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Monday, May 27, 2024

Borough pays tribute to Gentleman Jim

TO SOME he was an employment advisor, to others he was the good natured doorman at Circus Tavern. But however you met Jim Robinson, it has become clear that you met a “kind, charismatic and friendly” man.

Tragically Grays-based Jim, 48, died of a suspected heart attack, whilst at work at the Grays Job Centre last week.

The tributes have come from far and wide.

Billy Nicholson of the Circus Tavern said: “We at The Circus Tavern would like to extend our gratitude to the service Big Jim gave to The Circus Tavern in our nightclub Days.

“He was a much loved character and will be missed by all staff, past and present. God Bless from Management, Door Staff, Day Staff & all Bar Staff.”

Whilst staff at The Casino Rooms in Rochester have also paid their tribute. Assistant manager, Pete Brattle said: “Jim was a great fun guy always enjoyed his work and will always be remembered by all his colleagues and friends and our thoughts go out to his family.”

Jim was clearly one of those doorman who had great people skills and was able to take the heat out of any situation.

But his job at Grays Job centre also saw him display the same tact and kindess.

Kelly from Grays said on twitter. “I only knew Jim when I was hunting for a job. He always had such time and patience. He had such a warm personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Tributes have poured in on facebook and twitter, paying their respects to Jim.

Kaymarie said: “I shall miss you sense of humour so much. You had great banter and I bet you are making everyone laugh in heaven. Miss you Jim.

The final words come from a family member who told YT: “Jim had charisma. You can’t buy it or bottle it. He was a lovely man who will be missed.

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