Obituary: Jack Raine

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Industry stalwart Jack Raine passed away as a result of Covid-19 on 17 November 2020, aged 89. As someone who made a significant contribution to staff training and development, Jack was an early supporter of Bus Driver of the Year. He became the association’s Secretary and Treasurer from 2003 until 2009, remaining as a director until retiring in 2011. He also taught PSV management CPC at the Centre for Transport Studies.

Paying tribute, Joe Mackie OBE, BDoY Chairman, said: “I have known Jack for quite a few years before my BDoY days Jack and Joyce were such a lovely and genuine couple and will be sorely missed.”

Former BDoY chairman Bryan Constable said: “BDoY owes more to Jack than most of us, because he kept our chins off the ground during the very difficult days of the NBC privatisations which starved companies of money to spend on training-related activities.”

Jack leaves behind his wife, Joyce, and daughter Pam.

Former BDoY director Jack Raine (right) and his wife Joyce at his retirement presentation from BDoY chairman Joe Mackie in 2011.