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Phil

To all the Landscape Juice Network Community and to those who knew my Dad, Phil, personally, you will be aware of his long battle with Colon Cancer.

So sadly, during the early hours of Saturday morning, he passed away peacefully and comfortably with us at home.

Ironically on this day in 2012 Dad embarked on his epic "Mowerthon" from our home near Bergerac in the Southwest of France to John O'Groats.

We are so very proud of all of his achievements and the tight knit community that he has created.

We have promised Dad that we will carry on LJN in the way that he has intended.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all for your support over all these years.

Donna, Fleur & Henry

 

 

 

 

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  • PRO
    It was with a really sad heart that on Saturday I received the news Phil Voice, founder of Landscape Juice Network passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.

    My thoughts go out to Donna, Fleur & Henry. He thought the absolute world of them as was never shy of stating that fact.

    LJN turned the landscaping industry upside down from its inception in 2008 by empowering the individual, the small business and those typically with no voice.

    His understanding, mentorship, business knowledge and willing ability to go into ‘bat’ for us all was legendary. He simply wanted a better industry with complete transparency.

    Phil leaves a fantastic legacy with LJN, which continues in his honour.
     
    I am personally thankful I was able to spend further time with him recently where he still displayed that mischievous look in his eyes on talking about LJN.

    His family will undoubtedly appreciate any comments left here and I hope to arrange either a Just Giving Page or have a charity nominated by his family.
     
    I hope as many as possible who knew Phil or benefited from LJN will feel able to donate to a good cause.

    As already mentioned above, and within Fleur & Henry’s previous thread about their father, we are totally committed and absolutely determined that LJN continues in a way that would make him smile as he looks down on us.

    I am proud to have had Phil as a close friend and many others would I hope feel the same. 

    Finally, on a personal level I’m so upset. I shall miss his friendship, our regular meets and chats covering life, LJN and the industry - often in depth, sometimes at odds but always with good humour and respect for all.

    Long may his legacy live on...... 
     
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    Very sad news. Phil was an inspiration to us all in one way or another.  I read a lot of LJNs years of useful info, and although I don't post a lot I have learned a lot through many of his helpful posts. I remember reading about the mowerthon, that must have taken some stones on British roads!

    R.I.P Phil, I didn't know you as well as a friend but admired you greatly sir.  

    It is also very kind of the Voice family to continue Phil's legacy of keeping LJN going, much appreciated.

    All the best,

     

    Ben

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    So sad and my thoughts are with you and your family. 

    Don't think I can add anymore to that what Gary has already written,

    So let's all work in keeping LJN alive and a real lasting legecy to Phil.

    “Everyone must leave something behind when they die. It doesn't matter what you do so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it" 

    Phil you really did make such a difference and one that your family should rightly be so proud.

     

    RIP my good friend.

  • Hello, yes I think that a justgiving site is a good idea, what does everyone else think? or even to donate to have a fund to help to keep LJN going in the future, is that a possiblity?

    I mean to give time is sometimes more easy when you are retired and have a pension but otherwise it would be nice if now something could go to his kids, Fleur and Henri perhaps to help them to continue LJN ? Just ideas - and ideas are there to be argued - so no offence meant of course. But I would like to become a member for a year to help support LJ I think as a gesture. 

     

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    Sad news indeed.  Phil and his experience, advice and guidance has been invaluable to me and many other people on here over the years. My condolences to all.

  • PRO

    Very sorry to hear this Henry, your dad has created a legacy that will hopefully outlast us all. I'm going throught the same battle with my wife so I know how hard it has been for all of you. I hope.we cam come together and raise something of value in his name and help other people too.

  • PRO

    Death is nothing at all.

    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other, 
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight? 

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

  • PRO

    I did not know Phil personally but he created a wonderful resource for us all so I feel this quote from the Dalai Lama sums it up:

    "Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible".

    Death is not an end, only a transition from one form to another.

    Love and compassion to all of Phil's family and friends.

  • PRO

    I'm sorry to hear this. Phil was a great mentor to me personally and I was with him here at the very start of the network. We met at Capal Manor show he put on and again at saltex a few years later. I remember him phoning me once as I was on a job, mowing and he gave good advice always with positivity.   I remember some good specific tips and professional advice from him and the landscape juice charter.     I first googled ". What does a gardener charge"?  And this site came up in its infancy.  I remember the group chats on lonely nights and finding out about a Fantastic mower called Etesia, what he used for the charity run up to Bolton area by Mick Gamage. I also have met a great lot of people from here namely,  kerry Jackson and Mick gammage (both very supportive individuals). Graeme Mann.  A few others, sorry if I forget now. Bertie llyn and Tony hodgkinson I personally speak to weekly online.   I wrote a health and safety blog on here Phil asked me to write. -.    Let's keep encouraging one another and spread the love.     The Gardening world  is our world and was phils.  Keep it up everyone and do your best with pride.  Xxx

  • PRO

    I'm sorry to hear this. Phil was a great mentor to me personally and I was with him here at the very start of the network. We met at Capal Manor show he put on and again at saltex a few years later. I remember him phoning me once as I was on a job, mowing and he gave good advice always with positivity.   I remember some good specific tips and professional advice from him and the landscape juice charter.     I first googled ". What does a gardener charge"?  And this site came up in its infancy.  I remember the group chats on lonely nights and finding out about a Fantastic mower called Etesia, what he used for the charity run up to Bolton area by Mick Gamage. I also have met a great lot of people from here namely,  kerry Jackson and Mick gammage (both very supportive individuals). Graeme Mann.  A few others, sorry if I forget now. Bertie llyn and Tony hodgkinson I personally speak to weekly online.   I wrote a health and safety blog on here Phil asked me to write. -.    Let's keep encouraging one another and spread the love.     The Gardening world  is our world and was phils.  Keep it up everyone and do your best with pride.  Xxx

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