We were shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden death of author and friend of Channel View, Philip Pearce, this week. In this post Sarah shares her memories of him.
I had the pleasure of knowing Philip for many years and working with him on a number of occasions. He was a lovely, kind man and a brilliant mind. He always showed such care for those around him and all of us at Channel View appreciated his great support of the company and the enthusiasm with which he tackled his work.
It was always good to see Philip at conferences – if he was presenting it was bound to be a not-to-be-missed paper and I always enjoyed catching up with him, especially having an in-depth cricket chat – usually centred on the Big Bash which we both loved!
Channel View are proud to have published Philip’s work and we’re grateful and glad to have known him and worked with him for so long. We will raise a glass to him when we can all be together again and I will certainly specially remember him at Big Bash time and cheer on the Brisbane Heat.
We are thinking of his wife, Hera, and all his family. He will be greatly missed.
Sarah, Ellie, Tommi, Anna, Laura, Flo, Alice and Rose