In memoriam: An appreciation of past members

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Charles Godwin

Charles Harold Godwin FIMMM, who died on 13 August 2009 aged 94, spent over 47 years in the
laminated plastics industry. He was a life member of IOM3 and one of its longest-serving members.

After an enthusiastic career in packaging development, Tony Gregory sadly passed away after a short illness at the end of July 2009, aged 74.

David Gardner

David Cassels Gardner was born into a mining family in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 29 April 1938.

Jack Harris

John Edwin (Jack) Harris, who wrote a regular column for Materials World,
'Material Matters', died on 3 February 2009.
His younger brother, Rex, offers his memories of Jack.

Jack Harris, who wrote a regular column for Materials World, 'Material Matters', died on 3 February 2009 from a suspected heart attack. His younger brother, Rex, offers his memories of Jack.

Kevin Farrell, Chief Executive of the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) for 25 years, died peacefully at the Douglas MacMillan Hospice in the early hours of 28 March 2009.

Professor Dr Wladimir W Krysko, who died in Watford, Hertfordshire, on 23 February 2009, spent most of his working life in the academic world.

Tom Pollard

Tom Pollard, who died on 10 February 2009 aged 87, was one of the foremost longwall mining engineers of his generation.

Douglas Simpson

Douglas Simpson had a long career in the mining industry.

Peter Vipan, who died in November 2008 five days after his 87th birthday, was Vice-President of the former Institution of Mining and Metallurgy from 1977-80.