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Ever Decreasing Circles part three

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Posted 02 Sep 2019 at 21:35

Yorkhull's friends here may like to know that the latest edition of Probation Quarterly is dedicated to his memory and has some wonderful recollections and testimonials as well as a repeat of an article he wrote last year when he stood down as the Chair of the Probation Institute as his cancer progressed.

His approach to his incurable diagnosis, his thoughtful and thought-provoking posts give members of PCUK a good insight into his values and commitment to his profession and the difference that can be made to people's lives if resourced properly.

I am proud to count him as a friend.

http://probation-institute.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PQ13-final.pdf

 

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"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 02 Sep 2019 at 21:48
Thanks Lyn

A very fitting tribute to a lovely man who Lesley and I also counted as a friend

Bri x

User
Posted 03 Sep 2019 at 14:53

A fantastic tribute to an intelligent, thoughtful man who has obviously made a huge impact in the field he worked in. I always valued his posts and blogs.

 

Ido4

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Posted 03 Sep 2019 at 19:31
Lyn, Many thanks for posting this, and for all your other good work.

I only returned to the Forum just this evening following what now seems like a spookily- timed catch up note from DaveWill - a fellow long term 'surveillance' type. I had not looked on here at all since January.

I actually met Yorkhull - never picked up his real name - when a very small group of us were privileged to gather in Hammersmith a few years back to help spec. out key user principles for the new (= this) revamped forum system. Always very good to put a face to a 'name' and it was of course immediately apparent that he combined earnest determination to carry on regardless against very evident adversity, with a dedicated mission to advise and comfort those similarly afflicted. Yes, he most definitely was a great guy and with very many informative posts to his credit.

Perhaps needless to say, I had no knowledge of his sad passing until tonight - so thank you Lyn.

Please do keep up the very good work of 'oiling the wheels' of this forum - must try get back into it myself, in case surveillance options really are now gaining significant ground within the raft of primary advice to newly diagnosed patients.

Cheers for now / David (AS / WW for 11 years ....)

'It couldn't possibly happen to me....'
 
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