Vale Dr. Mark Sandford, Co-Founder EDEA Energy

Vale Dr. Mark Sandford, Co-Founder EDEA Energy

It’s with much sadness to share that my dear friend Dr Mark Sandford passed away last night, Monday, 24 June 2024.

I don't have words that can do this amazing human being justice, well-known for his kindness, generosity and integrity. My heart goes out to his loved ones at this very difficult time.

Tributes have been pouring in from friends and colleagues:

  • There are so many things I will miss about you Dr Mark. A beautiful soul to have had the pleasure of knowing and being one of our dearest friends. A wonderful caring man full of goodness, kindness, loyalty and integrity. Thank you for the chats, your witty sense of humour, infectious laugh, the trips together especially when you called me Steve McQueen for my driving skills interstate and your gracious compliments “oh you look lovely, Sophia!” (Loren) It was fun, inspiring and an honour to have shared life with you personally and professionally. You are and will be sorely missed, Dr Mark, by many, as you had a profound presence to all who crossed paths with you. Forever in our hearts ♥️ - FM
  • I am so sad having heard this news today. His profound empathy and unwavering dedication to serving others in his profession was a stand out for me. His legacy of kindness and generosity will continue to inspire. I feel privileged to have met him and am grateful for the impact he made for EDEA. My thoughts are with his family during this incredibly difficult time ❤️ - KD
  • Such a kind man, the world is at a loss today. ❤️ - MR
  • That’s devastating. Mark was a lovely kind gentle person - remembering many hours of interesting chats. So sad not to catch up with him again at TOCA meets. Vale dear friend Mark - CG
  • Very sad news. He was one of a kind, and a true gentleman. I was privileged to have known him xx - JP
  • May he rest in peace. He was certainly an amazing man - MC
  • Oh, that is so sad. He was so warm and generous when I met him - TS
  • He was an absolute sweetheart - ET
  • Sad to hear this news about Mark... he was a genuine and caring human - BB
  • So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was a lovely amazing man. RIP Mark - TLS
  • and many, many more

A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks.

Mark Tipping, Group Managing Director, EDEA Energy

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