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Denis McCarthy

Denis suffered from prostate Cancer during the latter years of his life. However, he really enjoyed being on the FOPS Council and chatting with our Consultants and his Councillor friends when he wasn’t busy contributing on current Council Matters which he found very comforting as he fought the deadly cancer.

One year we went around Chorleywood singing Carols as the FOPS Choir and Denis had a melodic voice that shone through...

He was brilliant at chatting to visitors of the Summer Exhibition at the Aquadrome and helped to enrol more FOPS Associates. He was an enthusiastic 'Meeter and Greeter' at our Yearly FOPS PSA Testing Roadshows at Christ Church Chorleywood, where Denis brilliantly reassured the men being tested that they had done the right thing.

And so Denis was elected as a FOPS Trustee and served the FOPS brilliantly until he passed away on January 3rd 2020... Bless You Denis!

I shall always remember you and your humour because that is why I can spell your name correctly as in Denis with one n, as your parents, you said, couldn't afford two!

HO HO HO and I do hope you are still laughing in Heaven...

Words by 'Bobbo78' (Bob Arthy) April 2020

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The FOPS greatest accomplishment is that, working together, we have helped, and will keep on helping, men affected by Prostate Cancer (also known as 'Tiger Cancer') turn themselves away from their personal precipices and get their lives back together. Learn more...

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Derek's Story Feb 2010 I am married, retired and spend part of the year in Cyprus. While I was there I went for a routine “Well Man” check up in April 2006 aged 60. All was well except my PSA (whatever that was) was a bit high (5.2 instead of 2.6 for men of my age). I was advised to get it checked ou... Read more...
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