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12 February 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Graham Cannon, at the age of 92

Graham was responsible for overseeing the construction and commissioning of Stage II of the ‘New Site’ Addenbrooke’s buildings, which at the time was the largest hospital contract ever let in the UK.

Graham joined Addenbrooke’s in 1960, and in 1962 he was appointed House Governor (Chief Executive) and Secretary to the Board of Governors, a role which he retained until 1974.

Along with Sir Francis Pemberton, Graham was a founder trustee of the Addenbrooke’s Recreational and Development Trust that built, owned and ran the Frank Lee Centre. He was also a co-author of the definitive History of Addenbrooke’s Hospital and a founder member of the Addenbrooke’s Art Project.

He was then appointed Area Administrator to the newly formed Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching), which combined all the health services in the county under the control of one body for the first time. Graham subsequently went on to become the Director of the King’s Fund in London.

Graham retained a lively interest in, and supporter of, all matters relating to Addenbrooke’s until his death.

A celebration of Graham’s life will be held at the Cam Valley Crematorium, Great Chesterford on Friday 23 February at 12 noon followed by a farewell party at the George Hotel, Great Chesterford to which all are warmly welcomed. The Trust flag will also be flown at half-mast on the day.

Our thoughts are with Graham’s widow Bobbie, and their family.