John Knight RIP

John Knight - a lifelong union rep, activist and officer of Finsbury Park Branch - has died following being diagnosed with throat cancer only 6 weeks ago.

John spent most of his working life as a guard and driver both at Oakwood and Arnos Grove and was known for his integrity and unshakeable principles that characterise all that is good about our union. He was kind and compassionate and was well respected by all who knew him and even in his retirement years that were tragically cut short he still gave his time without reward to help youngsters in his local RAF cadet company.

His sudden departure was a big shock to all who knew him. The branch facilitated a coach so that those who wanted to could attend his funeral, and there was a huge turnout from the railway and his family and local community that was a fitting tribute to a great man.

Steps are in hand to make a permanent memorial at Arnos Grove. He will always be remembered.

Dean O'Hanlon Branch Secretary