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Farewell to a friend

February 20, 2020 (updated Feb. 25)

Ian Doig passed away on Wednesday 19th February, after a short illness.

He will be missed. When he retired at the end of 2019, everyone who visits the ETSI offices might still have expected to occasionally hear his laugh on the forecourt and to be able to pass the time of day with him. Now, we won’t have that.

Ian’s dedication to the work was legendary. From the days as the ETSI link man to Project Team 12 experts and the ETSI Technical Officer supporting TC SMG, to his career as a 3GPP and ETSI delegate on behalf of Motorola and then Blackberry – Ian was on top of things, always leading from the back row of the meeting room, his favoured seat.

Many of us at ETSI and throughout the wider 3GPP community will remember Ian as not only a loyal and astute colleague, but as a truly kind person and a great friend. That he should have been taken from us so soon after the retirement he had richly earned is a cruel blow to us all, and of course in particular to his family, to whom we send our sincere, heartfelt, condolences.

For details of the funeral, please enquire by e-mail to john.meredith@etsi.org.

 

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