David Ridgeon

It is with great personal sadness that BMJ reports the death of former Ridgeons chairman David Ridgeon.
David Cyril Elliot Ridgeon MBE passed peacefully away at home on Tuesday, 7th October 2014, aged 79 years, after a long illness borne stoically, and with great dignity.

He was a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather and third generation managing director and chairman of Ridgeons Timber and Builders Merchants.

A Thanksgiving Service to be held at St. Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge on Thursday, 23rd October at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to Fiona Viney at Ridgeon Group Ltd on 01223 466053 or the Funeral Directors on 01223 415255.

BMJ Editor-in-chief Fiona Russell-Horne said: “I am immensely sad to hear the news from Ridgeons of the loss of David. He was, quite simply, one of the nicest people I have ever met. His passion for, and commitment to, the Ridgeons business was matched only by his passion for, and commitment to, ensuring that every employee reached their true potential within and outside of the business. One of the industry’s true gentlemen.”

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