I am very sorry to hear about Dr. Toner. While I was there ITS I found out that ITS was considered world leading, attracting some top students from around the world, and I think Dr. Toner was a big part of the staff team. He also combined a great sense of humour and deep knowledge of applied statistics which has got to be quite rare.
Jeremy – a truly lovable person, forever amongst my fondest memories of my time at ITS. It’s been inspiring working with you, a pleasure getting to know you and a privledge becoming your friend. I'll miss you and your lovely Christmas puddings! Thank you for so much. It’s so sad to say goodbye.
I first met Jeremy at the ITS Open Day on a rainy day of February 2014. Despite the typical English weather (even by Belgian standards), Jeremy has convinced me to undertake the MA Transport Economics. Jeremy was both a great professor and a very kind human being. He also had a great sense of humour, but remained humble in all circumstances. The first day of class, I can still picture him explaining us that transport economics was not the poshest topic of all. "But it's a great topic, and you will love it". He was totally right. Jeremy will be missed.
Aside from Jeremy's great intellect, he was a very kind, gracious and sensitive human being. I remember the way he would answer the phone ('Toner'), many kitchen conversations about his Christmas pudding recipes and his love of music. Jeremy touched the lives of many - the Institute has lost a generous colleague and one of it's true characters.
Jeremy was so kind to me when I joined ITS. I got to know him a bit as a fellow dog lover and quizzer and to enjoy his well hidden sense of humour. I loved it that he was an out there gay man in the macho world of transport studies! I will miss him so much
A pleasure to work with Jeremy in three areas: admin (we were both Directors of Learning & Teaching); student visits (to Manchester, Sheffield and parts of Leeds); social events (entertainment at an ITS Christmas party and his singing all of 'Ilkley Moor' to bemused international students as we walked over it). In his too-short life he has added to the sum of human happiness.