Alf Ricketts passed away last night in hospital at 76 years young.
Alf underwent an emergency operation to address fluid in his lung that was applying pressure on his heart. He appeared to be recovering from the operation but then complications set in that resulted in his passing.
Alf had a bad heart over the past 17 years for which he had received multiple operations and several pace makers.
His wife, Marjorie, wanted his friends a colleagues to be made aware of his passing. She told me that Alf had always referred to OTC as his family and he often talked fondly and enthusiastically about his friends from the OTC days. He had been looking forward to catching up with Keith McCredden and Geoff Day next week.
Marjorie expects that the funeral will be next week. I have asked her to keep me informed so that I can let his OTC family know.