Peter Best, G8BLS, 23 December 2015

| January 18, 2016

Peter Best, G8BLS passed away peacefully at St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich on 23rd December 2015, aged 71 years.

I first met Peter just over 5 years ago when he was a tutor on the Foundation Course I was taking at the age of 62 – my first contact with amateur radio. Peter left me with a lasting impression of a man who would do anything to help anyone.

Somehow, Peter singled me out as someone who had an enquiring mind and enjoyed a challenge and we soon became good friends I often listened to his stories from his youth and working life whilst drinking tea in my conservatory. Peter could always solve any problem and was always willing to help each and everyone.

One of the nicest things was to be welcomed into Peter’s home and meet his lovely wife Sue and their sons, Carl and Mark. It has been a privilege to know them all and in some small way help in Peter’s final struggle.

One of the hardest things in the future will be having to adjust my stock reply when someone has a problem I can’t resolve, which was “ask Peter”.

You will always be with us in spirit – RIP Peter, G8BLS – one of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of calling “friend”.

Tribute by Mike, M0MCY

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