We were saddened to learn this week of the death of our former Partner Bill Stichbury on October 2nd after a battle with dementia. Bill was a longstanding Practitioner in Maldon having joined the Practice of B W Broadhurst, initially travelling in by train from the Tendring peninsula before relocating to Maldon and taking over the Office.
When he merged this office with Lambert Chapman in 1990 to create Lambert Chapman Stichbury, in preparation for his own retirement, he was running the largest accountancy office in the town and was fully involved in the Maldon community. Bill was a character and kept to an extremely hard working regime of hourly appointments on three days each week. He was firm but fair and had a phrase that Debbie still laughs about of, “I’m going to strap my crash helmet on in a moment!” when something silly had happened.
Managing Partner Nick Forsyth commented, “You don’t meet many Practitioners like Bill anymore. He was one of the hardest working Partners you could meet and typical of a person of his era working within his community, knowing everybody, involved in clubs and societies and at one time acting for nearly all of the shops on Maldon High Street as Debbie reminds us. Only yesterday Nigel and I were reminiscing of Partners meetings that we attended with Bill so he hasn’t been forgotten since he retired.”
We send our condolences to his wife Olive, children, grandchildren and great grandchild from all at the Firm.