Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tim Field has passed away...

It is with great regret that we announce the passing away of Tim Field, founder of "Bully On Line."

Tim's son Michael sent a message via the "Bully On Line" yahoo group this morning saying that his father
''...passed away this morning at about 11.20.
He died in the hospice room after spending much time with his family.
Funeral plans will be announced this week.
May he rest in peace.
Michael''

We at "No Bully For Me" owe so much to the work of Tim Field, both personally (Karen and Stephen both first discovered they were not alone by discovering Tim's UK based site) and professionally in terms of encouraging the creation of "No Bully For Me."

Tim affected many lives profoundly. He was a very kind man, and the correspondences we had with him truly changed the course of our lives.

His clear use of good plain English to put forward his ideas, experiences and thoughts is a wonderful model for any support site. As the pioneer of online workplace bullying support Tim's work will always be remembered as an inspiration.

In other settings this would be too soon, but we feel that the best testament to Tim's life and work is to ensure the continuation of his site, and we will be sending an open letter to some of the other leading workplace bullying groups asking for ideas as to how we ensure Tim's work does indeed continue to be available.

This blogpage is dedicated to all who's lives were touched and helped by Tim's work and kindness. Please feel free to comment on how he has helped you or how you knew him.


Sincerely,

Karen Learmonth and Stephen Hill.
No Bully For Me
'adding insight to injury'

5 Comments:

Blogger NickySkye said...

Tim Field's work has had a profound and beneficial impact on my life over the last five years. I wish I had expressed my heartfelt gratitude to him before he died but am comforted knowing that the world is a far better place that he was born and that his dedicated efforts will live on in all the lives of those educated and inspired by him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. With loving respect, Nicky

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim's site saved my life and so many others as well.

I believe, in life we are measured by what good we do for others. I am sure his writings and deeds can be measured in the hundreds of people he has helped.

As Mohandas Gandhi once said “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”.

I will be forever grateful for his contribution to the bullying field, and am so sad to hear the news of his death.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Cindy Grimes said...

I was saddened to hear Mr. Fiels had passed.
I am such an admirer of his work.
The Bully Online website was a revelation to me.
Finally, someone hit the nail on the head: yes, Virginia...people ARE really mean...and it's a lie that it's all in our head, or worse, a symptom of a 'mental illness'.
He was very brave, and because he was also such a nice man, he was able to get this message out...and he did a very good job doing that.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sad to learn Tim Field passed away. I wanted to send him my personal thanks and gratitude for providing such extensive knowledge on the subject of Bullying in the workplace. His insights are priceless. The legacy of his work will shine on. Thank you Tim, the Field family and the Tim Field Foundation. Thank you very much.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Field's book has been of huge support to me these past ten months, as I fight bullying in my workplace. His book affirmed my experiences, is teaching me strategies and providing much needed distance in order to understand how and why a bully operates. I wish I could thank him directly. He's had a huge impact and made a difference.

7:19 PM  

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