I learnt today of the death of an old friend of mine.
Some years younger than me, cancer took him from his family long before he should have gone.
It’s been several years since I’d seen him and – in truth – I was unaware that he was ill, so the news came today as a real shock.
Generous to a fault and good humoured, it’s a sad loss to all those who knew him well, and I consider myself privileged to have known him and to have called him a friend.
So long, Spud; you’ve left us all with plenty of fond memories.