"Following the sad news that Alan Hudson passed away suddenly last week Healthwatch Thurrock and Thurrock CVS would like to pass on sincere condolences to Alans family.
"Alan was always fiercely proud of his family, we often swopped grandchildren stories, but his passion and commitment to people having a voice and making sure those voices were heard through him was commendable.
"He volunteered for many years for Healthwatch Thurrock and gave many hours helping us in our work as a founder member of our Advisory Group.
"A true Gentleman, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and Thurrock has lost a real peoples champion.
"Rest in Peace Alan."
Kim James, Chief Operating Officer of Healthwatch Thurrock
The CCG are kindly putting together a book of memories and condolences. If you would like to contribute please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This book will be presented to Alan’s family early next year