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Condolences, memories & tributes have been pouring in for Frank McCusker. The CEO of the Ski Club GB died last weekend aged 55. UPDATED

Here at PlanetSKI we were deeply sadened to hear of Frank's death.

He was only 55 years old.

Our content editor, James Cove, knew him well.

They agreed upon many things and locked horns on others.

Here we share the avalanche of tributes to a man of vision, integrity and belief that have been paid on social media and the PlanetSKI web site.

It is not a book of condolences but has kinda become one...

Phil Smith - Our heartfelt sympathies to Frank's family and all those at the Ski Club. I've worked with Frank on the Leaders Course since he was appointed Chief Executive and it was an honour. A man with integrity who would listen to everyone without bias. He was a lovely man. When I heard the news I was in Val D'sere on the glacier skiing and took a few moments to look at the snow and think of Frank. I then had a run in his honour. It was an honour and a privilege to have known him and worked with him. The snowsports industry will miss him.

Herwig Kolzer - Very sad news! RIP Frank! Our thoughts go to his family, friends and colleagues!

Tom Fletcher - That's a real loss.

Ann Wood - Very sad!

Vicky Allott-Hales - Very sad news. So young too 😳

Tamsin Todd Defriez - This is such sad news. Frank was a lovely man and a superb ski industry colleague. RIP.

Frances Firmin -  What very sad news.

John Crosse Too young, too sad😰

Eamonn O'Murchu Sad news....RIP Frank

Emily Sarsfield So sad...Thoughts are with you, family & friends x

Jon Dykes Very sad, top bloke 😔

Sean Ellis RIP Frank

Tord Swede Nilson So sad. Lovely guy!

Catherine Murphy Oh no, terrible news, so sorry.

James Nathan RIP Frank. Heart goes out to his family and friends and all at the club too.

David Francis Very sad news.

Suzanne Murphy-Manganaro RIP

Carolyn Penney So sad. Sympathy to family & friends.

Mark Heeley Great loss. Very sad.

Louise Newton Very shocked and sad.

Sara Pendlebury Such sad news indeed. Frank was a truly great guy, with loads of energy and ideas, and so much to give still. Thoughts for his family and friends, and all his colleagues at the Ski Club

Jonathan Miller-Cole RIP

Lydia Crisostomo
Very sad news

Olivia Gordon Tragic news - so young - RIP

Emma Carrick-Anderson Absolutely shocked. A huge loss to everyone and our thoughts are with his family and friends

Henry Druce Tragic news. One of life's good, decent people has left us. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Sebastien Scott RIP Frank, a very sad loss to us all.

Benedicte Lapeyrere Very sad and tragic news. He has done so much for the industry in a short time. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

Rodney Bentham-Wood
Hell

Colin David Mathews Always good for an earnest & frank discussion on all topics skiing....will be missed.

Ed Drake Such terrible news, the ski industry, but more importantly his family have lost a lovely person.

Jane Bolton So sorry to hear this news, RIP Frank.

Alex Harley-Taplin That's such a shame. I worked with Frank at Satmetrix before he became CEO of Ski Club GB, and he was a lovely, and principled man. RIP.

Arnaud Dufour What a shock , can't believe it - big thought to the family and all my friends from the Ski Club

Holger Gassler RIP. So shocked and deeply sad

Olivia Gordon Tragic loss for his family and the Ski Club RIP

Katie Waddington very sad news. RIP.

Simply Morzine -  Very sad to hear, thoughts are with his family, friends & colleagues at this difficult time.

Tim Holmes Extremely sad news and an incredibly nice guy.

Nico Stanford That's so sad

Lesley Benson What a tragedy - So sorry to hear this news.

Richard Kane Sad

Joseph Mcdonnell So sad to hear this awful news. Frank was a true gentleman, one of the nicest people you could meet. Thoughts to his family and froends.

Paddy Daly What a terrible shock! A really nice guy who did a lot for the ski industry. RIP.

Marion Telsnig Deepest condolences to his family, friends and Ski Club colleagues.

Gemma Harrison Very sad news, such a nice guy and so young. Thoughts go to his family, friends and colleagues.

Mathew Prior This is awful news. A genuinely nice guy who did great things for the Ski Club and industry. RIP

Gareth Roberts So so very sad to hear of the great loss of Frank. Having only recently spent time with him discussing how well he felt at the recent DSUK ParaBall, it's hard to believe he's not with us anymore. Having found myself in a similar position some years ago, it's even harder to understand how bad a deal someone can be dealt. A truly huge loss to the Snowsports Industry. My deepest sympathy and thoughts to Stephanie, Mollie and Archie.

Marko Shapiro What a bummer

Julian Griffiths I worked with Frank on a number of projects and he was truly an impressive performer in his role. A real consensus builder.

Pete Silver Gillespie Very sad. RIP Frank

Derek Tate Very sad news. A real shock.

Bruce Pope Very sorry to hear this, great company whenever I met him and thoughts with his family RIP.

Tim James Such a young age

Pat Sharples - Gutted to hear the news that Frank McCusker has passed away. Awesome guy! Thoughts are with his family and friends. x

Julian Griffiths - I worked with Frank on a number of projects and he was truly an impressive performer in his role. A real consensus builder.

Pete Silver Gillespie - Very sad. RIP Frank

Tim Holmes - Extremely sad news for a really nice guy.

Georgina Morris - This is such sad news. My heartfelt thoughts to his wife and family. Frank will be much missed with British snow sports.

Warren Smith - Gutted to hear the news about Frank McCusker. Sat next to him a few times and came across as a lovely guy everytime. Sending love to his family x

Paddy Daly
- What a terrible shock! A really nice guy who did a lot for the ski industry. RIP.

Marion Telsnig - Deepest condolences to his family, friends and Ski Club colleagues.Catherine Rankin RIP Frank. Thanks for challenging the industry. Hope wherever you are there is plenty of powder 😢

Patrick Miller Very sad, condolences to his family.

Catherine Rankin
RIP Frank. Thanks for challenging the industry. Hope wherever you are there is plenty of powder.

Jeremy Warren A very sad and sobering post to read. My sincerest condolences to all who were close to him.

Jennifer Doussin Such a shock. Very sad news. My thoughts are with his wife and children at what must be a particularly distressing time.

Nathalie Soma RIP. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Condolences.

Michael Bennett So very sorry to hear this and my thoughts are with his family and everyone at Ski Club GB.

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The funeral for Frank McCusker will take place on Thursday 6th July at 1.30pm in The Church of St Mary the Virgin,​ Adderbury, Banbury, ​Oxfordshire OX17 3LP.

There is a request for family flowers only but donations to Warwickshire Air Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation and Katharine House Hospice.

They can be made by following this link and choosing Frank McCusker from the drop down menu.

The family has also said that black attire is not necessary.

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