 24 hours. Diana Shelley was with Phil at the end. She will arrange a memorial gathering in the new year.
Phil had been an energetic and thoughtful participant in the Forum. He represented us on the Construction Impact Group where his experience of construction impact from the previous Channel Tunnel Rail Link proved of great value. I appreciated his contribution.
We are going to miss him personally and in terms of the contribution he was able to bring.