Andy died aged 60 around September 15th, 2012. He wrote a blog Andy's Life, which centered on his battle with cancer as well as his former employment with Southeastern Railways in England. Andy came across to me as a gentle soul who enjoyed his time with the railway, sharing stories from along the line with us. He appeared to have overcome cancer last spring, after another bout of radiation therapy on April 1st. However, he suffered a fall at the end of May, just before the last posting on his blog. He had been admitted to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells. Judging by further updates on Facebook, Andy never got over that setback, and finally came to the end of the line in September.
My sympathies, on behalf of the community, to Andy's family and friends. I'll miss him.
Andy in the New Forest