Clive Smith, from Richmond London passed away on 30th December 2013 peacefully at home with his daughters at his side.
Clive had been diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year and with typical attention to detail, he became an expert on all aspects of the disease and was fully prepared for the treatment and results he could expect. Clive maintained his zest for life and his humour throughout. He faced his last months bravely and honestly, with a smile on his face.
Born in 1949, in Romford Essex. Clive was brought up in Walthamstow. He started his career working at Forte Hotels in London, then lecturing in Hotel and Catering before finally becoming Managing Director of HIS in the 1990’s. Clive was a familiar and popular face in the hospitality technology industry.
Clive was a keen cyclist and an enthusiastic Ceroc dancer. Most people were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of his dancing feet at some point!
His family is keen to fund a bench on the towpath of The River Thames where Clive loved to cycle. Donations to this along with the Royal Marsden Hospital and The Princess Alice Hospice can be made via TH Sanders in Richmond on + 44 20 8948 1551
He was truly loved and will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues alike.