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We have informed delegates of Charles' sad passing and the responses we received back on how many lives he touched (in various ways) has been overwhelming. Please find these below:

• I am really sorry to hear about Charles, he was such an informed and talented person and fun with it.
He will be sorely missed.

• What a shock. Saddened to hear this news. An inspirational speaker, he will be missed. Heart goes out to his family. Such a sad loss. A hard act for anyone to follow here.

• Such sad news. Charles was an inspirational teacher whose presentations I have enjoyed immensely for many years – he will be sadly missed! But I’ll always think of him when contemplating changes in accounting rules, and try to imagine “what would Charles say!”

• That is very sad, he will be difficult to replace, he was a one off.

• That’s very sad news indeed . He’ll be missed

• What sad news, he truly was a great man. Please pass on my sincere condolences to his family.

• So sad to hear this news. Charles was such a stalwart of the lecture circuit and an amazing lecturer in all the years I was in practice and from my attendance at the last two spring conferences since working for ACCA. Thank you for passing on this news and I am sure that he will very much be sorely missed by all who knew him.

• So shocked to hear this! Very sad indeed and he was great indeed.

• He was my motivation for attending these events over the years and always looked forward to his sessions which he so ably delivered with humour. I cannot put in words the magnitude of this loss!

• Very saddened and shocked to hear about Charles. He will definitely be missed, a true gentleman.

• Charles was a wonderful guy. He will be very sadly missed.

• My colleague Lynne Wood passed on the news of Charles’s death a few minutes ago. I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear this, I knew Charles from the mid-1990s when he was trying (at that time unsuccessfully) to teach me the audit paper of the old syllabus, I think it was paper 5. I eventually passed the paper but dropped studying until the turn of this century, finally qualifying in 2002. A while later we of course had mandatory CPD at which point I started attending the ACCA Spring and Autumn Updates. I was delighted to see Charles again as your anchorman and his Saturday morning sessions were the highlight of all updates. I think that he will be greatly missed at your events and his Saturday morning shoes will not easily be filled.I shall always remember Charles as the man who got me through what I thought was (for me) an impassable paper, and his energy and enthusiasm that he always showed in what can be a very dry topic. His choice of music and fun facts throughout Saturday got many of us through tiredness and hangovers!

• So sorry to hear about the passing of Charles. He was a great guy and terrific speaker.

• Shocking news!!! May his soul rest in peace. Thanks for the information as Charles is the star of the conference and I always look forward to his lectures with his good sense of humour. He will be greatly missed.

• Thanks for letting us all know and the news has just taken the wind right out of my sails this afternoon. Not only was Charles a lovely guy but his knowledge and his presentation skills of the Accounting Standards Update sessions at ACCA CPD courses over many years were second to none and he really had the knack of making his lectures not only informative but just as importantly good fun. He will indeed be truly missed by us all. May he rest in peace.

• So very sorry to hear this sad news as he brought real passion and energy to all the presentations and quizzes, etc. Will miss him. Sincerest condolences.

• Please extend my deepest sympathies to the late Charles’ family.

• I was shocked and saddened to read your email. Charles in my opinion was one of the best speakers and always entertained the delegates while keeping focus on delivering the important information. My thoughts are with his family.

• I am sorry to hear about Charles – I don’t think anyone will ever compare when it comes to making accounting standards sound interesting. Thank you for letting me know and my condolences to Charles’ family.

• Really sorry to hear of Charles’ passing – such a shame as he managed to make what can be at time, rather dry subjects, seem somewhat more interesting! Our condolences are with his family

• I have attended Charles’ seminars for many years now, and I have enjoyed his presentations and sense of humour. I am just one of many that have benefitted from his annual updates, and on behalf of myself and I am sure my colleagues who attend, I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences to his family.

• This is a shock and a matter of great sadness to me as he was a good friend.
• If you can, please pass my personal condolences to his family upon their loss. Please let me know if I can contribute or give me the name of the charity and I will do something myself. He deserves to be remembered.

• How sad, Charles was wonderful lecturer with exceptional personality.

• What a shame. I’ll miss his humour.

• Very sad news indeed. I have shared his lectures for those thirty years with pleasure. He will be greatly missed as a professional and as a man.

• So sorry to hear about Charles Gubbins. Really felt like crying. I had the first session with Charles about 20 years ago, so I feel I’ve known him for ages. It’s very sad. A part of my upbringing. Please give my condolences to his family.

• I am sorry to hear the news about Charles, you have left me shocked and speechless.

• My condolences goes out to the immediate family of Charles Gubbins who will be missed by everyone. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

Added on: 23rd October 2018



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