The funeral is on Friday 13 July at 1.30 pm from Seven Hills Crematorium.
Sadly our dear friend and colleague Roger passed away on Thursday morning at St Elisabeth’s Hospice after losing his fight with cancer. Roger served Ipswich NUT as Treasurer for many years and had convened many meetings of the Ipswich Trades Council, in which he played a key role. Roger will be remembered for his dedication to the trades union movement and his enthusiasm and activism for furthering the cause of education and the advancement of the underprivileged. His staunch campaigning against public sector cuts led to two highly successful marches through the town in recent months. Roger has been involved in the organisation of many May Day party in the park events in Ipswich and an active supporter of the Socialist Party.
Although firm in his beliefs and political views Roger was never dogmatic and always keen to listen to the opinions of others and offer his often pragmatic and good natured advice. Roger served many local NUT members, offering advice, attending meetings with members in difficulties and being the local link for the Teachers Benevolent Fund (now Teacher Support Network). There are so many people that have been enriched in some way by Rogers work in Ipswich over the years that I’m sure you would like to offer your condolences to his wife Teresa and family by leaving a comment below.
Cards and flowers to:
8 TOLWORTH ROAD