Canterbury campus, Senate view

Condolences for Roger Davies

The University was very sorry to hear of the death of Roger Davies on 15 June 2018, following a long illness.

Roger was a Postal Services Assistant, working for the Post Room in the Estates Department from 2005 until he retired in 2017.

He was an extremely well-liked member of staff, particularly known for his helpfulness and cheerful character. Roger was interested in everybody and everything (particularly his famous stamp collection) and his warmth and friendliness brightened up the day for many people as he went around the University.

Whenever he returned to visit the University after his retirement, he was always surrounded by members of staff wishing him well and wanting to know how he was getting on. He will be much missed.

Roger’s funeral has been arranged for Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 15.20 at Barham Crematorium (CT4 6QU), with a Celebration of Life to be held afterwards at Littlebourne Village Hall and Social Club (CT3 1ST) at 16.45. As he was not a sombre person the family would welcome colourful clothing at both events.

The Registry flag will fly at half mast on the day of Roger’s funeral.

Funeral flowers are to be from family only please but donations in Roger’s memory can be made instead, either to Pilgrims Hospice or to research into neuroendocrine cancer, via the funeral directors, A Welch and Sons Ltd, Herne Bay.