John Daly

We were very sad to hear of the death of John Daly, who passed away from coronavirus on 26 April 2020.

John was part of the VGC family for more than a decade, joining as a groundworker in 2007, and then becoming a COSS before being promoted to contract supervisor and then labour manager.

He was based in Derbyshire, where he grew up. As labour manager, he led VGC teams on numerous projects in the Midlands, including the North West Electrification Project, M1 junction 19, M5 and M62 projects. He promoted a culture of safety on his sites which led to numerous client commendations and awards, and, as can be seen from his blogs, he was very quick to thank members of his team.

Laurence Mckidd said: “John always had a twinkle in his eye, and everyone who worked with him valued him.

“Our thoughts are with his sons, Ben and John, who have also worked for VGC, his wife Lesley, his daughter Kacey, and all of his family and friends.”

John’s funeral will take place privately on Wednesday 13 May.

John Daly
John Daly – 2 September 1963 to 26 April 2020

You are welcome to leave your own tribute to John in the comments box below.

15 comments on “RIP John Daly”

  1. Mark Beer

    Thoughts go out to all Johns family.
    Down to earth man who will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

  2. Alan Taylor

    Rip John good bloke

  3. Jay from VGC.

    My condolences to all his family and friends. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Ugo Ezukanma

    My Thoughts are with John’s Family at this difficult time.. Accept my sincere condolences..RIP John x

  5. Stephen Jory

    RIP John, my heart goes out to your family at this sad time.

  6. gurpreet singh

    Very sad I just wanna say be careful from this covid 19.

  7. Leighton watkins

    So sorry to hear this sad news I first met John on the j19 project where I could always rely on him for all my PPE needs and courses he will be sadly missed by all the new him my condolences goes out to his family

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  9. Babatunde yusuf

    Rest in peace John Daley

  10. Lindsay Doogan

    John will be sadly missed. I will always keep with me the memory of John each time he called the Glasgow office trying to put on a Scottish accent asking to speak to Lindsay Doooogan. Such a lovely sense of humour and a total gentleman. Love and thoughts are with his family and friends xxx

  11. AlanAxon

    So sorry to here of John passing. He was a lovely man

  12. Chelsey

    Rest in Peace Duck,
    You will be sadly missed by all of us in payroll. I will miss our catch up calls. Thoughts are with all of your family. xx

  13. Kulwant Singh

    Fantastic bloke worked with first time on bustleholme power station where he was a foreman then on numerous projects after m5 etc condolences to his family
    KAL xx

  14. Rupak Sharma

    May Lord of Peace, Our Saviour strengthen his Family… Rest in Peace

  15. Jordan Casey

    Just heard this sad news today. Had a lot of time for people John and he had time for us. Rest in peace mate.

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