Steve Chalk who worked for William Sinclair Horticulture has regretfully passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Steve was diagnosed with melanoma- a form of skin cancer two years ago and sadly lost his fight on Thursday 8th August.
Steve was an avid fund raiser for Factor 50 charity, helping to raise over £22,000. One of the fund raising events was to cycle and run 100 miles along the south downs accompanied by family and friends. This was aptly named ‘something silly in June’
When Steve left school he joined the Junior Leaders Regiment Band and spent 17 years as a percussionist. Upon leaving the regiment he set up his own printing business then went on to work in the horticultural industry for Wessex horticulture then William Sinclair, where he was known for his immense knowledge of the Growing Success range, there was very little he didn’t know about these products.
Steve was a lovely man with an amazing sense of humour who took on his illness with grace and dignity. Even through the toughest of times he remained determined not to let it get the better of him.
The photograph was taken on the day of his daughter’s wedding which took place just a month before his passing. He was absolutely certain he would be able to walk his daughter down the aisle and he did.
He leaves behind wife Penny and children Joe and Amy.