We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of our friend Malcolm Lambert. We first met him 25 years ago, when we began to study pharmacy together.
Despite being unwell during his teenage years, Malcolm succeeded in winning a place at the University of Bath to study pharmacy. We became friends through our shared love of science fiction and he always kept us entertained with his bad jokes. He was the gold standard for gentlemanly behaviour, and was always kind, sweet and would help anybody, as those attending the lecture where he volunteered to dress up in full aseptic clothing would know.
After graduating from Bath in 1999, Malcolm did his preregistration training at Boots and continued to work for them after registering in 2000. He loved his work as a pharmacist and, after being attacked in 2016 while defending a colleague at work, was devastated that he was unable to return to full-time employment. He retired from the register in 2017.
Even after retiring, Malcolm still kept himself active and became a lay minister at his local church. He was a devoted husband to his wife Helen and daughter Amica.
After a short illness, he passed away in hospital, surrounded by his wife and daughter. We will miss him terribly and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Nisha Dave and Jennifer Hooton