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Michael Bernard Rees

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  1. Goodbye my friend. It was always fun working with you when we first met at Rank Xerox in the early eighties and even more so when you introduced me to the world of wine, despite you using me as your courier on our many trips around Europe! We will miss the long days, and especially those very long nights, sharing food and copious bottles of wine whenever we had the opportunity to meet. You’ll always be remembered whenever I open another bottle. For now I’ll raise my glass and toast the very special character you were in our lives. Free from pain and discomfort at last, rest in peace Mick.

    Pete & Belinda
  2. Many fond memories of Mick especially when allowing a new port to breathe. If not already completed he can make progress on the maths problem in peace now….

    Barry and Blin
  3. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the family. Mick was a one-off, an individual and a good friend. Long may he be remembered.

    Barrie and Carol Watson
  4. Fond memories of twenty-five action packed years together.

  5. Farewell my good friend. You leave me with fond memories of 57 years of friendship that included our time at Bristol University in the Sixities studying Mathematics and the last 14 years where we collaborated to understand the history of Fermat’s last theorem.
    Last year I asked you to be my Best Man for my marriage to Margaret. Sadly you were too ill to fulfil that role. Margaret, too, remembers those Bristol days which she shared with her late husband John Venn, another mathematician on our course.
    Because our marriage has required regular visits to Bristol, we have been able to make visits to you in Bath where we witnessed your decline. We were fortunate to have seen you in October. We, both, will sadly miss you.

    Frank and Margaret Jackson
  6. We were at Caterham School together with Micky / Mick for seven years.
    Although only a few of the pupils of our year and class stayed in touch with Micky closely, I am somewhat surprised and very moved by the number of us who have written about and remember him with such heartfelt love and affection. Now that is a real tribute.
    He has left a lasting legacy of how to live life to the full, to stay true to one’s beliefs, to be a rebel, challenge the status quo, despite the consequences, enjoy life, have a family and a very successful career.
    Many of us used similar or the same words to describe him: very clever, funny, friendly, warm, exuberant, enjoyed himself, often broke rules, challenged authority he thought redundant, pointless and willingly accepted the consequences.
    He was popular, mainly well liked by his fellow pupils, admired by many of us. He was a loyal, generous, fun, good friend. I hope he knew how important he has been to so many people. He will be missed by his friends and family. An example to us all.

    Caterham School Friends
  7. Uncle Mick, I will never forget the sound of your voice, and especially that laugh. Never was there more uncontrollable giggling of both adults and children than I remember from when I was small and you were at our dinner table! You will be missed. Hope you are finding amusement as you rest in peace.

  8. A very good friend of mine and mentor in my youth, Mick will be remembered fondly…especialmente cuando trabajamos juntos en Xerox Mexico…descanse en paz de su amigo mexicano (now Yorkshire British) Ulises Hernandez

    Ulices Hernandez Salazar

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