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Martin3030 - our site team colleague and great friend, has died - funeral 14th Feb


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Martin3030 was Martin Kay and he was our siteteam manager for several years.

 

 

Martin came from Liverpool and he died at the Royal Liverpool Hospital on Friday morning - 1st Feb 2013 - after an illness.

 

He was only 54 years old.

 

He will be terribly missed by all of us, his Site Team Colleagues - and I expect that his absence will be felt by the thousands of people he helped on this forum - either directly or indirectly over the years.

 

Martin Kay's particular skill for relentless digging out of the little facts about individuals or organisations made him an extraordinarily valuable weapon against those who sought to dominate and bully ordinary people in difficulty.

 

Like many of us, Martin had been there himself. He joined the CAG and learned how to deal with his own problems. He then became so energised by his new-found sense of his own ability that he started to help others to stand up for themselves as well.

 

Martin Kay has had a difficult and disrupted life - but with the CAG, for the first time - he started to tap the great intellectual abilities which had been so unused for most of his lifetime and which had gone unnoticed by his schools and which resulted him in being regarded as a troublesome element.

In fact Martin Kay was a frustrated intelligence which never found any satisfactory outlet for most of his life. With the CAG, for the first time Martin overcame many of the disadvantages of his life and he blossomed.

 

In reality Martin Kay was extremely bright, talented, shy, patient and tenacious.

 

He will be very difficult to replace as a team colleague and impossible to replace as a friend.

 

I find it very difficult to express our sense of grief and the sense of loss and absence that I think we all feel.

 

 

Martin Kay

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I have just spoken with Martin's brother, David.

 

He has told me that they would all be very touched if anyone from the CAGlink31.gif wanted to attend Martin's funerallink3.gif or send flowers - etc.

 

We are finding out what the arrangement will be.

 

Please check this thread during the week for further information

 

Update:- The funeral will probably be next week - 14th February at 1.00

 

This has yet to be confirmed.

 

The family will be pleased to see you there and it will be an opportunity to meet other Caggers as well.

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Martin's family would all be very touched if anyone from the CAGlink31.gif wanted to attend Martin's funerallink3.gif or send flowers - etc.

 

 

The family will be pleased to see you there and it will be an opportunity to meet other Caggers as well.

 

The arrangements are as follows:-

 

Church address for Martins funeral.- Service 1.45pm. Burial 2.30pm. Church Hall with Family and Friends 3.00pm onwards - 14th February 2013.

St Mary's Lowe House

North Road

St.Helens

Merseyside

WA10 2BE

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Please note that there may also be a pub meeting as well organised by one part of Martin's family

 

However, Most of the family have said that they are too distraught to meet in a pub. Also Martin's mother is extremely elderly and has been badly affected by her son's death.

They will only be at the Church Hall event from 3.00pm onwards.

 

Could I suggest that even if you prefer to go to the pub meeting, that it might be very proper to go to the Hall first for light food and refreshments in order to meet Martin's mother and his older brother and to offer condolences there.

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