Gordon Proven --founder of Proven Energy -- passed away peacefully last week at home, with his family beside him. He had been living with Motor Neurone Disease for more than 5 years, and was still fighting to the end.
There will be a memorial service tomorrow Friday 16th December at The Lounge in Largs, 43 Main Street, KA30 8AF and the family want folk to know that all Gordon's friends are welcome to come along. Starting around 12/ 1pm, and followed by food and some time to chat and remember Gordon. Times may be a bit fluid depending on the funeral earlier.
Gordon was an enthusiast for renewable energy long before it became fashionable. He set up a company in the 1980s manufacturing a device that served the needs of communities all over the world. More than that Gordon himself was one of a kind and you could tell that from the minute you met him. Funny, determined, obstinate when he had to be. I was at the Green Energy Awards last week -- they were smart enough to give him a gong some years back. It's a great event but very full of lawyers and accountants these days. Gordon was neither. He was a visionary and a hands-on practical man in the best tradition of Scottish engineers. I'm sure we will miss him – but not half as much as his family.