Phil Roberts RIP
I've had to post far too many obits for good people on this blog in the past few months and here is another one.
Phil Roberts, who died in West Cumberland Hospital on Monday at the age of 90, was not a public figure and will probably not be known to most of the readers of this blog. But many people in Whitehaven and Cumbria did know him through his work for various charitable and social organisations.
In particular he is remembered by many former pupils of what was then called Whitehaven Grammar School where he taught for many years, ending as Deputy Headmaster. He was also chairman of the Friends of West Cumberland Hospital.
I'm sure that all those who remember him would agree with me that Phil was the best of what is meant by that expression, an English Gentleman. Everyone who knew him will miss him.
The funeral is to be held at St James' Church, Whitehaven at 1pm on Thursday 16th.