But there was something about the proper, restrained, just plain British-ness of this anouncement which I found very moving:
Just a note to say Trev passed away peacefully on 16 August surrounded by his family.
His services will no longer be available. Should you have any questions or issues please don't hesitate to contact myself (niece) or his son via the email address: [redacted] and we will endevour to help where we can.
I would like to thank those of you for your emails of concern. This is very much appreciated. Trev will be sadly missed.
All the very best to you all.
+John C Abell