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The obituary notice of Keith WALKER

Derby, Published in: Derby Telegraph.

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KeithWALKERPassed away peacefully, after a courageous battle, on 23rd July 2020, aged 77 years, with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Doreen, much loved dad of Deb and Paul, loving father-in-law of Stephen and Verity, devoted grandad of Breagha, Finley, Jamie, Vivienne and Quinn, and a much loved uncle. Keith will be so greatly missed by his friends at Rolls Royce, The Cleadon Reunion Group and Findern Villagers. Due to current restrictions a private family service will take place on Friday 7th August. No flowers by request please, if desired donations for Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity (NMU14005) Patients Fund, may be given online www.wathalls.co.uk or sent care of Wathalls 01332 345268
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I was shocked and grieved to hear of Keith's death and extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Doreen and the the family. I owe Keith a lot from when I started in Adour Performance at RR Derby in 1974. I was transferred from a lower level job when the office could not recruit from outside RR. I had always wanted to work in the PO but they rejected me when I finished my apprenticeship in 1970. I did not hit the ground running when I joined the PO and I was overawed by the Academic and Intellectual talent indeed many of the engineers were ex public school and the use of Latin in reports/memos was not uncommon I remember particularly being reminded by the management (may be as it was was felt I was a bit working class) that it was required to wear full evening dress at the PO Dinner and Dance!
As I far as I can tell my supervisor wanted to reject me during the probationary period and my section leader appeared to have lost interest in me me so I became for a while Keith's Technical Assistant and he did a great deal to help/train and mentor me as did all my subsequent managers during my 35+ years working in the Performance Function. During most of this time I remained mates with Keith and his lovely wife Doreen. The were the life and soul of any social event and it was a privilege to know them. Since I have moved to Rugeley I believe I have have only seen Keith once which I greatly regret I also regret I shall not be able to attend the farewell tomorrow at Findern.
Dave Streeter
David Streeter:
06/08/2020
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