Richard joined the University of Kent in 2007 as part of the Telecoms Team as the Deputy Supervisor, in the Estates Department until its recent relocation as part of Information Services.
Richard was a valued member of the team, and was someone you could count on at work – even trudging his way up the hill to the campus any time there was thick snow and ice on the ground to make sure that the University switchboard would open on time.
Everyone who knew Richard, knew him as a person who was always willing to help and was never too busy to help others with their issues. Nothing was too much trouble and if he did not know the answer, he would find the answer.
Richard had a great, dry sense of humour and loved sharing jokes with his friends at work. He also loved playing golf and was a passionate Sheffield United Football Club fan.
He was a great friend and colleague to many on campus and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A just giving site has been set up to have a memorial bench in Richard’s memory on Canterbury campus https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-simpson2
There is a web stream of his funeral on Friday 10 February. If you would like to attend, please email Richard Charley at R.G.Charley@kent.ac.uk for the link to join online.