Dedicated to the memory of Jeremy, our friend and colleague. He was a long standing member of ITS and will be sorely missed

This site is a tribute to Jeremy Toner, who was born on August 15, 1964. He is much loved and will always be remembered. 

There were two closed funeral services on Thursday 11 February. The recording from Harehills Lane Baptist Church can be watched back at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfOHd6PIcQbtHBmIJZEw0Fw. The flag on the Parkinson Building was flown at half-mast in his memory. When Covid restrictions are lifted and we get back to some sort of normal there will be a celebration and thanksgiving afternoon for the life of Jeremy at Harehills Lane Baptist Church in Leeds. During this we will plant a fruit tree in the church garden and scatter Jeremy's ashes in memory of him.

 

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So sad. My sincere condolences to his love ones. We have just a few months left to finish the project that we enthusiastically started together in autumn 2016. I received your last comments on my drafted PhD thesis via audio recording on Wed 11/11/2020 at 13:44 with very much gratitude and enthusiasm. I have worked on them and looked forward to having my first supervision meeting for 2021 with you and Bryan, only to hear unbearable. What a committed, concerned and selfless teacher, Jeremy! Even when you had a few hours left, you still reach out to me as your student and say: “It had been a pleasure to see you develop your skills and knowledge over the years. I trust you will soon get your due reward on earth, Dr Alhassan! Well done for when it happens”. What else could a student wish from a teacher? No, you are not gone, Jeremy! I know you are still here supervising me unseen and unheard. I cannot thank you or reward you enough for your contributions, support and useful guidance in my doctoral research work. Your great sense of humour, laughter and kindness always allow your constructive criticisms to land softly. Thank you very much, indeed, Jeremy, for your positive impact on my life. I will forever remember you. Until our roads cross again, rest in pea…
Lit by Ilyas Alhassan on January 29th, 2021
I was Director when Jeremy was appointed to the lectureship. He gave the most brilliant interview, ranging widely over the field of transport economics and showing enormous insight on everything. That was when I first realised that we had one of the best transport economists around with us. Jeremy's style was always to contribute to projects as a backroom person, solving problems and coming up with original ways of taking the subject forward rather than seeking publicity for himself. He was someone you could always go to if you had a technical economics problem and he would come up with a solution. In that way, he contributed much more to the research of ITS than anyone would realise from his cv. I also found him a brilliant if unorthodox lecturer ( I particularly appreciated questions like " Is the Eagle Tavern a public good"!). My impression is that - even though he taught tough modules with literally hundreds of students - he always had time for students who needed help. We have lost an enormously talented as well as a kind and generous colleague and friend.
Lit by Chris Nash on January 27th, 2021
I remember very well a conversation we had one day when I was going through a rough patch. Your advice helped me get back on my feet in the end, and that I won't forget. Thank you, Jeremy. Godspeed.
Lit by Gerardo Gordillo on January 27th, 2021
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