A Tribute to Harry Tuttle

Dave Green has written this tribute to Harry:

Harry portraitIt is with great sadness that we are informing you that our friend and campaigning colleague Harry Tuttle passed away on Thursday 19th March. Harry had a serious operation just prior to Christmas, which had gone well, and he seemed to be on the road to recovery, but things took a turn for the worse recently with complications that took their toll.

Harry will be sorely missed, he was a great guy to know and a great fighter for justice and a better world, free of exploitation, unfairness, poverty and division. He was a staunch supporter over many years of the ‘Save Our Services’ – SOS Campaign which he helped to set up. Harry was always prepared to involve himself in activities, manning stalls, giving out leaflets, standing as a candidate in elections and speaking wherever he could for better services and against the reactionary cuts policies of our political establishment with their decimation of the NHS and the welfare provisions that past generations fought so hard to achieve.  He was also a leading activist in Pensioners Voice and supported other progressive organisations.

Harry at a stallHarry had a long and proud background stretching over most of his life, fighting as a socialist and humanitarian for what he believed in, and we can be sure he would want us to continue that activity. We will miss not having him by our side but we can be proud to have known him and to have worked with him in his endeavours.

Our thoughts go out to Hazel, his dear wife and campaigning partner, his extended family who loved him and his wide circle of friends.

Harry’s funeral will be a humanist commemoration on the afternoon of April 7th at 2.45pm at the Milton Malsor Crematorium.