Tributes have been left online following the passing of a much respected former firefighter, Trevor Moyce.
Mr Moyce spent 30 years in the fire service, working his way up to station manager at Newport fire station.
Just months after he retired in 2016, he received the shock diagnosis of MND – a rare degenerative disease that affects as little as two in 100,000 people. Mr Moyce passed on Tuesday (November 13).
Fire stations across the Island have paid tribute to the well respected firefighter.
Friends of Freshwater Fire Station said: “It’s with terrible sadness we have just heard that our former colleague Trevor Moyce passed away this afternoon. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Trevor’s family at this very sad time.
“Trevor is the man that interviewed me 10 years ago for the job of firefighter and I will remain eternally grateful to him for the chance he gave me to do a job that I love. From all at Freshwater fire station we send a prayer out this evening to you Trevor and our thoughts of love and support to your family.”
Mark Grimes, posted on Ryde Fire Station’s page, writing: “It is with a heavy heart that we are having to share the sad news that a previous IOW fire and rescue service, Station manager Trevor Moyce has sadly passed away following his long battle against MND. RIP Trev, you will be missed by many.”
Friends of East Cowes Fire Station posted: “We have received the sad news that former Station Manager Trevor Moyce passed away yesterday after a long battle with MND. He was a lovely man and will be missed by us all. Our thoughts are with Louise and their children. RIP Trevor.”