It was with shock and great sadness that the Trust learnt that Eddy Case had passed away on 28th November at 10 a.m. in hospital. Our sympathies go to his wife Linda. His funeral will be on Wednesday 28th December 2022 at 4.30pm at Trent Valley Crematorium, Derby Road, Aston on Trent. DE72 2AF.
Eddy first introduced himself to us at a lock wind at Swarkestone with his favourite comment “Hi, I’m Ed Case”. He had been told to “get an interest” and he did that with a vengeance. He was soon Vice Chairman in the Society, and he was a great support, particularly with working parties. He duly stepped up to Chairman later when Chris moved to the Trust. He trained to become our expert in voles and, with Di, kept us up to date with ecology and monitored vole activity. He was particularly proud of his garden and involvement with wildlife and the village of Draycott, particularly the pubs. He was a popular figure with an easy charm. He stepped back a little following his stroke a couple of years ago, but remained the life and soul of the party throughout.
He will be missed by us all.