A message from Brian Tustain on the sad passing of Trevor Snowden

Brian Tustain writes:

“I heard last week of the sad passing of Trevor Snowden, former engineering director of former AVS members, Midland Vending Services, after a long and courageous battle against bowel cancer. He was 74.

 Trevor trained as a TV repair man, then spent 10 years with GKN Sankey Vending, before joining Loughborough-based vending operator Paisley and Perkins as a vending Engineer in 1974. For over 26 years, Trevor was a key figure from the transition to Midland Vending Services. His skill and expertise in vending over that period was well known during a period of the development of the many different and various vending engineering concepts.

 In 2000, when he retired from Midland, he started Snowvend in the East Midlands until his health forced his retirement in 2005. Trevor was keen golfer and bowls player, and he enjoyed most sports including rugby and football.

I recall what a really nice man Trevor was. He had time for everyone and one of the things he loved most was bringing on young apprentices into the world of vending and watching them develop. A gentleman and a vending man through and through.

I am sure Trevor’s widow, Kath, would appreciate a letter of support and sympathy from all those who knew him.  Her address is 35 Chaucer Street, Narborough, Leicester LE9 5EH.  The funeral arrangements are Thursday 4th August 2016, 12 noon, at Countersthorpe Crematorium.

Very sad to think that 3 Directors of Midland Vending, namely David Macqueen, Lloyd Perkins and now Trevor Snowden, at one of the the leading vending companies of the 1980s, are no more.”

Our condolences to the family.