Our team has recently been very affected by the news about our friend and former colleague losing the fight against brain cancer. Our beloved John Vahey was a very kind soul with a great sense of humour in his own Irish way, with a very strong accent that often left us doubting what he was actually saying. Nevertheless he built strong relationship with the team and made some long-time friends even after moving back to his native home country.
This brilliant guy, relocated with his wife and son to Switzerland to work for eBay under the European Shared Service team. He brought a very fresh, funny and positive thinking to the team and he was one of the most pleasant person to be around. He was a family guy and great father to his three children. Nothing was more important than his family's wellbeing.
As we now learnt about John's departure, we can’t stop thinking about how heartbroken his family must be. The least we can do to honour Johns memory is try to support his family and hopefully contribute to some care for his small children. This is how our Fund raising idea started. This is for John!
- Silviya Stoykova
- AMY ANDERSON