It was a shock today, on reading the Derbyshire Times, to learn that Bill Mountford has passed away.
Bill was a staunch, loyal and in every sense a generous member of our group. He did not have an easy journey after his laryngectomy operation and it was a great pleasure to see him finally achieve a new method of speech last year.
He shared a love of fishing with several others in the group and most meetings saw him sharing the latest joke he had heard, though until recently that was done by him using his notepad.
Bill will be missed but not forgotten. We send our condolences to his brother Dave and the rest of his family.