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Tributes for ‘superhero’ estate agent who lost 18-month fight against brain tumours

Family, colleagues and friends pay tribute to agent who battled to make his 40th birthday but passed away on Friday.

Nigel Lewis

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Colleagues of an estate agent who lost his battle against cancer last Friday have paid tribute to his ‘energy, enthusiasm and absolutely commitment’ at work.

The family of Trevor Wood (pictured, above) have revealed the career estate agent, who worked at Essex firm Dedman Grey, passed away after 18 months fighting the disease.

A dedicated West Ham fan, Wood joined the industry in 2006 as a sales manager at Douglas Allen in his mid-20s before moving to Connells in Billericay and later joining Allen Estate in Braintree.

He then joined Dedman Gray in 2015 as an auctions consultant, later running the company’s South Essex operation.

His LinkedIn profile has been inundated with comments form colleagues, contacts and friends after his wife Leanne (pictured above) posted the news of his death at the Fair Havens Hospice in Southend.

Returned to work

His old boss, Mike Gray, revealed that he had returned to work last year after initial treatment for his brain cancer, and thought he had ‘won his battle’.

But after celebrating his 40th birthday, Wood then fell ill and it was discovered that the cancer returned even more strongly and he entered the hospice on August 11th, local media report.

“Over the last five years Trev has been a crucial part of our auction team and has always shown absolute commitment to getting the best possible outcome and sale price for the clients we represent,” says Gray

“His energy and enthusiasm rose to even greater levels while fighting these aggressive tumours over the past 20 months.

“Trevor has been an inspiration to us all throughout his difficult time and the memories we all have will remain with us forever.”

Woods set a go-fund me page for his family when he realised time was short – which has now raised £5,400.

August 28, 2020

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