19 July 2022

Remembering John Jarvis

CSPA’s Secretary of Administration, John Jarvis sadly passed away in hospital on the 16th July. John was a unique individual and will be sorely missed.

He helped to support hundreds of our members locally and nationally over the years through his work on personal pension cases and with useful guidance to members.

General Secretary, Lisa Ray reflects on John’s huge contribution to the CSPA’s work:

“John’s loss will be keenly felt. He had an important impact on the lives of many members, working tirelessly on their behalf when they experienced problems with their Civil Service Pensions, providing dedicated support and expert knowledge. Only recently, John played his part in securing a £27K pension overpayment write-off for one of our members.

Our regular meetings with Cabinet Office officials were often lively, as John strove to ensure fairness in treatment of Civil Service Pensioners. When he found out he was terminally ill, John told me that he wanted to “carry on being useful for as long as possible”. He was involved in the work of CSPA right up until his final few days and truly made a difference.”

The RNLI Lifeboat fund was very close to John’s heart, and you may wish to donate in his memory. For more information visit www.thelifeboatfund.org.uk.


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