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It is with deep sadness that I report the death of Questors member, Tom Clifford. After a health crisis at the turn of this year Tom was admitted to hospital. Despite the best care possible from his medical team, Tom did not regain consciousness and passed away on Saturday 27th February 2016.

I got to know Tom when we worked together on the Questors production of She Stoops to Conquer last summer at the Judi Dench Playhouse and later when the show was taken to Minack in Cornwall at the end of June 2015. I found him to be diligent and cheerful throughout both shows. He always impressed me with his work ethic and positive attitude, and he was an important part of the production team that made the shows successful.

Tom was universally well-liked by those of the Questors membership who knew him, from the many
shows he worked on. The high regard that people had for him was reflected in the kind tributes paid
to him when the news of his passing was first given out on the Questors Backstage Facebook page.
The comments were genuine, heartfelt expressions of respect for him mixed with grief at his death far
too soon at the age of forty-one.

Tom was a beloved son, brother and uncle whose family are devastated at his loss. They have told
me that attending Questors productions was a family pastime, which they all enjoyed very much. They
have asked me to thank all of the membership who knew Tom for the kind words and comments on
his passing, and for the friendship they extended to him during his time at the Questors. The
knowledge that so much goodwill was extended to Tom by his Questors friends has been a comfort to
them in this sad time.

Tom's family have told me that he donated considerable sums of money to charity during his life. He
gave quietly and this has just come to their attention. Tom also gave freely of his time in working for
several charities. They are even more proud of him for these reasons. It confirms to them how special
he was.

Requiescat In Pace.
Julian Casey

Tom Clifford at The Questors
2012 Absurd Person Singular
2012 Business
2012 The Railway Siding
2013 Around the World in Eighty Days
2013 House and Garden
2014 No Fairy Tale
2014 The Pride
2015 Arms and the Man
2015 Macbeth
2015 The Master Builder
2015 She Stoops to Conquer