Monday 3rd October 2011

With much sadness we mark the passing of a very good friend, Mike Bycroft.

We first met Mike and Pat Bycroft during the fit-out of their narrowboat ‘Hyperion’ at Kate Boats, Warwickshire in 2005.

Our friendship with Mike and Pat has grown over the years and despite them having to give up the live-aboard life for health reasons we looked forward to one day seeing them return to the waterways.

It was therefore a great shock when Mike was diagnosed earlier this year with a tumour that he was told would, within months, take his life.

Stoically he never let the illness get him down, maintaining his usual cheerful, sometimes dry humour until the end.

Mike passed away in the early hours this morning leaving his wife Pat and family. He will be greatly missed.