It is with great sadness that we have to report that Phillip Smith, former Chair of the Friends of Blakers Park, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Boxing Day, December 26th 2017.
Philip will be missed by all of us on the committee and by all those people who knew him in the locality. He looked after the Friends committee for many years and tirelessly volunteered to help the park in so many ways always making sure the Parks Department of the Council came to fix the broken railings. He presided over our annual picnic, our Annual General Meetings , as well as contributing to and editing the newsletter.
He was a really lovely man and remained the capable, kind, thoughtful and calm person he had always been to the very end.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this sad time.