I have some sad news to report I'm
afraid - apologies if you have already heard.
believe you have recently been in touch with
Stuart Duncan but I dont know if he
mentioned that he was terminally ill. I'm not
certain of Stuart's dates at Prescot, but I think
he was in the upper sixth in 1972, the year I
joined. With such an age difference(!) I
dont remember Stuart from my school days,
but I recently re-discovered him at his cousin's
birthday party when we spent a very pleasant
evening reminiscing about PGS and the staff.
earlier this year, Stuart was diagnosed with
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and despite initial
hopes for a lung transplant, his health declined
so rapidly that a transplant became no longer
viable. Stuart died in Willow Brook Hospice on
Saturday morning, he was 54.
immediate family put their all into nursing him,
maintaining round the clock care for him in the
last couple of weeks, with help from friends who
travelled from the UK, San Francisco and Brisbane
just to help - clearly he made a lasting
impression on the people he met.
would also like to take the opportunity to
mention and thank Willow Brook Hospice for their
care and support, though words fail me to
describe their contribution. Willow Brook is a
funeral will be at 2pm, Tuesday 20th October at
St Helens Crematorium..