It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Jeff Lackney today August 29th at 11:00 am. Jeff is survived by his wife Jill and his son Nick.
Prof. Stephen Heppell's sentiments in his posting about Jeff are worth repeating here, Somewhere in all this you seemed to have pushed a snowball off a cliff that has gathered into an avalanche that will touch quite literally millions of lives as around the planet we all now seek to move on from that old factory model of learning to the inspired, delightful, playful, effective, engaging world that great design now offers our learners today.
Jeff has been so integral a part of our life and work that it is impossible to find the right words to describe how much he will be missed. And so, for now at least, we’d rather think about the invaluable gift he gave us by being a part of our lives; of the many fun times we had together in all corners of the world; of the magic he was able to create every time he put pencil (or pen) to paper; of the powerful and indelible mark he has left on our profession; of his laughter – and how he continued to keep a positive attitude and enjoy life despite his deteriorating health. The above picture of a smiling Jeff was taken by Prakash just a few months ago in Malaysia. This is how we will always remember him.
Jeff- You’re the Man! And you always will be. We love you brother and we’ll carry the torch for you. Knowing you, we are guessing you are wondering what the fuss is all abut as you sip your favorite Mojito in some heavenly place (and we mean that literally of course) surveying with well-deserved satisfaction the vast global tapestry of your unique contributions.
Randy and Prakash