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STATEMENT FROM MARGARET WILLCOX, VICE-PRESIDENT, AND RAY JAMES, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, OF THE ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES
“It is with great sadness that we announce the sad passing of our President, Harold Bodmer, yesterday.
“Many people today have used the words "such a lovely, honourable man" capturing how, in addition to his professionalism and expertise, his values, integrity, compassion, humility and warmth meant Harold was not only deeply respected but also held in great affection by so many people.
“Harold has made an enormous contribution to the people of Norfolk, to our Association and to the wider health and care sector. He has served ADASS as Regional Chair, then Vice President before becoming President in April this year. His opening speech will be remembered by everyone who had the privilege to be there.
“Harold will be greatly missed, most of all, our thoughts and warmest wishes are with his wife and family at this very sad time.
“May he rest in peace.”