It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Old Blackburnian, Phil Willan, on Friday 1st March 2019, aged 64 years.  Phil attended QEGS from 1965 until 1972 and had many friends during his time here, many of whom he remained close to throughout his adult life.  Phil was passionate about drugs prevention and made a career in this sector working for the Home Office and later as Regional Manager for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.  His other great passion was motorsport, F1 – anything car related!

Phil was a much loved brother to Pat, Grahame, David and Julie and also a beloved uncle.  He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.  A Celebration of Life Service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Cemetery on Monday 1st April 2019 at 1.30pm.