This sad message reporting the death of Michael Tobin was passed to the KSOB club by Calum Smith on behalf of Michaels family:
“It is with great sadness that I pass on news of the death of Michael Tobin. Michael was taken from us early on Sunday, 12 September 2010 after a short battle with cancer.
Michael leaves behind: his wife, Mabel and his young son Nathan; his loving parents, Michael and Jackie; and his brother and great friend Daniel. Not to mention all those that loved him including his Keil School mates, work colleagues and all those that Michael touched throughout his wonderful life and travels.
Michael joined Keil in 1991 and following his first 2 years in Mason House he moved on to MacKinnon House. He went on to become Chief of MacKinnon House, play for the 1st XV rugby team and the 1st XI cricket team. Michael embraced life at Keil and it embraced him back.
After Keil, Michael went on to graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2001 with a 2:1 in International Business Studies. During his studies he spent a year working in Boston, USA. He returned to the UK to finish his degree before travelling through South America for 6 months. Michael then joined the Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley, in Glasgow for a couple of years before transferring to London to join Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division. Michael thrived in London – he was very successful within the Bank, he made many friends, met his wife, Mabel, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in June 2010.
Michael and Mabel fell pregnant in January 2010 and young Nathan Tobin was born on 4 September 2010. Whilst Michael only managed to meet his young son once, he has left behind a beautiful baby boy as his legacy. Michael’s Mum has assured us he looks identical to Michael as a baby, so we are hopeful he grows up with all Michael’s energy, charm and enthusiasm for life.
Michael was a true Keil boy through and through. As his Father proudly said following Mike’s passing “Keil School, the teachers at Keil and the pupils helped shape Michael into the man he was”. Michael made lasting friendships at Keil and was respected by teachers and pupils alike. As a scholar he strived, as a sportsman he excelled, as a leader he was strong and as a friend he was second to none.
Michael’s family have made arrangements to have the funeral in Harrogate where Michael wanted to move to with Mabel and Nathan to be close to his family. The funeral service will be held at the Christ Church, Harrogate, on Friday, 24 September 2010 (http://www.church-square.co.uk/). Michael’s burial will follow this service. There will be a reception at the Cedar Court hotel afterwards (http://www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk/Harrogate.aspx).
Michael touched all that met him and will leave an insurmountable void in all of our lives.
To our boy Michael Joseph George Tobin, sleep well my friend.”